February 3, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals (& Network Update) : 1.31.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  There were no adjustments from preliminary ratings for Saturday’s network shows.

Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs):

Sports ruled Saturday cable, with ESPN’s NCAA BASKETBALL coverage in the lead at 1.08/0.87 (plus early afternoon games at 0.39/0.32), Fox Sports 1’s UFC PRELIMS at 0.73, and ESPN again with its late NBA game at 0.62.  Even the 3AM ESPN coverage of the AUSTRALIAN OPEN managed 0.35.  MYTHBUSTERS (Discovery) was up 0.12 to 0.56.  Lifetime’s original movie was at 0.41, with a BEYOND THE HEADLINES follow-up at 0.35.  Starz’s BLACK SAILS was fairly steady, down 0.2 from the season premiere to 0.17.  TLC’s SEX SENT ME TO THE ER lost 0.15 to 0.31, and Food Network’s PIONEER WOMAN dropped 0.12 to 0.32.  THE TRANSPORTER went up for the 2d week in a row, by 0.06 to 0.30, almost doubling where it was 2 weeks ago.  BBCAmerica’s THE MUSKETEERS was at 0.04. 

Top 25 Cable SAT 31 Jan 2015

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.