October 21, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 10.18.2014


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

7 of the Top 10 shows on Saturday cable were sports, led by 0.43-1.09 ratings for ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL coverage, and 0.39/0.43 for HBO’s BOXING.  The highest rated non-sports show of the night was Lifetime’s original movie BIG DRIVER (which didn’t make the list below for technical reasons), at 0.57 and 2.15M total viewers.  Below that was the premiere of Adult Swim’s BLACK DYNAMITE at 0.45, with HOUSE HUNTERS (HDTV) at 0.39.  TNT’s premiere of THE TRANSPORTER (0.39/0.38) came in below Syfy’s CREATURE CARNAGE (0.36).  On Starz, SURVIVOR’S REMORSE and THE CHAIR were marginally up (by 0.01/0.02) to twin 0.05s.  In response to a reader request:  THE KITCHEN (Food) was at 0.18/923K. 

Top 25 Cable SAT Oct 18 2014

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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.