October 7, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 10.4.2014


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

As usual on fall Saturdays, cable was dominated by ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL coverage, which took up 5 of the Top 10 slots, ranting from 0.41-1.59.  Its reign was interrupted in the #5 slot by MLB Network’s BASEBALL PLAYOFFS at 0.58.  HELL ON WHEELS (AMC) was the top-rated scripted show, down 0.02 to 0.39.  Starz premiered SURVIVOR’S REMORSE at 9PM with an unimpressive 0.07, with 203K total viewers; a 9:30PM rerun only added 0.02/88K.  That was a much lower lead-in for THE CHAIR than OUTLANDER had provided, and the result was that the unscripted series fell to a new low 0.01.  DOCTOR WHO (BBCAmerica) lost 0.05 to 0.33, and INTRUDERS gained 0.02 to 0.09.  CEDAR COVE (Hallmark) edged up 0.01 to 0.16.  In response to reader requests:  UFC on Fox Sports 1, with a 12:07AM start time, was at 0.35/799K, and FX’s UFC coverage was at 0.16/413K.

Top 25 Cable SAT Oct 4 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.