November 4, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 11.1.2014


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

College football took up 6 of the top 7 slots on Saturday cable, with more farther down the list, ranging from 0.12 for a late ESPN2 game to 1.80 for the mother network’s primetime coverage.  (The game’s streak was interrupted by a 10:30AM airing of SANJAY & CRAIG on Nickelodeon, which drew 0.53.)  BLACK DYNAMITE (Adult Swim) led the way for adult scripted programming, down 0.06 to 0.44.  DOCTOR WHO (BBCAmerica) dropped 0.08 to 0.30.  THE TRANSPORTER (TNT) remained essentially steady, at 0.26/0.21 compared to last week’s 0.23/0.23.  SURVIVOR’S REMORSE (Starz) was also steady at its low 0.08, and THE CHAIR, for what it’s worth, also held even at 0.02/34K total viewers.  In response to viewer queries:  THE KITCHEN (Food) was at 0.25/1.34M at 11AM, and NBC Sports Network’s MLS coverage was at 0.08/205K.  Those who’ve been following the INFOMERCIAL ratings on Adult Swim will be excited to know that its new masterpiece, OFF THE AIR, was the 9th highest-rated original show on Saturday cable, at 0.41 with 815K total viewers.  Brilliant programming!

Top 25 Cable SAT Nov 1 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.