November 18, 2014

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 11.15.2014


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

It was a sports-heavy Top 10 on Saturday cable, with college football (topped by ESPN’s primetime game at 1.57) and UFC (led by the 11:50PM segment of Spike’s coverage at 0.89) taking up 8 of the slots.  The exceptions were both on Lifetime, the network’s AALIYAH: THE PRINCESS OF R&B at 1.35, and the BEYOND THE HEADLINES special that followed at 1.08, which ranked #2-3 for the night.  Elsewhere, BLACK DYNAMITE (Adult Swim) gained 0.02 to 0.34, and HELL ON WHEELS (AMC) was also up 0.02 to 0.31.  2 hours of THE TRANSPORTER (TNT) were down marginally to twin 0.16s.  Despite sensational reviews, Starz’s THE MISSING only managed 0.05 in the demo, with 268K total viewers. 

A few responses to reader requests:  OUTRAGEOUS THANKSGIVING (Food) actually rated better in its midnight rerun (0.25/810K) than at 9PM (0.24/750K).  The HALLMARK ORIGINAL MOVIE (which presumably was “North Pole”) was at 0.69/4M.  WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING (NBCSN) also did better in its rerun (0.10/191K) than its primetime run (0.07/179K).

 0.02 Top 25 Cable SAT Nov 15 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.