December 16, 2014

UPDATED CHART: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 12.13.2014


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

As usual on Saturdays, sports took up most of the top cable slots.  The top-rated original show of the night was ESPN’s telecast of the HEISMAN TROPHY presentation, which was at 0.98 in the P18-49 demo, with 3.15M total viewers.  That was the lead-in to the network’s special about “The U” which scored 0.89.  HBO’s Boxing was in the 0.49-0.36 range throughout its airing, and Showtime’s was at 0.26-0.16.  ESPN had a late-afternoon NCAA BASKETBALL game at 0.41.  The only scripted show to make it into the Top 10 was Hallmark Channel’s original movie, which was at 0.45 (Lifetime’s Saturday movie was at 0.31 in 12th place).  THE TRANSPORTER (TNT) fell 0.07 to 0.26.  THE MISSING (Starz) fell by 0.03 to 0.02, with 149K total viewers.

Top 25 Cable SAT 13 Dec 2014 V2

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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.