December 30, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 12.27.2014


College sports controlled 5 of the top 6 slots on Saturday cable, with ESPN’s COLLEGE BOWL games led by the primetime game at 1.72, with afternoon games at 0.92 and 0.63, and COLLEGE BASKETBALL on ESPN2 at 1.08 and 0.41.  (Plus another college basketball game at 0.33.)  The sports was broken up by a 5th place showing for Lifetime’s original movie at 0.62.  TLC had 3 of the remaining Top 10 slots, with 2 episodes of SEX SENT ME TO THE ER at 0.38/0.36 (up 0.08 from last week) and UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER at 0.35, plus another UNTOLD STORIES episode at 0.26.  THE TRANSPORTER (TNT) was up 0.02 to 0.22. 

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

Top 25 Cable SAT 27 Dec 2014

About the Author

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.