February 24, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 2.21.2015

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

ESPN’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL doubleheader topped Saturday cable at 0.64/0.59, with an afternoon game in 4th place at 0.49, and additional games at 0.35.  An NHL game on NBCSN was farther down the Top 10 at 0.40.  Lifetime’s movie of the week interrupted the basketball games at 0.57.  Comedy Central’s KEVIN HART PRESENTS wsa at 0.43.  On Spike, JAIL: LAS VEGAS was down a tick to 0.40.  The 4AM FISHCENTER (Adult Swim) was at 0.39.  HBO divides its boxing coverage into segments, which were variously at 0.37/0.29/0.22.  PIONEER WOMAN (Food) slipped 0.03 to 0.37.  On TLC, SEX SENT ME TO THE ER gained 0.06 to 0.34, and then 0.13 to 0.29, and UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER slipped 0.03 to 0.25.  Starz’s BLACK SAILS was down 0.01 to 0.18. (Note:  the chart below indicates a multi-hour TEEN MOM special that spanned 0.16-0.42 in the course of its run, but this looks like it may have been a marathon of previous episodes rather than an original special.)  In response to a reader request, the following block of Fox News shows had these ratings:  BULLS & BEARS 0.14/1.46M, CAVUTO ON BUSINESS 0.15/1.36M, FORBES ON FOX 0.14/1.32M, CASHIN IN 0.15/1.26M. 

Top 25 Cable SAT.21 Feb 2015

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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.