February 10, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.7.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  The only change from preliminary numbers was a 0.1 dip in CBS’s NCIS rerun.

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

With the NFL done for the season, we’re in the thick of pre-tournament NCAA BASKETBALL season, and ESPN had 4 of Saturday’s top 11 cable shows with its games at 1.06/0.60/0.40/0.32.  Discovery’s MYTHBUSTERS was at the top in non-sports programming, down a tenth to 0.46, with lead-out WHAT COULD POSSIBLY at 0.29.  Spike’s JAIL: LAS VEGAS gained 0.02 to 0.44. On TLC, SEX SENT ME TO THE IR was up 0.11 to 0.42, and UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER gained 0.07 to 0.27.  (In late night, ALL ABOUT SEX TALK was at 0.20 and another episode of SEX SENT ME was at 0.19.)  PIONEER WOMAN (Food) held at 0.32.  BLACK SAILS (Starz) rose 0.05 to 0.22.  TNT’s THE TRANSPORTER fell steeply, from last week’s single episode at 0.30 to a pair of hours this week at 0.13/0.10.  THE MUSKETEERS (BBCAmerica) edged up 0.01 to 0.05. 

Top 25 Cable SAT.7 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.