September 30, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 9.27.2014

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL on ESPN was by far Saturday’s biggest cable draw, taking up 4 of the Top 5 slots and several more below that.  The top 3 games were at 1.03-1.56, the latter more than tripling the next highest score of the day, which was also on ESPN, a NASCAR race at 0.47.  The first non-sports show of the night was HELL ON WHEELS (AMC), up 0.08 from last week to 0.41.  DOCTOR WHO (BBCAmerica) followed, down 0.03 to 0.38 (its companion thriller INTRUDERS slipped 0.01 to an even uglier 0.07).  Starz’s midseason finale of OUTLANDER rose 0.06 to 0.38, but follow-up reality series THE CHAIR remained mired at 0.02.  CEDAR COVE (Hallmark) slipped 0.01 to 0.15.  In response to some specific reader requests:  THE KITCHEN (Food) was at 0.19, with 1.2M total viewers, UFC PRELIMS (FS1) were at 0.29/700K, and EDDIE ALVAREZ (Spike) was at 0.17/460K.

Top 25 Cable SAT Sep 27 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.