January 27, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.25.2015 (UPDATED)


NOTE TO READERS:  Due to our upcoming Sundance Film Festival coverage, ratings posts for the rest of this week will likely be limited to charts without text.  In addition, we may not be able to respond to individual ratings requests in the Comments.  (But Sundance reviews!)

NETWORK UPDATE:  There were no adjustments at all from Sunday’s preliminary numbers.

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

ESPN’s coverage of the PRO BOWL led Sunday cable at 3.19.  That was down from last year’s 3.78, however that game aired on NBC.  Other special events:  the SAG AWARDS on both TNT (0.60, down from 0.73 last year, when the awards aired on a Saturday) and TBS (0.54, down from 0.56), and the History miniseries SONS OF LIBERTY (0.97).  Despite all the special competition, Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA remained strong, up 0.26 to 1.62, but THICKER THAN WATER fell 0.17 to 0.62, with FASHION QUEENS  at 0.36.  On pay-cable, SHAMELESS led Showtime, up 0.05 to 0.88, with HOUSE OF LIES down 0.04 to 0.23 and EPISODES down 0.06 to 0.12, while on HBO, GIRLS lost 0.07 to 0.31, but both TOGETHERNESS and LOOKING rose 0.03 to a respective 0.21 and 0.12.  Discovery’s ALASKA THE LAST FRONTIER had a good night, up 0.26 to 0.83.  Adult Swim’s MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES shed 0.07 to 0.54.  TOTAL DIVAS (E!) was up a tick to 0.61, and CHRISTINA MILIAN  added 0.05 to 0.41. 

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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.