October 21, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.19.2014

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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NETWORK UPDATE:  Just when it seemed as though things couldn’t get worse for MULANEY, they did, as the show fell 0.1 in final numbers to 1.0.  MADAM SECRETARY and THE SIMPSONS each gained 0.1.  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted up to 8.2, a big 1.6 above last week’s Sunday night game.

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

Sundays belong to AMC and THE WALKING DEAD, which towered over everything except the night’s football game at 7.71 (down 1.06 from last week’s season premiere).  Companion show TALKING DEAD was again #2, down 1.12 from last week to 2.62, with COMIC BOOK MEN down 0.07 to 0.55.  REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY (Bravo) climbed 0.11 to 1.09.  The next-to-last episode of HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE was up 0.14 to 0.80, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT, which had taken last week off, returned at 0.29.  On Showtime, HOMELAND was up 0.03 to 0.47, and THE AFFAIR edged up 0.01 to 0.15.  On Adult Swim, MR. PICKLES fell 0.11 to 0.68, and SQUIDBILLIES dropped 0.16 to 0.52.  ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER (Discovery) was down 0.07 to 0.54.  The season finale of MANHATTAN (WGN America) was up a (for this show) mighty 0.04 to 0.11.

Top 25 Cable SUN Oct 19 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.