October 28, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.26.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  ONCE UPON A TIME and THE GOOD WIFE each gained 0.1 in final numbers.  The latter tied GOOD WIFE with MADAM SECRETARY at 1.5, and gave GOOD WIFE a convincing win over REVENGE when they went head-to-head at 10PM (not that it’s hard to have a convincing win over REVENGE).  60 MINUTES lost 0.1.  In addition, WORLD SERIES GAME 5 adjusted to 3.3, and SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 7.1.

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

THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) lost a bit of its bite, down 0.74 to 6.97, although that was more than enough by several leagues to dominate the rest of Sunday cable.  Interestingly, despite the WALKING DEAD drop, TALKING DEAD was actually up 0.03 to 2.65, but COMIC BOOK MEN fell 0.11 to 0.44.  The series finale of BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) got a 0.09 bump to 0.89, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT gained 0.07 to 0.36.  On Showtime, HOMELAND was up 0.06 to 0.53, and THE AFFAIR rose 0.04 to 0.19.  REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY (Bravo) tumbled, down 0.35 to 0.74, although MANZOD WITH CHILDREN was down only 0.05 to 0.38.  MR. PICKLES (Adult Swim) lost 0.07 to 0.60.  ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER (Discovery) remained at 0.54. 

Top 25 Cable SUN Oct 26 2014

About the Author

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.