December 16, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.14.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  There was no relief for ONCE UPON A TIME’s series low in final numbers.  60 MINUTES lost 0.1 once the CBS football overrun was removed, and both BOB’S BURGERS and the rerun FAMILY GUY  gained 0.1.

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

Sunday cable belonged to REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA (Bravo), which easily topped everything else in its path despite falling 0.22 from last week to 1.30.  Elsewhere on Bravo’s night, MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER was down 0.02 to 0.56, and FASHION QUEENS slipped 0.03 to 0.34.  The night stayed classy with its #2 original, KOURNEY & KHLOE TAKE THE HAMPTONS (E!), down 0.12 to 0.79, with lead-out HOUSE OF DVF down 0.05 to 0.25.  TNT’s THE LIBRARIANS was at 0.77, still a solid number but down a worrisome half-point (almost 40%) from last week’s 1.27 premiere.  On HBO, THE NEWSROOM exited up 0.03 to 0.56, while THE COMEBACK dipped 0.01 to 0.09 and the season finale of GETTING ON fell 0.03 to 0.05.  On Showtime, HOMELAND rose 0.08 to 0.68, and THE AFFAIR ticked up 0.01 to 0.21.  Discovery’s ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER was at 0.72.  Hallmark’s original movie ranked #12 for the night at 0.52.

Top 25 Cable SUN 14 Dec 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.