December 9, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.7.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  SUNDAY  NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted up to 7.1.  Elsewhere, both 60 MINUTES and the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL fell by 0.1, while THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY gained the same amount.

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

With the gigantic presence of THE WALKING DEAD removed from Sunday cable for the next couple of months, Discovery owned 3 of the night’s top slots, led by the 1.77 for its EATEN ALIVE special, and with that show’s NAKED AND AFRAID lead-in and DNEWS lead-out respectively at 0.99 and 0.92.  REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA (Bravo) gained 0.18 to 1.52, with MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER at 0.58 and FASHION QUEENS at 0.37.  THE LIBRARIANS (TNT) got off to a very good start at 1.27.  KOURTNEY & KHLOE (E!) lost 0.13 to 0.91, and lead-out HOUSE OF DVF dropped 0.08 to 0.30.  ROBOT CHICKEN (Adult Swim) was at 0.76.  On Showtime, which had taken last Sunday off, HOMELAND was at 0.60, and THE AFFAIR was at 0.20, up respectively 0.01 and down 0.03 from 2 weeks ago.  HBO’s THE NEWSROOM each ticked down to 0.53 and 0.10, and THE COMEBACK was down 0.02 to 0.08.  In response to a very serious Food Network fan, GIADA AT HOME was at 0.18/916K, GUY’S BIG BITE was at 0.18/791K, SOUTHERN AT HEART was at 0.22 and 870K, and FARMHOUSE RULES was at 0.20/769K.

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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.