March 3, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.1.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  Things got even better for THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, which rose an additional 0.1 in final numbers.  DATELINE, too, had an extra tenth.

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

With February’s parade of Sunday events out of the way, THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) romped even more strongly than last week by 0.60, up to 7.53.  TALKING DEAD was similarly up 0.51 to 2.93, and COMIC BOOK MEN gained 0.04 to 0.57.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA, which didn’t air against the Oscars last week, returned up 0.51 from 2 weeks ago at 1.71, and THICKER THAN WATER was up 0.23 to 0.70, with a run of  MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER at 0.55, and FASHION QUEENS down 0.02 to 0.32.  TLC’s SISTER WIVES was at 0.93, and lead-out SISTER WIVES TELL ALL was at 0.70.  On E!, TOTAL DIVAS gained 0.15 from last week to 0.68, and CHRISTINA MILIAN rose 0.07 to 0.36.  Back in the scripted realm, Showtime (which also took last week off) had SHAMELESS up 0.09 from 2 weeks ago to 0.62, HOUSE OF LIES up a tenth to 0.28, and EPISODES up 0.02 to 0.14.  HBO’s slate included JINX down 0.03 to 0.11, GIRLS up 0.11 to 0.33, TOGETHERNESS up 0.01 to 0.21, LOOKING also up 0.01 to 0.11, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT up 0.09 to 0.33.  Spike’s BAR RESCUE dipped 0.02 to 0.60, and COACHING BAD was down 0.05 to 0.21.  On History, AX MEN lost a tenth to 0.43, but LEGEND OF SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN gained 0.04 to 0.33. 

Top 25 Cable SUN.1 Mar 2015


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.