September 3, 2014

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals: 8.31.2014


Below are the ratings in key demos for Sunday’s Top 25 original cable telecasts, plus a few more of interest.  If you’d like additional lower-rated series included in the latter list, please let us know.  Some analysis and context follow the chart.

Top 25 Cable SUN Aug 31 2014

Several networks took the Sunday of Labor Day weekend off, notably HBO, Bravo, History and Lifetime, which may have skewed some of the results for other networks.  KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (E!), for example, zoomed even higher than it usually does, rising 0.3 from its last airing to a giant 1.5.  The 2-hour season finale of TNT’s FALLING SKIES was at 0.53, down heavily from last week’s 0.70 without its usual lead-in from THE LAST SHIP, and even farther down from last season’s 1.2 finale.  THE STRAIN (FX) fell 0.2 to 0.86.  However, without TRUE BLOOD airing on HBO, RAY DONOVAN was up 0.08 to 0.55 for Showtime.  That didn’t help MASTERS OF SEX, down 0.11 to 0.17.  MANHATTAN (WGN) remained at a paltry 0.07.   


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.