September 16, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals: 9.14.2014

NETWORK UPDATE:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted up 0.9 to 8.5.  On CBS, where the schedule slid 50 minutes due to afternoon football overrun, BIG BROTHER gained 0.3 to 2.5.  The MISS AMERICA PAGEANT grew 0.2 to 1.7, and the COUNTDOWN special that preceded it was up 0.1 to 0.7.

THE STRAIN (FX) topped SUNDAY CABLE, up almost two-tenths to 1.04.  In its 2d week, BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) on the other hand fell 0.18 to 0.70.  Airing with a TRUE DETECTIVE rerun as lead-in, LAST WEEK TONIGHT was up 0.04 from last week to 0.30.  RAY DONOVAN (Showtime) gained a tenth to 0.66, and MASTERS OF SEX was up 0.04 to 0.30.  On Lifetime, WITCHES OF EAST END was steady at 0.45, but THE LOTTERY lost 0.04 to 0.18.  MANHATTAN (WGNAmerica) gained 0.03 (or to put it more positively, nearly doubled) to 0.07.  On the unscripted side, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY (Bravo) was rock-solid at 0.83, and NAKED AND AFRAID (Discovery) lost 0.07 to 0.74.  MOUNTAIN MEN (History) was up 0.07 to 0.61.  TOTAL DIVAS (E!) lost 0.15 to 0.50.

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

Top 25 Cable SUN Sep 14 2014

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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.