September 30, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.28.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  Things only got better for ABC in Sunday’s final ratings, as every show on its primetime line-up went up:  ONCE UPON A TIME and RESURRECTION each by 0.03, and REVENGE and the ONCE clip show by 0.01.  CSI lost 0.1 in final ratings.  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted up to 8.7.

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

THE STRAIN (FX) lost 0.14 from last week, but kept its Sunday cable #1 cable rank at 0.94.  It was followed by 0.85 for Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY, down 0.04 from last week.  On HBO, BOARDWALK EMPIRE dropped 0.11 from last week to 0.82, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT shed 0.02 to 0.35.  The season finale of RAY DONOVAN (Showtime) grew by an impressive 0.18 to 0.74, while the MASTERS OF SEX finale gained 0.06 to 0.28.  The season finale of Lifetime’s THE LOTTERY lost 0.07 to 0.16, and its lead-in WITCHES OF EAST END was hit even worse, down 0.15 to 0.37.  Adult Swim had 2 shows in the Top 10, MR. PICKLES at 0.82 (up 0.18 from last week) and SQUIDBILLIES at 0.68 (up 0.12).  MANHATTAN (WGNAmerica) dropped 0.03 to 0.06. 

Top 25 Cable SUN Sep 28 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.