January 7, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.1.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  There were no changes from the preliminary ratings for New Year’s night.

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

ESPN got everything it could have wanted from the COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS, which were gigantic at 8.94/8.33, and had the highest total audiences in cable history with 28M+ for each game.  The COTTON BOWL added another 2.57 and the network had the next 2 slots as well with GAMEDAY segments.  The top non-football of the day was Lifetime’s LITTLE WOMEN LA at 0.65 (followed by BIG WOMEN BIG LOVE at 0.44).  A pair of RIDICULOUSNESS episodes on MTV were at 0.48/0.46, and they were preceded by ROB DRYDECK FANTASY FACTORY  at 0.42.  THE CARBONARO EFFECT (Tru) lost a tenth to 0.30.  Bravo’s MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER was at 0.31.

Top 25 Cable THU 1 Jan 2015

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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.