January 16, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.15.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  AMERICAN IDOL gained 0.1 in final ratings, and the WORLD DOG AWARDS also retrieved an extra 0.1.

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

Sports topped Thursday cable, with TNT’s NBA doubleheader at 1.01/0.73, and Syfy’s WWE coverage between them at 0.81.  PAWN STARS (History) at 0.72/0.70 was similar to last week’s 0.71/0.66, and PAWNOGRAPHY’s 0.49/0.44 compared to 0.54/0.50. PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS (Lifetime) climbed 0.06 to 0.51.  ARCHER (FX) fell steeply from last week’s premiere 0.77 to 0.49.  Both halves of RIDICULOUSNESS (MTV) were down a tenth to 0.42/0.42, and ROB DRYDEK’S FANTASY FACTORY was off a tick to 0.41.  Bravo’s MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER lost 0.17 to 0.25.  Not on the chart: BABYLON (Sundance) was at 0.002, with 63K total viewers, and PORTLANDIA (IFC) at 0.11 and 223K total viewers. 

Top 25 Cable THU 15 Jan 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.