January 9, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.8.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  AMERICAN IDOL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, 2 1/2 MEN and ELEMENTARY all found an extra 0.1 in final ratings.  MOM (which probably started at 8:31PM) and the HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER rerun each lost 0.1.

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

ARCHER (FX) returned to Thursday cable at 0.77,  It was followed by PAWN STARS (History), at 0.71/0.66 in its two half-hours, with PAWNOGRAPHY at 0.54/0.50.  TNT’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.62/0.61.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS also aired two episodes, at twin 0.52s (up from last week’s 0.48/0.46), with lead-in ROB DRYDEK FANTASY FACTORY steady at 0.42.  THE FIRST 48 (A&E) was at 0.62.  PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS (Lifetime) was at 0.45, and MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER (Bravo) was at 0.42, up 0.11 from last week.  Not on the chart: the BABYLON premiere on Sundance: 91,000 persons 2+ and 0.009 adult 18-49 rating. 

Top 25 Cable THU 8 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.