October 17, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.16.2014

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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NETWORK UPDATE:  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER gained back 0.1 in final numbers, and BONES inched up as well, while REIGN lost 0.1 it couldn’t spare.  The CBS telecast of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted up to 4.2, down 1.2 from last week’s final even though, contrary to expectations, it was a close game. 

Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts:

The NFL Network portion of the THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL telecast ruled cable at 1.24, exactly the same as last week.  Fox Sports 1’s coverage of the final NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS game was next, at 1.16 and with 1.65M total viewers.  PROJECT RUNWAY (Lifetime) gained a tick to 0.71, and the night’s 2 episodes of PAWN STARS (History) were at 0.53/0.63, also just a hundredth away from last week’s numbers.  THE FIRST 48 (A&E) rose a tenth to 0.57.  On MTV, RIDICULOUSNESS was up 0.06 to 0.50, and on We, BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES was steady at 0.43.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL coverage was up a hundredth to 0.42.  On a night without an original BLACK JESUS, Adult Swim’s TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES fell 0.09 to 0.31. 

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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.