October 3, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.2.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  ABC got its afternoon gift from Nielsen, as once again, every one of its shows gained in adjusted numbers, this time by 0.1 across the board.  The only other change was THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL settling into a 5.9, down 0.1 from last week’s game.

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

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL led the way on cable as well, as the NFL Network simulcast was on top with 1.23.  It narrowly edged out the primetime BASEBALL DIVISION PLAYOFFS on TBS at 1.22 (the earlier game was at 0.99).  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game was up four-tenths from last week to 1.05.  In the non-sports arena, BLACK JESUS (Adult Swim) again led the way, up 0.02 to 0.78, with the same network’s TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES down 0.04 to 0.37.  PROJECT RUNWAY (Lifetime) was up 0.04 to 0.67.  PAWN STARS (History), at 0.65/0.58, was about a tenth lower than last week.  RIDICULOUSNESS (MTV) was up 0.02 to 0.45, and SNACK-OFF was up 0.02 to 0.24, with 461K total viewers.  HAVEN (Syfy) fell still lower, down 0.02 to 0.17. 

Top 25 Cable THU Oct 2 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.