October 24, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.23.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  There were no changes from this morning’s numbers.  The CBS portion of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 5.3, up 1.2 from last week’s final network number.

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

The NFL Network piece of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 1.39, up 0.15 from last week.  PROJECT RUNWAY (Lifetime) rose 0.13 to 0.84, and it was followed by THREADS, which premiered at 0.34.  PAWN STARS (History) was at 0.65/0.53, almost exactly the same as last week’s episodes. RIDICULOUSNESS (MTV) rose 0.08 to 0.58, and SNACK-OFF was at 0.30.  Adult Swim’s NEWSREADERS was at 0.38, and TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES increased 0.05 to 0.36.  IMPRACTICAL JOKERS (Tru) rose 0.03 to 0.51.  THE FIRST 48 (A&E) lost 0.11 to 0.46.  On ESPN, the night’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game was at 0.38 (down 0.04), and the network’s new GRANTLAND BASKETBALL show premiered at 0.24–both of them below the 0.39 for the afternoon’s PARDON THE INTERRUPTION. 

Top 25 Cable THU Oct 23 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.