November 14, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.13.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  As expected, CBS looked a lot worse once its football preemptions were removed from final numbers.  Although THE BIG BANG THEORY held its 4.5, MOM fell 0.2 to 2.6, 2 1/2 MEN slipped 0.1 to 2.1, THE MCCARTHYS lost 0.2 to 1.4, and ELEMENTARY dropped 0.2 to a dangerously low 1.0.  In addition, BONES gained 0.1.

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

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL itself scored 2.78 for NFL Network, down 0.13 from last week’s game, while TNT’s NBA games were at 0.65/0.62, roughly the same as last week’s doubleheader.  PAWN STARS (History) was at 0.68/0.63, up around 0.03 from last week, with PAWNOGRAPHY at 0.49/0.48, also a bit up.  THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW (Adult Swim) gained 0.02 to 0.45.  Lifetime’s PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS and PROJECT RUNWAY THREADS were at 0.41/0.21, almost identical with last week.  On MTV, SLEDNECKS was at 0.29/0.26, steady in its first half-hour and down 0.03 in the 2d.  On USA, WHITE COLLAR lost 0.07 to 0.32, and COVERT AFFAIRS dropped 0.05 to 0.21.   

Top 25 Cable THU Nov 13 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.