November 7, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.6.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  Even with the night’s football simulcast removed from the CBS ratings, THE BIG BANG THEORY managed to go up by 0.1 in final numbers to 4.3.  However, the rest of the network’s schedule crashed, as MOM fell 0.3 to 2.3, 2 1/2 MEN by 0.2 to 2.1, THE MCCARTHYS by 0.2 to 1.5, and ELEMENTARY by 0.2 to 1.2.  On the NBC end, THE BIGGEST LOSER and PARENTHOOD slipped 0.1 each to 1.2/1.3, and BAD JUDGE and A TO Z lost 0.2 to 0.9/0.8.  Elsewhere, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES climbed 0.1.

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

The Cleveland/Cincinnati match-up was good for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, which rose 0.6 from last week to 2.91.  NBA BASKETBALL on TNT was at 0.66/0.64, far below last week’s 1.73/1.01.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game was nowhere near the draw of last week’s Florida State game, falling more than a full point to 0.60.  PAWN STARS (History) was slightly down at 0.65/0.60, with 0.45 for PAWNOGRAPHY.  NEWSREADERS (Adult Swim) led scripted programming at 0.57, up 0.12 from last week, and was followed by 0.43 for THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW.  An airing of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY on Bravo was at 0.56.  PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS (Lifetime) rose 0.12 to 0.41, and PROJECT RUNWAY THREADS ticked up to 0.22.  On USA, WHITE COLLAR and COVERT AFFAIRS returned at underwhelming 0.39/0.26–WHITE COLLAR is in its final season, while COVERT AFFAIRS is still hoping for a renewal.  SLEDNECKS (MTV) fell to a pair of 0.29s from last week’s premiere 0.38/0.36. 

Top 25 Cable THU Nov 6 2014

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.