December 30, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.25.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  The Christmas Night rerun of THE BIG BANG THEORY gained 0.1 in final numbers.

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

Christmas cable was all about NBA BASKETB ALL on TNT and ESPN, with TNT’s primetime game at 1.56, the late-night game at 1.28 and ESPN’s noon game at 1.13.  After that, it was a long way down to THE CARBONARO EFFECT (TRU), off 0.05 to 0.40, and with 0.15 for its lead-out HOW TO BE A GROWN-UP.  In a sign of limited programming on other networks, 9 of the day’s Top 25 slots went to programming on CNN and FOX News. 

Top 25 Cable THU 25 Dec 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.