February 13, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.12.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  There was no relief for NBC in final ratings, which didn’t budge any of the network’s shows as much as 0.1.  In fact, the night’s only adjustment was a 0.1 drop for BACKSTROM.

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

The final pre-All Star NBA game (TNT) featuring LeBron James, topped Thursday cable at 0.86, up 0.13 from the primetime game of last week’s doubleheader.  WWE (Syfy) was next, up a tick at 0.77.  History’s PAWN STARS episodes were at 0.64/0.63.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 dropped 0.06 to 0.57, and NIGHTWATCH was up 0.02 to 0.55.  Adult Swim’s FISHCENTER was at 0.49.  ARCHER (FX) dropped 0.14 to 0.43.  On MTV, RIDICULOUSNESS fell 0.08 to 0.42, and ROB DRYDEK FANTASY FACTORY was down 0.04 to 0.38, with BROKE A$$ GAMESHOW down 0.07 to 0.28.  The season finale of PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS (Lifetime) lost 0.11 to 0.39.  MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER (Bravo) dropped 0.09 to 0.16.  PORTLANDIA (IFC) held at 0.09.  A few titles not on the chart:  BREAKING GREENVILLE (Tru) was at 0.14 in 18-49s with 328K total viewers, A VERY BARRY BRANSON (GAC) was virtually nonexistent with 0.001 in 18-49s and 42,000 total viewers, and BABYLON (Sundance) ended its limited run with 55,000 total viewers and 0.02 in 18-49s.

Top 25 Cable THU.12 Feb 2015

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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.