February 20, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.19.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  There were 0.1 increases for THE BIG BANG THEORY and the 2 1/2 MEN finale in final numbers.  THE ODD COUPLE stayed where it was, but it was very steady throughout its half-hour (up 0.1 at 8:45PM), which is a promising sign.  In addition, SCANDAL and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER had 0.1 boosts.  There were no changes for NBC, FOX or CW.

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

The season premiere of VIKINGS (History) topped Thursday cable at 0.97, which compares to 1.34 for the February 2014 season premiere.  Its lead-in PAWN STARS was at 0.80/0.72, up more than a tenth from last week.  TNT’s NBA BASKETBALL doubleheader was at 0.70/0.57.  WWE (Syfy) lost a tenth to 0.67, while FISHCENTER (Adult Swim) gained a tenth to 0.59.  ARCHER (FX) was up 0.14 to 0.57.  On MTV, RIDICULOUSNESS gained a tenth to 0.52, ROB DRYDEK FANTASY FACTORY remained at 0.38, and BIG A$$ GAME SHOW was up 0.04 to 0.32.  A&E’s AFTER THE FIRST 48 was at 0.29, and NIGHTWATCH dropped 0.16 to 0.39.  MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER (Bravo) rose 0.09 to 0.25.  BREAKING GREENVILLE (Tru) was also up 0.09 to 0.23.  PORTLANDIA (IFC) edged up 0.02 to 0.11.  A VERY BARRY BRANSON (GAC) was up from last week, but still microscopic at 0.004, with 68K total viewers.

Top 25 Cable THU.19 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.