February 6, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.5.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  Both THE BLACKLIST and SCANDAL gained 0.1 in final Thursday numbers, as did GREY’S ANATOMY and both episodes (the original and the rerun) of THE BIG BANG THEORY.  (There was no change for ALLEGIANCE.)  The only loser was THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which lost 0.1 to return to last week’s 0.7 rating.

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

On cable, WWE (Syfy) was once again in the lead, although down 0.09 from last week to 0.76.  TNT’s NBA doubleheader had slots 2 & 5, at 0.73/0.57.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 lost 0.02 to 0.63, with NIGHTWATCH  also down 0.02 to 0.53.  ARCHER (FX) dropped a heavier 0.16 to 0.57.  PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS (Lifetime) grew by 0.11 to 0.50.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS fell 0.04 to 0.50, and ROB DRYDEK FANTASY FACTORY fell the same 0.04 to 0.42, with BROKE A$$ GAME SHOW at 0.35.  Bravo’s MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER was at 0.25.  PORTLANDIA (IFC) slipped 0.02 to 0.09.  BABYLON (Sundance) didn’t make the chart, but it was at 0.01 in the demo, with 73K total viewers–actually way up from last week’s 0.003/17K.  BREAKING GREENVILLE (Tru) also isn’t on the chart, and it was at 0.12/289K, down from last week’s 0.20/385K.  Note:  we continue not to have any access to ratings for Pivot or FORTITUDE.

Top 25 Cable THU-5 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.