March 20, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.19.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  Final numbers for CBS’s NCAA TOURNAMENT coverage brought the night’s games down to 1.8/1.6.  However, that was still far higher than last year’s adjusted 1.0/1.3.  Elsewhere, the only change was a 0.1 drop for REIGN that brought the show to a less than royal 0.3.

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

TNT’s NCAA games led cable at 1.32-0.93 with its late afternoon to late evening line-up, and TBS and Tru added more games farther down the chart.   All that sports didn’t hurt WWE (Syfy), up 0.03 to 0.81.  VIKINGS (History) fell 0.06 to 0.78, with lead-in PAWN STARS at 0.71/0.70, slightly higher in the 2d half-hour than last week.  On MTV, RIDICULOUSNESS jumped 0.17 to 0.62, while BROKE A$$ GAME SHOW lost 0.03 to 0.30 and SNACK-OFF dropped 0.07 to 0.15.  NIGHTWATCH (A&E) and AFTER THE FIRST 48 each gained a tenth to 0.51.  ARCHER (FX) tumbled 0.19 to 0.45.  DIG (USA) slipped 0.02 to 0.40.  On We, MARY MARY lost 0.06 to 0.33, and MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN (not on the chart) slumped almost by half to 0.12, with 374K total viewers.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE dropped 0.04 to 0.16. 

Top 25 Cable THU.19 Mar 2015

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.