March 27, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.26.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  The NCAA TOURNAMENT games adjusted slightly down, to 1.9/2.7.  That put them respectively 0.1 below and 0.1 above last year’s Thursday Round of 16 games.    (See Mitch Metcalf’s special SKEDBALL Report on Round of 16 ratings on broadcast and cable.)  Elsewhere, AMERICAN CRIME gained 0.1, and the VAMPIRE DIARIES rerun lost 0.1.

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

Not surprisingly, the NCAA TOURNAMENT was at the top of Thursday cable as well, with the TBS games very close to their CBS counterparts (although in reverse order) at 2.30/1.79.  WWE (Syfy) was down 0.04 to 0.77.  On History, VIKINGS aired two episodes, a regular hour that was down 0.08 to 0.70, and a special off-shoot episode at 0.43; PAWN STARS was down about a tenth from last week at 0.62/0.54.  On Tru, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS was at 0.49/0.45, and BREAKING GREENFILLE was at 0.14.  ARCHER (FX) fell 0.04 to 0.41.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS dropped 0.23 to 0.39, with BROKE A$$ GAME SHOW down 0.04 to 0.26, and SNACK-OFF up 0.02 to 0.17.  DIG (USA) lost 0.02 to 0.38.  MARY MARY (We) gained 0.05 to 0.38, and MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN was up 0.02 to 0.14.  REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE (Bravo) was up a tick to 0.17. 

Top 25 Cable THU.26 Mar 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.