September 19, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals: 9.18.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted up to 4.5, the night’s easy winner but nowhere near last week’s 7.5.  (It also scored 1.15 in its NFL Network simulcast.)

THURSDAY CABLE:  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL coverage (featuring two top 25 teams: #5-Auburn at #20-Kansas State) led the night at 1.34, far higher than last week’s 0.38 rating.  PROJECT RUNWAY (Lifetime) slipped 0.6 but held 2d place with 0.74, and BLACK JESUS (Adult Swim) lost a tenth to 0.65, with PAWN STARS (History) at 0.65/0.62, and RIDICULOUSNESS (MTV) down 0.04 to 0.54.  GARFUNKEL & OATES (IFC) gained 0.01 to 0.07.  The night’s main attraction, though, was a plethora of season finales, none of which was particularly impressive in the ratings.  SATISFACTION (USA) led the way at 0.42, down 0.07 from last week, and its companion piece RUSH lost last week’s odd bump and dropped 0.22 to its more standard level of 0.35.  On FX, MARRIED gained 0.04 to 0.36, and YOU’RE THE WORST was dead even at 0.31.  There was no boost for the final chapter of the superb HONORABLE WOMAN (Sundance), which ended its run at 0.014 and 177K total viewers.

Top 25 Cable THU Sep 18 2014

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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.