November 21, 2014

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.20.2014

NETWORK UPDATE:  With all the sports and political preemptions and shifts, there were lots of changes from this morning’s numbers.  On NBC, BIGGEST LOSER, A TO Z and PARENTHOOD each lost 0.2, putting them at 1.1/0.7/1.3, and BAD JUDGE dropped 0.3, down to 0.9.  On CBS, BIG BANG THEORY gained back only 0.1 of this morning’s drop, still very much down from the same time last year.  MOM fell by 0.2, and 2 1/2 MEN and THE MCCARTHYS each slipped 0.1.  GRACEPOINT also lost 0.1, as did REIGN, the latter falling to an unattractive 0.3.  Only ABC’s shows were entirely unchanged.

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

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NFL Network) led the cable night at 2.70, down 0.08 from last week’s game.  PAWN STARS (History) was at 0.70/0.63, slightly up from last week, while the night’s 2 PAWNOGRAPHY episodes were at 0.44/0.41, a bit down.  Adult Swim’s NEWSREADERS followed at 0.59, with THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW at 0.50, up 0.05.  TNT’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.51/0.49, down more than a tenth from last week’s games.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game was at 0.42, up 0.2 from last week.  PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS (Lifetime) lost 0.02 to 0.39, and PROJECT RUNWAY THREADS edged up 0.01 to 0.22.  On MTV, SLEDNECKS was at 0.34/0.30, up a few ticks from last week.  On USA, WHITE COLLAR was at 0.36 (up 0.04) and COVERT AFFAIRS was at 0.31 (up 0.10).  On Nick At Night, INSTANT MOM was at 0.26 (up 0.03) and SEE DAD RUN was at 0.23 (up 0.09).

Top 25 Cable THU Nov 20 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.