April 17, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 4.16.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  THE BIG BANG THEORY gained 0.2 in final numbers, but THE ODD COUPLE declined by 0.1.  Elsewhere, BACKSTROM found an extra 0.1, but REIGN fell 0.1. 

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

Top 25 Cable Plus THU.16 Apr 2015

Spike’s LIP SYNC BATTLE held top honors for Thursday cable, down 0.12 to 0.84.  VIKINGS (History) was down 0.06 to 0.74.  Syfy’s WWE coverage dropped a tenth to 0.67.  On Tru, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS gained 0.06 to 0.53.  ESPN aired back-to-back 30 FOR 30 documentaries, with 0.34 in the 8PM hour and 0.49 at 9PM.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS rose a tenth to 0.49.  On A&E, AFTER THE FIRST 48 was at 0.37, and 8 MINUTES gained 0.03 to 0.33.  MARY MARY (We) fell 0.04 to 0.29.  USA’s DIG increased by 0.02 to 0.28.  Word of mouth wasn’t kind to FX’s THE COMEDIANS, down 0.15 to 0.22, and LOUIE dropped 0.05 to 0.21. 

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.