April 3, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 4.2.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  THE BIG BANG THEORY gained 0.2 in final numbers, but the increase didn’t extend to anything else on the CBS schedule.  In addition, GREY’S ANATOMY bumped up 0.1.

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

Spike’s LIP SYNC BATTLE got off to a strong start with episodes at 1.02/0.94 that were the top shows on Thursday cable.  TNT’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.74/0.55.  Syfy’s WWE telecast shed 0.05 to 0.72.  VIKINGS (History) was down 0.02 to 0.68, and PAWN STARS fell 0.04 to 0.58.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 was at 0.58, and 8 MINUTES was at 0.38.  The season finale of ARCHER (FX) gained 0.06 to 0.47.  On MTV, RIDICULOUSNESS was up 0.04 to 0.43.  USA’s DIG was buried deep indeed, down a scary 0.17 to 0.21.  MARY MARY (We) was up a tick to 0.39, and MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN rose a tenth to 0.24.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE lost 0.07 to 0.10.  HBO’s KATIE MORGAN’S SEX TIPS was at 0.09, although it more than tripled that number with Men 50+. 

Top 25 Cable Plus THU.2 Apr 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.