April 10, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update & CHART NOW ADDED): 4.9.2015

NETWORK UPDATE:  THE BIG BANG THEORY and BONES gained 0.1 in final numbers, while DATELINE and the rerun of SVU lost the same amount. 

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

FX’s THE COMEDIANS premiered at an OK 0.37, and it was followed by 0.28 for the season premiere of LOUIE, a big drop from its 0.50 Season 4 premiere (which was on a Monday).  The top Thursday cable original was Spike’s LIP SYNC BATTLE, at a very steady 0.96 that fell between its ratings for last week’s 2 episodes.  Sports came next, with TNT’s NBA doubleheader at 0.84/0.67, and ESPN’s afternoon MASTERS TOURNAMENT coverage at 0.82.  (Evening coverage was at 0.29.)  VIKINGS (History) was up 0.12 to 0.80, with PAWN STARS up a tenth to 0.68.  Syfy’s WWE telecast (which will soon be USA’s) was up 0.05 to 0.77, and OLYMPUS fell 0.02 to 0.19, with 709K total viewers.  On MTV, RIDICULOUSNESS lost 0.06 to 0.37.  MARY MARY (We) dropped 0.06 to 0.33.  USA’s DIG regained 0.05 for 0.26.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE rose 0.06 to 0.16.  It’ll be interesting to see if the new management at Sundance will continue to accept ratings like the 0.03 for THE RED ROAD, down 0.01 from last week. 

Top 25 Cable Plus THU.9 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.