December 17, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.16.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  THE VOICE finale gained 0.1 in final numbers, as did NCIS and A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS.

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

With SONS OF ANARCHY done, the top Tuesday cable shows were clustered together within a few hundredths of each other:  INK MASTER (Spike), up 0.18 to 0.85, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS (Bravo), up 0.01 to 0.82, and CURSE OF OAK ISLAND (History), down 0.06 to 0.81.  The lead-out on Spike was INK SHRINKS at 0.34, while Bravo’s GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO DIVORCE dropped another 0.07 to 0.30 (now down about 40% from its premiere, and down over 60% from its lead-in).  Syfy’s ASCENSION miniseries fell by about 30% from Monday’s 0.61 to last night’s 0.43.  (Plot-wise, it also took a disastrous turn in its 2d night, lurchling into an entirely different subgenre.)  ESPN’s NBA BASKETBALL doubleheader was at 0.80/0.71.  MOONSHINERS (Discovery) fell 0.06 to 0.69.  GROUND FLOOR (TBS) rose 0.08 to 0.66.  On USA, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST lost 0.08 to 0.61, and BENCHED fell 0.11 to 0.30.  On BET, NELLYVILLE was up 0.07 to 0.37.  REAL WORLD (MTV) was at 0.32.  Without last week’s LOVE & HIP-HOP lead-in, VH1’s HEY, FELICIA plunged 0.37 to 0.19.  And the fans brought Adult Swim’s 4AM INFOMERCIALS back to the Top 25, ranking #19 for the day at 0.36. 

Top 25 Cable TUE 16 Dec 2014 V2

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.