December 24, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.23.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  The only change from this morning’s numbers was a 0.1 increase for the rerun Michael Buble holiday special on NBC.

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

MOONSHINERS (Discovery) led the way for a depleted set of original shows on Wednesday cable, up 0.14 to 0.83.  CURSE OF OAK ISLAND (History) was next, down 0.02 to 0.79.  A pair of ESPN COLLEGE BOWL games were at 0.69/0.63.  GROUND FLOOR (TBS) lost a tenth to 0.56.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS dropped a big 0.28 to 0.54, which made GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO DIVORCE look relatively healthy, up 0.04 to 0.34.  INK MASTER (Spike) fell heavily by 0.35 to 0.50.  THE LITTLE COUPLE (TLC) fell 0.08 to 0.45, but BAD GIRLS CLUB (Oxygen) gained 0.06 to 0.44.  CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST didn’t air on USA, and a pair of BENCHED episodes were at 0.34/0.23, which was up 0.04 for the first one.  REAL WORLD (MTV) dropped 0.04 to 0.28, followed by GIRL CODE at 0.14.  VH1’s HEY, FELICIA ticked down to 0.18.  BET’s NELLYVILLE slipped 0.02 to 0.35.  Strangest stat of the day:  what’s been labeled by Nielsen as OFF THE AIR at 4AM on Adult Swim–which is either a cool new cult show or a test pattern–was the 7th highest-rated “original” of the cable day at 0.51.

Top 25 Cable TUE 23 Dec 2014

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.