February 25, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.24.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  There were quite a few 0.1 declines in final ratings, with FRESH OFF THE BOAT, NCIS, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NEW GIRL and TV’S HOTTEST COMMERCIALS all taking the hit.  Only THE VOICE gained 0.1 from this morning.

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

BEING MARY JANE (BET) took Tuesday’s top cable slot, up 0.06 from last week to 1.13, with lead-in KEYSHIA COLE ALL IN at 0.56.  THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS (OWN) gained 0.09 for 2d place at 0.99.  19 KIDS AND COUNTING (TLC) fell a heavy 0.36 from last week’s season premiere to a 3rd place 0.86 (and down further to 0.74 for a 2d episode), with lead-out OUR LITTLE FAMILY down 0.25 to 0.44, and the night’s lead-in COUNTDOWN down 0.44 to 0.19.  On ABCFamily, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS lost 0.15 to 0.74, and SWITCHED AT BIRTH fell 0.08 to 0.40.  (In their target F12-34 demo, they were at 1.82/0.95.)  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS dropped 0.08 to 0.74, and the season finale of GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO DIVORCE slipped 0.03 to 0.33.  On Comedy Central, TOSH.0 fell 0.05 to 0.70, and THE KROLL SHOW shed 0.02 to 0.31.  Lifetime’s DANCE MOMS slowed 0.04 to 0.62, but CHILD GENIUS rose 0.04 to 0.38.  On History, COUNTING CARS was at 0.61.  The TNT drama RIZZOLI & ISLES lost a sharp 0.19 to 0.57, and PERCEPTION was comparatively steady, down 0.01 to 0.31.  REAL WORLD SKELETONS (MTV) rose a tick to 0.52, and THE CHALLENGE stayed at 0.47.  COUGAR TOWN (TBS) rose 0.04 to 0.54.  AMISH MAFIA (Discovery) declined 0.07 to 0.49.  JUSTIFIED (FX) edged down 0.02 to 0.46.  FISHCENTER (Adult Swim) scored 0.43 at 4AM.  FACE OFF (Syfy) dropped 0.03 to 0.40.  SIRENS (USA) was at 0.40.

Top 25 Cable TUE.24 Feb 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.