March 18, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.17.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  IZOMBIE lost 0.1 in final numbers, and THE FLASH gained the same, so the new show’s retention looked somewhat weaker.  On the other hand, IZOMBIE declined 0.1 15 minutes in, and then stayed solidly at 0.8 for the rest of the hour, indicating viewer satisfaction.  At NBC, UNDATEABLE and ONE BIG HAPPY held this morning’s 1.9/1.6 (THE VOICE was up 0.1), and were fairly stable through the hour, which broke down as 2.0/1.8/1.7/1.6. 

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

The NCAA TOURNAMENT got underway last night with the play-in round games on Tru, at 0.57/0.29, with ESPN’s NIT coverage at 0.25/0.21.  Meanwhile, THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS (OWN) was steady at the top of Tuesday cable, down 0.01 to 0.91, with lead-out TOO DARN HOT PARTY at 0.44.  PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (ABCFamily) remained at 0.86 (and 2.17 in its huge F12-34 demo).  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS fell 0.06 to 0.85, with NEWLYWEDS: THE FIRST YEAR steady at 0.27.  On TLC, 19 KIDS AND COUNTING rose 0.02 to 0.80, with lead-in RECOUNT up 0.05 to 0.30, and lead-out OUR LITTLE FAMILY also up 0.05 to 0.51.  BEING MARY JANE (BET) dropped 0.13 to 0.68, and KEYSHIA COLE: ALL IN was down a tick to 0.37.  On TNT, RIZZOLI & ISLES gained 0.04 to 0.60, and PERCEPTION slipped 0.01 to 0.31.  Lifetime’s DANCE MOMS gained 0.09 to 0.62.  COUNTING CARS (History) was at 0.60/0.56, down about half a tenth from last week, and GANGLAND UNDERCOVER fell 0.08 to 0.35.  COUGAR TOWN (TBS) edged up 0.02 to 0.60.  On Comedy Central, TOSH.0 was up a tick to 0.58, and THE KROLL SHOW lost 0.02 to 0.23.  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE was up 0.06 to 0.68 at 10PM, and a (post-finale?) 11PM special was at 0.36.  JUSTIFIED (FX) was minus 0.01 to 0.55.  On Discovery, AMISH MAFIA rose 0.11 to 0.53.  SIRENS (USA) was up 0.06 to 0.36. 

Top 25 Cable TUE.17 Mar 2015

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.