March 4, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.3.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  CHICAGO FIRE lost 0.1 in final numbers, as did the PERSON OF INTEREST rerun, while the rerun of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS gained a tenth.

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

ESPN’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL game eked out a narrow victory on Tuesday cable with 1.01.  Below that were the usual Tuesday suspects.  BEING MARY JANE (BET) fell 0.17 to 0.96 (lead-in KEYSHIA COLE ALL IN was similarly down 0.14 to 0.42).  OWN’s THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS dropped 0.06 to 0.93.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS (Bravo) gained 0.06 to 0.80, but the new NEWLYWEDS: THE FIRST YEAR did about the same job at holding that lead-in as GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE, premiering at 0.31.  On TLC, 2 episodes of 19 KIDS AND COUNTING were at 0.71/0.65, down a tenth or more from last week’s half-hours, and lead-out OUR LITTLE FAMILY was down a bit less at 0.38/0.31, with the night’s lead-in 19 KIDS AND COUNTING RECOUNT up a few hundredths to 0.26/0.31.  On ABCFamily, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS fell another 0.07 to 0.67, and SWITCHED AT BIRTH dropped 0.06 to 0.34.  (In their target Female 12-34 demo, they were at 1.71/0.88.)  TOSH.0 (Comedy) slipped 0.04 to 0.66, and THE KROLL SHOW was down a tick to 0.30.  At TNT, RIZZOLI & ISLES rose 0.08 to 0.65, and PERCEPTION stayed at 0.31.  On MTV, REAL WORLD SKELETONS gained 0.09 to 0.61, and THE CHALLENGE was up 0.03 to 0.50.  JUSTIFIED (FX) edged up 0.02 to 0.48.  COUGAR TOWN (TBS) lost 0.08 to 0.42.  Discovery’s AMISH MAFIA dipped 0.01 to 0.48.  On Lifetime, DANCE MOMS fell 0.04 to 0.48.  FISHCENTER (Adult Swim) found 0.40 for its 4AM audience, down 0.03 from last Tuesday.  SIRENS (USA) slipped 0.02 to 0.38. 

Top 25 Cable TUE.3 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.