September 24, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.23.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  The ratings adjustment gods were kind to ABC, as DANCING WITH THE STARS climbed 0.1 to 1.7, AGENTS OF SHIELD gained 0.2 to a more presentable 2.1, and FOREVER went up 0.1 to 1.8–which gave it 2d place in the hour, over CBS’s PERSON OF INTEREST, because that show lost 0.1 in final numbers.  Also down by 0.1 in finals was CHICAGO FIRE.  FOX was (unfortunately for it) unchanged. 

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

SONS OF ANARCHY (FX) fell for the 2d consecutive week, down 0.31 to 2.17 but still more than doubling the #2 show of the night, TLC’s 19 KIDS AND COUNTING, which was up 0.05 to 1.01, and followed by 0.72 for LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD.  TOSH.0 (Comedy Central) lost 0.15 from last week to 0.74, and BRICKLEBERRY had a similar drop to 0.0.44.  INK MASTER (Spike) dropped 0.08 to 0.70.  DANCE MOMS (Lifetime) fell 0.13 to 0.45.  MTV’s pair of scripted comedies returned with 0.66 for AWKWARD and 0.51 for FAKING IT, and both were naturally huge with the Female 12-34 demo at 1.87/1.66.  For AWKWARD, its 18-49 rating was down 0.17 from its Spring premiere in April (but 0.05 above Week 2) and down 0.16 from last fall’s premiere, while FAKING IT tied its series premiere in the 18-49 demo. 


Top 25 Cable TUE Sep 23 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.