September 10, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals: 9.9.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS gained 0.1 in final Tuesday ratings.

TUESDAY CABLE:  Sons of Anarchy premiered with 6,199,000 persons 2+ live+same day, a record season premiere for the show on that metric: up from 5,869,000 last year, 5,366,000 in 2012, 4,927,000 in 2011, 4,134,000 in 2010, 4,290,00 in 2009, and 2,529,00 in 2008.  The live+7 day measurement is a week and half away, but last year the season premiere went up +49% from the live+same day number.  This year will go up at least that much, which would be 9,200,000 viewers (and possibly close to an amazing 10 million).  The live+7 day season premiere track for SOA for persons 2+: 8,719,000 in 2013, 7,153,000 in 2012, 6,460,000 in 2011, 5,178,000 in 2010, 4,958,000 in 2009, and 2,868,000 in 2008. SOA’s 3.19 in 18-49s also handily defeated everything on the broadcast networks last night, and it was roughly 6x as high as TYRANT had been in the Tuesday 10PM timeslot for FX all summer.  The ANARCHY AFTERWORD after-show, amazingly enough not hosted by Chris Hardwick, was also strong at 1.37.

Elsewhere, 19 KIDS AND COUNTING (TLC) was down considerably from last week’s 1.40, but still took the night’s #3/4 slots at 1.12/1.08.  TOSH.0 (Comedy) was down only 0.04 to 0.82, and BAD GIRLS CLUB (Oxygen) slipped just 0.03 to 0.70.  SULLIVAN & SON (TBS) was up almost a tenth to 0.69, but LITTLE PEOPLE (TLC) fell 0.11 to 0.68.  FINDING CARTER (MTV) dropped 0.02 to 0.41.  

Top 25 Cable TUE Sep 9 2014

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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.