October 2, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.1.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  ABC continued to benefit from afternoon ratings adjustments, as every show in the network’s line-up went up, MODERN FAMILY by 0.2 and THE MIDDLE, THE GOLDBERGS, BLACK-ISH and NASHVILLE each by 0.1.  On NBC, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA gained 0.1 but CHICAGO PD lost the same amount.  That latter change allowed NASHVILLE to claim 2d place in its hour against 1st-run competition, not a distinction it regularly enjoys.

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

The NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD GAME on ESPN led Wednesday cable at 1.55, down 0.16 from Tuesday’s American League game on TBS.  SOUTH PARK (Comedy Central) led the rest, down 0.14 from last week’s season premiere to 1.30, and with lead-out KEY & PEELE down 0.04 to 0.93. (Notably, all 3 of Comedy’s late-night shows hit the night’s Top 12, with THE DAILY SHOW at 0.86, THE COLBERT REPORT at 0.64 and AT MIDNIGHT at 0.41.)  Third place for the night belonged to the season finale of MTV’s TEEN MOM, up a tremendous 0.35 from last week to 1.17.  BRING IT (Lifetime) lost a tenth to 0.49, while WAHLBURGERS (A&E) slipped 0.02 to 0.36.  On Bravo, MILLION DOLLAR LISTINGS climbed 0.14 to 0.44.  THE LEAGUE (FXX) lost 0.04 to 0.36.  The season finale of THE BRIDGE (FX) creeped up 0.03 to 0.31.  On TNT, LEGENDS fell a big 0.13 to a new low 0.19, with 1.06M total viewers, while FRANKLIN & BASH was steady if low, down just a tick to 0.25, although with its younger audience it had 250K fewer total viewers than LEGENDS.

Top 25 Cable WED Oct 1 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.