October 23, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.22.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  WORLD SERIES GAME 2, just like Game 1, adjusted up by half a point to 3.4 in final numbers.  That is at least closer to last year’s Game 2 final number, which was 3.6.  Elsewhere, CRIMINAL MINDS gained 0.1, as did THE MIDDLE, THE GOLDBERGS and MODERN FAMILY, but BLACK-ISH lost 0.1. 

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

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW (FX) slipped just 0.05 from last week, far above everything else on Wednesday cable at 2.21.  KEY & PEELE (Comedy), without a new SOUTH PARK lead-in this week, was next, down 0.06 to 0.69.  On ABC Family, the combo of MELISSA & JOEY and BABY DADDY returned at 0.57/0.42.  Syfy’s GHOST HUNTERS was up 0.8 to 0.55, but MTV’s TEEN MOM REUNION tumbled 0.24 to 0.51, followed by 2 episodes of GIRL CODE at 0.26/0.25, down about a tenth from last week.  The Bravo duo of MILLION DOLLAR LISTING and TOP CHEF were at 0.46/0.38, respectively down 0.11/0.06.  The season finale of FRANKLIN & BASH (TNT) had a healthy bump, up 0.15 to 0.40.  FOR BETTER OR WORSE (OWN) fell 0.03 to 0.35.  THE LEAGUE (FXX) lost 0.05 to 0.25.  NBA PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL on ESPN scored 0.43 (an earlier game at 0.28), while NHL HOCKEY on NBC Sports Net was at 0.33.

Top 25 Cable WED Oct 22 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.