October 30, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.29.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  WORLD SERIES GAME 7 adjusted up to 6.6 in final ratings.  Although the basketball in Chicago may be responsible for lowering THE 100 by 0.1, ARROW retained its morning rating.  On ABC, THE GOLDBERGS and MODERN FAMILY both rose by 0.1, but NASHVILLE lost the same amount.  STALKER gained 0.1, putting some distance between it and NASHVILLE.  The only change on NBC was a tick down for the SVU rerun. 

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

Halloween week made up for any World Series competition for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW (FX), which rose 0.09 from last week to 2.30.  SOUTH PARK (Comedy) returned with a new 0.91 episode; KEY & PEELE, though, was down 0.06 to 0.63.  It was ESPN’s turn to air NBA BASKETBALL, and its games were at 0.81/0.83.  GHOST HUNTERS (Syfy) fell 0.06 to 0.49.  On Bravo, MILLION DOLLAR LISTING was at 0.45, and TOP CHEF at 0.38, both at or within a hundredth of last week.  FOR BETTER OR WORSE (OWN) gained 0.08 to 0.43.  THE LEAGUE (FXX) was down a tick to 0.24.

Top 25 Cable WED Oct 29 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.