November 6, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.5.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, CHICAGO PD and ARROW gained 0.1 in final numbers, while THE 100 lost the same amount.

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

AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX) lost 0.19 from its Halloween week episode, but still more than doubled the next highest cable rating of the night at 2.11.  SOUTH PARK (Comedy Central) followed, up 0.08 to 0.99, and KEY & PEELE gained 0.05 to 0.68.  ESPN’s pair of NBA BASKETBALL games were at 0.81/0.66, the late game running ahead of the game in primetime.  AMERICAN PICKERS (History) was up almost 50% from last week to 0.59.  On Bravo, MILLION DOLLAR LISTING and TOP CHEF were at 0.47/0.37, up 0.02/0.01 respectively.  MTV’s return of SNOOKI & JWOWW was at 0.45, but at 1.07 in Females 12-34, it was second for the night only to AMERICAN HORROR STORY in that demo.  GIRL CODE held its lead-in well at 0.39 (and 0.93 in its demo).  FOR BETTER OR WORSE (OWN) lost a tenth to 0.33.  THE LEAGUE (FXX) was up a tick to 0.25, and HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV Land) was at 0.15.   

In response to reader queries:  Showtime’s WEB THERAPY was at a barren 0.01 in 18-49s, with a total of 27K viewers.  Food Network’s KITCHEN INFERNO was at 0.18/565K.  TVLand’s THE EXES was at 0.11/472K.  The premiere of BBCAmerica’s THE GAME wsa at 0.025/159K. 

Top 25 Cable WED Nov 5 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.