December 11, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.10.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  NASHVILLE held onto a share of the 10PM lead, as it maintained its 1.5 rating, now tied with CHICAGO PD, which gained 0.1 in final numbers.  ARROW also rose by 0.1, as did the first hour of the 2-hour HELL’S KITCHEN telecast.

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) lost a tenth from last week but stayed on top of Wednesday cable with 1.51.  Comedy Central ranked next, with the next 3 slots:  SOUTH PARK down 0.24 to 0.95, KEY & PEELE steady at 0.71, and THE DAILY SHOW up 0.02 from last Wednesday at 0.63–in addition, the network held the #8 slot with THE COLBERT REPORT, up 0.07 from last Wednesday to 0.54.  Adult Swim’s THE HEART SHE HOLLER rose 0.06 to 0.62.  On A&E, COUNTRY BUCK$ had a lopsided 0.61/0.37 for its 2 half-hours, compared to 0.52/0.39 last week.  ESPN’s NBA BASKETBALL game was at 0.57.  On History, AMERICAN PICKERS was at 0.50 (down 0.07) and DOWN EAST DICKERING was at at 0.33 (down 0.02).  Holiday episodes of ABCFamily’s MELISSA & JOEY and BABY DADDY were at 0.46 and 0.38.  MTV’s SNOOKI & JWOWW rose 0.05 to 0.42, followed by 0.29 for GIRL CODE.  VH1’s MOB WIVES fell 0.19 to 0.40.  FOR BETTER OR WORSE (OWN) dropped 0.13 to 0.27.  On TVLand, HOT IN CLEVELAND gained 0.04 to 0.21, and THE EXES doubled to 0.20.  In the nether reaches of the chart, Showtime’s WEB THERAPY was at 0.02 with 57K total viewers, and BBCAmerica’s THE GAME was also at 0.02 with 157K total viewers.

Top 25 Cable WED Dec 10 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.