December 29, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.24.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  All remained as originally reported on the network side.

Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs).  Christmas Eve, as usual, is a lonely night for original programming.  More interesting programming days (Thursday December 25-Sunday December 28) will be available throughout the day tomorrow (Tuesday).

Very little in the way of original cable programming was stirring on Christmas Eve, the night being dominated by reruns of holiday movies like A CHRISTMAS STORY and ELF.  Sports took up the rest of the attention, with 0.47/0.40 scores for ESPN’s two bowl games of the day, and the network’s regular talk shows taking up the rest of the Top 4 slots.  After that, the original programming was down at the level of 0.17 for an ESPN documentary and 0.16 for WILD N OUT on MTV.

 Top 25 Cable WED 24 Dec 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.