February 12, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.11.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  The unstoppable EMPIRE gained another 0.1 in final numbers, putting it at an astonishing 4.8.  It took AMERICAN IDOL along for a 0.1 boost of its own, and ARROW had an extra 0.1 as well.  The rest of the adjustments were less pleasant, with 0.1 drops for THE GOLDBERGS, BLACK-ISH, THE MENTALIST, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA and THE 100.

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

DUCK DYNASTY continued its hold on Wednesday cable, up a big 0.17 to 0.92 for A&E. Lead-outs WAHLBURGERS and DONNIE LOVES JENNY were also way up, respectively by 0.23 to 0.75 and by 0.14 to 0.56.  THE GAME (BET) was up 0.08 to 0.81, while IT’S A MANN’S WORLD benefitted greatly from being GAME’s lead-out rather than lead-in, leaping 0.21 to 0.50.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.69/0.65, up 0.04/0.18 from last week’s games.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN LA gained a tenth to 0.67, and BIG WOMEN BIG LOVE dipped 0.02 to 0.33.  Discovery’s DUAL SURVIVAL was steady at 0.64.  On VH1, MOB WIVES lost 0.04 to 0.60, and HINDSIGHT ticked down 0.01 to 0.14.  On Comedy Central, WORKAHOLICS was also down a tick to 0.48, and BROAD CITY slipped 0.02 to 0.47.  On History, AMERICAN PICKERS rose 0.02 to 0.46.  SUITS (USA) lost 0.09 to 0.45.  On Bravo, TOP CHEF fell 0.02 to 0.40, and BEST NEW RESTAURANT remained at 0.17.  On ABCFamily, MELISSA & JOEY dropped 0.06 to 0.33, and BABY DADDY was up 0.06 to 0.35.  LOVE THY NEIGHBOR (OWN) shed 0.04 to 0.29.  THE AMERICANS (FX) continued dropping, down 0.06 to 0.29.  On FXX, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA was up 0.01 to 0.37, but MAN SEEKING WOMAN slumped, down 0.06 to 0.07.  SCHITT’S CREEK (POP) (not on the chart) premiered at 0.04 in 18-49s, with 275K total viewers.

Top 25 Cable WED.11 Feb 2015

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.