February 26, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.25.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  Another 0.1 for EMPIRE pushed the blockbuster to 5.4 in final numbers, and AMERICAN IDOL gained a tenth as well.  In addition, SURVIVOR and ARROW gained 0.1.  However, BLACK-ISH, NASHVILLE and THE 100 each lost 0.1.

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

MTV’s CATFISH led Wednesday cable with 0.76, and a lead-out special was at 0.44.  Sister network VH1 tied for 2d place with MOB WIVES, up 0.15 to 0.67, and even lowly HINDSIGHT climbed 0.03 to 0.13.  BET had the other 0.67 with THE GAME, and lead-in IT’S A MANN’S WORLD at 0.23.  On Comedy Central, WORKAHOLICS lost 0.04 to 0.59, and BROAD CITY was down 0.06 to 0.44, but THE DAILY SHOW (which had Conan O’Brien as the guest) was up 0.13 from Tuesday to 0.58, although THE NIGHTLY SHOW stayed at 0.33.  CONAN (TBS) also seemed to benefit from the visit, up 0.12 from Tuesday to 0.56.  History’s AMERICAN PICKERS dropped 0.06 to 0.58, and MISSISSIPPI MEN lost 0.09 to 0.29.  SUITS (USA) grew by 0.09 to 0.56.  On Discovery, DUAL SURVIVAL fell 0.07 to 0.55.  Lifetime’s LITTLE WOMEN LA was down 0.05 to 0.53, and lead-out KOSHER SOUL debuted at 0.16.  BEST NEW RESTAURANT (Bravo) dropped 0.06 to 0.14.  On ABCFamily, MELISSA & JOEY and BABY DADDY were both up 0.06 to 0.43.  A&E’s DONNIE LOVES JENNY dropped 0.05 to 0.40, and WAHLBURGERS fell 0.09 to 0.39.  FISHCENTER (Adult Swim), at its customary 4AM start time, was at 0.40.  On FXX, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA darkened by 0.07 to 0.26, while MAN SEEKING WOMAN gained 0.05 to 0.13.  OWN’s LOVE THY NEIGHBOR fell 0.06 to 0.21.  THE AMERICANS (FX) is probably on a one-way trip to a series finale, down yet again, this time by 0.05 to 0.19. 

Top 25 Cable WED.25 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.