April 9, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 4.8.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  CBS benefited from afternoon adjustments, as SURVIVOR climbed 0.2 to 2.5, and both CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI: CYBER rose 0.1.  In addition, there were 0.1 bumps for THE MIDDLE and THE GOLDBERGS, as well as THE VOICE.  (None, however, for AMERICAN IDOL.)  The ARROW rerun on CW lost 0.1.

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

Discovery’s DUAL SURVIVAL was again at the top of Wednesday cable, up 0.04 to 0.72, with lead-out SURVIVORMAN BIGFOOT down 0.01 to 0.37.  TLC’s MY 600-LB LIFE was up a hefty (sorry) 0.18 to 0.60.  CATFISH (MTV) dropped 0.09 to 0.58.  Lifetime’s LITTLE WOMEN LA:  TERRA’S LITTLE FAMILY premiered at twin 0.58s, with an episode of LITTLE WOMEN NY following them, up a tick to 0.42, and a LITTLE WOMEN special to start the night at 0.34.  WORKAHOLICS (Comedy Central) gained 0.06 to 0.55, and BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD FL rose a hundredth to 0.27.  On A&E, STORAGE WARS was at 0.53/0.51, up more than a tenth from last week, and SHIPPING WARS was up 0.07 to 0.38.  ABCFamily’s YOUNG & HUNGRY rose 0.07 to 0.41, and FREAK OUT gained 0.04 to 0.13.  THE AMERICANS (FX) rose a much-needed tenth to 0.35.  On TV Land, both HOT IN CLEVELAND and SOUL MAN were up 0.2, to a respective 0.19 and 0.18.  VH1’s HOT GRITS doesn’t seem to have aired last night, but WALK OF SHAME SHUTTLE and BARELY FAMOUS each gained 0.02, to 0.07 and 0.06.  BROADCHURCH (BBCAmerica) remained at 0.04. 

Top 25 Cable Plus WED.8 Apr 2015 V2

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.