September 11, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals: 9.10.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  In final numbers adjusted to reflect the presidential address at 9PM, CBS’s NFL Films documentary UNDER THE LIGHTS fell 0.2 to 0.5, and EXTANT gained 0.1 to 0.8.  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT rose 0.1 to 1.9, while TAXI BROOKLYN lost 0.3 to 0.8.  On FOX, the HELL’S KITCHEN special was up 0.1 to 1.5. 

Below are the ratings in key demos for Wednesday’s Top 25 original cable telecasts, along with a few lower-rated shows of interest.  If you’d like us to add any series to the latter list, please let us know.  Some context and analysis follow the chart.

Top 25 Cable WED Sep 10 2014

TEEN MOM (MTV) rose two-tenths from last week, and was the highest rated show on cable last night by more than a half a ratings point at 1.15.  Way back in 2d place was FOX News’s THE KELLY FILE at 0.63 (with a 9PM start time listed, it may have included coverage of the President’ s speech), which led its diametrical political opposite THE DAILY SHOW (Comedy) by 0.02.  COUPLES THERAPY (VH1) was at 0.56.  BRING IT (Lifetime) fell 0.06 to 0.49, while MILLION DOLLAR LISTING (Bravo) rose the same amount to 0.48.  WAHLBURGERS (A&E) fell 0.12 to 0.46.  On the scripted side, GRACELAND (USA) was up a tick at 0.46, THE BRIDGE (FX) was down the same at 0.40, and THE LEAGUE (FXX) lost half a tenth from last week’s season premiere to 0.36.  On TNT, LEGENDS continued to drop, this time by 0.07 to 0.28, while FRANKLIN & BASH was more stable, slipping 0.01 to 0.32.  HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV Land) gained 0.07 to 0.22.

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.