September 18, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals: 9.17.2014

NETWORK UPDATE:  THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA lost 0.1 in final numbers to 2.0.  With quarter-hour info, the spread between the end of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (which gained 0.1 in adjusted numbers) and LAURA also got starker:  a 1.1 gap between the 2.9 NBC had at 9:45PM and the 1.8 still watching LAURA at 10:30PM.  Of course, we’ll know much more next week when the show airs in its regular timeslot.  RED BAND SOCIETY held its 1.3, and actually except for a blip during the 9:15-9:30PM quarter-hour, it would have been at 1.4 all through its hour, so the people who watched seemed to like what they saw.  LAURA skewed older and female, which is no surprise, and neither is the fact that RED BAND skewed young, with as many 18-34 viewers as LAURA despite the latter show’s much larger total audience.  Elsewhere, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US lost 0.1, and the MODERN FAMILY rerun gained 0.1. 

WEDNESDAY CABLE:  It was a very steady night, with TEEN MOM (MTV) on top at 1.13, BRING IT (Lifetime) at 0.50 and MILLION DOLLAR LISTING (Bravo) at 0.49, all within one or two hundredths of last week.  The joke is just too easy, but most TEEN MOM fans didn’t stay for VIRGIN TERRITORY, which lost more than 70% of its lead-in with 0.28.   THE BRIDGE (FX) was stable at 0.41, while THE LEAGUE (FXX) gained half a tenth to get to the same 0.41.  On TNT, FRANKLIN & BASH was up 0.08 to 0.40, but LEGENDS remained sunk, virtually unchanged from last week at 0.29. 

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

Top 25 Cable WED Sep 17 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.