September 25, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.24.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  MODERN FAMILY gained 0.2 in final numbers, and both THE MIDDLE and THE GOLDBERGS climbed 0.1, although BLACK-ISH and NASHVILLE remained where they were.  SVU found an extra 0.1, as did RED BAND SOCIETY (which still left the latter at a sad 1.1).

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

The season premiere of SOUTH PARK (Comedy Central) towered over the rest of Wednesday cable at 1.44.  That was great news for the rest of Comedy Central’s schedule post-10PM, with KEY & PEELE (0.97), THE DAILY SHOW (0.78),  THE COLBERT REPORT (0.66) and AT MIDNIGHT (0.41)  all in the day’s Top 10.  The top non-Comedy Central show was TEEN MOM (MTV), down more then three-tenths from last week at 0.82 (its companion show VIRGIN TERRITORY remained steady at 0.28, underscoring how separate their audiences are).  BRING IT (Lifetime) gained 0.09 to 0.59.  THE LEAGUE (FXX) just moved a tick to 0.40, as did WAHLBURGERS (A&E) to 0.38, but THE BRIDGE (FX) lost 0.13, down to 0.28 in the next to last week of its season.  On TNT LEGENDS grew by 0.04 to 0.32, but FRANKLIN & BASH  crashed by 0.14 down to 0.26. 

Top 25 Cable WED Sep 24 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.