April 21, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 40 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 4.20.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  It was a good adjustment night for CBS, where 2 BROKE GIRLS gained 0.2 in final numbers, and both MIKE & MOLLY and SCORPION found an extra 0.1.  In addition, GOTHAM, THE VOICE and DANCING WITH THE STARS all gained 0.1 when all the votes were counted. 

Ratings in key demos for the Top 40 original cable telecasts (special longer edition today):

Note:  the Top 40 list is an experiment, and those reading it carefully will see that there are still bugs to work out:  the Archer episodes below, for example, are “originals” to Comedy Central, but they’re actually reruns of episodes that originally aired on FX, so they don’t really belong on the chart.  We’ll continue to try to work on ways to bring you as comprehensive a list of original programs as we can.

TNT’s NBA PLAYOFFS were in the #1 and #3 slots on Monday cable, at 1.94 and 1.43.  In between was VH1’s LOVE & HIP-HOP, up a tremendous 0.67 for the week to 1.89.  Since it was followed by a LOVE & HIP HOP AFTERPARTY special (at 1.40), I’m going to venture a guess that this may have been the season finale.  WWE (USA) was at 1.40-1.36 over its 3 hours, up around 0.15 from last week.  On MTV, TEEN MOM gained 0.11 to 1.00, and TRUE LIFE was down 0.02 to 0.35.  On Discovery, FAST N LOUD was up a tick to 0.80, and MISFIT GARAGE dropped 0.04 to 0.60.  A&E’s BATES MOTEL edged down 0.02 to 0.68, and THE RETURNED fell 0.09 to 0.29.  SHAHS OF SUNSET (Bravo) rose 0.06 to 0.48, and SOUTHERN CHARM gained 0.03 to 0.42.  AMC’s TURN at least went in the right direction after last week’s season premiere, up 0.02 to 0.22.  On Logo, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE stayed at 0.19. 


Top 25 Cable MON.20 Apr 2015

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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.