April 18, 2012

The Sked: Cable Ratings April 10-16

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>The top few programs on cable this week were generally good enough for third place in their time periods, including broadcast competition.  The 10:30 pm edition of Pawn Stars on History Monday hit a 1.8 rating with Adults 18-49 (down a few tenths from last week), just missing NBC’s Smash.  Monday 10 pm: #1 ABC Castle 2.2; #2 NBC Smash 1.9; #3-tie History Pawn Stars 10:30 1.8; #3-tie USA WWE 1.8; #5-tie CBS Hawaii Five-O 1.6; #5-tie History Pawn Stars 10:00 1.6.

Over on Sunday at 9 pm, Game of Thrones tied for third place overall and ABC finished all the way down in 8th place: #1-tie FOX Family Guy 2.2; #1-tie NBC Celebrity Apprentice 2.2; #3-tie HBO Game of Thrones 1.8; #3-tie CBS The Good Wife 1.8; #5 Bravo Real Housewives of Atlanta 1.6; #6 ABC Family Sunday Movie 1.1; #7 A&E Storage Wars 9:30 1.0; and several shows tied at #8 with a 0.9 rating, including ESPN Sunday Night Baseball (Angels at Yankees); Lifetime Army Wives; A&E Storage Wars 9:00; Food Chopped All-Stars; and ABC Titanic — part 4 (yikes). 

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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.