April 25, 2012

The Sked: Cable Ratings April 17-23

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>History’s Pawn Stars tops this week’s cable chart, with a 2.0 rating from 10:00-10:30 pm Monday with Adults 18-49.  Usually the 10:30 pm Pawn Stars is slightly higher rated (up a tenth of a rating point or two from 10:00 pm), but this week’s 10:30 episode came in a tenth of a point lower at a 1.9 rating.  Nonetheless, the Pawn Stars hour remained very competitive with the broadcast network competition in the Monday 10 pm hour: #1 ABC 20/20: Dance Floor Confidential 2.1 rating; #2 NBC Smash 2.0; #3 History Pawn Stars 2.0/1.9; #4 USA WWE 1.9; #5 CBS Hawaii Five-O repeat 1.6.

HBO’s Game of Thrones held steady at a 1.8 rating Sunday at 9 pm, behind only Celebrity Apprentice on NBC (2.1) and The Good Wife on CBS (1.9) despite being in only about one quarter of the US homes with television.  The hit HBO drama tied the Fox 25th Anniversary Special and beat the Hallmark Hall of Fame film Firelight on ABC (1.6).  Also impressively in the mix Sunday at 9 (usually the hour boasting the most viewers watching television each week), Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo pulled a 1.7 rating with Adults 18-49.

After Game of Thrones, the comedy Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus premiered with a 0.6 rating.  Read more about the ratings for Veep and its 10:30 pm companion Girls here


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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.