February 15, 2012

The Sked: Cable Ratings February 7-13

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>AMC’s Walking Dead is the new king of the weekly cable ratings chart, with a terrific 4.2 Adult 18-49 rating for Sunday’s season premiere.  Read more on the Walking Dead premiere here.  The rest of the top-rated cable programs are pretty much unchanged.  While Jersey Shore continues its downward trend, the other MTV hit, Teen Mom 2, ticked up nicely.  Pawn Stars (History) and Gold Rush (Discovery) continue to deliver their reliably solid audience levels.

Also, new to the chart is History’s Swamp People.  While a 1.9 rating is very solid for a cable show, I’m not sure it justifies advertisement in the Super Bowl.  Click “read more” for the complete chart.


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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.