January 19, 2012

The Sked: Cable Ratings January 10-16

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>With the NFL and college football bowl games off cable for the season, Jersey Shore has returned to its usual spot atop the weekly cable program ratings chart.  Not far behind at an impressive 2.8 rating with Adults 18-49 is BET’s The Game.  Both numbers are what most broadcast network programs at 10 pm can only dream about these days.  At 11 pm on Tuesday after The Game, Let’s Stay Together also delivers a fairly impressive 1.9 rating, creating a very solid block for BET.

Pawn Stars on History Mondays is incredibly consistent — a 2.4 rating for three straight weeks at 10:30 pm. 

Finishing just below the chart’s 1.0 young adult rating cutoff, Monday’s Presidential Debate on FOX News at 9 pm averaged a 0.9 18-49 rating and a very old-skewing 5.5 million viewers 2+.  At the other end of the age spectrum, iCarly on Nick at 7:30 pm (also on Monday) also averaged a 0.9 with a very kid-skewing 4.3 million viewers 2+.  First Lady Michelle Obama appeared in the episode as herself.  


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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.