July 17, 2012

The Sked: Cable Ratings July 10-16

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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HBO’s True Blood ticked up to a 2.7 rating, its best showing since the season premiere on June 10.  So far this season, True Blood started with a 2.9, then settled into a 2.6 for four straight weeks before hitting a 2.7 this past Sunday in its 9 pm time period.   At 10 pm Sunday on HBO, The Newsroom has settled into a 0.9 rating.  The weekly ratings track for the Aaron Sorkin drama: 1.0, 0.7, 0.9, 0.9.  

FX’s Anger Management has not stopped dropping (2.3 premiere, 1.3 week two, and 1.0 this past Thursday).  Look for this Thursday’s fourth episode to settled around a 0.9 or 1.0 rating.   And after a promising 1.5 premiere, TNT’s Dallas now looks more like a typical USA drama in the ratings: a 1.0 rating with young adults and 3.6 million viewers 2+ this past week.

VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta fell to a 1.5 rating from its peak at a 1.9 the prior week.  Still a very decent rating, but the show’s phenomenon-like trajectory has at least temporarily been halted.  Love and Hip Hop Atlanta episode ratings track: 1.1, 1.6, 1.6,  1.9, 1.5.




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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.