April 3, 2012

The Sked: Cable Ratings March 27-April 2

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Two polar opposites in terms of programming quality occupy the top of the weekly cable ratings chart.  Two hours of USA’s WWE wrestling extravaganza and HBO’s Game of Thrones each rated a very solid 2.0 rating with Adults 18-49.  The HBO rating is a far greater accomplishment because the pay cable network is available in a small minority of US television homes (a little more than a quarter), while USA is available in nearly every cable or satellite home (almost nine in ten US households).  Click “read more” to see the updated weekly chart. 

Not making our chart this week, AMC’s Mad Men received a 1.0 rating with Adults 18-49 Sunday at 9 (down from last week’s 1.2 premiere and below our admittedly arbitrary 1.1 rating threshold for the weekly chart).

A complete round-up of the high number of quality dramas on cable Sunday nights is available 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.