November 9, 2011

The Sked: Cable Ratings November 1-7

>It’s been a good week for the sport of football (except if you happen to work at Penn State).  The Sunday Night Football game on NBC averaged an 8.8 rating with Adults 18-49, the Saturday night college football game on CBS (#1 vs #2 teams) scored a 7.2 rating, and the ESPN Monday Night Football game averaged a 6.9 rating.  Two NFC teams (Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles) and a close, back and forth contest put MNF back on track.

Walking Dead on AMC bounced back from a weak number last Sunday, and Gold Rush on Discovery Friday grew even stronger.  American Horror Story on FX Wednesday has leveled off at a very solid 1.6 rating.

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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.