October 19, 2011

The Sked: Cable Ratings October 11-17

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>ESPN’s Monday Night Football this week was down from a 6.9 to a 5.0 rating this week.  Blame AFC teams and a lopsided score.  Jersey Shore was down a tenth of a rating point and pushed into third place by a very good season premiere of Walking Dead on AMC.  BET’s Hip Hop Awards scored a 2.1 and edged the best baseball could do on cable this week, a 1.9 for Sunday’s concluding Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.  It’s going to be a tough World Series for FOX.

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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.