December 17, 2013

THE SKED Sunday Cable Ratings Scorecard – 12/15/13


SHOWTIME:  The season finale of HOMELAND climbed by 300K total viewers and 0.1 in the 18-49 demo to 2.4M/0.9.   The MASTERS OF SEX finale was more subdued, holding even at 1.2M total viewers but declining 0.4 in the demo to 0.4.

USA:  The 2-hour PSYCH musical special did nicely, above its most recent regular episode numbers in 18-49s at 0.9 and around even in total viewers at 2.2M.  Its regular season premieres on Wed January 8.

LIFETIME:  The WITCHES OF EAST END season finale nosed up by 350K total viewers and 0.1 in the demo to 1.7M/0.6.  (It was preempted last week for the multi-network Bonnie & Clyde, an odd piece of scheduling in this case.)

BRAVO:  REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA was the night’s highest rated show on cable, but down 300K total viewers and 0.2 in the demo to 3.4M/1.5.  THICKER THAN WATER had 2M total viewers and 0.9 in the demo, roughly the same as last week’s Shahs of Sunset.

HBO:  As usual, none of the specific ratings for TREME, GETTING ON or JAM’IE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL made the generally available lists of the night’s higher-rated programs.

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."