January 14, 2014

THE SKED Sunday Cable Ratings Scorecard


HBO:  18-49 numbers for Sunday’s debuts were in line with the preliminary ratings yesterday, as TRUE DETECTIVE launched with 1.0, and the two episodes of GIRLS were at 0.6/0.5.

SHOWTIME:  The Season 3 premiere of SHAMELESS was at 0.9, down from 1.1 for last year’s debut.  HOUSE OF LIES slipped 0.2 as well, but more seriously in terms of percentage, down to 0.4.  EPISODES, which had debuted at 0.2 for its 2d season launch in 2012, didn’t register in the night’s top 100 cable shows, and may have come back in the same ratings neighborhood.

BRAVO:  REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA continued to dominate the night, although it was down 0.2 to 1.9.  BLOOD, SWEAT AND HEELS was likewise down 0.2 to 0.9.

HISTORY:  AX MEN was up 0.1 to 1.0.

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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."