November 19, 2013

THE SKED Sunday Cable Scorecard – 11/17/13


AMC:  THE WALKING DEAD, of course, chomped on everything but Sunday Night Football, with a 6.0 in 18-49s rating that was down 0.2 from last week.  (The 11PM re-airing added another 1.0.)  TALKING DEAD remained steady at 2.2.

SHOWTIME:  HOMELAND is perplexing many of its fans this season, but its ratings remained even with last week at 0.7.  Even though MASTERS OF SEX stayed at 0.4, it went from one end of the rounding to the other, up almost (but not quite) 0.1 for the week, which at this level of number isn’t inconsequential.

HBO:  BOARDWALK EMPIRE dropped 0.1 to 0.7 for its penultimate episode of the season.  The series finale of EASTBOUND & DOWN inched up to 0.5 (although the actual increase was less than half of 0.1).  Fittingly, the season (perhaps series) finale of HELLO LADIES didn’t register, as was the case with most of its episodes.

LIFETIME:  Another rounding issue, as WITCHES OF EAST END technically dropped 0.1 to 0.5, but really it fell just one-third of that.  Nevertheless, it doesn’t look like Witches is the easy fix to the network’s sudden vacancy where Client List used to be.

BRAVO:  The REAL HOUSEWIVES franchise continues to find many takers, as the ATLANTA installment had a tremendous 1.6 rating, up 0.1 from last week.  That was followed by 0.8 for THICKER THAN WATER, even with last week.

HALLMARK:  Welcome to TV’s Christmas season!  The TV-movie CATCH A CHRISTMAS STAR skewed old, with only about 20% of its viewers under 50, but still managed a decent 0.6 in the demo.


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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."