August 6, 2014



NETWORK UPDATE:  The CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL gained 0.1 in final numbers.  The ARROW rerun on CW lost 0.1.

TUESDAY CABLE:  THE DEADLIEST CATCH (Discovery) was cable-watchers’ choice last night at a steady 0.99.  PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (ABCFamily) took a big 0.2 leap up from last week to 0.95, followed by a steady 0.46 for CHASING LIFE (not, as I erroneously wrote yesterday, the summer finale, which is next week).  Elsewhere on the teen front, FINDING CARTER (MTV) was up a bit to 0.47.  (In teen girls, those shows were at 2.84/1.58/2.54.)  In older-skewing shows, TNT’s RIZZOLI & ISLES and PERCEPTION were close to last week at 0.92/0.52.  At USA, the pair of ROYAL PAINS and COVERT AFFAIRS were both slightly up at 0.58/0.34, as was FX’s TYRANT at 0.50.  On History, both episodes of COUNTING CARS were very steady at 0.71/0.69.  On Comedy Central, DRUNK HISTORY held even at 0.55, but NATHAN FOR YOU (coming off its Starbucks episode) fell more than a tenth to 0.35. 

Country music did some damage to America’s Got Talent.


Daily Comp 3way 2014 Tue Aug 5

NBC:  Facing unusual competition from ABC, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT dropped 0.4 from last week to 2.0, tying its low.  The night started with FOOD FIGHTERS, down 0.1 to 1.3.

ABC:  CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK was at 1.8, which was down 0.2 from last year’s special but far better than the 1.1s that the network’s regular Tuesday summer liue-up has been doing.

CBS:  Reruns, led by  NCIS at 1.0.

FOX:  Reruns, headed by FAMILY GUY at 0.7.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2.

The networks air their regular summer Wednesday schedules tonight.


Demo Profile 2014 Tue Aug 5

The chart above goes beyond the adult 18-49 rating, adding other key advertiser sales demographics (adult 18-34 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares), and total viewership (ages 2 or more expressed in thousands of people).


COMING SOON: Detailed demographic ratings for cable programs, too.

Coming Soon Top 25 Cable Original Chart

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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.