August 19, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’S Top 25 Monday Cable Originals – 8/18/14

NETWORK UPDATE:  AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL’s season premiere lost an additional 0.1 in adjusted ratings that it couldn’t afford to shed, ending up at an anemic 0.4.  RUNNING WILD and AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR also lost 0.1 each.  MISTRESSES, though, won back 0.1.

Below are the night’s Top 25 Monday cable originals, plus a few extra shows of interest.  If there are any other series you’d like us to include in these listings, we’ll do our best to accommodate requests within reason.

Top 25 Cable MON Aug 18 2014

Even though LOVE & HIP-HOP (VH1) was up more than a tenth from last week to 2.05, it was bested by the 2.28 for the arrival of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on ESPN, which not so incidentally featured the national NFL TV debut of Johnny Manziel (and his middle finger).  Get a load of that 5.08 in Men 50+, although the NFL might note that young women (0.98 for 12-34s) are not with the program.  Elsewhere on VH1, ATLANTA EXES was at 1.10 at 8PM and 0.80 at 10PM.  REAL HOUSEWIVES (Bravo) was down 0.06 at 0.87, and Discovery’s reality shows FAST N LOUD and STREET OUTLAWS were at 1.00 and 0.69 after being off for SHARK WEEK.  Note that we’re having a technical issue relating to WWE (USA) ratings because of its insistence on reporting as 3 separate hours, but last night it was at 1.4-1.5.

TEEN WOLF (MTV) led the night’s scripted shows, but lost almost a tenth to 0.65.  ABCFamily’s duo of THE FOSTERS and SWITCHED AT BIRTH, both airing summer finales, were right behind at 0.62 and 0.54, up 0.08/0.07 from last week.  THE FOSTERS, notably, was ahead of TEEN WOLF in the key Females 12-34 demo.  The midseason premiere of DALLAS (TNT) was at 0.45, just about where it had been for the bulk of last spring (although it rose with the spring finale).  PARTNERS (FX) is circling the drain, its 2 episodes down enormously from last week’s 0.36/0.26 to 0.14/0.10, and below the 0.20/0.15 for the night’s ANGER MANAGEMENT episodes.

About the Author

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.