August 20, 2013

Top Cable and Broadcast Programs of the Week

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Duck Dynasty on A&E took control of television last week, #1 among all programs by a mile with an astounding 5.0 rating with adults 18-49.  Breaking Bad‘s brief reign last week ended with the second episode declining half a rating point this week and falling into a tie for second with Under the Dome on CBS and a listless America’s Got Talent on NBC (Tuesday live performance edition).  True Blood on HBO rose one tenth of a rating point from last week, narrowing the gap between it and the time period leader Breaking Bad to one tenth of a rating point (from seven tenths of a rating point last week between the two season premieres).

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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.