April 9, 2013

Top Cable (and Broadcast) Shows of the Week

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Updated weekly ranking of top cable and broadcast programs.  A broadcast network reclaimed the top spot this past week (CBS’s Saturday night telecast of the Syracuse-Michigan Final Four game), mainly because Walking Dead concluded its season last week.  Otherwise, AMC would have been atop the heap again.   There are a lot of empty spaces on this week’s chart compared to last week’s:   many shows that were in the low- to mid-2 rating range last week were in repeats this week.

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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.