November 25, 2014

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 11.22.2014


Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs):

ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL coverage took up 4 of the Top 5 slots on Saturday cable, with telecasts ranging from 0.49 for the late afternoon game to 1.07 to the one that preceded it, while smaller-market games on ESPN2, ESPNU and Fox Sports 1 were in the 0.19-0.31 range.  The ESPN run was interrupted by Hallmark Channel’s original movie at 0.70 (Lifetime’s movie for the night was at 0.32, steeply down from last week’s 1.35 Aaliyah movie).  BLACK DYNAMITE (Adult Swim) gained a tenth to 0.44.  The season finale of HELL ON WHEELS (AMC) rose 0.06 to 0.37.  TNT’s 2 hours of THE TRANSPORTER were at 0.30/0.26, up a tenth or more from last week.  On Starz, THE MISSING is moving in the wrong direction, down from 0.05 last week to a barely-existing 0.007, and with 197K total viewers.

Top 25 Cable SAT Nov 22 2014

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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.