December 3, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.30.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted up to 7.4 in final numbers–which still wasn’t enough to make it the top show of the night.  In addition, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, ONCE UPON A TIME and RESURRECTION (but not REVENGE) each grew by 0.1.

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

THE WALKING DEAD’s midseason finale was the highest-rated show of the week on cable or network with a mammoth 7.58 rating, up 0.61 from last week, and TALKING DEAD followed at 3.33 (up a huge 1.27), although COMIC BOOK MEN fell 0.08 to 0.45.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA followed at 1.34, down 0.11 from last week.  BET had a big night, with the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS at 1.29, a POST-SHOW at 0.90, a RED CARPET PRE-SHOW at 0.50, and NELLYVILLE at 0.69.  KOURNTEY & KHLOE (E!) was up 0.25 to 1.04, with lead-out HOUSE OF DVF at 0.38.  On Adult Swim, SQUIDBILLIES was up 0.06 to 0.57.  Showtime took the holiday weekend off, but on HBO, THE NEWSROOM gained 0.03 to 0.54, THE COMEBACK increased by 0.02 to 0.11, and GETTING ON was steady at 0.10.  (HBO just announced the renewal of DOLLY & EM for 2015, so its appetite for low-rated prestige half-hours is far from exhausted.)   

Top 25 Cable SUN Nov 30 2014



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.