November 11, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.9.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  Both THE SIMPSONS and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE gained 0.1 in final numbers.  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted up 0.3 to 6.5.

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

THE WALKING DEAD (AMC), of course, led Sunday cable, although it lost 0.61 from last week to a still-titanic 6.95.  TALKING DEAD was behind, down a more modest 0.13 to 2.87, and COMIC BOOK MEN slipped 0.04 to 0.64.  HBO can’t have expected much from its ugly duckling trio of THE NEWSROOM, THE COMEBACK and GETTING ON, and the returns were modest:  0.45 for THE NEWSROOM, 0.11 for THE COMEBACK, and 0.10 for GETTING ON.  The 2014 finale of LAST WEEK TONIGHT rebounded nicely after that, up 0.14 to 0.35.  On Showtime, the newly-renewed HOMELAND ticked down to 0.52, and THE AFFAIR was steady at 0.18.  REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY ATLANTA (Bravo) leaped 0.71 from last week to had its season premiere at 1.76, and FASHION QUEENS was at 0.31.  KOURTNEY & KHLOE TAKE THE HAMPTONS (E!) lost a tenth to 0.81.  On Discovery, ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER gained 0.05 to 0.68.  On Adult Swim, MR. PICKLES dropped 0.06 to 0.51, and SQUIDBILLIES was down 0.04 to 0.43. 

Top 25 Cable SUN Nov 9 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.