February 27, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.26.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  AMERICAN IDOL and THE BLACKLIST each gained 0.1 in final numbers, as did the BIG BANG THEORY rerun.  The VAMPIRE DIARIES rerun lost 0.1.

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

The front half of TNT’s NBA doubleheader took top honors on Thursday cable, with the late game in 4th place, both games at 1.08/0.69 substantially above last week’s 0.70/0.57.  VIKINGS (History) was the highest-rated scripted show, although it fell 0.15 to 0.82, while 2 episodes of lead-in PAWN STARS were at 0.69/0.65, down from last week’s 0.80/0.72.  Syfy’s WWE telecast rose 0.07 to 0.74.  ARCHER (FX) rose 0.02 to 0.59.  On A&E, THE FIRST 58 was at 0.55, and NIGHTWATCH was up 0.07 to 0.46.  There was less 4AM audience for FISHCENTER (Adult Swim), down 0.19 to 0.40.  On MTV, RIDICULOUSNESS remained at 0.52, ROB DRYDEK FANTASY FACTORY gained 0.04 to 0.42, and BROKE A$$ GAME SHOW lost 0.06 to 0.26.  MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER (Bravo) was down a tick to 0.24.  On Tru, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS was also down a tick to 0.55, and BREAKING GREENVILLE dropped 0.08 to 0.15.  PORTLANDIA (IFC) lost 0.02 to 0.09.  VERY BARRY BRANSON (GAC) climbed, barely, by 0.002 to 0.006, with 46,000 total viewers.

Top 25 Cable THU.26 Feb 2015

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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.