January 8, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.6.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  The only adjustment from preliminary numbers was a 0.1 dip for the PARKS & RECREATION rerun on NBC.

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

Two big scripted shows returned to their line-ups on Tuesday to lead the night:  THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS (OWN) at 1.05 (up from 0.93 last January) and PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (ABCF) at 0.95, (down from 1.21 last January).  HAVES was much stronger in total audience, 3.2M vs 2.0M, but LIARS unsurprisingly owned the young female demo with a huge 2.42 compared to 0.74.  The LIARS lead-out SWITCHED AT BIRTH was at 0.57.  On the unscripted side, CURSE OF OAK ISLAND (History) returned from holiday hiatus at 0.86.  COUGAR TOWN (TBS) premiered its final season at 0.47, not far from its GROUND FLOOR lead-in, which was down 0.19 to 0.54.  Discovery’s pair of MOONSHINERS episodes were at 0.82 and 0.43, compared to 0.83/0.53 last week.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS gained 0.04 to 0.77, and GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO DIVORCE was up a tick to 0.38.  On TLC, THE LITTLE COUPLE lost 0.05 to 0.69 (with an UPDATE lead-in at 0.27), and 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS was at 0.43.  DANCE MOMS (Lifetime) was at 0.59, and CHILD GENIUS was at 0.41.  Oxygen’s BAD GIRLS CLUB was at 0.52.  On MTV, REAL WORLD jumped 0.12 to 0.48, and lead-out CHALLENGE was at 0.50.  INK MASTER (Spike) fell 0.05 to 0.33.  VH1’s SUAVE SAYS was at 0.06.

Top 25 Cable TUE 6 Jan 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.