January 9, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.7.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  Everything remained as-is from the previously reported Wednesday numbers.

Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable tWednesday, ratings, spotlight, cable

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW (FX) returned from its holiday break to easily top Wednesday cable at 1.46.  It was followed by DUCK DYNASTY at 0.87, with lead-out WAHLBURGERS at 0.61 and the new DONNIE LOVES JENNY  at 0.50.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.63/0.48.  VH1’s entry into scripted programming HINDSIGHT is a good-naturedly enjoyable high-concept comedy, and it had largely solid reviews to help it out, but its ratings were extremely unpromising, debuting at 0.18 and losing 2/3 of its lead-in from MOB WIVES at 0.54.  LITTLE WOMEN LA (Lifetime) was at 0.48, with lead-out BIG WOMEN, BIG LOVE at 0.25.  Bravo’s TOP CHEF was at 0.42.  MTV’s SNOOKI & JWOWW was at 0.44.  On TVLand, HOT IN CLEVELAND and THE EXES returned from hiatus at 0.17/0.13.  The debut of IMPACT WRESTLING on Destination America was at 0.13 in the 18-49 demo, with 359K total viewers. 

Top 25 Cable WED 7 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.