January 7, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.2.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  There were no changes from the preliminary ratings for Friday night.

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

ESPN continued its holiday season rule with 3 of the top 4 cable shows of the day or night, COLLEGE BOWL games at 1.48/1.11/1.06, and another in 7th place at 0.57.  Discovery also had a strong night, with 1.47 for GOLD RUSH and 1.05 for ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE.  SYFY’s WWE airing was at 0.74, steady with last week.  TNT’s WAKE UP CALL gained 0.09 to 0.25.  Animal Planet aired an entire night of WHALE WARS at 0.35/0.28/0.27.  In response to a reader query, OFF THE MAP (GAC) was at 0.02/0.02 with 38K/33K total viewers. 

Top 25 Cable FRI 2 Jan 2015

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.