January 26, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.23.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  The heavily-promoted “epic” GRIMM episode gained 0.1 in final numbers. 

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

Discovery’s pair GOLD RUSH and ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE remained at the top of Friday cable, GOLD RUSH down 0.03 to 1.43, and BUSH PEOPLE up 0.07 to 0.13, while the night’s lead-in GOLD RUSH THE DIRT was at 0.55.  The season premiere of BRING IT (Lifetime) was at 0.72, after a lead-in special at 0.45.  Adult Swim’s Friday pair were slightly down, NEWSREADERS by 0.04 to 0.60, and THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW by 0.06 to 0.46.  The 2d episode of Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS slumped by 0.14 to 0.29, and HELIX was down 0.06 to 0.24.  ESPN’s NBA coverage was at 0.52, with its X GAMES right behind at 0.47.  On TNT, COLD JUSTICE was up 0.07 to 0.48, and WAKE UP CALL was up 0.03 to 0.15.  TBS’s season premiere of KING OF THE NERDS was at 0.37, holding about half its lead-in from a BIG BANG THEORY rerun.  REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO) gained 0.02 to 0.33.  A particularly insane (meant in a the best possible way) episode of BANSHEE (Cinemax) rose 0.06 to 0.21.  IFC’s COMEDY BANG BANG stayed at 0.02.  And on DAM, IMPACT WRESTLING climbed 0.07 for its 9PM run to 0.18 (with 517K total viewers and 376K households), and for those who will probably want to know, the 11PM replay was at 0.04 with 86K total viewers (and 92K households).

Top 25 Cable FRI 23 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.