February 2, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.30.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  HAWAII 5-0 and GRIMM gained 0.1 in final Friday ratings, but CRISTELA fell by the same amount. 

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

GOLD RUSH (Discovery) lost a tick to 1.42, but remained easily on top of Friday cable, followed by lead-out ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE, up 0.12 to 1.25.  On Adult Swim, NEWSREADERS gained 0.11 to 0.71.  ESPN’s NBA BASKETBALL doubleheader was at 0.56/0.47, up 0.04 from last Friday’s primetime game (which had been followed by the X GAMES).  BRING IT (Lifetime) lost 0.17 to 0.55, and was followed by PREACHER’S DAUGHTER, down 0.04 to 0.35.  Comedy Central aired a KEY & PEELE SUPER BOWL SPECIAL which scored 0.46.  KING OF THE NERDS (TBS) fell 0.04 to 0.33, and COLD JUSTICE (TNT) shed 0.06 to 0.32, with the latter network’s WAKE UP CALL up 0.02 to 0.17.  HBO’s REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER was at 0.32.  On Syfy, 12 MONKEYS was up 0.02 to 0.32, while HELIX lost 0.02 to 0.22.  BANSHEE (Cinemax) had its 2d consecutive up week, this time by 0.04 to 0.25.  COMEDY BANG BANG (IFC) jumped–by its standards–0.02 to 0.04.  As for IMPACT WRESTLING (DAM), it lost 0.06 to 0.12 in 18-49s (and fell from 517K total viewers to 431K), and the specific details for fans of the show are as follows:  in households, it was at 0.28 (which translates into 338K), while its 11PM replay was at 0.05/64K in 18-49s and 0.10/117K in households, with 153K total viewers.

Top 25 Cable FRI 30 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.