January 12, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.9.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  The broadcast network ratings remained unchanged from those reported on Saturday morning.

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

Discovery’s GOLD RUSH topped Friday cable, down 0.6 from last week to 1.41.  Its lead-out ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE was #2, down 0.08 to 0.97, and lead-in GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT was at 0.64.  The rest of the Top 6 were sports:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader at 0.78/0.63, and Syfy’s WWE telecast down 0.07 to 0.67.  Adult Swim returned NEWSREADERS at 0.57 and THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW at 0.47.  Disney Channel’s GIRL MEETS WORLD was also back at 0.51, with lead-in JESSIE at 0.43.  The season premiere of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER was at 0.38.  TNT’s COLD JUSTICE returned at 0.34, but lead-out WAKE UP CALL held less than half of that at 0.16.  On Nickelodeon, EVERY WITCH WAY was at 0.26.  Cinemax’s season premiere of BANSHEE was down 0.09 from last year’s premiere to 0.20, and down in total viewers from 731K to 547K. 

Top 25 Cable FRI 9 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.