October 27, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.24.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  GRIMM lost 0.1 in final Friday ratings.  WORLD SERIES GAME 3 adjusted up to 3.1 from its 2.5 preliminary rating.

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

Discovery’s GOLD RUSH led Friday cable again, down a single hundredth to 1.17 from last week.  Its lead-in GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT was dead even at 0.54 (4th place for the night), and its lead-out EDGE OF ALASKA was at 0.64 in 2d place.  Syfy’s WWE show was at 0.61, down 0.09 from last week.  HAVEN started that network’s night at 0.20, down 0.06, and Z NATION followed wrestling down a tenth at 0.44.  Two episodes of KENDRA ON TOP (We) were at 0.52, up 0.11 from last week.  COLLEGE FOOTBALL was at 0.44 (FS1) and 0.36 (ESPN), the latter down 0.17 from last week.  REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO) lost 0.13 to 0.21, and a FOO FIGHTERS special followed it at 0.15.  A few additional shows that didn’t make the chart:  ON THE MENU (TNT) was at 0.10 in 18-49s, with 498K total viewers, and on IFC, COMEDY BANG BANG had its best rating at 2AM (0.05/128K), ahead of its 0.04/59K at 11PM, with BIRTHDAY BOYS at 0.04/81K at 11:30PM and the same 18-49 rating but with 121K total viewers at 2:30AM.

Top 25 Cable FRI Oct 24 2014


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.