October 6, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.3.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  ABC’s streak of upward adjustments continued on Friday, with LAST MAN STANDING, SHARK TANK and 20/20 all up 0.1. 

Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts Friday:

CHART UPDATED BELOW with the Fox Sports 1 NLDS Games.  All four League Division Series on Friday are now listed.

Friday’s cable originals were led by TBS’s primetime coverage of the AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS at 1.12 (the afternoon game was at 0.55), and then Fox Sports 1’s NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS at 1.10 (its afternoon game was also at 0.55), followed by WWE on Syfy at 0.79 (up 0.17 from last week).  Z NATION, following WWE, also had a big lift, up 0.14 to 0.52.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game was at 0.57, almost double last Friday’s game.  BERING SEA GOLD (Discovery) lost half a tenth to 0.37.  On premium cable, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO) gained 0.02 to 0.33, while THE KNICK (Cinemax) fell 0.03 to 0.09, with a steadier 349K total viewers. 

Top 25 Cable FRI Oct 3 2014 v2


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.