November 3, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.31.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  The only change from Friday’s preliminary ratings was a 0.1 dip for the 8:30PM rerun of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY on CW.

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

ESPN’s NBA BASKETBALL coverage took over the top 2 cable slots on Friday night at 1.70/1.30.  GOLD RUSH (Discovery) lost a tenth to 1.07, and was followed by EDGE OF ALASKA, down 0.13 to 0.51.  On Syfy, WWE was down 0.04 to 0.57.  Its lead-in HAVEN lost a hundredth to 0.19, and lead-out Z NATION lost 0.06 to 0.38.  KENDRA ON TOP (We) dropped 0.17 to 0.35.  REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO), perhaps fueled a bit by the controversy over Maher’s Berkeley commencement speech invitation, gained 0.07 to 0.28.  ON THE MENU (TNT) edged down 0.01 to 0.09.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game fell two-tenths to 0.16.  On IFC, COMEDY BANG BANG was at 0.05/92K viewers, while BIRTHDAY BOYS was at 0.03/61K.

Top 25 Cable FRI Oct 31 2014

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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.