November 17, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.14.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  SHARK TANK and the rerun of MASTERCHEF JR each gained 0.1 in final numbers.

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

Discovery’s entire primetime line-up was thematically linked, and all of them landed in the night’s Top 4, with GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT kicking things off at 0.66, leading into the night’s #1 show, GOLD RUSH itself (up 0.22 to 1.49), followed by EDGE OF ALASKA (up 0.17 to 0.76).  Their reign was interrupted only by Syfy’s WWE show, up 0.09 to 0.77, whose lead-out Z NATION was up 0.05 to 0.52, while lead-in HAVEN gained 0.02 to 0.22.  ESPN’s NBA game was down 0.05 to 0.55, with COLLEGE BASKETBALL at 0.34.  KENDRA ON TOP (We) gained 0.08/0.01 to 0.49/0.42.  DEAL WITH IT (TBS) rose 0.04 to 0.44.  REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO) lost 0.05 to 0.32, but FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS rose 0.05 to 0.22.  ON THE MENU (TNT) lost a fair percentage of its rating, down 0.06 to 0.13.  On IFC, COMEDY BANG BANG lost 0.02 to 0.01, with 40K total viewers, and BIRTHDAY BOYS remained at 0.01, but with 28K total viewers.

Top 25 Cable FRI Nov 14 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.