December 8, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.5.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  GRIMM gained 0.1 in final numbers (but CONSTANTINE didn’t).  In addition, the PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME adjusted up by 0.1.

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

GOLD RUSH (Discovery) had a robust 0.33 jump from last week to 1.54 to remain at the top of Friday cable.  Lead-out EDGE OF ALASKA held at 0.68.  GIRL MEETS WORLD also had a healthy increase to 0.76 (up 0.22), followed by DOG WITH A BLOG at 0.45 (up 0.04). On Syfy, WWE anchored the night at 0.63 (down 0.18), bookended by the “midseason” finale of HAVEN, steady at 0.17, and the season finale of Z NATION, up 0.07 to 0.53.  On Adult Swim, THE HEART SHE HOLLER was at 0.53.  KENDRA ON TOP (We) was at 0.34, and DEAL WITH IT (TBS) remained at 0.29.  ON THE MENU (TNT) fell 0.04 to 0.13.  FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS (HBO) lost 0.04 to 0.10, with 196K total viewers.  On IFC, COMEDY BANG BANG doubled to 0.06 with 82K total viewers, and BIRTHDAY BOYS also doubled to 0.04 with 61K total viewers.

Top 25 Cable FRI Dec 05 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.