March 2, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.27.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  HAWAII 5-0 gained 0.1 in final numbers, as did the night’s SHARK TANK rerun.  There was an 0.1 dip for one of the WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY reruns.

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

Discovery owned Friday cable, with GOLD RUSH at 1.32 (down 0.07 from last week) and GOLD RUSH: FREDDY DODGE right behind it at 1.17, and with lead-in GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT not far behind in 6th place at 0.55.  After that, ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.78/0.50, the late game significantly down from last week’s 0.69.  Lifetime’s BRING IT rose 0.07 to 0.67, and PREACHER’S DAUGHTER was up 0.04 to 0.40.  On Adult Swim, THE JACK & TRIUMPH SHOW fell 0.14 from last week’s premiere to 0.59, while later in the night/morning, HOT PACKAGE was at 0.44 and FISHCENTER was steady at 0.43.  Spike’s BELLATOR MMA LIVE was at 0.40, while with that direct competition IMPACT WRESTLING on DAM shed 0.02 to 0.09, and was also down about 90K in total viewers to 366K and by 0.05 in households (277K).  For IMPACT WRESTLING completists, the 11PM re-airing added 0.03 in 18-49s, 136K total viewers, and 0.08 in households (96K).  KING OF THE NERDS (TBS) climbed 0.04 to 0.40.  COLD JUSTICE (TNT) was down a tick to 0.33.  Cinemax’s BANSHEE remained at 0.23.  On Syfy, 12 MONKEYS gained a tick to 0.18, and HELIX gained two, to 0.13.  SEX BOX (We) was at 0.18.  An HBO VICE SPECIAL was at 0.17.  COMEDY BANG BANG (IFC), for what it’s worth, tripled to 0.03. 

Top 25 Cable FRI.27 Feb 2015


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.