February 8, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.6.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  CRISTELA lost 0.1 and SHARK TANK, DATELINE, HART OF DIXIE and MASTERS OF ILLUSION gained that same amount in final ratings. 

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

Discovery held 3 of the top 4 slots on Friday cable, with GOLD RUSH up 0.04 to 1.46, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE down 0.03 to 1.22, and GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT at 0.65.  The network’s streak was interrupted by Lifetime’s BRING IT, up 0.11 to 0.66, while PREACHER’S DAUGHTER was farther down in the Top 10, up 0.08 to 0.43.  Adult Swim’s NEWSREADERS lost 0.15 to 0.56.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.53/0.46, in the same range as last Friday.  On Syfy, 12 MONKEYS dropped 0.08 to 0.23, and HELIX dropped 0.09 to an increasingly dismal 0.14.  KING OF THE NERDS (TBS) gained 0.02 to 0.35.  Disney’s hour of GIRL MEETS WORLD and JESSIE earned 0.47 and 0.34 respectively.  On TNT, COLD JUSTICE rose 0.02 to 0.34.  REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO) shed 0.03 to 0.29.  On BET the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS  were at 0.24.  BANSHEE (Cinemax) slipped 0.02 to 0.23.  COMEDY BANG BANG (IFC) ticked down 0.01 to 0.03.  Here’s the info on IMPACT WRESTLING (DAM):  the 9PM airing was up 0.05 to 0.17 in 18-49s, and up 94K total viewers to 525K.  Its household rating was 0.34, which translates into 394K total households.  The 11PM rebroadcast added 0.06 in 18-49s, 166K total viewers, and 145K households (0.12 rating in that metric).

Top 25 Cable FRI.6 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.