March 30, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.27.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  The NCAA TOURNAMENT games on CBS were adjusted to 1.6 (UCLA vs Gonzaga) and 2.5 (Duke vs. Utah).  The only other change from preliminary numbers was a 0.1 drop for the rerun of IZOMBIE.

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

The NCAA TOURNAMENT was tops on cable, with the TBS games at 1.50 (Michigan State vs. Oklahoma) and 1.29 (NC State vs. Louisville).  Beyond those, BRING IT (Lifetime) gained 0.05 to 0.67, but PREACHERS DAUGHTERS was down 0.05 to 0.34, and KOSHER SOUL was at 0.22/0.19, slightly below last week’s 0.21/0.17.  On Adult Swim, THE JACK & TRIUMPH SHOW rose 0.05 to 0.66, while HOT PACKAGE dropped 0.07 to 0.40.  Discovery’s BERING SEA GOLD was up a tick to 0.58.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER was up 0.06 to 0.28, and VICE lost a tick to 0.18.  OWN ran episodes of FOR BETTER OR WORSE at 0.26/0.13/0.10.  Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS fell 0.03 to 0.19, and HELIX was similarly down 0.03 to 0.15.  BELLATOR MMA LIVE on Spike was at 0.23.  On Fox Sports 1, UFC MAIN EVENT was at 0.12/0.10, and another UFC show was at 0.09.  Here’s the IMPACT WRESTLING (DAM) report:  the 9PM telecast was up 0.02 to 0.12 with 18-49s, and up around 41K total viewers to 444K, and was also up 0.01/15K in households to 0.28/331K.  The 11PM re-airing added 0.02 in 18-49s and 164K total viewers, as well as 0.08/99K households.  SEX BOX (We), not on the chart, was almost exactly equal to last week at 0.06 and 155K viewers. 

Top 25 Cable FRI.27 Mar 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.