March 9, 2015

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals: 3.6.2015

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

Discovery’s GOLD RUSH shows owned Friday cable.  The season finale of the show itself jumped 0.33 to 1.65, with the post-show at 1.31 (up 0.14 from a GOLD RUSH-related 10PM show last Friday) and pre-show THE DIRT steady at 0.64.  In non gold-related ratings, Adult Swim’s JACK & TRIUMPH SHOW edged up 0.02 to 0.61, and its 4AM FISHCENTER climbed 0.04 to 0.47, with HOT PACKAGE down 0.03 to 0.41.  On Lifetime, BRING IT slipped 0.07 to 0.60, and PREACHERS DAUGHTER was down 0.02 to 0.38.  ESPN’s NBA games were at 0.56/0.31, down about two-tenths from last week’s Friday games.  TNT’s COLD JUSTICE gained 0.05 to 0.38.  On TBS, KING OF THE NERDS dropped 0.08 to 0.32.  Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS had an exceptionally good night, almost doubling to 0.30 from last week’s 0.18, while HELIX was comparatively slow, up 0.02 to 0.15.  BANSHEE (Cinemax) shed 0.03 to 0.20.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER was at 0.28, and VICE (which aired an hour earlier last week) was off 0.02 to 0.15.  SEX BOX (We) lost 0.02 to 0.14.  COMEDY BANG BANG (IFC, not on the chart) slipped to 0.02 in 18-49s and 50K total viewers from 0.03/82K last week.  As for IMPACT WRESTLING (DAM), its 9PM airing was up 0.02 to 0.11 and up around 55K in total viewers to 421K, with households at 0.26/304K.  The 11PM re-airing was at 0.03 in 18-49s with 162K total viewers, and in households was at 0.12/138K. 

Top 25 Cable FRI.6 Mar 2015


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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.