April 20, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 4.17.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  THE AMAZING RACE gained 0.1 and 20/20 lost 0.1 in final Friday numbers.

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

It’s not currently on the chart below, because of the way Adult Swim lists it, but the highest-rated cable original on Friday was CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, up 0.12 to 0.73, with 1.44M total viewers.  Lifetime’s BRING IT was next, steady at 0.58, and the network’s JUMP dropped 0.07 to 0.33.  BERING SEA GOLD (Discovery) fell 0.05 to 0.53, while lead-out ARCTIC RESCUE gained 0.03 to 0.30.  On TNT, COLD JUSTICE was up 0.05 to 0.35.  HANGAR 1 (History) was at 0.30.  FOR BETTER OR WORSE (OWN) lost 0.04 to 0.25.  HBO’s REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER rose 0.03 to 0.24. 

Some other notable titles not on the preliminary chart:  VICE (HBO) dropped 0.03 to 0.17.  On E!, the GRACE HELBIG SHOW increased by 0.03 for the 2d week in a row, up to 0.15, with 262K total viewers (up about 26K).  On Syfy, the season premiere of LOST GIRL was at 0.16, with 654K total viewers, and BITTEN was at 0.13 at 8PM, with 439K total viewers, and also at 0.13 at 9PM, with 561K total viewers.  COMEDY BANG BANG (IFC) stayed at 0.02, with 49,000 total viewers.  As for IMPACT WRESTLING (DAM), at 9PM it was at 0.12 in 18-49s (down 0.01) with 401K total viewers (down 7000) and at 0.27/309K in households (steady), and at 11PM it added 0.04 in 18-49s, 171K in total viewers, and 0.12/137K in households.

Other programs of note will be added to the chart later.

Top 25 Cable Plus FRI.17 Apr 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.