September 2, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals: 8.29.2014


Below are the ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts from Friday night.  Note that due to the holiday weekend, THE KNICK took the week off on Cinemax, as did HBO’s original series on Sunday night.  (HBO itself ran a KNICK rerun with a 0.02 result.)  However, JONAH FROM TONGA did air an original on Friday with a 0.04 rating in 18-49s, followed by 0.01 for an episode of JA’MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL. 


Top 25 Cable FRI Aug 29 2014

The only cablecast with a rating over 0.4 for the night was Syfy’s WWE coverage, which was up 0.13 from last week to 0.75.  When 5PM and 5:30PM airings of ESPN’s PARDON THE INTERRUPTION and AROUND THE HORN get into the Top 10 (not to mention 2 airings of that network’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW), it’s definitely a slow night. 

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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.