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May 18, 2015
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 5.15.2015

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Check out our searchable table for the top 100 cable originals at the bottom of the post.

NETWORK UPDATE:  The season finale of THE AMAZING RACE gained an extra 0.1 in final numbers, but the already-canceled THE MESSENGERS fell 0.1 to a tiny 0.2.

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS doubleheader ruled the night at 1.99/1.20.  Discovery’s BERING SEA GOLD was up a tick to 0.54, and UNEARTHED was down a tick to 0.31.  On Adult Swim, CIHLDRENS HOSPITAL dropped 0.19 to 0.44, and the 4AM FISHCENTER was at 0.40.  HANGAR 1 (History) lost a tenth to 0.24.  Also at 0.24 (down 0.03) was TNT’s COLD JUSTICE.  FOR BETTER OR WORSE (OWN) gained 0.02 to 0.23.  On Syfy, BITTEN rose 0.05 to 0.20, and LOST GIRL was also up 0.05 to 0.17.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER fell 0.04 to 0.19, and VICE gained 0.02 to 0.17.  BELLATOR MMA LIVE (Spike) was at 0.24.  The 9PM IMPACT WRESTLING (DAM) rose 0.04 to 0.12 in 18-49s, was up around 10% in total viewers to 395K, and was almost exactly steady in households at 0.24/283K.  The 11PM re-airing added 0.04 in 18-49s, 125K total viewers and 0.07/84K households.  Among the micro-rated, COMEDY BANG BANG (IFC) was reported as holding at 0.01 in 18-49s, yet increasing hugely in total viewers from last week to 64,000–caution, however, should be taken with numbers at this level, since the Nielsen sample would be extremely small.

Top 40 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 40 Cable FRI.15 May 2015 v2

 

Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday May 15, 2015 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L-05/15/2015 ESPN 9:40 p 148 1.99 4,901
2 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L-05/15/2015 ESPN 6:59 p 161 1.20 3,054
3 BERING SEA GOLD-05/15/2015 DISC 9:00 p 60 0.54 1,692
4 CHILDRENS HOSPITAL-05/15/2015 ADSM 12:00 a 15 0.44 1,089
5 FISHCENTER-05/14/2015 ADSM 4:00 a 15 0.40 747
6 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION-05/15/2015 ESPN 5:30 p 30 0.39 945
7 AROUND THE HORN-05/15/2015 ESPN 5:00 p 30 0.31 690
8 UNEARTHED-05/15/2015 DISC 10:00 p 60 0.31 876
9 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND-05/15/2015 DSNY 9:00 a 25 0.26 1,020
10 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE-05/15/2015 ESPN 4:30 p 30 0.26 563
11 HANGAR 1: HISTORY-05/15/2015 HIST 10:00 p 63 0.24 1,262
12 COLD JUSTICE-05/15/2015 TNT 8:00 p 60 0.24 1,035
13 ARCHER-05/15/2015 CMDY 11:30 p 30 0.24 437
14 ARCHER-05/15/2015 CMDY 11:00 p 30 0.24 444
15 BELLATOR MMA LIVE-05/15/2015 SPIKE 9:00 p 135 0.24 594
16 FOR BETTER OR WORSE-05/15/2015 OWN 9:00 p 30 0.23 718
17 KILLING HOUR, THE-05/15/2015 ID 10:00 p 60 0.21 751
18 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM-05/15/2015 TRAV 9:00 p 60 0.20 598
19 BITTEN-05/15/2015 SYFY 9:00 p 60 0.20 588
20 SAY YES TO THE DRESS-05/15/2015 TLC 9:00 p 30 0.20 941
21 CURVY BRIDES-05/15/2015 TLC 9:30 p 30 0.19 847
22 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER-05/15/2015 HBOM 10:00 p 57 0.19 1,033
23 DORA AND FRIENDS-05/15/2015 NICK 12:00 p 60 0.18 949
24 E! NEWS-05/15/2015 ENT 7:00 p 60 0.18 391
25 FOX AND FRIENDS-05/15/2015 FOXNC 7:00 a 60 0.18 1,093
26 VICE-05/15/2015 HBOM 11:00 p 27 0.17 551
27 LOST GIRL-05/15/2015 SYFY 10:00 p 60 0.17 463
28 E! NEWS-05/15/2015 ENT 11:00 p 60 0.16 312
29 FOX AND FRIENDS-05/15/2015 FOXNC 8:00 a 60 0.16 1,229
30 MYST AT NATIONAL PARKS-05/15/2015 TRAV 10:00 p 30 0.16 528
31 POOL MASTER-05/15/2015 APL 10:02 p 60 0.15 466
32 FLIPPING SHIPS-05/15/2015 APL 9:00 p 60 0.14 607
33 CURVY BRIDES-05/15/2015 TLC 10:00 p 30 0.14 751
34 THE OREILLY FACTOR SPCL-05/15/2015 FOXNC 8:00 p 60 0.14 1,856
35 KELLY FILE SPECIAL, THE-05/15/2015 FOXNC 9:00 p 60 0.14 1,615
36 MYST AT NATIONAL PARKS-05/15/2015 TRAV 10:30 p 30 0.13 397
37 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER-05/15/2015 CNN 4:00 p 60 0.12 549
38 IMPACT WRESTLING-05/15/2015 DAM 9:00 p 120 0.12 395
39 HANNITY SPECIAL-05/15/2015 FOXNC 10:00 p 60 0.11 1,157
40 ON THE RECORD W/GRETA-05/15/2015 FOXNC 7:00 p 60 0.11 1,373
41 YOU LIVE IN WHAT-05/15/2015 HGTV 11:00 a 60 0.11 449
42 AMERICAS NEWSROOM-05/15/2015 FOXNC 10:00 a 60 0.11 1,331
43 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L-05/15/2015 ESPN2 6:00 a 240 0.10 208
44 AMERICAS NEWSROOM-05/15/2015 FOXNC 9:00 a 60 0.10 1,269
45 METROPCS FRIDAY KNOCKOUT-05/15/2015 TRU 10:00 p 145 0.10 288
46 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE-05/15/2015 HLN 6:00 a 60 0.10 336
47 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK-05/15/2015 BET 8:00 p 120 0.09 321
48 ANDERSON COOPER 360-05/15/2015 CNN 8:00 p 60 0.09 521
49 PRIME BASEBALL GAME-05/15/2015 MLBN 8:00 p 222 0.09 259
50 FIVE, THE-05/15/2015 FOXNC 5:00 p 60 0.09 1,673
51 CNN NEWSROOM-05/15/2015 CNN 2:00 p 60 0.08 451
52 NEW DAY-05/15/2015 CNN 7:00 a 60 0.08 302
53 HAPPENING NOW-05/15/2015 FOXNC 1:00 p 60 0.08 921
54 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT-05/15/2015 CNN 7:00 p 60 0.08 470
55 CESAR 911-05/15/2015 NGWD 9:00 p 60 0.08 340
56 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER-05/15/2015 FOXNC 6:00 p 60 0.08 1,539
57 PRE-DRAFT CAMPS    L-05/15/2015 ESPN2 3:00 p 240 0.08 171
58 SITUATION ROOM-05/15/2015 CNN 6:00 p 60 0.08 390
59 OUTNUMBERED-05/15/2015 FOXNC 12:00 p 60 0.08 953
60 CNNI/ CNN NEWSROOM-05/14/2015 CNN 3:00 a 60 0.08 205
61 CNN NEWSROOM-05/15/2015 CNN 9:00 a 60 0.07 458
62 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO-05/15/2015 FOXNC 4:00 p 60 0.07 1,133
63 WOLF-05/15/2015 CNN 1:00 p 60 0.07 410
64 HENRY DANGER-05/15/2015 NKTNS 7:00 a 30 0.07 216
65 SITUATION ROOM-05/15/2015 CNN 5:00 p 60 0.07 413
66 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME-05/15/2015 MLBN 2:20 p 303 0.07 242
67 FOX AND FRIENDS-05/15/2015 FOXNC 6:00 a 60 0.07 728
68 EARLY START-05/14/2015 CNN 5:00 a 60 0.07 259
69 NFL LIVE-05/15/2015 ESPN2 1:36 a 60 0.07 127
70 EARLY START-05/14/2015 CNN 4:00 a 60 0.07 218
71 HENRY DANGER-05/15/2015 NKTNS 7:30 a 30 0.07 238
72 IS YOUR DOG A GENIUS-05/15/2015 NGWD 10:00 p 60 0.06 275
73 COLLEGE BASEBALL        L-05/15/2015 ESPNU 8:00 p 180 0.06 222
74 HAPPENING NOW-05/15/2015 FOXNC 11:00 a 60 0.06 1,018
75 NEWS DECK W/S.SMITH, THE-05/15/2015 FOXNC 3:00 p 60 0.06 1,263
76 THUNDERMANS-05/15/2015 NKTNS 6:00 a 30 0.06 187
77 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, T-05/15/2015 POP 7:00 p 60 0.06 426
78 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE-05/15/2015 HLN 7:00 a 60 0.06 251
79 NEW DAY-05/15/2015 CNN 6:00 a 60 0.06 308
80 SURVIVORMAN: BIGFOOT-05/15/2015 SCI 10:00 p 60 0.06 242
81 BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, T-05/15/2015 POP 6:30 p 30 0.05 265
82 NEW DAY-05/15/2015 CNN 8:00 a 60 0.05 330
83 HAUNTED HATHAWAYS-05/15/2015 NKTNS 8:00 a 30 0.05 210
84 HOME & FAMILY-05/15/2015 HALL 10:00 a 120 0.05 158
85 AMHQ-05/15/2015 TWC 8:00 a 60 0.05 236
86 HAUNTED HATHAWAYS-05/15/2015 NKTNS 8:30 a 30 0.05 156
87 WALK AROUND THE WORLD-05/15/2015 NGC 9:00 p 60 0.05 143
88 REAL STORY W/G.CARLSON-05/15/2015 FOXNC 2:00 p 60 0.05 1,027
89 LEGAL VIEW-05/15/2015 CNN 12:00 p 60 0.05 367
90 CNN NEWSROOM-05/15/2015 CNN 10:00 a 60 0.05 359
91 HIS & HERS-05/15/2015 ENN 1:00 a 60 0.04 58
92 LPGA TOUR-05/15/2015 GOLF 9:00 p 120 0.04 160
93 PGA TOUR-05/15/2015 GOLF 2:58 p 242 0.04 472
94 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE-05/15/2015 ENN 2:00 a 30 0.04 61
95 DIAGNOSE ME-05/15/2015 DLIF 10:00 p 60 0.04 115
96 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS-05/15/2015 NBCSN 7:01 p 209 0.04 210
97 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE-05/15/2015 HLN 9:00 a 60 0.04 189
98 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE-05/15/2015 HLN 8:00 a 60 0.04 188
99 AT THIS HOUR-05/15/2015 CNN 11:00 a 60 0.04 398
100 WAKE UP WITH AL-05/14/2015 TWC 5:00 a 60 0.04 160

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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.