December 15, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.12.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  THE AMAZING RACE gained 0.1 in final numbers.

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

THE GOLD RUSH (Discovery) rounded up to tie SHARK TANK as the highest rated show on all of television Friday night, dropping 0.08 from last week to 1.46.  Lead-out EDGE OF ALASKA slipped 0.03 to 0.65, and lead-in GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT was at 0.60.  ESPN’s NBA BASKETBALL doubleheader was at 0.87/0.55.  On Syfy, WWE gained 0.63 to 0.68.  KENDRA ON TOP (We) rose 0.03 to 0.37.  DEAL WITH IT (TBS) was up 0.03 to 0.26, the same number as TNT’s premiere of The Rock-driven reality show WAKE UP CALL.  On IFC, COMEDY BANG BANG lost 2/3 of last week’s rating with 0.02 and 33K total viewers, and BIRTHDAY BOYS was almost identical with 0.02/34K. 

Top 25 Cable FRI 12 Dec 2014

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.