Final results for Disney was grand on Monday evening. Disney owned ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ between the visiting New England Patriots against the winning Carolina Panthers which had all sorts of controversy on the final play of the game, pulled in an evening high of 15.772 million and an 11.2 household rating. Disney owned ABC television network won the evening on broadcast with a powerful ‘Dancing with the Stars’ episode drawing in 13.87 million viewers while ‘Castle’ at 10P took that hour with a twisting and turning episode that drew 12.02 million viewers. It was an outstanding evening for Disney any way you looked at it with nearly 30 million watching just two of their channels at the same time on Monday evening.
ESPN for the evening from 8P-11P drew 13.57 million as the ‘Monday Night Countdown’ show pulled in 2.545 million at 8P.
NBC decided to make it an all ‘The Voice’ evening, setting their #1 new show, ‘The Blacklist’ on the sideline for this week while viewers contemplate whether they want to follow a show where the star character murders one of his friends. At 8P, the reality singing competition drew 7.56 million in a recap show. At 9P-11P, it pulled in 10.48 million viewers. Without competing for the 10P time slot, it may have lost the evening, especially when the Live+7 numbers come in.
CBS’s ‘How I Met Your Mother’ pulled in 8.08 million, tops for The Tiffany Network on this Monday. At 830P, ‘2 Broke Girls’ dropped a bit to 7.85 million. At 9P, ‘Mike & Molly’ pulled the audience levels back up to 7.95 million while ‘Mom’ at 930P, lost a bunch, over 2.2 million viewers to end up with 6.73 million. At 10P, the doomed ‘Hostages’ struggled once again and drew only 4.48 million. It was down 54.55% compared to the previous day a year earlier.
FOX brought in their new show, ‘Almost Human’ which debuted on Sunday to big numbers and drew 6.8 on Monday evening with a very imaginative episode. ‘Love Bots’ matched ABC’s 18-49 numbers for #2 in the time slot behind CBS. At 9P, ‘Sleepy Hollow’ pushed up The Animal Network of Broadcast to 7.07 million.
The CW had ‘Hart Of Dixie’ a 8P pull in 1.04 milion bu at 9P, ‘Beauty And The Beast’ dropped to 700,000 viewers.
In late night, ‘Leno’ pulled 3.1/8 while Kimmel was #2 with 2.5/7. ‘Letterman’ suffered with the horrible lead-in at 10P with 2.0/5. At 1235A, ‘Fallon’ was #1 with 1.8/6 followed by ‘Nightline’ with 1.5/5 and ‘Ferguson’ with 1.0/4. ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ at 135A did the impossible by tieing the CBS henry an hour earlier with a 1.0.4. This is what happens when you insist of continuing ‘Hostages’ at 10P on Monday. Banish it to Saturdays if you don’t have the guts to cancel it.
For the record, ABC was #1 with 13.68 million viewers (up 200,000 from last year) and a 9.1 rating and 14 share; ESPN was #2 with 13.57 million viewers; NBC was #3 with 9.508 million viewers, down 200,000 from last year and a 5.8/9; CBS drew 6.592 million, down 1.9 million compared to last year on this day and a 4.6/7; FOX had an average of 6.48 million and a 4.7/7; USA Network drew an average of 3.801 million viewers; Univision had 3.4 million viewers; VH1 had 2.476 million viewers; and Telemundo finished with 900,000 viewers and a 0.9/4. The CW had 867,000 viewers on average for the evening, believe it or not, up 127,000 from last year on this day but finished last with a 0.8/1.
ACROSS THE POND:
ITV with ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!’ brought in 10.3 million viewers (39.3%) at 9P.
ITV1 added 615,000 (3.5%) to the ‘I’m A Celebrity’ viewing.
On BBC One, at 830P, ‘Fake Britain’ brought in 2.87 million viewers (11.5%) but ‘Ripper Street’ dropped 600.000 viewers to finish with 3.3 million (12.6%) at 9P.
BBC Two had ‘University Challenge’ at 8P with 3.1 million viewers (12.7%) while ‘MasterChef’ was viewed by 2.95 million at 830P. ‘The Choir’ had 2.37 million (9.1%) while at 10P, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ pulled in 1.08 million (5.5%).
Channel 4 ‘Health Freaks’ was watched by 847,000 (3.4%) at 830P. At 9P, ‘Fear of Flying’ dropped to 705,000 (2.7%). At 10P, ‘Fresh Meat’ dropped further with only 660,000 viewers (3.7%).
Channel 5 led off with ‘The Gadget Show’ and only 582,000 (2.4%) were interested enough to watch it. At 9P, ‘7 Days That Made The Führer’ was viewed by 600,000 (2.3%).
BBC Three had ‘Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide’ at 8P and it was watched by 734,000 (2.9%).
BBC Four brought on at 830P, ‘Only Connect’ with 847,000 viewers (3.4%).
E4 at 10P had ‘Made in Chelsea’ and 547,000 (3.1%) were entertained.
Over on ITV2, at 10P, ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here Now! brought 953,000 viewers in or 5.5% share of the audience available at that time.
All in all, people everywhere were….
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