ABC #1 On Saturday In U.S. BBC Dominates In The UK.

ABC with Big 12 college football featuring Baylor, the #4 team in the nation,  at Oklahoma State, won the evening as it drew 6.55 million viewers and saw a rout as The Cowboys blasted the Bears 49-17.

CBS finished #2 with many reruns and one original program. At 8P, ‘Mike & Molly’ rerun drew 3.48 million; at 830P, another ‘Mike & Molly’ rerun episode drew 3.42 million. At 9P, ‘Criminal Minds’ rerun finished with 4.19 million while at 10P, ’48 Hours’ hit 5.66 million viewers.

NBC with a rerun of ‘The Voice’ at 8P drew 2.28 million while at 9P, the latest rerun of ‘The Blacklist’, which hadn’t been on this week, drew 2.2 million. At 10P, a rerun of ‘Saturday Night Live’ picked up 2.72 million viewers.

BBC America set a record for the channel, even if it wasn’t in prime time. ‘Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor’ global simulcast on BBC AMERICA at 2:50pm (ET) delivered the channel its best telecast ever with 2.4 million total viewers. On the digital front, there were a number of other significant achievements. ‘Doctor Who’ was the #1 season and episode on iTunes and #1 episode on Amazon’s television chart with 24 hours of release. It was #1 most downloaded episode of 2013 for BBC Worldwide on iTunes (based on first day of sale). In social media, BBC America ranked as the #1 entertainment network in the U.S. cable for the week. On Tumblr, there were 14.5 million views of BBC America’s ‘Doctor Who’ Tumblr on November 23rd. On Twitter, ‘Doctor Who’ overall generated a total of 1.83 million tweets, topping everything on cable for the week. On GetGlue, ‘Doctor Who’ recorded the most activity ever for a single show smashing the previous record held by ‘Breaking Bad’. On November 23rd, had its best day ever with over 1.375 million global page views.  

For FOX, their Pac 12 college football game was disappointing by drawing only 1.82 million viewers but was very exiting as the Arizona State Sun Devils won in a thriller over UCLA, 38-32, and captured the Pac 12 South title. They will face Stanford in the Pac 12 Championship game. Stanford trounced the ASU team previously this season.

For the record, ABC finished #1 with 6.55 million viewers. CBS finished #2 with an average of 4.5 million viewers. NBC finished #3 with 2.4 million. FOX finished last with 1.82 million viewers.


It was a battle of battles on Saturday in the UK. The 50th Anniversary of the legendary ‘Dr. Who’ against ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘The X Factor’.

BBC One had an evening to remember. First, ‘Strictly’ won with a whopping 10.6 million viewers.

BBC One had the Doctor. ‘Dr Who’ grabbed 10.2 million viewers but set a world record by being simulcast in 94 countries around the world across six continents. In addition to the TV broadcast, the episode was seen in 1,500 cinemas worldwide, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Germany, Russia, Latin America and Scandinavia.

ITV’s ‘The X Factor’ drew 7.7 million viewers.

No matter where you were watching television on the Saturday before Thankgiving, people were…

Switching Channels!

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