ESPN behind the Oregon’s 30-7 victory over Texas in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio was the winner on Monday night. The lopsided game drew 7.547 million viewers. At 10P, the ‘Scoreboard’ drew 5.418 million while at 1015P, the Holiday Bowl between victorious Texas Tech (37-23) over the Sun Devils of Arizona State pulled in 3.514 million.
It really wasn’t even close among the broadcast networks as CBS won for the fifth time out of the last six days during this holiday season. With all repeats, at 8P, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ pulled in 4.62 million viewers while at 830P, ‘2 Broke Girls’ had 5.24 million. At 9P, ‘Mike & Molly’ had the evening’s biggest broadcast network audience with 6.34 million. At 930P, ‘Mom’ drew 5.35 million while at 10P, ‘Person Of Interest’ drew 4.78 million. The Tiffany Network with their complete rerun schedule won every half hour of the evening in broadcast.
On ABC, ‘Happy New Year Charlie Brown’ rerun led off the evening at 8P with 4.09 million viewers. At 9P, ‘Rudolph’s Shiny New Year’ rerun drew 3.31 million while at 10P, a rerun of ‘Castle’ finished #2 with 4.04 million viewers.
NBC began with two episodes of ‘Hollywood Game Night’ reruns. At 8P it drew 3.27 million while at 9P it dipped a bit and drew 3.09 million. At 10P, another rerun of ‘Blacklist’ could only pull in 2.84 million viewers.
FOX had another strong performance with their newest show, ‘Almost Human’ at 8P as the rerun drew 3.44 good for #3 in the time period. At 9P, it lost the chance to move up with yet another rerun of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ which could only draw 2.72 million.
Univision finished with an above average Monday with 2.935 million viewers.
The CW continued with another rerun of ‘iHeartRadio Music Festival’ and drew 1.45 million.
For the record, ESPN was the top network on Monday as it drew 6.52 million average viewers over the evening. CBS was #2 with 5.167 million, a big jump of 1.13 million over the comparable day last year. ABC was #3 with 3.801 million while NBC finished #4 with 3.063 million narrowly edging out FOX which drew 3.027 million, 70,000 ahead of last year on this comparable day. Univision attracted 2.935 million while The CW finished with 1.46 million viewers, up 140,000 viewers from last year on this comparable day.
Across The Pond:
Ratings out of the UK were delayed. The early results, before everyone rushed out for their New Year’s Eve party were as follows:
ITV’s ‘Coronation Street’ was the top program of the evening as it drew 9.09 million viewers.
‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ pulled in 8.71 million (35.6% share of available audience)
‘Emmerdale’ had 7.35 million (32.1%).
‘EastEnders’ drew 6.91 million (27.9%).
‘Quantum of Solace’, the second Daniel Craig James Bond effort, drew 4.42 million for the evening biggest movie audience on television.
‘Shrek Forever Again’ was the #2 movie of the evening as it drew 3.79 million.
‘Mary Poppins’ pulled in 3.41 million viewers (20.6%).
BBC Two’s ‘Celebrity Egghead’ had 2.62 million (12.9%)
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Happy New Year To All. If you drink…Don’t Drive!