ABC edges CBS in an all rerun evening on Saturday with the exception of two news programs which went up against each other. ABC was victorious. At 8P-10P, The Alphabet Network pulled up a rerun movie, ‘Hancock’ which averaged 2.7 million viewers. It was at 10P, with ’20/20′ came on that provided the victory ABC sought. The veteran news program drew a high of 4.01 million at 10P and
at 1030P upped it to 4.21 million bringing the average viewership to 4.11 million viewers, the top program of the evening.
CBS was ahead from the beginning. At 8P, ‘a rerun of ‘Mike & Molly’ pulled in a leading 2.7 million viewers. At 830P, another rerun of ‘2 Broke Girls’ drew 2.5 million viewers, again topping all others. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Intelligence’ drew 2.84 million but fell to #2 by 20,000 viewers. At 930P, while rising to 2.91 million, it fell behind the final half hour of NBC’s ‘Chicago PD’ conclusion. Then at 10P, a new ’48 Hours’, long the leader on Saturday evening, drew 2.93 million and at 1030P, 3.16 million viewers, for a 3.045 million average, over a million viewers behind ’20/20′. It was a disappointing evening for The Tiffany Network.
NBC, in an all rerun evening, ‘Chicago PD’ pulled in an average of 2.75 million, with a final half hour of 3.13 million viewers which was tops in all of broadcast. But at 10P, a rerun of ‘Saturday Night Live’ simply could not do the job as it finished with 2.645 million viewers.
National Geographic Channel ran the ’43rd Barrett Jackson Automobile Auction’ on Satuday evening. While national numbers are not yet available, locally in Phoenix DMA, it pulled a 2.4/7 rating at 945P, following a leading turn during the day (1P-3P) on FOX nationally.
FOX was also an all rerun network on Saturday evening. ‘Almost Human’ pulled in an average of 1.59 million viewers and at 9P, ‘The Following’ pulled in an average of 1.13 million. That was it for the Animal Network of Broadcast. It was left barely breathing.
The biggest show on cable Saturday was ‘Flowers in the Attic’ on Lifetime. It drew a total of 6.1 million viewers, dwarfing anything on broadcast.
Also on cable, TBS and TNT carried the ’20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards’ which many consider an important indicator to the upcoming Academy Awards. It drew 4.6 million viewers. A complete listing of winners is listed below on this page.
NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ at 1130P, with host and musical guest Drake, averaged a 4.7 rating and an impressive 12 share of available audience.
For the record, ABC finished with 3.17 million viewers in prime time. CBS had 2.9 million viewers. NBC finished with 2.72 million viewers while FOX completed the evening with an average of 1.36 million viewers.
NBC has announced Jay Leno’s final guests for his show’s final week beginning on February 3rd. Jimmy Fallon will guest, along with Betty White (who will be making her 19th appearance on the show) on Monday, Feb 3rd. On Tuesday, Feb 4th, Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Matthew McConaughey will chat with Leno and will be joined by NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, who is making his 24th visit. On Wednesday, Feb 5th, Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock is set to take to the “Tonight Show” couch and will be joined by “The Voice” coach and Grammy Award-winning country singer Blake Shelton. On Thursday, Feb 6th, Leno will conclude his incredible 22-year run with a return visit from his first-ever guest, Billy Crystal, who joins Leno on his farewell night, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Will Smith and U2 have been booked as the guests for the premiere of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” set for Monday, February 17th on NBC.
Amy Poehler will be the first guest on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ which premieres on NBC, Monday, February 24th.
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BBC One’s ‘The Voice UK’ was Saturday night’s most watched again with 7.61 million viewers (32.8% share of the available audience). It peaked with 8.9 million. At 820P, ‘National Lottery: Who Dares Wins drew 5.13 million viewers (23.2%) while at 910P, ‘Casualty’ drew 4.86 million (21.6%).
ITV’s ‘Take Me Out’ was the network’s most watched show on Saturday with 4.24 million viewers and an 18.9% share of available audience. ‘Splash!’ brought in 3.85 million (16.7%) on Saturday evening. At 945P, ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ pulled in 2.62 million (12.5%), with guests Russell Brand, Dermot O’Leary, Goldie Hawn and James Blunt.
BBC Two at 7P had ‘Live Snooker: The Masters’ viewed by 1.51 million viewers (6.67%). James May’s ‘Toy Stories’ was seen by 940,000 viewers (4.39%).
Channel 4 at 730P had a rerun of ‘Britain’s Killer Storms’ which drew 1.11 million (4.88%). At 9P, the CBS drama, ‘Hostages’ drew about what it does in the US as it had 1.05 million (4.66%). At 10P, Nicholas Cage’s ‘Knowing’ drew only 800,000 viewers (5.15%).
Channel 5 had another episode of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ with 1.72 million watched Lee Ryan met his supposed super fan. Earlier, an ‘NCIS’ double attracted 613,000 (2.71%) at 7.45P and 722,000 (3.21%) at 840P.
BBC Four at 9P had ‘The Bridge’ which drew 1.04 million (4.63%). 892,000 viewers (4.46%) watched the second episode of the evening at 10P.
ITV3 at 8P had a rerun of ‘Doc Martin’ and it drew in 733,000 (3.28%).
ITV2 at 9P drew 704,900 (3.58%) with a showing of Pierce Brosnan’s ‘The World Is Not Enough’.
As you can see, no matter where you watched television on Monday, people were …
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014
Female actor in a supporting role:
Lupita Nyong’o, ’12 Years a Slave’
Male actor in a supporting role:
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Male actor in a leading role:
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Female actor in a leading role:
Cate Blanchett, ‘Blue Jasmine’
Cast in a motion picture:
Female actor in a comedy series:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ‘Veep’ HBO
Male actor in a comedy series:
Ty Burrell, ‘Modern Family’ ABC
Ensemble in a comedy series:
‘Modern Family’ ABC
Female actor in a TV movie or miniseries:
Helen Mirren, ‘Phil Spector’ HBO
Male actor in a TV movie or miniseries:
Michael Douglas, ‘Behind the Candelabra’ HBO
Female actor in a drama series:
Maggie Smith, ‘Downton Abbey’ BBC One & PBS
Male actor in a drama series:
Bryan Cranston, ‘Breaking Bad’ AMC
Ensemble in a drama series:
‘Breaking Bad’ AMC