FOX with a two-hour block from ‘American Idol’ took top honors for the evening as it delivered 12.4 million viewers, topping off at 830P with 12.48 million while judging the talent in Salt Lake City. Tim Ermish must have loved this evening as surely his ratings went through the roof at the FOX affiliate in SLC.
CBS began with a special at 8P, ‘Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials’ and drew 9.52 million viewers, considerably stronger than expected while facing ‘Idol’. But at 9P, the always reliable ‘Criminal Minds’ was hobbled with a rerun and could only draw 6.61 million viewers. At 10P, much the same as CBS reruns continued and ‘CSI’ stumbled 6.36 million viewers. With original episodes, The Tiffany Network might have taken the evening. But we will never know.
NBC at 8P ‘Revolution’ drew 5.13 million viewers with an original episode. That was not good. At 9P, ‘Law & Order: SVU’ pulled in 7.54 million while at 10P, ‘Chicago PD’ had 6.88 million viewers, winning the time slot on broadcast for the Peacock Network.
On ABC at 8P, a rerun of ‘The Middle’ drew 5.8 million fans while at 830P, an original episode of ‘Suburgtory’ drew only 5.05 million. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Modern Family’ drew an Alphabet Network high for the evening with 5.99 million viewers. AT 930P, an original episode of ‘Super Fun Night’ failed again with only 3.88 million. at 10P, another original episode of ‘Nashville’ finished at the bottom of its time period with only 5.2 million viewers.
The CW at 8P had ‘Arrow’ which pulled 2.95 million viewers. At 9P, ‘The Tomorrow People’ disappointed many with only 1.72 million viewers.
On cable, ‘Duck Dynasty’ on A&E drew 7.487 million viewer at 10P, making it THE top program in this time period on Wednesday.
For The Record:
FOX finished #1 with 12.4 million viewers and a 7.3 rating and 11 share. CBS finished #2 with 7.5 million viewers and a 4.8/8. NBC was #3 with 6.51 million viewers and a 4.3/7 while ABC finished #4 with 5.18 million and a 3.4/5. A&E was the top cable network drawing 3.8525 million viewers. Univision drew 3.233 million viewers and a 1.3/7. The CW finished with 2.19 million viewers and a 1.4/2. Telemundo finished with a 0.8/1.
Today In TV History:
1950 – NBC-TV debuted “Robert Montgomery Presents.” The show lasted for seven seasons.
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The top program for the evening in the UK was ITV’s ‘Midsomer Murders’ which topped all with 5.06 million viewers (21.4%).
BBC One at 9P had ‘Outnumbered’ return for its final run and drew 4.76 million (18.9%). A rerun at 930P of ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ had 3.58 million viewers (15.0%) laughing.
Channel 5 had quite a night. First at 9P, ‘Ultimate Emergency Bikers’ drew 1.08 million (4.8%) but it was at 9P when ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ live final attracted 3.04 million (14.2%). at 11P, ‘Bit on the Side’ brought in 1.15 million (11.4%).
BBC Two at 8P had ‘Restaurant Man’ bring in 1.43 million (6.3%), followed at 9P by ‘Horizon’ with 2.45 million (10.0%).
Channel 4 at 8P ‘The Jump’ brought in 2.02 million (8.9%), while at 9P, ’24 Hours in A&E’ drew 1.73 million (7.1%).
It is dominating. Network 7 at 730P powers through with ‘My Kitchen Rules on Wednesday as it pulled in a whopping 1.685 million viewers. In Sydney, 458,000 watched and in Melbourne, 478,000 decided to watch. In Brisbane, 272,000 viewed it while in Adelaide, 210,000 decided it was for them. Then, in Perth, 267,000 viewers enjoyed. Consider this: the next closest non-news/non-sports program to ‘MKR’ is Network 7’s ‘Home and Away’ with some 672,000 less viewers. Now, that is power. ‘Seven News’ was #2 for the night as it drew 1,206,000 viewers. #3 was also on Net 7 as ‘Today Tonight’ pulled in 1,173,000 viewers. It would appear, if it’s Thursday in Australia, it’s Network 7. #6 was the above mentioned, ‘Home And Away’ actually pulled in 1,042,000 viewers.
Network 9 finally got into the act with the #4 rated program as ‘Twenty/20–Australia V England Game 1’ drew 1,172,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Nine News’ which brought in 1,138,000. #9 for the night was ‘Nine News 6:30’ and 695,000 watched.
ABC1 got into the game with ‘ABC News’ which pulled in 835,000 viewers for the seventh highest watched show in the country. #8 was ‘7.30’ which attacked 695,000.
Network 10 got into the game with the #10 highest rated program which was ‘Ten Eyewitness News’ which drew 662,000 viewers.
As you can see, no matter where people were watching television, they were…