NBC In The U.S., ITV In The UK & Seven Rolls To The Top In Australia.

NBC with the 'Winter Olympics' continues #1 in the U.S.

NBC with the ‘Winter Olympics’ continues #1 in the U.S.


Wednesday, 02.12.14
This was the first night that the Winter Olympics had to face first run pressure from ‘American Idol’ and NBC came out the winner. The Winter Olympic coverage drew 20.77 million viewers.

FOX, on the other hand, presented at 8P, ‘American Idol’ and it pulled in a strong 11.43 million for its two hour presentation.

CBS kept up its rerun presence by airing at 8P, an older episode of ‘Mike & Molly’ which drew 4.74 million viewers while at 830P, presented last Sunday’s airing of ‘The Beatles: The Night That Changed America-A Grammy Salute’ and added 5.03 million viewers.

ABC tried on Wednesday and failed. At 8P, they ran a rerun of ‘The Middle’ which pulled in 4.96 million and at 830P, ‘Suburgatory’ rerun drew 3.69 million. At 9P, a ‘Modern Family’ rerun brought in 4.8 million while at 930P, a new episode of ‘Super Fun Night’ had 3.5 million viewers. At 10P, a rerun of ‘Nashville’ drew a smallish 2.23 million.

Meanwhile, The CW ran a rerun of ‘The Best In Show’ and it barely drew viewers with only 920,000 watching it.

For The Record
NBC was #1 with 20.77 million viewers. FOX, behind ‘American Idol’ drew 11.425 million. CBS was #3 and brought in 5.005 million viewers. ABC drew 3.597 million viewers while Univision was #5 with 2.888 million. The CW finished with only 924,000 viewers.

Today In TV History
On this date in 1962, Paul Anka performed ‘Love Me Warm and Tender’ on ‘American Bandstand’.

ITV had 'Midsomer Murders' to be #1 in the UK.

ITV had ‘Midsomer Murders’ to be #1 in the UK.


Across The Pond:
ITV at 8P had ‘Midsomer Murders’ and it topped everything on Wednesday evening in the UK. The ITV drama’s crossover with The Killing and Borgen climbed to 5.52 million (22.3%) for its finale.

On BBC One, at 9P, ‘Outnumbered’ dropped over 600,000 viewers from last week to 4.19 million (17.2%). At 930P, a rerun of ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ could only pull 3.69 million (16.0%).

BBC Two at 7P had the ‘Winter Olympics’ highlights and it brought in 2.20 million (9.6%). It was followed at 8P by ‘Restaurant Man’ with 1.60 million (6.9%). At 9P, ‘Line of Duty’ returned for a new season with 1.75 million (7.4%). At 10P, ‘Inside No 9’ dropped with 940,000 (4.8%) viewers.

Channel 4 at 8P brought the ‘Restoration Man’ in front of 1.73 million fans (7.4%), followed at 9P by ’24 Hours in A&E’ with 1.96 million (8.3%). At 10P, ‘First Dates’ returned with 841,000 viewers (4.9%).

Channel 5 at 8P had the ‘Ultimate Emergency Bikers’ which was watched 1.01 million (4.3%). At 9P, CBS import, ‘NCIS’ pulled in 858,000 viewers (3.6%). At 10P, the new crime drama ‘Suspects’ found 836,000 viewers (4.7%).

'My Kitchen Rules'  give Seven three straight nights as #1 in Australia.

‘My Kitchen Rules’ give Seven three straight nights as #1 in Australia.


Down Under
Seven does it again. ‘My Kitchen Rules’ ruled. On Wednesday it drew 1.911 million viewers with Sydney drawing 518,000 viewers; Melbourne having 500,000 watch; Brisbane pulled in 340,000 while in Adelaide had 246,000 watching. In Perth, 308,000 viewers took in the action. The #2 program for the evening was ‘Seven News’ with 1.047 million viewers. The #4 program on Wednesday was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 995,000 watching. And the #5 program, ‘Home and Away’ drew 991,000 viewers. #8 was the NBC import, ‘The Blacklist’ and it had 909,000 viewers.

Network Nine had #3 ‘Nine News’ which had 1,036,000 watching. #6 on the evening was ‘Nine News 6:30’ which had 988,000 watchers. And the #7 program was ‘The Block: Fans v Faves’. It had 964,000 viewers. #9 on this Wednesday had ‘A Current Affair’ which drew 829,000 viewers.

ABC1 had the #10 program which was ‘ABC News’ which pulled in 794,000 viewers.

Kitchen Rules.

As you can see, no matter where people were watching television, they were…

Switching Channels!

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