It’s beginning to look like a sweep. NBC again finished #1 in the US in prime time as 19.08 million viewers tuned in.
CBS finished #2 as at 8P and continued throughout the evening with reruns of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and it drew 5.26 million; at 9P in its regular time slot drew 5.76 million and at 10P, had 5.20 million viewers, all of which placed the Tiffany Network on top of all others during the Olympic airing.
ABC at 8P began its evening with a rerun of ‘Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown’ and it drew 3.91 million viewers. At 9P, another rerun of ‘Shark Tank’ drew 4.39 million while at 10P, an original version of ’20/20′ had the biggest Alphabet Network audience of the night with 4.69 million viewers.
Univision finished #4 for the evening with a strong overall average viewership of 3.1 million.
FOX also presented an all rerun evening as at 8P, ‘Bones’ drew 3.06 million, tops for the Animal Network of Broadcast on this night as at 9P, a rerun of the new program ‘Enlisted’ drew 1.83 million and at 930P, ‘Raising Hope’ had 1.42 million.
The CW just didn’t show up on Friday as reruns of ‘Who’s Line Is It Anyway’ at 8P drew 970,000 viewers; at 830P another rerun drew 860,000 visitors and at 9P, a rerun of ‘The Originals’ had 440,000 viewers.
For The Record
NBC again finished #1 for the 8th straight day with 19.08 million viewers. CBS finished #2 with 5.41 million viewers; ABC had 4.33 million viewers; Univision pulled in 3.1 million viewers. FOX finished Friday with 2.37 million viewers and Telemundo drew 1.2 million viewers. The CW ended the weekday nights with 674,000 viewers.
On this date in 1962, CBS bought the exclusive rights to college football games from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for $10,200,000.
Broadcast & Cable News
CBS unveiled the start dates for new sitcom ‘Bad Teacher’ and returning crime solver ‘Unforgettable’. ‘Bad Teacher’, a half-hour based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz movie of the same name, will launch on Thursday, April 24 at 930P after ‘The Crazy Ones’ concludes its first season. ‘The Crazy Ones’ with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, will switch time periods with veteran ‘Two and a Half Men’ effective on February 27, with Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher (and company) at 9P following by ‘The Crazy Ones’ at 930P.
‘Unforgettable’, with Poppy Montgomery as a police detective with a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything, will open season three on Friday, April 4 at 8P (following the season end of current time period occupant ‘Undercover Boss’).
Digital & Mobile News
Facebook reviewed its numbers for the opening week of the Winter Olympics and found in excess of 24 million people chatted about the event during the first week of the Games, bringing the total of 48 million combined posts, comments and ‘LIKES’. Figure skating was the most popular sport for all in North America, while the most mentioned athletes mentioned across the globe were Shaun White, Jenny Jones and Michael Christian Martinez.
Welcome to the new visitors in the US, Canada, Mexico, The UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Philippines and Australia.
Across The Pond
The Winter Olympics finally took hold in the UK. And it resulted in a BBC One Friday.
BBC One at 530P had 5.14 million viewers, good for 29.2% share of available viewers watching television as Lizzy Yarnold won the Gold in Skeleton. This big audience drew record viewership on Friday in the news programming as well. At 6P, BBC News pulled in 7.05 million a whopping 35.9% share, the most in over a year. At 630P, BBC Regional News topped out at 7.36 million (35.6%). ‘New Tricks’ rerun drew 3.72 million (17.1%) while at 830P, an episode of ‘Room 101’ drew 3.57 million (15.1%). To continue Friday’s dominance on Friday, at 9P, ‘The Graham Norton Show’ won its time slot with an impressive 4.38m/30.5% with Matt Damon and Bill Murray.
ITV at 8P presented ‘Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages’ and it was their biggest draw pulling in 3.28 million (14.1%). At 9P, ‘Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’ with Ian Botham was watched by 2.89 million (13.2%).
BBC Two at 710P drew an average of 2.2 million viewers watched highlights of Lizzy Yarnold’s gold medal Skeleton run during Winter Olympics seen earlier on BBC One. At 8P, 2.59 million (11%) watched ‘Mastermind’. At 830P, ‘An Island Parish’ drew 1.98 million (8.4%). At 9P, ‘Mock The Week’ drew 1.3 million (5.9%). At 930P, ‘QI’ drew 1.41 million viewers (6.5%).
Channel 4 at 8P, ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ was seen by 1.32 million (5.6%). At 9P it presented ‘Peter Kay: Live & Back on Nights! Part Two’ with 2.52 million viewers (11.5%). At 10P, ‘The Last Leg’ was viewed by 1.03 million (5.6%).
Channel 5 at 8P had ‘Ice Road Truckers’ which drew 1.07 million while at 9P, ‘Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild’ was seen by 900,000 viewers (4.1%).
BBC Three at 9P presented the movie ‘Enemy of the State’ as it was the highest-rated multichannel program, picking up 838,000 viewers (4.3%).
Seven had the biggest share of audience on Friday with a 28.1% share of the available audience but it didn’t have the top two programs on a slow summer night in Australia.
That belonged to Nine. And the #1 program on Friday was ‘Nine News’ with 1,144,000, of which in Sydney, 345,000 viewers tuned in; In Melbourne, 387,000 viewers watched; In Brisbane, it delivered 222,000 viewers; in Adelaide, 98,000 while in Perth, 91,000 viewers watched. #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ and it drew 995,000 viewers. In #5, ‘A Current Affair’ drew 850,000.
Seven finally got into the picture with ‘Seven News’ and it drew 921,000 viewers. #6, ‘Better Home & Gardens’ drew 820,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ pulled in 809,000 viewers.
ABC1 had the top non-news program as in #4 position, ‘The Doctor Blake Mysteries’ were watched by 857,000 viewers. #8 for the evening was ‘ABC News’ with 718,000 urban viewers. And the #10 show on Friday was a rerun of ‘QI’ which did 562,000 viewers.
Ten got into the game with the #9 program ‘Ten Eyewitness News’ which pulled in 568,000 viewers.
As you can see, no matter where people were watching television, they were…