NBC Again #1 In The U.S. Behind The Olympic Coverage. BBC One Tops In The UK. Seven With ‘My Kitchen Rules’ Dominates In Australia.

NBC + Winter Olympics=#1

NBC + Winter Olympics=#1


Tuesday, 02.19.14
NBC was again #1 with the ‘Winter Olympics’ as it pulled in 18.47 million viewers, one of the lowest in this year’s run of events. Olympics action included women’s alpine skiing, men’s freestyle skiing and women’s short track averaged a 4.8 rating/14 share in adults 18-49 and 18.5 million viewers overall during primetime.

FOX at 8P presented ‘American Idol’ and it fell to #2, a position it has rarely seen in its long run. ‘Idol’ pulled in 9.63 million viewers in its two-hour run. Best the suits at FOX consider Wednesday rather than Tuesday. It will not be able to compete next week against the powerful CBS lineup.

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises of the night was the power of CBS in reruns topping ‘American Idol’ at 8P, with a rerun of ‘NCIS’. It proved once and for all, don’t mess with Mr. Gibbs. Leroy Jethro and the crew drew 9.83 for #2 WITH A RERUN. At 9P, ‘NCIS:LA’ with another rerun pulled in 7.98 million. And at 10P, ‘Person Of Interest’ rerun drew 6.4 million.

Univision finished #4 for the evening, ahead of ABC, as its program produced an average of 3.233 million viewers. AT 8P, ‘Por Siempre Mi Amor’ drew a 1.1 A18-49 rating. At 9P, ‘Lo Que La Vida Me Robo’, pulled an evening high with 1.6 A18-49 rating for #3 in that demo that set the pace for Uni on Tuesday. At 10P, another power of the Univision lineup was ‘Que Pobres Tan Ricos’ which finished #2 in A18-49 with a 1.4 rating.

ABC began with a rerun at 8P of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ pulled 2.71 million. At 9P, a rerun of ‘The Goldbergs’ had 2.49 million. At 930P, a rerun of ‘Trophy Wife’ dropped to 2.03 million viewers and at 10P, an original episode of ‘Killer Women’ drew The Alphabet Network’s biggest audience of the night with 3.17 million viewers.

Late Night
‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ finished #1 with a 5.3 rating, 15 share from midnight-1A; CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ was #2 with a 2.2/5 (to watch complete show, go to: http://bit.ly/1hvY3a3), and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ finished with a 1.9/5. From 1235-135A, CBS’s ‘Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson averaged a 1.0/3. Meanwhile, from 1235-105A, ABC’s ‘Nightline’ averaged a 1.0/3.

On Jimmy Fallon last night: Jerry Seinfeld and Lady Gaga

The CW at 8P had a rerun of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ which barely kept the light bulbs on at the Little Network That Could as it drew 800,000 devotees. AT 9P, a rerun of ‘Star-Crossed’ did slightly better with 1.05 million viewers.

For The Record
NBC was again #1 with 18.47 million viewers and an 11 rating and 17 share of the available audience. FOX finished #2 with 9.625 million viewers and a 5.9/9. CBS was #3 with 8.068 million viewers and a 5.3/8. Univision was #4 with 3.233 million viewers and a 1.8/3. ABC came in #5 with 2.812 million and a 1.9/3. Telemundo finished with 1.2 million viewers and a 0.7/1 while The CW finished with 923,000 and a 0.6/1.

Mamas & Papas

Mamas & Papas


Today In TV History
On this date in 1966, the smooth sound of The Mamas & Papas performed ‘California Dreamin” on “American Bandstand. ‘On a summer’s day…you can still hear Mama Cass’ spirit along the waves of the Pacific or any body of water near you. You can watch it at http://youtu.be/gWhp21_Yhe4

Welcome to new visitors from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Georgia, Australia, Brazil and Columbia.

'Death In Paradise' Still #1 on Tuesday despite strong competition from the Champions League.

‘Death In Paradise’ Still #1 on Tuesday despite strong competition from the Champions League.


Across The Pond
BBC One was #1 in the UK as ‘Death in Paradise’ remained top program on Tuesday. The crime drama attracted 6.42 million (25.9%) at 9P while up against the big football match on ITV. At 1035P, ‘Traffic Cops’ brought in 2.51 million (20.5%).

BBC Two at 7P presented the ‘Winter Olympics’ highlights and 2.78 million (12.4%) watched. At 8P, ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ returned for its second year and it outdrew the Olympics with 3.08 million (12.5%). At 9P, the documentary ‘How China Fooled the World’ dropped a bit to 1.77 million (7.2%). At 10P, ‘House of Fools’ dropped further with only 758,000 (4.0%) viewers.

ITV at 730P had the big ‘Champions League’ coverage of Manchester City’s losing to Barcelona and 5.81 million (23.7%) tuned in.

Channel 4 began at 8P with ‘Location, Location, Location’ and 1.36 million watched (5.5%). At 9P, ‘The Taste’ lost a bunch of the audience as only 746,000 (3.0%) bothered to tune in. At 10P, the documentary ‘Sexting Teacher’ brought the audience on Channel 4 back with 1.21 million (7.1%).

Channel 5 at 9P, ‘Holiday Love Rats Exposed’ attracted 1.36 million (5.5%). At 10P, ‘Law & Order: SVU’ grabbed 834,000 (4.8%).

BBC Three at 9P had ‘Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents’. 638,000 viewers watched (2.6%).

E4 at 10P, ‘Troy’ brought in only 338,000 viewers (2.0%).

On Sky1 at 9P, Ross Kemp’s ‘Extreme World’ had only 206,000 viewers (0.8%).

ITV3 at 8P ran a rerun of ‘Midsomer Murders’ and it drew 746,000 (3.0%). At 830P, ‘Dave’s Storage Hunters’ dropped a bit to only 703,000 (2.8%) viewers.

You never know on Australia's #1 program, 'My Kitchen Rules' on Seven.

You never know on Australia’s #1 program, ‘My Kitchen Rules’ on Seven.


Down Under
It is Seven again. But it wasn’t all good. Australian Federal Police officers raided the offices of Channel Seven in both Pyrmont and Eveleigh on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the proceeds of crime, following its dealings with Schapelle Corby. Twelve AFP officers arrived about 8:55A Tuesday morning and were still in Seven buildings late into the morning. An Australian Federal Police spokesman said: “The AFP can confirm it has executed a number of search warrants in Sydney in relation to an ongoing Proceeds of Crime Act matter. As this matter is ongoing it’s not appropriate for the AFP to comment further.” Seven has reportedly agreed to a $2 million price tag for the Corby interview. Seven news ran footage of the raid in their own offices with a “First on Seven” watermark.

Now for the programming. Seven again won the day with a 33.8% share of the available audience, well ahead of all the competition and as usual, it was led by ‘My Kitchen Rules’ as it pulled in 1,883,000 viewers. In Sydney, 509,000 viewers watched; In Melbourne, a few more, 511,000 tuned in; In Brisbane, 338,000 enjoyed during a summer evening; In Adelaide, 231,000 watched; and in Perth, 294,000 view it. For a view of Episode #15, click this: http://bcove.me/mu8mx3vu

#5 was ‘Winners & Losers’ with 1.041 million. #8 was ‘Seven News’ as it had 986,000 viewers. #9 ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ drew 944,000.

Over on Nine, ‘The Block: Fans v Faves’ was #2 with 1.149 million viewers, again over 700,000 viewers behind the lead program. #3 was ‘Nine News’ as it drew 1.106 million. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ as 1.085 million tuned in early. #6, ‘A Current Affair’ had 1.013 million watching and #7, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ just missed the million viewer mark with 995,000 viewers. And the #10 program, a rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ made in a two channel night as it drew 919,000 viewers.

No other channel programming made the Top Ten on Tuesday in Australia.

But, as you can see, no matter where people were watching television everywhere else, they were…

Switching Channels!

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