NBC Again Tops With Olympics In U.S. ITV Wins In The UK With Brit Awards. Seven Has My Kitchen To Top In Australia.

Figure skating at the Olympics. Historically it is the #1 draw of the winter games.

Figure skating at the Olympics. Historically it is the #1 draw of the winter games.

Wednesday, 02.19.14
NBC with another night of the Winter Olympics coverage from Sochi, Russia, came in #1 again, for the 13th straight night with 20.109 million viewers and a 13.3 rating/21 share in the household ratings (peaking in the 930P half-hour at a 14.6/22).

FOX at 8P had ‘American Idol’ featuring the top 15 male performers, and drew 9.88 million viewers and a 6.7/10. Comparably (and without the Winter Olympics in the mix), that was 28% below the 9.3/15 one year earlier. It finished #2 at 8P and #3 at 9P.

CBS with reruns all night, at 8P presented an episode of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ finished #3 in its time slot and drew 5.63 million viewers and a 3.7/ 6. At 9P, ‘Criminal Minds’ had 9.91 million viewers and a 6.7/10 which was the second highest on all networks on Wednesday. At 10P, ‘CSI’ finishing #2 in its time slot had 9.61 million viewers and a 6.3/10).

Univision at 8P had ‘Por Siempre Mi Amor’ which finished with 0.8 (A18-49) while at 9P, ‘Lo Que La Vida Me Robo’ finished with a strong 1.5 (A18-49). At 10P, ‘Que Pobres Tan Ricos’ finished with 1.2 (A18-49).

ABC had one of those nights. At 8P, were reruns of ‘The Middle’ which drew 4.24 million viewers and a 3.1/5 and at 830P, ‘Suburgatory’ had a disappointing 2.96 million viewers and a 2.1/3. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Modern Family’ pulled in 4.19 million viewers and a 3.0/5 while at 930P, ‘Super Fun Night’ wasn’t as it drew 2.74 million folks and a 2.1 rating with a low 3 share of the available audience. Not much better at 10P, as a rerun of ‘Nashville’ finished a distant third-place with 1.76 million viewers and a 1.4/2.

The CW aired repeats at 8P of ‘Arrow’ with 1.01 million viewers and a 1.0/2) and at 9P ‘The Tomorrow People’ drew less with 770,000 viewers and a 0.7/1).

Jimmy Fallon tops again in late night on NBC.

Jimmy Fallon tops again in late night on NBC.

Late Night
‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ continued to attract a strong sampling of the show’s special midnight start time following late local news and NBC’s coverage of the Sochi ‘Winter Olympics’. ‘Tonight’ averaged a 2.2/12, the show’s highest LPM result for a Wednesday in nearly 10 years (since May 19, 2004, 2.3). Wednesday’s 5.2/15 share in metered-market households is up 79% versus the show’s 2.9 season-to-date average (L+SD). Note that ‘Tonight’ has been delivering one of its strongest seasons in years and was up 7% season to date in metered-market households through Feb. 9 (2.9 vs. 2.7). Wednesday’s ‘Tonight’ finished within a tenth of a rating point of the prior night’s results both in metered-market households (5.2 vs. 5.3) and in 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters (2.2 vs. 2.3). Jimmy Kimmel last evening with Tim McGraw. http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/tim-mcgraw-doesnt-slow-down/n37015
Despite its later start time, ‘Tonight’ topped the combined rating of CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ (2.2/6) and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (1.6/4) by 37% (5.2 vs. a combined 3.8). Wednesday’s ‘Tonight Show’ featured Bradley Cooper and musical guest Tim McGraw. From 1235-105A, ABC’s ‘Nightline’ averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters. CBS’s ‘Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

For The Record
NBC was #1 with 20.109 million viewers and a 13.3 rating and a 21 share. FOX came in #2 with 9.876 million viewers and a 6.7/10. CBS ranked third on Wednesday with 8.381 million viewers and a 5.6/ 9. Univision came in #4 with 3.128 million viewers and a 1.7/3. ABC took fifth with 2.94 million viewers and a 2.2/ 3. The CW finished with 888,000 viewers and a 0.8/ 1. Telemundo also finished with a 0.8/1.

CBS' 'Perry Mason', one of the longest running dramas in the history of television.

CBS’ ‘Perry Mason’, one of the longest running dramas in the history of television.

Today In TV History
On this date in 1964, the 200th episode of ‘Perry Mason aired on CBS. For those too young, catch an episode at: http://www.cbs.com/shows/perry_mason/

If it's Tom Selleck, it's #1. On Hallmark, 'Jesse Stone' became the biggest in the channel's history.

If it’s Tom Selleck, it’s #1. On Hallmark, ‘Jesse Stone’ became the biggest in the channel’s history.

‘Jesse Stone: No Remorse’ starring Tom Selleck in the CBS detective-themed movie franchise, debuted on Hallmark Movie Channel (HMC) on Sunday, Feb. 16 as the cable net’s most-watched telecast ever in households (902,000), total viewers (1.16 million), women 25-54 (147,000) and adults 25-54 (255,000). The household rating for the made-for TV movie, which initially aired on CBS on May 9, 2010, was also a record for HMC with a 1.7. ‘Jesse Stone: No Remorse’ was part of HMC’s highest day ever in network history and was seen by more than 1.5 million unduplicated total viewers. To view, go to: http://youtu.be/79zl_cQv794

A&E’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ was the #1 show on cable Wednesday as it drew 5,483 million viewers at 10P.

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The Brit Awards aired Wednesday on ITV

The Brit Awards aired Wednesday on ITV

Across The Pond
ITV was tops in the UK on Wednesday with at 8P, ‘The 2014 Brit Awards’ with 4.20 million viewers (18.4%).

The live ‘Champions League’ coverage of Arsenal losing to Bayern Munich drew nearly 1.9 million viewers with 831,000 viewers (3.6%) on Sky1 and another 1.06 million (4.7%) on Sky Sports 1.

BBC One at 730P had ‘Pound Shop Wars’ pulling in 3.75 million viewers (16.7%). At 9P, ‘Outnumbered’ grew the audience on BBC One to 3.85 million (15.9%). At 930P, it was followed by a rerun of ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ with 3.83 million viewers (16.3%).

BBC Two at 8P presented ‘Restaurant Man’ as it drew 1.45 million viewers (6.5%). At 9P, ‘Line of Duty’ drew 2.21 million (9.3%) followed at 10P by ‘Inside No 9’ with a million viewers (5.1%).

Channel 4 at 8P brought on ‘Restoration Man’ as it began 4’s evening with 1.53 million folks (6.8%). At 9P, the audience grew as ’24 Hours in A&E’ as 1.78 million viewers (7.4%) tuned in. At 10P, ‘First Dates’ fell to 870,000 viewers (4.9%).

Channel 5 at 8P had ‘Ultimate Emergency Bikers’ which didn’t really attract that many viewers as only 881,000 watche (4.0%). It was followed by the CBS hit, ‘NCIS’ which drew 1.01 million (4.2%) at 9P.

BBC Three at 10P had ‘The Truth About Web Cam Girls’ had 510,000 followers (2.9%).

BBC Four at 9P brought on ‘Infested!’ with Michael Mosley and 599,000 viewers (2.5%) watched.

You need more bacon ... Josh looks on helplessly as Danielle's dreams of creating world-class food science slips away on Wednesday night's 'My Kitchen Rules'

You need more bacon … Josh looks on helplessly as Danielle’s dreams of creating world-class food science slips away on Wednesday night’s ‘My Kitchen Rules’

Down Under
There is nothing like it in the entire continent. ‘My Kitchen Absolutely Rules’.

Seven has the king during this time of the year. ‘My Kitchen Rules’ blew away the competition again Wednesday with a huge 1,880,000 viewers with 544,000 in Sydney; 511,000 in Melbourne; 339,000 in Brisbane; 208,000 in Adelaide and 277,000 in Perth. Seven had 33.8% share of the available audience on Wednesday. #4 program of the evening was ‘Seven News’ with 1.076 million viewers. And with just eleven thousand fewer, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1.065 million came in #5. The NBC import, ‘The Blacklist’ finished #8 with 980,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Home and Away’ with 960,000 viewers.

Nine again had the #2 program, ‘Nine News’ with 1,168,000 viewers, some 712,000 fewer than the #1 program. #3 as ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,137,000. The #6 program was ‘A Current Affair’ with 1,056,000 viewers. The #7 program was ‘The Block: Fans v Faves’ with 1.045 million viewers.

ABC1 came in with the #10 program, ‘ABC News’ which drew 829,000 viewers, the first time someone from other Seven or Nine finished in the Top Ten in the past two nights.

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

Switching Channels!

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