CBS ended NBC’s 19 day run at the top by owning Tuesday once again. In this final Tuesday in February, CBS power lineup of ‘NCIS’, NCIS-LA’ and ‘Person Of Interest’ were welcomed back with open arms and beat #2 NBC by 59%. At 8P, ‘NCIS’ with an episode told the story of faulty armor being sold to the military, drew 16.89 million viewers and an 11.1 rating and a 17 share of the available audience. At 9P, ‘NCIS-LA’ was exceptional as the full cast was featured. The main plot line about the Mexican cartel and the assassination attempt on one of Hetty’s friends (guest star Danny Trejo) is Must See TV and ON DEMAND as it pulled in 13.1 million viewers and an 8.5/13. At 10P, a truly inventive episode of ‘Person Of Interest’ won its time slot with 10.78 million viewers and a 7.1/12. The three dramas that dominate Tuesday on The Tiffany Network each finished in first place in each of the six half hours in prime time.
NBC tried with its power program, at 8P, ‘The Voice’ as it drew 12.97 million viewers and a 7.9/12 for second place in the time slot. This was the highest rated Tuesday installment of the singing competition since October 22, 2013. At 9P, a rerun of the pilot of ‘About A Boy’ scored 8.34 million viewers and a 5.0/8 which was the best overnight ratings since ‘The Voice’ season finale on December 17, 2013. The point of this great showing is that it was about the same as the original airing right after the Olympics. This could be a huge hit for NBC if it doesn’t go crazy and bury it or place it in hiatus. And it has some real competition from ‘NCIS:LA’ and ‘The Bachelor’. At 830P, a rerun of the pilot ‘Growing Up Fisher’ drew 7.05 million viewers and a 4.2/6. At 10P, ‘Chicago Fire’ came back and finished with 7.091 million viewers and a 4.4/7, which was 63% above the series-premiere of competing ABC drama ‘Mind Games’.
ABC at 8P presented ‘The Bachelor’ which drew 8.12 million viewers and a 6.2/9. At 10P, ABC’s new series ‘Mind Games’ made its debut with 3.6 million viewers and a 2.7/5, a 5-month time-slot high and a 22% improvement from ABC’s most recent debut in the hour, but the new series was a frantic, emotionally daring episode which pits two brothers working together, both with checkered pasts, in developing a new kind of psychological consultancy that borders on illegal and at best absolutely tires out the audience watching Steve Zahn create one of the memorable characters ever seen on TV. As strange as this may sound, it is Must See ON DEMAND at least for this one time. You’ve never seen a performance like this one. Exhausting. And you’ll talk about it the next day. Can an actor win an Emmy for a short-lived series which with all certainty will be cancelled? Can you watch this kinetic bipolar brilliance week after week without turning it off completely? You be the judge. Leave your comments and tell the world what you think. For a glimpse, check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGUlZv30d5Y
Univision at 8P had ‘Por Siempre Mi Amor’ which had an 0.9 ratings in A18-49 for #4 in its time period. At 9P, ‘Lo Que La Vida Me Robo’ had a 1.3 A18-49, tops for the night on Univision. And at 10P, ‘Que Pobres Tan Ricos’ pulled in a 1.0 A18-49.
FOX at 8P had ‘Glee’ and it wasn’t very joyful in its return as it drew 2.92 million viewers and a 2.2/3, a series-low. With that poor lead-in at 9P, ‘New Girl’ really didn’t stand a chance as it drew 2.85 million viewers and another 2.2/3. At 930P, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ fell even further with 2.63 million viewers and a 2.0/3. Suffice to say, it was not a good night for the Animal Network of Broadcast.
The CW capped off the evening with its already renewed combination of dramas at 8P ‘The Originals’ which drew 1.88 million viewers and a 1.4/2 and at 9P, ‘Supernatural’ which finished with 2.44 million viewers and a 1.5/ 2. The two, on average, out delivered programming on the comparable date a year-ago which were ‘Hart of Dixie’ (1.2/2 on 2/26/13) and ‘Cult’ (0.7/ 1) by 53%. It was an above average night for the Little Network That Could.
In late night, at 1135P,the momentum for ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ continued with a 4.0/10. ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ did its usual on CBS (2.3/ 6) and on ABC, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ finished with 1.7/4. At 1235A on NBC, ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ finished #1 in that time slot with a 2.2/8, which was just 15% below its debut 2.6/9 on Monday. On CBS, ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’ drew half of that with a 1.1/4. On ABC ‘Nightline’ finished with a 1.0/3.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Tuesday with 13.59 million viewers and a dominating 8.9 rating and 14 share of the available audience. NBC finished #2 with 9.25 million viewers and a 5.6/9. ABC was next with 6.61 million viewers and a 4.9/8. Univision finished #4 with 2.9 million viewers and a 1.6 household rating and a 3 share. FOX drew 2.83 million viewers and a 2.2/3. The CW finished with 2.16 million viewers and a 1.4/2, a vast improvement over Monday’s results. Telemundo finished with 1.3 million viewers and a 0.8/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1958, Jackie Wilson performed ‘To Be Loved’ on ‘American Bandstand’. You can catch the performance here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99mJmbeLvU
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Season three of ‘Dallas’ on TNT opened with 2.7 million viewers was equal to its season two average. Once the DVR usage is factored in (with an expected rise of about 25-30%), episode one of the new season should total in the vicinity of 3.5 million viewers. ‘Dallas’ was also consistent with season two demographically, with 1.1 million A25-54 and 946,000 A18-49.
TNT had the top program of Tuesday evening on cable as ‘Rizzoli & Isles at 9P drew 3.733 million viewers.
CBS has officially ordered a multi-camera pilot for Matthew Perry’s remake of Neil Simon’s ‘The Odd Couple’ with Perry recreating the role of sloppy Oscar Madison. No casting has been announced at present for the role of fussy roommate Felix Unger.
During the week of February 10, 2014, ‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’ ranked as the #1 syndicated talk show (3.1 rating) in households, tying with ‘Dr. Phil’ and beating ‘Ellen’ by 29% (2.4 rating).
PBS science correspondent Miles O’Brien said Tuesday his left arm was amputated above the elbow after an apparently minor injury put his life in jeopardy. In a blogpost on his personal website Tuesday, which was verified by PBS, O’Brien recounted the 12 February blow to his arm he suffered while on assignment in Asia and the medical emergency that followed. He was diagnosed with “acute compartment syndrome”, O’Brien said, in which blocked blood flow in an enclosed space in the body can cause life-threatening consequences. Part of his arm was removed in a choice between “a life and a limb”, O’Brien said, quoting his doctor. He is grateful to be alive, the PBS reporter said. O’Brien has continued working despite the ordeal, PBS spokeswoman Anne Bell said. The former CNN science and space correspondent covers science for PBS NewsHour and is a correspondent for public TV’s documentary series Frontline and the National Science Foundation’s Science Nation online magazine.
Geo-socioeconographic mapping is now so much easier with smartphones. iPhones, in red, are often more prominent in upper-income parts of cities (and central business districts), while Androids, in green, appear to be the dominant device in lower-income areas. These maps are also a blank canvas with nothing on them other than tweets. Here is New York City, which has a smattering of Blackberries in Manhattan (yes, it’s possible to tweet from a Blackberry). That green patch to the left is Newark.
Here is Chicago, using the same canvas showing Tweeting as a mapping references for both iPhone & Android.
Here is the Los Angeles basin using the same exact canvas based on Tweets using iPhone (red) and Android (green) for mapping purposes.[/caption]
BBC One brought top honors on Tuesday as at 9P ‘Death in Paradise’ was the #1 program in the UK with 6.51 million viewers and a 27.2% share of the available audience.
ITV had the big football match on Tuesday as Manchester United was defeated 2-0 at the hand of the Olympiakos. It drew 5.02 million viewers and had a 21.4% share. It peaked with 6.43 million (27%) at 825P, making it the second most watched program in the UK on Monday at that time.
BBC Two’s top program was ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ as it drew 2.57 million viewers and a 10.9% share of the available audience. ‘The Necessary War’ which had an audience of 1.56 million (6.5%).
Channel 5’s top program was the CBS import, ‘The Mentalist’ which drew a respectable 1.27 million (5.3%).
35.3% share of audience bring Seven the top post again in Australia on Tuesday. But it was a two channel day with only Seven and Nine contributing to the top ten programs.
Seven had the big one, ‘My Kitchen Rules’ rule on Tuesday with another 2+ million audience. In fact, 2,123,000 watched with the biggest crowd coming from Sydney with 594,000 kitchen fanatics; in Melbourne, 571,000 watched; in Brisbane, 421,000 took in the action while in Adelaide, 229,000 couldn’t turn away; in Perth, a huge audience of 308,000 tuned in. It was nearly a million viewers ahead of the #2 show on the evening. The #5 program on Tuesday was ‘Seven News’ with 1.098 million viewers. #7 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ which pulled in 1,065,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Home and Away’ with 998,000 viewers. And the #10 program on Tuesday was ‘Winners & Losers’ with 962,000 watching.
Nine’s big program on Tuesday was ‘The Block: Fans v Faves’ as it pulled in the #2 audience of 1.192 million viewers. Nine also had the #3 program, ‘Nine News’ which finished as the top news program of the day with 1.173 million viewers. #4 was the CBS import, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ as it had 1,170,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1.081 million. A rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was the #8 program of the evening with 1.026 million fans.
As you can see, no matter where people were watching television, they were…