Sunday, 04.23.14 (Posted 03.24.14)
CBS brought back its usual Sunday night lineup but the shocker happened at 9P. Earlier in the evening, at 7P, NCAA Basketball pulled in 13.93 million viewers and a 9.3/17 while at 730P, the game brought in 10.6/19. ’60 Minutes’ drew 12.04 million viewers and a 8.4/13. At 8P, ‘Amazing Race’ pulled in an 8.5/9 and 9.07 million viewers. But at 9P, ‘The Good Wife’ pulled off one of the biggest stunner since the ‘NCIS’ murder of one of its co-stars in its second season. On Sunday, one of the leads in the series was murdered in a courtroom in Chicago. Without question, it is a Must See ON DEMAND episode. It is more than good, it is disturbingly great. It drew 8.9 million viewers and a 7.0/11. At 1030P, ‘The Mentalist’, in another exceptional episode which is also Must See ON DEMAND, drew 7.89 million viewers and a 5.4/9 due to its lateness getting started.
NBC began at 7P with ‘The Voice’ rerun and it pulled in 3.41 million viewers a 2.2/4. At 8P, a new show, ‘American Believe Builders’ was awful and drew 3.57 million viewers and a 2.5/4. At 9P, ‘Believe’ drew 5.06 million viewers and a 3.9/6. At 10P, ‘Crisis’ pulled in 5.04 million viewers and a 3.4.6
ABC began at 7P with ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ and drew 6.74 million viewers and a 3.9/7 while at 8P, ‘Once Upon A Time’ at 8P drew 6.61 million viewers and a 4.3/7. At 9P, ‘Resurrection’ drew 9.22 million viewer and a 6.2/10. At 10P, ‘Revenge’ pulled in 5.71 million viewers
FOX at 7P began with ‘Bob’s Burgers’ with 2.45 million viewers and a 1.6/3. At 730P, ‘American Dad’ drew 2.71 million viewer and a 1.6/3. At 8P, ‘The Simpsons’ pulled in 3.93 million viewers and a 2.4/4 while at 830P, ‘Family Guy’ drew 4.28 million viewers and a 2.8/4. At 9P, ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ drew 4.23 million viewers and a 3.0/4.
For The Record
CBS was #1 with 10.266 million viewers and a 7.5 rating and a 12 share. ABC came in #2 with 7.071 million viewers and a 4.6/7. NBC was #3 with 4.27 million viewers and a 2.9/5. FOX finished Sunday with 3.652 million viewers and a 2.4/4. Univision had 2.213 million viewers and a 1.22. Telemundo had a 0.7/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1940, The New York City NBC station W2XBS became the first to televise religious services.
The BIG Screen
Box office for the weekend of 03.21-23.14
#1 ‘Divergent’ $56 million
#2 ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ $16.514 million
#3 ‘Mr Peabody & Sherman’ $11.7 million
#4 ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ $8.665 million
#5 ‘God’s Not Dead’ $8.564 million
#6 ‘Need For Speed’ $7.781 million
#7 ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ $6.750 million
#8 ‘Non-Stop’ $6.436 million
#9 ‘The LEGO Movie’ $4.115 million
#10 ‘Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club’ $3.1 million
Turkey Strengthens Twitter Ban
After Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan banned Twitter in the country late Thursday night, many local users found ways to circumvent the restrictions. But getting around the ban is becoming more difficult, as the government appears to have changed up its technical strategy for blocking the social media platform. At first, the edict seemed to be enforced only by a DNS block, which forwarded users who tried to access Twitter to another page. To circumvent the ban, many locals manually changed their DNS server, an act of rebellion that compelled many people to graffiti surfaces all over Istanbul. However, these alternative DNS options have now been blocked. What’s more, researchers said that any IP addresses associated with Twitter’s servers can no longer be reached to begin with. Other alternative options for accessing Twitter have included tweeting via SMS or using a VPN or Tor, and it does not appear that any of these methods have yet been affected by the most recent restrictions. Erdoğan has confirmed that he gave the orders to shut down Twitter in Turkey. At a campaign event in Istanbul Sunday ahead of March 30 municipal elections, Erdoğan said he had given the order because Twitter was not obeying Turkey’s laws. Previously, the Turkish government said that the telecommunications authority had blocked Twitter on court orders. However, the move came shortly after Erdoğan threatened to “rip out the roots” of the website.
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Across The Pond
BBC One at 7P presented ‘Countryfile’ which topped the evening overall with 6.63 million viewers. At 8P, ‘Antiques Roadshow’ drew 5.72 million viewers (24.4%). At 9P, ‘The Musketeers’ brought in 4.08 million viewers (18.0%). At 1030P, ‘Match of the Day 2’ drew 2.30 million (19.4%).
ITV at 7P had ‘Catchphrase’ which brought in 3.7 million viewers (16.8%). At 8P, Prince harry’s South Pole Heroes’ drew 3.2 million (13.7%). At 9P delivered the season finale of ‘Mr Selfridge’ and it achieved its best ratings since its second series premiere. The ITV drama’s finale attracted 4.64 million (20.5%).
BBC Two at 8P had ‘Lambing Live’ with 1.84 million viewers (7.9%). It was followed at 9P by Louis Theroux’s new series ‘LA Stories’ with 1.78 million (7.8%).
Nine ruled on Sunday as it pulled in a superb 36.9% share of the available audience. It beat out Seven (34.0%) behind the #1 program, ‘The Block: Fans v Faves’ which drew 1,758,000 viewers of which 519,000 viewers in Sydney; a very large 600,000 viewers in Melbourne; 330,000 in Brisbane; 165,000 viewers in Adelaide and 144,000 viewers in Perth. #3 on Sunday was ’60 Minutes’ with 1,513,000 viewers. And the #4 found its home on Nine with the top newscast of the night with ‘Nine News Sunday’ with 1,425,000 viewers. #8 on Sunday was ‘Fat Tony & Co’ which pulled in 983,000 viewers.
Over on Seven, the #2 program was ‘My Kitchen Rules’ with 1,545,000 viewers. It won in Adelaide and in Perth, but fell behind in the other three large markets. #5 was ‘Sunday Night’ with 1,307,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Seven News Sunday’ with 1.146 million viewers. The #7 program on Sunday was ‘Downton Abbey’ which pulled in 1,125,000 viewers.
ABC1 had the #9 program in ‘ABC News Sunday’ with 863,000 viewers. And the #10 program on Sunday was ‘Rake’ which drew 627,000 viewers.
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