Three Nights In A Row…CBS Wins On Thursday. BBC One #1 In The UK. Nine Dominates In Australia.

CBS & 'The Big Bang Theory' #1 on Thursday with an episode titled 'The Indecision Amalgamation'.

CBS & ‘The Big Bang Theory’ #1 on Thursday with an episode titled ‘The Indecision Amalgamation’.

Thursday, 04.03.14 (Posted 04.04.14)
For the third night in a row, CBS was the top television network in America. At 8P, the biggest comedy on television, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ led the Tiffany Network to another Thursday victory, with a 35% advantage over second-place ABC. It finished with 17.39 million viewers and an 11.5 rating and big 19 share of the available audience. At 830P, ‘The Millers’ was #1 as well with 11.43 million viewers and a 7.0/11. At 9P, ‘Two and a Half Men’ remained the #1 show in this time slot with 9.37 million viewers and a 6.1/10, but at 930P, the Robin Williams comedy, ‘The Crazy Ones’ finished #2 in its time slot with 6.47 million viewers and a 4.5/7. That fall in audience left the top notched drama at 10P, ‘Elementary’, in a hole but drew 7.79 million viewers and a 5.2/9.

ABC in the meantime had a reverse of CBS on Thursday starting at 8P with a low point as ‘Once Upon A Time In Wonderland’ finished a distant #3 with 3.24 million viewers and a 2.3/4. At 9P, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ had 7.98 million viewers and 6.0/9. Then at 10P, ‘Scandal’ dominated with 8.84 million viewers and a 6.4/11 giving the Alphabet Network a powerful run for the affiliates with their local newscast at 11P.

FOX began at 8P with ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ which was #2 with 4.9 million viewers and a 3.8/6. At 9P, ‘American Idol’ finished #3 in its time slot with 7.72 million viewers as young Sam was NOT kicked off as he was saved by the judges for another week (5.4/9). It was down 33% from last year. At 930P, ‘Surviving Jack’ drew 4.49 million viewers. This really is a funny show and this episode in particular gave us a glimpse into Christopher Meloni’s creative chops by teaching his son and friends how to make the Varsity baseball team. A really good episode that was Must See TV ON DEMAND. It was the top creative effort on FOX on this night.

NBC simply, could not compete. At 8P, ‘Community’ finished #4 with 2.58 million viewers and a 1.9/3. At 830P, ‘Parks and Recreation’ finished #4 with 2.69 million viewers and a 2.0/3. At 9P, ‘Hollywood Game Night’ finished #4 with 3.09 million viewers and a 2.3/4. At 10P, the Peacock Network presented ‘Parenthood and it finished #3 because there were only two other big networks airing programs at this time and it drew 3.73 million viewers and a 2.5/4 to finish on top for 30 Rock on Thursday.

Univision began the evening at 8P with ‘Por Siempre Mi Amor’ which pulled in a 0.9 A18-49. But at 9P, ‘Lo Que La Vida Me Robo’ jumped up with 1.4 A18-49, good for #4 in the time slot. At 10P, ‘Que Pobres Tan Ricos’ with a 1.2 A18-49 tied with NBC’s ‘Parenthood’ in this time period.

The CW filled this first Thursday in April with reruns. At 8P, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ drew 870,000 viewers and a 0.7/1. At 9P, ‘Reign’ drew 870,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

NOTE: Note: There were weather-related pre-emption in the Dallas-Fort Worth market across all broadcast networks. The final numbers for all networks may be subject to more than typical adjustments.

Late Night

David Letterman announced his retirement to the surprise of everyone on Thursday. We have a year to say goodbye.

David Letterman announced his retirement to the surprise of everyone on Thursday. We have a year to say goodbye.

In late night, news of David Letterman’s upcoming retirement lifted his CBS ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ to a dominant 3.2/6 at 1130P, with guest Johnny Depp. It was the first time Letterman beat ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ since Fallon took over from Jay Leno. His show beat both ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, each with a 2.4/6, by 33%. At 1230P, a rerun of CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’ also won the time slot for the evening as it scored a 1.4/5, which was 17% above competing NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ (1.2/4). ABC’s ‘Nightline’ finished with 1.5/5. At 135A, NBC’s ‘Later With Carson Daly’ finished the night with a 0.7/3.

For The Record
CBS was again #1 on Wednesday by drawing 10.041 million viewers and a 6.6 rating and an 11 share of the available audience. ABC finished #2 with 6.685 million viewers and a 4.9/8. FOX drew 5.501 million viewers and a 4.0/6. NBC was next with 3.154 million viewers and a 2.2/4. The History Channel was the top rated cable network and #5 of all networks with 2.930 million viewers. Univision as #6 drew 2.826 million viewers and a 1.5/3. TBS came in #7 with 1.991 million viewers. USA Network finished #8 with 1.827 million viewers.Telemundo finished #9 and had a 0.7/1. The CW finished #10 drew 868,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

Today In TV History
On this date in 1967, Johnny Carson quit ‘The Tonight Show’. He returned three weeks later after getting a raise of $30,000 a week.

Cable News

USA-Mexico Tie In Friendly Match on Wednesday. USA looked great in First Half. Mexico Dominated Second Half. 2-2 finish.

USA-Mexico Tie In Friendly Match on Wednesday. USA looked great in First Half. Mexico Dominated Second Half. 2-2 finish.

On Wednesday, April 2, UniMás’ broadcast of the USA vs. Mexico friendly, which was simulcast on Univision Deportes Network (UDN), reached 6.2 million Total Viewers who watched all or part of the match. The friendly delivered an average of 3.9 Total Viewers and 2.4 million Adults 18-49, outperforming ESPN’s broadcast of the same event by 259% with Total Viewers and 197% with Adults 18-49 which delivered an average of 1.0 million Total Viewers and 791,000 Adults 18-49. Locally, UniMás’ broadcast of the USA vs. Mexico friendly bested the same match on ESPN in the following markets (11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. ET):
o Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento
o Among Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento
The 2-2 draw was the most-viewed soccer match of 2014 on any network and the top friendly ever on UniMás.

More Cable News

'Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia' To Become Longest Running Cable Comedy Of All Time.

‘Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ To Become Longest Running Cable Comedy Of All Time.

FXX has renewed It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia for two ten-episode seasons, per The Hollywood Reporter. The renewal will give the series a total of 12 seasons, making it the longest running cable comedy of all time.

Cable Ratings

History Channel's 'Pawn Stars' #1 on Thursday.

History Channel’s ‘Pawn Stars’ #1 on Thursday.

#1 ‘Pawn Stars’ HIST 3.948 million viewers @ 930P
#2 ‘Pawn Stars’ HIST 3.532 million viewers @ 9P
#3 ‘Vikings’ HIST 2.960 million viewers @ 10P
#4 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ TBS 2.575 million viewers @ 10P
#5 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ TBS 2.522 million viewers @ 930P
#6 ‘Suits’ USA 2.498 million viewers @ 9P
#7 ‘SpongeBob’ NICK 2.436 million viewers @ 630P
#8 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ TBS 2.400 million viewers @ 1030P
#9 ‘SpongeBob’ NICK 2.346 @ 7530
#10 ‘SpongeBob’ NICK 2.286 @ 6P

On social, the friendly on UniMás was the No. 1 most social broadcast program of the day across all metrics, beating American Idol (FOX). A Twitter TV audience of 3.3 million people saw 236,800 Tweets about the match. These Tweets were sent by 102,200 people and generated over 19.8 million Impressions (source: Nielsen).

Welcome to new viewers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina.

Across The Pond

BBC One's 'MasterChef' was #1 on Thursday.

BBC One’s ‘MasterChef’ was #1 on Thursday.

MasterChef remained on top of the ratings outside of soaps on Thursday, as the BBC One series pulled in 4.3 million viewers (19.9%) at 8P. At 9P, ‘Supermarket Secrets’ drew 3.8 million viewers (17.9%). At 1030P, ‘Question Time’ had 2.6 million viewers (23.9%).

ITV at 830P presented ‘Ade at Sea’ and it pulled in 2.4 million viewers (11.3%). It was followed at 9P by a rerun of ‘It’ll Be Alright on the Night’ with 2.3 million viewers (11.0%).

BBC Two at 7P, ‘Antiques Road Trip’ had 1.5 million viewers (7.5%). At 8P it was followed by ‘Nature’s Weirdest Events’ with 1.7 million viewers (7.8%). At 9P, ‘Kim Philby: His Most Intimate Betrayal’ drew 1.2 million (5.5%).

Channel 4 at 8P had ‘Hoarder Next Door’ which cluttered 1.3 million viewers minds (5.9%). At 9P, ‘15,000 Kids & Counting’ drew 1.3 million viewers (6.1%). At 10P, ‘Jockey School’ had 806,000 (5.1%) watching.

Channel 5, at 8P presented ‘It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief’ and 789,000 (3.7%) tuned in. It was followed at 9P by ‘Hercules the Human Bear’ which picked things up with 1.2 million viewers (5.9%). At 10P, CBS’ ‘Person of Interest’ brought in 646,000 viewers (3.9%).

E4 @ 8P, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ returned with 1.2 million viewers (5.6%). 830P, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ pulled in 876,000 viewers (4.1%). At 9P, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ drew only 541,000 viewers (2.6%).

TV2 at 10P had ‘Celebrity Juice’ and it almost reach 1 million viewers as it had 906,000 (5.4%) watch.

On Sky1 at 8P had ‘Arrow’ and it was seen by 361,000 viewers (1.5%). At 9P, ‘The Smoke’ drew 308,000 viewers (1.5%).

Down Under

Kyal and Kara on Nine's 'The Block: Fans v Faves' were #1 on Thursday.

Kyal and Kara on Nine’s ‘The Block: Fans v Faves’ were #1 on Thursday.

Nine dominated Australian television on Thursday as it drew 33.6% share of the available audience, far outdistanced it rivals, Seven (26.4%); ABC1 (19.3%), Ten (15.4%) and SBS (5.3%).

Nine was led once again by its big hit, ‘The Block: Fans v Faves’ as it drew 1,372,000 viewers (413,000 in Sydney; 426,000 in Melbourne; 268,000 in Brisbane; 114,000 in Adelaide and 151,000 in Perth). It also had the top newscast on the evening with #2 program, ‘Nine News’ which also was a million+ draw with 1.082 million viewers. And the #3 program on Thursday was the early newscast, ‘Nine News 630’ with 1,048,000 viewers. The #5 program of the evening was ‘A Current Affair’ with 944,000 viewers. The #8 program on Thursday was ‘The Footy Show’ with 865,000 viewers.

Seven got into the picture with #4 ‘Seven News’ which could only draw 979,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 899,000 viewers. #7, ‘Home and Away’ drew 869,000 viewers.

ABC1 came in with the #9 program, ‘Janet King’ with 831,000 viewers. It also had the #10 program on Thursday with ‘The Checkout’ which pulled in 818,000 viewers.

As you can see, no matter where we live in the world today, people are…

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