Wednesday, 04.09.14 (Posted on 04.10.14)
CBS is now the network to beat in the Wednesdays as it continued to power on 8 of the past 9 evenings, the longest streak of dominance in daily prime time history other than Live sporting events like the Olympics. At 8P, ‘Survivor’ opened with a dominant 9.56 million viewers 6.2 rating and 10 share of the available audience, as it beat the first half of competing ‘Idol’. At 9P, ‘Criminal Minds’ drew 9.81 million viewers (6.6/10) and was the top program in the time slot and the entire evening of television. At 10P, the cornerstone of all CBS programming, ‘CSI’ had 9.08 million viewers and a 6.1/10.
FOX from 8P-10P presented the Elite Eight of ‘American Idol’ and it drew 8.79 million viewers and a 6.1/10. It was down 27% compared to last year on this comparable date.
NBC finished third overall for the evening. It led off at 8P with a rerun of ‘Law & Order:SVU’ drawing 4.31 million viewers and a 3.0/5 ratings. But at 9P, the regular episode of ‘Law & Order:SVU’ jumped up to third with 7.27 million viewers and a 5.3/8. It was tops for the evening on the Peacock Network and an exceptional episode. At 10P, ‘Chicago PD’, although not drawing as large a number as ‘L&O:SVU’, it again was superb. It drew 6.52 million viewers and 4.6/8, which was 15% above the last week’s performance. It was Must See TV ON DEMAND. If you haven’t caught this series, it is time. It is one of the top series on television.
Univision, with its tele novellas pushed the envelope again on Wednesday as at 8P, ‘Por Siempre Mi Amor’ posted a 1.0 A18-49 ratings, good for #4. At 9P, ‘Lo Que La Vida Me Robo’ came in with a network high of 1.5 A18-49 rating. At 10P, coming in #3 was ‘Que Pobres Tan Ricos’ with a 1.0 A18-49 ratings.
ABC simply could not match the competition on Wednesday as it ran nearly an entire evening of reruns beginning at 8P with a rerun of ‘The Middle’ which drew 4.63 million viewers and a 3.3/6. At 830P, ‘Suburgatory’ fell to 3.59 million viewers and a 2.4/4. At 9P, the Alphabet Network’s power for the evening, ‘Modern Family’ with another rerun drew 4.79 million viewers and a 3.4/5. At 930P, the only original program of the night on ABC was ‘Mixology’ and it flopped, drawing only 3.34 million viewer and a 2.3/4. At 10P, a rerun ‘Nashville’ had 2.35 million viewers and a 1.7/3. ABC is in big trouble on Wednesdays.
The CW at 8P had a rerun of ‘Arrow’ which drew 1.29 million viewers and a 1.1/2. At 9P, ‘The Hundred’ drew 1.75 million viewers and a 1.4/2.
‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ led the evening with guest Jennifer Garner with a 3.0/8, an increase of 11% from Jay Leno on the year-ago evening. ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ drew with Lindsay Lohan drew 2.5/6, down 11% from the comparable day a year earlier. ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ finished with 1.7/5, down 15% from the year previous. At 1235A, NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ finished on top in this time period with a 1.4/5, down 7% from Jimmy Fallon one year earlier. CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’ was #2 with 1.3/ 4, down 7% from last year. ABC’s ‘Nightline’ had a 1.1/4. At 130P, NBC’s ‘Last Call With Carson Daly’ closed the night with a 0.8/4.
For The Record
CBS again finished #1 on the evening with 9.48 million viewers and a 6.3 rating and a 10 share of the available audience. FOX was #2 with 8.79 million viewers and a 6.1/10. NBC came in #3 with 6.04 million viewers and a 4.3/7. ABC was next with 3.51 million viewers and a 2.5/4. Univision finished Wednesday with 2.96 million viewers and a 1.6/3. The History Channel was the top cable network with 2.344 million viewers. The CW drew 1.52 million viewers and a 1.2/2. Telemundo had a 0.6/1.
Cable Ratings For Top 100 Programs on Wednesday, 04.09.14
The top rated program on Wednesday was ‘American Pickers’ at 9P which drew 3.543 million viewers. The Top 100 Programs ratings per half hour were as follows: At 8P, 8 programs delivered 11.727 million viewers; at 830P, 10 programs delivered 13.863 million viewers. At 9P, 12 programs reached 17.628 million viewers; and at 930P, 12 program reached 18.612 million viewers. At 10P, cable produced 18 programs drew 27.241 million viewers. At 1030P, cable program audience reached its peak as 22 programs drew 29.521 million viewers. Cable network averages for the Top 100 Programs was 19,765,333.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1957, the teen idol, Ricky Nelson sang for first time on TV’s ‘Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’. He performed the song “I’m Walking.” If it reminds you of the young man on this year’s ‘American Idol’, this is the original. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwSwlkxHSnY along with the famous ‘laugh track’ on the show.
Broadcast TV News
CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will replace the retiring David Letterman on the ‘Late Show’ upon his retirement. He is the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning ‘The Colbert Report’ on the Comedy Channel. while attending Northwestern University. Colbert first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago and among the troupe were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the sketch comedy series ‘Exit 57’. Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived ‘Dana Carvey Show’ before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series ‘Strangers with Candy’. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. His work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s news-parody series ‘The Daily Show’ first introduced him to a wide audience. In 2005, he left ‘The Daily Show’ to host a spin-off series, ‘The Colbert Report’. Colbert, 49, who signed a five-year deal, said in a statement: “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”
Jane Pauley is to Join CBS News ‘Sunday Morning’. Former “Today” Show, “Dateline” and syndicated daytime talk show host Jane Pauley will join the Sunday leader, ‘CBS News Sunday Morning’ as a contributor. The news was announced at a panel held as part of an annual symposium held at Texas Christian University’s Schieffer School of Journalism by ‘Face the Nation’ anchor Bob Schieffer. Pauley, 63, was a co-host on ‘Today’ on NBC from 1976 to 1989, and she appeared as a contributor on ‘Dateline’ in primetime from 1992 to 2004. She also had her own primetime newsmagazine, ‘Real Life With Jane Pauley’ in the early 1990s, and hosted daytime talk show ‘The Jane Pauley Show’ for NBCUniversal in the 2004-05 season. Her latest book, Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life, was released in January. Pauley’s official start date on ‘CBS News Sunday Morning’ has not been determined. “Jane is taking her own advice,” said Schieffer to the crowd. “She’s reinventing herself and is coming to work at CBS News. After much applause, Pauley said, “I can’t tell you—my heart is doing strange things. Is there a doctor in the house? Actually there are all kinds of doctors in the house and on stage, but thank you. My pulse is absolutely racing at that news—CBS.” “We’re really, we’re really really happy to have you,” said Schieffer. “And I can’t think of a better place for you to tell a story. Because you’re a great storyteller – and ‘Sunday Morning’ is one of my favorite, favorite broadcasts.” Pauley got her start at a CBS affiliate when she was in her early 20s. “Bob has been tormenting me that I ‘defected’,” Pauley said. “CBS is the reason I had a 40-year career at NBC. I had to come back home.”
Some 52% of “social sharing actions” – sharing of website content such as articles, photos and videos via social networks – occurred on a mobile device during the first quarter of this year, reveals ShareThis in a new report. Mobile took the lead on the back of a quarter-over-quarter growth rate in sharing that was more than twice as high as desktop’s (28% vs. 11%). While the iPhone (25%) remained the top mobile device used for sharing, Android smartphones (17%) narrowed the gap.ShareThis had previously indicated that social sharing behavior was more prevalent on mobiles than on desktops, but this is the first release to state that mobile has overtaken desktop in sharing volume.
The new data comes after a recent report from comScore showed a “multi-platform” shift last year. Looking at the distribution of digital media consumption, comScore demonstrated that multi-platform users (those who use both mobile and desktop devices) grew from 48% share of the digital audience in February 2013 to a majority 56% share in December. With another 8% in December counting as mobile-only, that left just 36% of digital media consumers visiting from desktops only.
Meanwhile, the ShareThis report also notes some trends in the social channels used for sharing:
Twitter (+43%) saw the fastest growth rate in Q1 sharing, with most activity by 31-35-year-olds;
Sharing to Reddit (+25%) also grew quickly, with the heaviest activity in the 18-30 age group;
Sharing to Facebook (+14%) and LinkedIn (+12%) was led by older users (50+ and 41-50, respectively); and
After rapid growth last year, sharing to Pinterest increased by only 5% in Q1.
Email continued to decline as a social sharing channel (-25%), while content sharing growth was higher for Hispanics than for blacks and whites across Twitter, Reddit and Pinterest.
The top sharing channels, in order of overall shares, were:
#4 LinkedIn; and
Welcome to new viewers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Croatia, Italy, Thailand, Australia and El Salvador.
Across The Pond
BBC One jumped back on top Wednesday at 8P, ‘MasterChef’ stayed on top of the Wednesday ratings outside of soaps, with 4.5 million viewers and a 20.5% share of the available audience. AT 9P, ‘Monkey Planet’ intrigued 2.7m (12.5%) at 9pm, while documentary Marine ‘A’: Criminal or Casualty of War? gathered 1.2m (10.5%) at 10.35pm.
BBC Two at 8P, had the new series ‘Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job’ and it opened with 2.0 million viewers (9.1%). It was followed at 9P by Ian Hislop’s new series ‘The Olden Days’ with 1.9 million viewers (8.7%). At 10P, ‘W1A’ concluded with 1.1 million viewers (6.3%).
ITV at 8P, ‘Big Star’s Little Star’ brought in a big 3.6 million viewers (16.3%). It was followed at 9P by the latest ‘Law & Order: UK’ which pushed up the audience to 3.9 million viewers (18.0%) at 9pm (227k/1.5%).
Channel 4 at 8P brought us ‘Secret Eaters’ had 851,000 viewers (3.8%). At 9P, ‘Dead Famous DNA’ drew much less with only 582,000 viewers (2.7%). It was followed at 10P by ‘The £60,000 Puppy: Cloning Man’s Best Friend’ which increased the audience a bit with 616,000 viewers (4.0%).
Channel 5 at 8P had ‘Raoul Moat: Northumberland Rampage’ and it was seen by 732,000 viewers (3.3%). At 9P, it was followed by ‘Britain’s Crime Capitals’ with 826,000 viewers (3.8%). At 10P, CBS’ ‘NCIS’ brought in a network high of 905,000 viewers (5.6%). At 11P, ABC’s ‘Castle’ with 510,000 (5.8%).
Sky Sports 1 at 7P brought the coverage of Manchester United’s defeat to Bayern Munich topped the multichannels with 1.4 million viewers (6.9%).
Nine roared back to top the prime time ratings in Australia with a powerful 36.1% share of the available audience on Wednesday. Seven slipped to second with 33% share. Imagine, drawing a third of the available audience and still coming in #2. ABC1 drew 14.0%; Ten had 13.0% and SBS finished with 3.8%.
The top two networks dominated the top 12 programs on the evening with the top 11 each drawing more than one million viewers.
Nine came out swinging with the #1 program on Wednesday which was ‘The Block: Fans V Faves’ as the winner was announced (see yesterday’s report). It drew an amazing 2,181,000 with 693,000 viewers watching in Sydney; 735,000 watching in Melbourne; 361,000 looking in at Brisbane; 178,000 in Adelaide and 214,000 in Perth. The #2 was ‘The Block: Fans v Faves’ Auctions. It also pulled in over two million viewers with 2,156,000. The #3 program was ‘The Block: Fans v Faves’ Grand Final with 1.884 million viewers. It really was ‘The Block’ Party on Nine. The #5 program was ‘A Current Affair’ which pulled in 1,437,000 viewers. And, the top newscast of the day was ‘Nine News 6:30’ which drew 1,258,000 at #6. #7 was ‘Nine News’ with 1.228 million viewers. #10 was ‘Mom’ which drew 1,107,000 viewers.
Seven had the #4 program with the always popular ‘My Kitchen Rules’ which drew 1,645,000 viewers. In Sydney, 463,000 watched; in Melbourne, 463,000; in Brisbane, 309,000 watched; in Adelaide, 196,000 looked in while in Perth, 213,000 viewers tuned in. #8, ‘Seven News’ produced 1,196,000 viewers and the #9 program on Wednesday was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,141,000 viewers.
As you can see, no matter where we live in the world today, with the exception of Australia on Wednesday, people are…
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