Sunday, 04.13.14 (Posted 04.14.14)
CBS finished #1 again as its dominance continues. At 7P, ‘Masters Tournament’ won by Bubba Watson drew a 8.7 rating and a 17 share of the available audience. At 715P, ’60 Minutes’ drew an evening high of 11.01 million viewers and a 8.0/14. At 815P, ‘The Amazing Race’ pulled 8.98 million viewers and a high of 7.4/11 on the evening at 9P. At 915P, ‘The Good Wife’ had 9.74 million viewers and a 7.8/11 viewers. At 1015P, ‘The Mentalist’ in an excellent show, probably too late to save it from cancellation, had 9.11 million viewers and a 6.1/11. The Tiffany Network carried every half hour of the evening. It would be smart of NBC picked up this program if CBS cancels it.
ABC tried but could not even come close to CBS on Sunday. It began at 7P with ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ with 5.66 million viewers and a 3.3/6. At 8P, ‘Once Upon A Time’ improved the Alphabet Network’s audience a bit by drawing 6.25 million viewers and a 4.0/6. At 9P, ‘Resurrection’ began had 7.12 million viewers and a 4.6/7. The past six-weeks it has done: 8.5/13 – 7.0/10 – 6.2/10 – 5.5/8 – 5.0/7 – 4.6/6. At 10P, ‘Revenge’ drew 5.11 million viewers.
NBC began the evening at 7P with ‘Dateline’ which had 2.11 million viewers and a 2.9/5. At 8P, ‘American Dream Builders’ could only pull 3.09 million viewers and a 2.3/4. At 9P, ‘Believe’ drew 4.36 million viewers and a 3.0/5. At 10P, ‘Crisis’ pulled 4.02 million viewers and a series low of 2.7/4. The Peacock Network’s five-week overnight track for ‘Crisis’: 4.5/7 – 3.3/5 – 3.0/5 – 3.1/5 – 2.7/4.
FOX had a rather typical result for its combination of animation domination. At 7P, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ drew 1.89 million viewers and a 1.3/2. At 730P, ‘American Dad!’ drew 2.33 million viewers and a 1.5/3. At 8P, ‘The Simpsons’ pulled 3.59 million viewers and a 2.4/4) and at 830P, ‘Family Guy’ topped the evening for the Animal Network of Broadcast as it drew 4.28 million viewers and a 2.9/5. At 9P, the ongoing limited series ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ had 3.50 million viewers and a 2.4/4.
For The Record
CBS again is #1 with 9.732 million viewers and a 6.9 rating and an 11 share of the available audience on Sunday. ABC was #2 with 6.036 million viewers and a 3.8/6. NBC was next with 3.961 million viewers and a 2.7/4. FOX finished Sunday with 3.180 million viewers and a 2.1/3. Univision finished with 2.097 million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1958, Van Cliburn appeared on national TV for the first time. He was on NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jack Paar. Skitch Henderson, the music director, brought then unknown pianist Van Cliburn who was a student at Julliard and had not yet won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow later in 1958. Henderson admired his artistry. However, an NBC ultimatum required that a classical music number not last more than four minutes. Henderson found the perfect solution as he had Van Cliburn play Gershwin preludes. “In 1958, Van Cliburn proved to the world that music is a transcendental force that goes beyond political boundaries and cultural boundaries and unifies mankind. He was a very concrete example of that,” said Veda Kaplinsky, head of the piano department at the Juilliard School in New York.
‘Fargo’ begins its long, anticipated debut tomorrow on FX at 10P. It will follow a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” that has made the 1996 film of the same name an enduring classic. The Coen Brothers ensemble cast includes Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, Peter Breitmayer, Josh Close, Tom Musgrave, Bob Odenkirk and Kate Walsh.
The return of AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ drew 2.3 million viewers on Sunday. It was well below last year’s opener of 3.37 million viewers. Leading into ‘Mad Men’, ‘Turn’ in its second episode drew 1.9 million viewers.
HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ drew 6.3 million viewers on Sunday and was the second most watched episode in its history. The second episode of ‘Silicon Valley’ earned 1.7 million viewers, while week two of ‘Veep’ scored 860,000 viewers.
Golf Channels’ ‘Arnie’, the three-night primetime television event on the life and legacy of Arnold Palmer, got off to a record start Sunday becoming the most-watched original film in Golf Channel’s history, with 471,000 viewers after only its first of three installments, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals. #Arnie was trending nationally on Twitter during the premiere of Arnie from 10-11P on Sunday night.
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Across The Pond
BBC One at 7P presented ‘Countryfile’ and it was the #1 program on Sunday with 5.8 million viewers, and a 28.7% share of the available audience. At 8P, ‘Antiques Roadshow’, still strong after all of these years, free 5.2 million viewers (22.5%). At 9P, ‘The Crimson Field’, the BBC One period drama was still the second most-watched show overall, attracting 5.4 million viewers (23.0%). At 1035P, ‘Match of the Day 2’ scored 2.7 million (19.1%).
ITV at 645P presented ‘Catchphrase’ and it drew 3.5 million viewers (18.7%). At 7P, ‘Endeavour’ pulled in 4.7 million (20.0%). At 8P, ‘Off Their Rockers’ had 3.8 million viewers (18.1%), while at 1035P, coverage of the ‘2014 Olivier Awards’ had 722,000 viewers (5.8%).
BBC Two covered the ‘2014 Golf Masters’ and it attracted 1.8 million viewers in the UK. (9.6%) beginning at 630P.
Channel 4 at 8P had Richard E Grant’s ‘Dirty Weekenders’ which drew 820,000 viewers (3.5%). At 9P, the movie ‘The Three Musketeers’ brought in 1.3 million viewers (6.3%), the top movie of the evening.
Channel 5 at 630P, presented ‘Spider-Man 3’ and it had 1.2 million viewers (6.0%). At 9P, it was followed by ‘Grown Ups’ with 1.4 million viewers (6.8%).
BBC Three at 8P broadcast ‘Toy Story 2’ and 804,000 viewers (3.4%) watched one of the great animated movies.
Seven wins on Sunday with 30.9% share of the available audience. Nine was #2 with 26.9% share. Ten was the biggest surprise as it came in #3 with a 19.7% share of the available audience. ABC1 finished #4 with 17.5%. SBS came in with 5.4%.
Seven had the #1 program and the #1 newscast in ‘Seven News Sunday’ which drew 1,372,000 viewers. It beat its main rival, ‘Nine News Sunday’ by 141,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Sunday Night’ with 1.122 million viewers. #4 program on the night and the #1 drama, ‘Downton Abbey’ pulled in 1,068,000 viewers. #6 program on Sunday was ‘My France with Manu’ which drew 1,061,000 viewers.
Nine had the #2 program, ‘Nine News Sunday’ which drew 1,231,000 viewers. #5 was ’60 Minutes’ which brought in 1,064,000 viewers. The #10 program was ‘David Attenborough’s Secret of Wild India’ which had 834,000 viewers.
Ten came in with the #7 program of the evening, ‘The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia’ as the winner was announced. It drew 949,000 viewers. ‘The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia-the Final Weigh-In’ pulled in 860,000 viewers as it was the #8 program of the evening.
ABC1 had the #9 program on Sunday with ‘ABC News Sunday’ with 839,000 viewers.
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