CBS Edges Out Another Win On Thursday. BBC One #1 In The UK. Seven Tops In Australia.

CBS & 'The Big Bang Theory' Tops Thursday.

CBS & ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Tops Thursday.

Thursday, 04.17.14 (Posted 04.18.14)
CBS on the strength of two rerun episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’, on at 8P drawing 9.67 million viewers (6.6/12) and the second at 830P topping every other program on television on Thursday with 10.83 million viewers (6.8/12), brought a narrow victory to the Tiffany Network. At 9P, ‘The Crazy One’s’ had the first of two original episodes on the night drawing 6.3 million and a 4.3/7 while the final episode of ‘The Crazy One’s’ at 930P drew 5.36 million viewers (3.6/6). At 10P, a rerun of ‘NCIS’ drew 6.25 million viewers and a 3.9/7.

ABC lost the evening where it began the evening at 8P with a rerun of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ which could only draw 3.42 million viewers and a 2.4/4. At 9P, an original episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ brought in 8.10 million viewers and a 6.2/10, good for #1 in its time slot. At 10P, ‘Scandal’s’ season finale posted a powerful 10.45 million viewers and a 7.5/13, good for #1 in its time slot and #2 on the evening.

FOX began the evening at 8P with ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ with 4.82 million viewers and a 3.6/6, good for #2 in its time slot. At 9P, the elimination of one of the ‘American Idol’ talents, bringing the remaining number to six, drew 7.88 million and a 5.1/8, again #2 in its time slot just bend the leading ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. It finished down 40% to the comparable date last year. But at 930P, ‘Surviving Jack’ dropped the network to #3 with 4.3 million viewers and a 2.6/4.

NBC’s Thursday lineup is lucky it had The CW to kick around. At 8P, ‘Community’s’ finale pulled in a very low 2.9 million family and friends and a 1.9/3. At 830P, ‘Parks and Recreation’ dropped even further to 2.39 million viewers, just 76,000 viewers ahead of The CW entry in that time slot, and a 1.7/3. At 9P, ‘Hollywood Game Night’ drew 3.195 million viewers 2.2/4 giving the Peacock Network’s suits an indication that this could be a fairly decent program as it peaked at 3.61 million in its second half hour after ‘Idol’ finished. At 10P, ‘Parenthood’ had its finale and drew 4.01 million viewers and a 2.8/5, a high for 30 Rock on this evening. What used to be Must See TV night in America, has turned into What Is There To See on NBC on Thursdays.

The CW at 8P had ‘The Vampire Diaries’ pulled in 1.66 million viewers (1.4/2) while at 9P, ‘Reign’ pulled in 1.395 million viewers and a 1.2/2.

Late Night NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ had a 2.1/5 with a rerun episode and CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, with a rerun also had a 2.1/5 to finish second on the evening. ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ was #1 with a 3.4/8. At 1235A, ABC’s ‘Nightline’ averaged a 2.3/7 while both NBC’s ‘Seth Meyers’ and CBS’ ‘Craig Ferguson’ drew a 1.1/4. At 135A, NBC’s ‘Carson Daly’ drew a 0.7/3.

For The Record CBS was #1 on Thursday evening with 7.369 million viewers. ABC was #2 with 7.323 million viewers. FOX was #3 with 5.457 million viewers. NBC had 3.267 million viewers. Univision had 2.721 million viewers. The CW had 1.529 million viewers. Telemundo pulled in a 0.6/1.

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Cable Top Ten Ratings For Thursday

History's 'American Pickers' #1 on Cable on Thursday.

History’s ‘American Pickers’ #1 on Cable on Thursday.

#1 ‘American Pickers’ (History) 3.60 million viewers @ 9P
#2T ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ (Fox News Channel) 2.6 million viewers @ 8P
#2T ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (TBS) 2.60 million viewers @ 10P
#4 ‘Tinker Bell & Great Fairy’ (Disney Channel) 2.53 million viewers @ 8P
#5 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (TBS) 2.43 million viewers at 930P
#6T ‘American Dad’ (Adult Swim) 2.07 million viewers @ 1030P
#6T ‘Down East Dickering’ (History) 2.07 million viewers @ 10P
#8 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (TBS) 1.95 million viewers @ 9P
#9 ‘American Pickers’ (History): 1.93 million viewers @ 8P
#10 ‘NCIS’ (USA)1.91 million viewers at 8P

AMC's 'Mad Men' is the most upscale-skewing drama on television.

AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ is the most upscale-skewing drama on television.

AMC’s ‘Mad Men’, in its 7th season, showed healthy early DVR gains, as expected, acording to Nielsen estimates. The overall average audience for the season premiere telecast of ‘Mad Men’ grew by 63%, from 2.27 million on Sunday night to about 3.7 million in Live+3 numbers. In 2013, ‘Mad Men’ on average added 63% more total viewers when comparing its same-night number (2.49 million) to its full-week Live+7 average (4.06 million), so its premiere last Sunday has basically matched that percentage gain in just three days. In adults 18-49, Sunday’s episode rose 74% in L+3, and in adults 25-54 it shot up by 73%. AMC also notes that ‘Mad Men’ is the #1 season pass on iTunes and the premiere episode ranked #1 for most of the week. For luxury goods and retailers, ‘Mad Men’ remains the most upscale-skewing drama on television across all ad-supported cable and broadcast networks, with roughly 54% of the premiere adults 25-54 audience coming in homes with $100,000 or more of annual income.

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Across The Pond

'MasterChef' #1 in the UK on Thursday.

‘MasterChef’ #1 in the UK on Thursday.

BBC One at 8P had ‘MasterChef’ as it climbed in the ratings on Thursday evening and drawing 4.6 million viewers (21.9%), up 300,000 from last week.At 9P, a new series ‘Parking Mad’ had 4.3 million viewers (20.6%). A rerun of the BBC Three documentary ‘Life and Death Row’ drew 1.9 million viewers (15.5%). BBC Two at 730P had ‘Great British Menu’ and it brought in 1.9 million viewers (9.8%). At 8P, it was followed by ‘Digby Jones: The New Troubleshooter’ which could only draw 869,000 viewers (4.1%). At 9P, ‘Protecting Our Parents’ drew even less with only 749,000 viewers interested in protecting their parents (3.6%). ITV at 830P presented ‘Ade at Sea’ and drew 2.6 million viewers (12.5%). At 9P that was followed by ‘Walton Sextuplets at 30’ which increased ITV’s audience to 2.9 million viewers. Channel 4 at 8P had ‘Posh Pawn’ and it drew a good 1.4 million viewers (6.8%). At 9P, ‘15,000 Kids and Counting’ brought 4 back to earth with 925,000 viewers (4.4%). At 10P, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ lifted the audience up to 1.10 million viewers (6.8%). Channel 5 at 8P had ‘Beware Cowboy Builders’ and 702,000 tuned in (3.3%). At 9P, ‘Driven to Kill: Harold Shipman’ had 897,000 viewers (4.3%). CBS’ ‘Person of Interest’ at 10P brought in 707,000 (4.2%). E4 at 8P brought ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and it powered the network with 1.10 million viewers (5.2%). It was followed at 830P by ‘How I Met Your Mother’ with 636,000 viewers (3.0%). ITV2 at 9P had ‘Tom Daley Goes Global’ and not many cared as only 285,000 family and friends bothered to watch (1.4%). At 10P, ‘Celebrity Juice’ nearly topped 1 million as 949,000 viewers tuned in (5.5%).

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Down Under

#1 in Australia on Thursday.

#1 in Australia on Thursday.

Seven with 31.9% share of the available audience finished #1 in Australia on Thursday. Nine came in second with 25.0%. ABC1 had 20.7% share while Ten had 17.4%. SBS finished with only 5% share of the available audience.

Nine had the #1 program of the evening, as it has been for the past few night as ‘Nine News’ was also the top rated newscast in the nation with 1,050,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 920,000 viewers. #6 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 801,000 viewers. #10 was ‘Hot Seat’ with 654,000 viewers.

Seven’s top program was ‘Seven News’ with 986,000 viewers. #3 program was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 920,000 viewers. #8 program was ‘Home and Away’ with 686,000 viewers.

ABC1 had the #5 program, ‘Janet King’ with 855,000 viewers. #7 was ‘ABC News’ with 772,000 viewers. #9 was ‘The Checkout’ which drew 655,000 viewers.

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