Saturday, 04.19.14 (Posted 04.20.14)
ABC behind the airing of the traditional Easter weekend movie, ‘The Ten Commandments’ won the night with 5.87 million viewers with a peak at 1030P of 6.93 million.
NBC at 8P had ‘Dateline’ which drew 3.925 million viewers. At 9P, ‘Dateline’ posted a 5.05 million viewing number. At 10P, a rerun of ‘Saturday Night Live’ pulled in 2.785 million viewers.
CBS had a dismal Saturday as at 8P it had a rerun of ‘Mike & Molly’ which pulled in 2.20 million viewers. At 830P, a rerun of ‘The Millers’ delivered a 2.03 million. At 9P, ’48 Hours’ had 2.86 million viewers tune in. At 10P, another episode of ’48 Hours’ delivered a network high of 5.485 million viewers.
FOX on the other hand began at 8P with ‘UFC: Wedrum vs. Browne’ and it posted a 1.99 million viewer level. It peaked at 930P with 2.30 million.
For The Record
ABC won Saturday evening with 5.87 million viewers. NBC finished with 3.92 million. CBS was #3 with 3.49 million viewers. FOX finished #4 with 1.99 million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1959, ‘Desilu Playhouse’ on CBS-TV presented a two-part show titled ‘The Untouchables’ starring Robert Stack.
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Across The Pond
ITV took the night with ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ as it topped Saturday primetime ratings again last night (April 19) as it reached 8.28 million viewers (40.4%) when it aired at 7P. At 820P, ‘Amazing Greys’ found 3.2 million viewers (15.2%). At 920P, ‘Law & Order UK’ pulled in 1.32 million viewers (6.9%).
BBC One at 7P had ‘Pointless Celebrities’ kick off the evening on the network with 3.73 million viewers (18.6%). At 840P, ‘Casualty’ brought in 4.22 million (20.4%). At 930P, ‘Rob Brydon’s The Guess List’ had 3.58 million viewers (18.9%).
BBC Two at 8P presented ‘University Challenge: The Story So Far’ and it had 1.24 million viewers (6%). At 9P it was followed by a special edition of the student quiz, which brought in 1.89 million viewers (9.1%). At 930P, the documentary drama ‘Messiah at the Foundling Hospital’ brought in 1.28 million viewers (6.9%).
Channel 4 at 705P had ‘Grand Designs’ and it was seen 370,000 viewers (1.8%). At 805P, the season finale of US drama ‘Hostages’ had 700,000 viewers (3.42%). At 9P, Liam Neeson’s ‘Taken’ brought in 1.48 million viewers (7.8%).
Channel 5 presented a two back to back episodes of ‘NCIS’, the first at 730P drew 444,000 viewers (2.1%) and the second at 825P, had 639,000 viewers (3.1%). At 925P, ‘Britain’s Favorite Detectives’ brought in 504,000 viewers (3.4%).
ITV2’s ‘Britain’s Got More Talent’ at 820P found 946,000 viewers (4.6%).
BBC Four at 9P presented the wartime drama ‘Downfall’ and it attracted 641,000 viewers (3.6%).
BBC Three at 9P had ‘Toy Story 2’ entertain 602,000 viewers (2.9%).
On one of the slowest nights of the years, no network had a program that drew over one million viewers, including the #1 network on the night, Seven (with a 29.3% share of the available audience).
ABC1, with 21.4% share of the available audience, had the #1 program in ‘Death In Paradise’ which drew 990,000 viewers, with 271,000 in Sydney; 282,000 in Melbourne; 205,000 in Brisbane; 127,000 in Adelaide and 105,000 in Perth. ABC1 had the #3 program, ‘ABC News Saturday’ with 833,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Gardening Australia’ as it pulled in 448,000 viewers. #7 was ‘The Gods of Wheat Street’ with 399,000 viewers.
Seven came in with the #2 program and the #1 newscast of the evening with ‘Seven News’ which drew 954,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football’ with 457,000 viewers. The #9 program was ‘Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football-Pre Match’ with 385,000 viewers.
Nine, with 27.4% share of the available audience on the evening, had the #4 program in ‘Nine News Saturday’ with 738,000 viewers. The #10 program on Saturday was ‘Stick It’ which drew 379,000 viewers.
Ten, with 16.1% share of the available audience, had the #8 program with ‘Ten Eyewitness News Saturday’ with 395,000 viewers.
For the record, SBS drew 5.8% share of the available audience on Saturday evening.
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