Tuesday, 04.22.14 (Posted 04.23.14)
If it’s Tuesday, it’s CBS even with reruns throughout its complete prime time schedule. Now, that is power. At 8P, the #1 drama in America, ‘NCIS’ drew 10.42 million viewers and a 6.7/11. At 9P, ‘NCIS-LA’, with the rerun episode launching the Kensi-goes-to-Afghanastan arc, drew 10.18 million viewers and a 6.4/10. At 10P, another rerun, this time with an old ‘Person Of Interest’ drew 7.62 million viewers and a 4.9/8. Even with everything once seen before, and for ‘NCIS’ which is one of the top players on cable on USA Network, many times, CBS owns Tuesday. It is their gateway to the week.
NBC at 8P presented their #1 program, which finished #1 in its time period this week, as ‘The Voice’ which drew 10.95 million viewers and a 7.5/12. At 9P, ‘About a Boy’ came in second in its time slot with 7.16 million viewers and a 4.4/7. At 930P, ‘Growing Up Fisher’, also #2 in its time slot drew 5.98 million viewers and a 3.7/ 6. At 10P, a rerun of ‘Chicago Fire’ drew 4.27 million viewers and a 2.7/5. The Peacock Network owes their success on this night to the CBS suits who elected not to run any first run programming.
ABC began their prime time evening at 8P with ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and it finished third in the time period, with 5.69 million viewers and a 3.9/6. At 9P on the Alphabet Network were repeats of comedies ‘The Goldbergs’ which drew 3.06 million viewers and a 2.2/3 and at 930P, ‘Trophy Wife’ with 2.05 million viewers and a 1.6/ 3. For the record, it was beaten by The CW’s ‘Supernatural’. Is that a message for pink slips at Disney’s suit department? At 10P, ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ was a dud and finished with 3.04 million viewers and a 2.1/4.
Univision was a solid #4 with a million + viewer lead over FOX on Tuesday. At 8P, ‘Por Siempre Mi Amor’ drew a 1.1 A18-49 ratings. At 9P, ‘Lo Que La Vida Me Robo’ ranked #2 in the A18-49 demo with a 1.5 rating. At 10P, ‘Que Pobres Tan Ricos’ finished with a 1.3 A18-49 making it #1 in the time slot for all broadcast networks.
FOX was simply horrible on Tuesday. It began with the tired, old ‘Glee’ at 8P and drew 2.48 million viewers for the Animal Network of Broadcast and a 2.0/3. At 9P, a rerun of ‘New Girl’ had 1.43 family and friends and a 1.1/2. It finished behind everyone, including ‘Supernaturals’ on The CW. At 930P, it brought out an original installment of ‘The Mindy Project’ drew 2.14 million viewers and a 1.7/3, which also finished behind ‘Supernaturals’. Great job by the Animal Network of Broadcast suits. Great lineup.
The CW had a better than average night. At 8P, ‘The Originals’ drew 142 million viewers and a 1.3/2. At 9P, ‘Supernatural’ drew 2.17 million viewers and a 1.4/2, an increase of 17% from one week earlier, thanks in large part to FOX. Be proud, CW suits. Be proud. You beat FOX at 9P-10P on Tuesday. And you beat ABC at 930P. You are the Little Network That Could…and did. Pass out the cigars.
Telemundo began at 8P with ‘La Impostora’ which posted a 0.4 A18-49 rating. At 9P, ‘En Otra Piel’ did the same and at 10P, ‘Camelia, La Texana’ came in last with a 0.5 A18-49 demo rating.
No matter the ratings, it was all about Steven Colbert being the guest on ‘David Letterman’. ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ on CBS topped the 1130P hour, with a 2.5/6. Next was ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ on NBC (2.3/6). It was followed by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on ABC at a 1.7/4. ‘Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on CBS and ‘The Late Late Show with Seth Meyers’ on NBC averaged a 1.1/4 at 1230A (which were both down by 15% from the year-ago time period average), and ‘Nightline’ on ABC also scored a 1.1/ 4 at 1230A. At 130A, ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on NBC closed the night or opened the morning with a typical 0.7/3.
For The Record
CBS won the prime time battle on Tuesday with 9.41 million viewers and a 6.0 rating and 10 share of the available audience. NBC came in second with 7.26 million viewers and a 4.8/8. ABC was next with 3.76 million viewers and a 2.6/4. Univision was a solid #4 and drew 3.16 million viewers and a 1.6/3. FOX barely beat out The CW while drawing 2.14 million viewers and a 1.7/3. The CW had 1.80 million viewers and a 1.4/2. Telemundo drew 1.1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.
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Across The Pond
BBC One at 730P, ‘Eastenders’ on Tuesday had its biggest audience of 2014, as 8.39 million viewers tuned in with a whopping 37.8% share of the available audience. While we don’t usually include soaps in the rankings, this was overwhelming. The second outing for ‘Jamaica Inn’ brought 4.5 million viewers, a big drop from its 6.1 million first episode which aired on Monday night. Does anyone feel that this could have been better as the ‘Witch of Rose Hall’? At 1035P, A rerun of BBC Three’s ‘Life and Death Row’ brought in a respectable 1.4 million viewers (14.6%).
ITV’s coverage of Chelsea’s ‘Champions League’ draw with Athletico Madrid brought in 4.1 million viewers (18.3%) at 730P. Go Blue!
BBC Two at 730P, opposite Chelsea’s battle with Athletico, ‘Great British Menu’ grabbed 1.8 million away from the match (8.3%). At 8P had ‘The Big Allotment Challenge’ and it brought in 1.9 million viewers (8.1%). At 9P, ‘Watermen: A Dirty Business’ grabbed 1.7 million viewers (7.5%). BBC Two for the evening had a very steady viewership.
Channel 4 at 8P had ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ as 1.2 million watched (5.2%). At 9P, ‘New Worlds’ final episode was seen by only 312,000 viewers (1.4%), thus the reason for the word ‘final’.
Channel 5 at 8P had ‘Nightmare Neighbor Next Door’ and it drew 1.2 million viewer (5.2%). It was followed by ‘The Mentalist’ at 9P with 935,000 viewers (4.0%). At 10P, ‘Law & Order: SVU’ pulled 779,000 viewers (4.7%.
BBC Three at 9P had ‘The Call Center’ and 1.1 million viewers watched (4.6%). At 10P, ‘Sweat the Small Stuff’ was seen by 468,000 viewers (2.6%).
When you have a program that draws over 2 million viewers, it is a really big thing in Australia. On Tuesday, Seven had one such program while dominating the nation with 36.6% share of the available audience. Imagine, 36.6% share of the audience. That’s domination. And it was all because of the #1 program, ‘My Kitchen Rules’ which was the program that pulled in 2,008,000 viewers, 548,000 of whom were in Sydney; 571,000 in Melbourne; 376,000 in Brisbane; 226,000 in Adelaide and 286,000 in Perth. The #2 program of the evening was ‘Resurrection’ with 1,330,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Seven News’ with 1,173,000 million viewers. #6 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ drew 1,092,000 viewers. It also had the #7 program, ‘Home and Away’ drew 1,005,000 viewers.
Nine, with 25.5% share (more than a quarter of the nation), had the #3 program and the top newscast in the nation as Prince George makes his first appearance in Australia, ‘Nine News’ with 1,227,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,160,000 viewers. The #9 program on the evening was ‘A Current Affair’ which drew 925,000 viewers. The #10 program was a rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ which drew 865,000 viewers.
ABC1, with 17.7% share of the available audience, had the #8 program on Tuesday with ‘ABC News’ which drew 865,000 viewers.
As you can see, no matter where we live in the world today, people are…
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