Sunday 05.04.14 (Posted 05.05.14)
CBS took Sunday like a runaway train as it finished Day #11 of the May Sweeps on top of the network standings. The Tiffany Network began at 7P with the always powerful ’60 Minutes’ as #1 for the night, drew 10.32 million viewers and a 8.0 rating and 14 share of the available audience. At 8P, ‘The Amazing Race’ pulled 8.05 million viewers and a 5.6/9. At 9P, ‘The Good Wife’ drew 9.09 million viewers and a 6.6/10 watching Alicia wander throughout the show in search of the meaning of life after Josh. You’d think it was George Clooney who left her all alone on the show. At 10P, ‘The Mentalist’, with a methodic, bland episode pulled back into discussion its kryptonite ‘Red John’ and it was downhill from there as Jane still doesn’t have the guts to tell his partner that he needs her, pulled in a strong, time leading 8.52 million viewers and a 5.7/10. It did finish 3.5 million ahead of it nearest competition. CBS finished 55% ahead of #2 ABC.
ABC began its Sunday at 7P with ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ and came in #2 in the time slot with 6.21 million viewers and a 3.8/7. At 8P, ‘Once Upon A Time’ also was #2 in its time slot and drew 6.70 million viewers and a 4.4/7. In season finale at 9P, ABC’s newest drama ‘Resurrection’ finished with 7.87 million viewers and a 5.1/8. At 10P, ‘Revenge’ pulled in 5.02 million viewers and a 3.6/6.
NBC finished #3 as at 7P, ‘American Dream Builders’ barely finished about the CW line as it pulled in 2.22 million viewers and a 1.7/3. At 8P, ‘Dateline’ moved up a bit with 5.54 million viewers and a 4.1/7 as the top program on the Peacock Network on Sunday. At 9P, ‘Believe’ drew 4.27 million viewers and a 2.9/4). At 10P, ‘Crisis’ fell further with 3.58 million viewers and a 2.4/4.
FOX had a big increase from the previous week, a 14% jump as at 7P, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ pulled in 2.26 million viewers and a 1.6/3. At 730P, ‘American Dad!’ had 2.56 million viewer and a 1.7/3. At 8P, the living television classic ‘The Simpsons’ drew 4.29 million viewers and a 2.8/5. At 830P, ‘Family Guy’ drew the biggest audience of the evening on the Animal Network of Broadcast with 4.35 million viewers and a 3.0/5. At 9P, ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ finished with 4.15 million viewers and a 2.6/4. For all the bad mouthing of this program on FOX, let’s point out one simple fact: it does better than nearly anything this network has put up in this time slot in years.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Sunday with 8.99 million viewers and a 6.5 rating and an 11 share of the available audience, down 398,000 viewers vs the comparable day last year. ABC finished #2 with 6.45 million viewers and a 4.2/7, up 698,000 viewers, the only broadcast network that increased viewership over the pervious same comparable date last season. NBC was next with 3.90 million viewers and a 2.8/5, down 111,000 from last season on the comparable date. Fox was close behind with 3.63 million viewers and a 2.4/4. down 2.758 viewers vs last year on this date as in 2013 it had an overrun of NASCAR event. Univision finished last with 2.40 million viewers and a 1.3/2. Telemundo had 1.5 million viewers and a 0.7/1. For the record, English speaking broadcast networks were down 2.060 million viewers compared to the same day last season. Where did the viewers go?
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12 days before Lifetime launches the global simulcast of Sean Hanish’s film, ‘Return To Zero’ starring Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein, Alfred Molina, Kathy Baker, Connie Nielsen, Andrea Anders, Sarah Jones and Colette Freedman.
Kentucky Derby Draws Big Numbers
NBC Sports’ coverage of Saturday’s ‘140th Kentucky Derby’ averaged 15.3 million viewers and a 9.4 HH rating and a substantial 22 share of the available audience. California Chrome’s exciting victory in Saturday’s race marked the fourth time in six years (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014) that NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage averaged more than 15 million viewers. From 1991-2008, Kentucky Derby average viewership did not reach 15 million. Viewership increased 3% from 2012 (14.8 million for I’ll Have Another’s victory), the last time the Kentucky Derby faced head-to-head competition from the NBA Playoffs. It ranks as the best Saturday rating on any network since the 2014 Sochi Olympics on NBC (9.6/17 on Feb. 15).
TOP METERED MARKETS FOR 2014 KENTUCKY DERBY (Race Portion)
1. Louisville 37.8/66
2. Ft. Myers 21.3/40
3. West Palm Beach 17.8/31
4. Buffalo 16.8/32
5. Cincinnati 16.7/35
6. Boston 15.5/35
7. Columbus 14.4/31
8. Orlando 14.3/26
T9. Tampa-St. Pete 13.6/25
T9. Indianapolis 13.6/28
11. Knoxville 13.5/26
12. Minneapolis 13.1/33
13. Hartford 13.0/27
T14 Baltimore 12.9/27
T14 Providence 12.9/25
T14 Dayton 12.9/26
17. Milwaukee 12.4/29
T18 Washington, DC 12.2/28
T18 Richmond 12.2/24
T18 Tulsa 12.2/24
Kentucky Derby Digital/Mobile
4.4 Million Minutes streamed on NBC Sports LIVE EXTRA: Fans live streamed a record 4.38 million minutes of the Kentucky Derby on NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, a 59% increase over last year for coverage which included four exclusive camera angles (grandstand, paddock, overhead, jockey), bonus analysis from NBC Sports commentators, and replays and footage from key “Road to the Kentucky Derby” prep races.
KENTUCKY DERBY VIEWERSHIP
2014 15.3 million NBC California Chrome
2013 16.2 million NBC Orb
2012 14.8 million NBC I’ll Have Another
2011 14.5 million NBC Animal Kingom
2010 16.5 million NBC Super Saver
2009 16.1 million NBC Mine That Bird
2008 14.2 million NBC Big Brown
2007 13.7 million NBC Street Sense
2006 12.9 million NBC Barbaro
2005 13.6 million NBC Giacomo
2004 14.6 million NBC Smarty Jones
2003 11.8 million NBC Funny Cide
2002 12.8 million NBC War Emblem
2001 13.5 million NBC Monarchos
2000 9.1 million ABC Fusaichi Pegasus
1999 9.9 million ABC Charismatic
1998 9.5 million ABC Real Quiet
1997 11.3 million ABC Silver Charm
1996 11.0 million ABC Grindestone
1995 9.3 million ABC Thunder Gulch
1994 12.1 million ABC Go For Gin
1993 11.5 million ABC Sea Hero
1992 13.7 million ABC Lil E Tee
1991 13.4 million ABC Strike The Gold
1990 15.6 million ABC Unbridled
1989 18.5 million ABC Sunday Silence
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To Ten Box Office Hits (Weekend of 05.02-04.2014)
#1 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 $91,608,337
#2 The Other Woman $14,407,264
#3 Heaven is for Real $ 8,601,509
#4 Captain America:Winter Soldier $ 7,774,269
#5 Rio 2 $ 7,711,952
#6 Brick Mansions $ 3,691,672
#7 Divergent $ 2,182,287
#8 The Quiet Ones $ 1,994,670
#9 The Grand Budapest Hotel $ 1,777,513
#10 God’s Not Dead $ 1,765,906
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Across The Pond
ITV and its drama ‘Vera’ was Sunday’s top rated show in the UK with 5.55 million viewers and a 24.3% share of the available audience.
BBC One had ‘Countryfile’ as its most watched program on the evening, averaging 5.28 million viewers and a 28.2% share of the available audience.
BBC Two had the World Snooker Championships’ final and it gave the network an impressive 10.4% all day share of the available audience. The afternoon session averaged 1.71 million viewers and a 16.9% share. The evening session pulled an impressive 2.34 million viewers and an 11.8% share, which was more than double the usual viewing audience of this event earlier in the week.
Sunday was Nine day. It finally broke Seven’s streak as the top network in Australia with a very strong 33.6% share of the available audience. Seven came in with 31.4%; ABC1 15.8%; Ten 12.7% and SBS 6.3%.
Nine had the #1 program on Sunday with ‘The Voice’ as it launched it way into the hearts and souls of 2,155,000 million viewers with 672,000 in Sydney; a whopping, 722,000 in Melbourne; 347,000 in Brisbane; 226,000 in Adelaide and 187,000 in Perth. #3 was ’60 Minutes’ which had 1,403,000 viewers. ‘Nine News Sunday’ was next at #4 with 1,169,000 viewers.
Seven had the #2 program and the #1 newscast with ‘Seven News Sunday’ which drew 1,452,000 viewers. #5 was ‘The Killing Field’ which drew 1,166,000 viewers. #6 program on sunday was ‘House Rules’ which drew 1,093,000 viewers. Then the #7 show was ‘Sunday Night’ which drew 995,000 viewers.
ABC1 had the final three programs in the Top Ten on Sunday, leading with #8, ‘ABC News Sunday’ with 873,000 viewers; #9 ‘ABC News Update’ with 704,000 viewers and #10, ‘Inspector George Gently’ with 701,000 viewers.
As you can see, no matter where we live in the world today, people are…
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