Sunday, 05.11.14 (Posted on 05.12.14)
Nielsen estimates there are 116.3 million television households in the United States, up 0.4% from the 2013-2014 estimate of 115.6 million. Nielsen estimates that nearly 296 million persons age 2 and older live in these TV homes, an increase of 0.5% from last year.
At 7P, ’60 Minutes’ began the evening on the Tiffany Network with 8.37 million viewers and a 6.4 rating and a 13 share of the available audience. At 8P, beginning in Spain, ‘The Amazing Race’ eliminated another team as they headed to the final of the season next week and drew 7.44 million viewers and a 5.1/9. At 9P, the ever entertaining ‘The Good Wife’ was all over the place as trust was being thrown out the window in a very interesting ‘The One Percent’ episode with guest star, Tom Skerritt. It lifted the audience level to 8.68 million viewers and a 6.5/10 and was #1 on the evening on Black Rock and #1 on all of television. The Governor knows the color of lipstick on an intern? Finally, at 10P, ‘The Mentalist’ and its 8.63 millions of fans with a 5.9/10 rejoiced that it was renewed for another season and everyone awaits next week’s season closer. Will Jane really reach Lisbon and convince her to stay?
At 7P, ‘America’s Funnies Home Videos’ began the evening with 5.75 million viewers and a 3.4/7. At 8P, ‘Once Upon A Time’, in a 2 hour episode, it drew 6.50 million viewers and a 3.9/6, 13% below last year’s totals on this comparable day. At 10P, ‘Revenge’ with it season ender, the Alphabet Network drew 4.90 million viewers and a 3.4/6, which was 21% below the 4.3/ 7 for the two-hour season-ender one year earlier.
At 7P, the ‘Player’s Championships’ on the PGA tour, after a rain delay in Jacksonville, FL, concluded with 3.73 million viewers and a 2.9/6, with a peak of 4.43 @ 8P as Martin Kaymer gained a victory with par on the 18th hole. Although dark outside, it was the high point of a very dark night at the Peacock Network. At 830P, ‘Dateline NBC’ drew a disappointing 3.79 million viewers and a 2.5/4. But it was at 9P where 30 Rock became extremely disappointed as it’s much heralded mini-series, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, on its premiere could only draw 3.67 million viewers and a 2.6/4. It was a very bad night for those associated with the National Broadcasting Company.
At 7P, the Animal Network of Broadcast began its evening of ‘animation domination’ with ‘Bob’s Burgers’ which drew 2.02 million viewers and a 1.3/3. At 730P, ‘American Dad’ drew slightly more with 2.38 million viewers and a 1.4/3. At 8P, the once powerful ‘The Simpsons’ pulled up the audience with 3.61 million viewers and a 2.3/4. At 830P, the top draw of the night for the network, ‘Family Guy’, pulled in 4.12 million viewers and a 2.6/4. Finally, at 9P, the critically acclaimed ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ completed the evening by drawing 3.47 million viewers and a 2.2/4.
It was a bad night for Univision as at 7P, it began with ‘Aqui y Ahora’ had a 0.4 A18-49 rating. At 8P, had ‘Nuestra Belleza Latin’ and it drew a 0.7 A18-49. At 9P, ‘Latina’ pulled a 0.9 A18-49 rating finishing just ahead of Telemundo’s ‘La Voz’. Finally at 10P, ‘Sal y Pimienta’ delivered a 0.9 A18-49 rating.
It is rarely a good night for Telemundo. At 7P, the end of the movie, ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’, drew 0.4 A18-49 rating. At 8P, the popular ‘La Voz Kids’ pulled a 0.6 A18-49. At 9P, ‘La Voz’ had a 0.7 A18-49 rating. At 10P, ‘Suelta La Sopa Extra’ dropped to 0.4 A18-49 rating, finishing last in the time period.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Sunday with a big victory drawing 8.280 million viewers and a 6.0 rating and a 10 share of the available audience. ABC was second with 5.919 million viewers and a 3.6/6. NBC was next with 3.734 million viewers and a 2.7/5. FOX drew 3.178 million viewers and a 2.0/4. Univision finished with 1.989 million viewers and a 1.1/2. Telemundo finished last on Sunday with 1.3 million viewers and a 0.6/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1960, Elvis Presley guest-starred on ‘Welcome Home Elvis’. The TV special which was part of the ‘Frank Sinatra The Timex Show’ in its final show of that season on ABC, was hosted by Frank Sinatra. Elvis sang “Witchcraft” and Sinatra sang “Love Me Tender.” Joey Bishop, Nancy Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. guest. To watch the complete show, go to: https://archive.org/details/frank_sinatra_show_welcome_home_elvis
Cable TV News
Just 5 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. For a look behind the scenes of this important film, go to: http://bit.ly/1jfv4Xl. For the official trailer, go to: http://vimeo.com/94229672. For a look at the Entertainment Tonight story, go to: http://www.etonline.com/movies/146341_minnie_driver_new_role_is_the_hardest_thing_she_ever_done/
Check out today’s USA Today article/video @: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/05/11/minnie-driver-return-to-zero-about-a-boy/8899951/
Broadcast TV News
Fox’s 2014-15 primetime schedule:
8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM (new)
9:00-10:00 PM Sleepy Hollow
8:00-9:00 PM UTOPIA (new)
9:00-9:30 PM New Girl
9:30-10:00 PM The Mindy Project
8:00-9:00 PM Hell’s Kitchen
9:00-10:00 PM RED BAND SOCIETY (new)
8:00-9:00 PM Bones
9:00-10:00 PM GRACEPOINT (new)
8:00-9:00 PM MasterChef Junior
9:00-10:00 PM UTOPIA (new)
7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY
7:00-7:30 PM NFL Game
7:30-8:00 PM Bob’s Burgers
8:00-8:30 PM The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 PM Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9:00-9:30 PM Family Guy
9:30-10:00 PM MULANEY (new)
Pay TV News
Showtime’s well-reviewed horror series “Penny Dreadful” was a popular draw in its premiere Sunday, averaging 1.443 million viewers to top the network’s recent launches of “Homeland” and “Masters of Sex,” according to Nielsen. A second airing at 10 p.m. drew 872,000, and an additional 900,000 subscribers sampled the series in the two weeks leading up to its premiere Sunday or Showtime on Demand and Showtime Anytime. This brings the total for “Penny” to 2.3 million viewers.
New update on The Millennium Report can be found at http://bit.ly/1ljkQXc.
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Across The Pond
BBC One began the evening at 7P with ‘Countryfile’ and it topped the night overall with 6.3 million viewers and a very strong 30.8% share of the available audience. At 8P, it was followed by ‘Antiques Roadshow’ with 5.1 million viewers (22.4%). At 9P, ‘The Crimson Field’ bounced back in the ratings for its finale episode on Sunday attracting 5.1 million viewers (21.6%). After the news, Alan Hansen’s final ever ‘Match of the Day’ and the last of the season drew 2.9 million viewers (26.3%) bringing the nation the Manchester City second championship year atop the Premiere League standings by defeating West Ham United 2-0. Liverpool finished second with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Newcastle.
ITV at 6:45P presented ‘Catchphrase’ and it puzzled 3.4 million viewers (17.8%). It was followed at 730P by ‘Off Their Rockers’ and it matched the audience with 3.4 million viewers (16.3%). At 8P, the latest episode of ‘Vera’ brought in a powerful 5.6 million viewers (24.1%), finishing #1 in its time slot.
BBC Two at 8P brought us ‘The Best of Top Gear’ and 1.2 million viewers (5.3%) revved their engines. At 9P, ‘Hidden Treasure: The Comedy Vault’ brought in a high of 1.5 million viewers (6.2%). And at 10P, ‘QI XL’ equalled that total with 1.5 million viewers (9.1%).
Channel 4 at 8P presented ‘For the Love of Cars’ and it had 1.1 million viewers (4.6%). It was followed at 9P by the latest episode of FX’ ‘Fargo’ which drew a network high for the evening of 1.3 million viewers (5.5%).
Channel 5 at 8P brought ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ and the film brought in 773,000 viewers (3.3%). At 10P, ‘The Bucket List’ brought in a few more with 757,000 viewers (5.7%).
BBC Three brought out at 8P, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ to match Channel 5 and it brought in 864,000 viewers (3.8%). At 10P, ‘In the Flesh’ had 297,000 viewers (1.8%).
Nine, with 34.1% share of the available audience, took the top spot on Sunday. The #1 program was ‘The Voice’ which drew 1,894,000 viewers, a huge night in the nation. #2 was ’60 Minutes’ which drew 1,552,000 viewers. And to make it a complete sweep of the top three programs on the night, #3 was the top newscast of the evening, ‘Nine News Sunday’ which drew 1,218,000 viewers. The #7 program was ‘The Mentalist’ which drew 902,000 viewers.
Seven finished #2, with 25.3% share, had the #4 program, ‘Seven News Sunday’ with 1,205,000 viewers. #5 was ‘House Rules’ which drew 1,058,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Sunday Night’ finished with 954,000 viewers. #8 on the evening was ‘A Place To Call Home’ which finished with 865,000 viewers.
ABC1 came in #4 with 15.7% share and it had the #9 program, ‘ABC News Sunday’ which had 859,000 viewers.
Ten came in #3 with a 15.9% share and it had the final spot in the Top Ten on Sunday, ‘MasterChef Australia’ which drew 770,000.
SBS came in #5 with 9.0% share and its top program on Sunday was the #17 program, ‘Eurovision Final’ with 476,000 viewers.
Monday, 05.12.14 Ratings In Australia
Nine, with a 32.7% share of the available audience took the crown on Monday evening in Australia. Let by the #1 program, ‘The Voice Australia’, 1,663,000 viewers tuned into the channel. #3 was ‘Nine News’ and it finished as the top newscast in the nation on Monday with 1,257,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,192,000 viewers. # 7 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 1,065,000 viewers. And #8 was a rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ with a very stron 1,043,000 viewers and finished as the top comedy in the nation.
Seven, with 30.0% share, had the #2 program, ‘House Rules’, the reveal episode and it drew 1,292,000 viewers. The #4 program was ‘Seven News’ which brought in 1,241 million viewers, just 16,000 behind its rival at Nine. #6 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ which drew 1,134,000, which was 58,000 behind its competition at Nine. #9 was ‘Home and Away’ with 1,023,000 viewers.
ABC1, which had 17.3% share of the available audience, had #10 program in the Top Ten which was ‘ABC News’ which drew 868,000 viewers.
Ten, with 15.5% share of the available audience, had the #13 program, ‘MasterChef Australia’ and drew 735,000 viewers.
SBS had 4.6% share of the audience and finished 5th.
As you can see, no matter where we live in the world today, people are…
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