Monday Belonged To ABC. ITV was #1 In The UK. Nine Tops In Australia.

ABC & 'Dancing with the Stars' was #1 on Monday.

ABC & ‘Dancing with the Stars’ was #1 on Monday.

Monday, 05.12.14 (Posted 05.13.14)

On Day #18 and the final Monday of the May Sweeps, the Alphabet Network finished #1 as it had the #1 program, ‘Dancing with the Stars’. At 8P, ‘Dancing’ pulled in 14.36 million viewers and a 9.4 rating and a huge 14 share of the available audience. It peaked at 930P with a 9.7/14 At 10P, the season finale of ‘Castle’ drew 10.59 million viewers and a 6.8/11 to win the time slot and beat NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’, regaining its leadership it held for the past two years. With a true cliffhanger, it was one of the crazier episodes as Castle and Nicki Heat rushed to get married. For the evening, ABC finished 25% ahead of NBC on one of the better Monday’s of the year.


At 8P, ‘The Voice’ gave it a gallant effort for top spot but it could only draw 11.12 million viewers and a 6.9/11 and a against the ‘Dancing’ competition. It was down slightly from a year ago on the comparable evening. The Peacock Network at 10P, presented the season finale of ‘The Blacklist’ which lost its time slot lead with 10.44 million viewers and a 6.9/11, just behind ABC’s ‘Castle’. There were surprises galore in this episode as Red finally was discovered in the final scene as the father of our favorite agent. But Ford’s weird use of one of the bad guys in the series to showcase its new Mustang, was shot and killed by our girl. And as the body count increased, the mystery behind ‘The Blacklist’ got deeper.



At 8P, the Animal Network of Broadcast brought the season finale of ‘Bones’ and it drew 6.38 million viewers and a 4,4/7. At 9P, ’24’ boosted the audience and finished with 6.48 million viewers and a 4.9/7 against extremely strong competition. It was up 11% over the occupant in this time slot last year. The two veteran programs had a very good showing for FOX on this night. Besides, who doesn’t love Jack.



The Tiffany Network had one of its worst Monday’s in decades as it finished fourth. It was lucky The CW and Telemundo existed. It literally threw this night away by beginning with a rerun at 8P of ‘2 Broke Girls’ which pulled a 3.5/6 in drawing 4.95 million viewers. At 830P, the cancelled ‘Friends with Better Lives’ drew 4.81 million viewers and a 3.7/6. At 9P, ‘Mike & Molly’ had a 6.95 million viewers with a new episode and a 4.9/7. At 930P, another rerun of ‘Two and a Half Men’ drew 4.894 million viewers and a 3.5/5 while at 10P, another rerun of ‘NCIS’ drew fewer then 10+ million less than they draw on Tuesday with original programming, finishing with 4.63 million viewers and a 3.0/5. It was a bad night at Black Rock.



Univision began at 8P with ‘De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero’ and it drew a 0.9 A18-49 rating. At 9P, ‘Lo Que La Vida Me Robo’ pulled a 1.3 A18-49 rating, the tops for the network on Monday. At 10P, ‘Que Pobres Tan Ricos’ finished with a 1.1 A18-49 rating.



Telemundo at 8P presented ‘La Impostora’ and it could only draw a 0.4 A18-49 rating. At 9P, ‘En Otra Piel’ and it did the same, 0.4 A18-49. At 10P, ‘Camelia, La Texana’ finished with the highest rating on the network on Monday with a 0.5 A18-49 rating. It finished above The CW for one of the few times during the year.

The CW


The CW at 8P presented ‘Star-Crossed’ and it earned its cancellation with 830,000 viewers and a 0.7/ 1. At 9P, a rerun of ‘The Originals’ drew 570,000 viewers and a 0.4/1. Finishing last behind both of the primary Hispanic networks, was one of the poorest performances by this network all year. These suits have to be replaced or make it the CBS/Warner Bros. Sports Network and buy up every sporting event on earth, including the Petaluma arm wrestling championships.

Late Night

NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’ finished with 3.1/8. CBS’ ‘David Letterman’ had a 2.1/5. ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ had a 2.2/6. At 1235A, ABC’s ‘Nightline finished with 1.4/5. NBC’s ‘Seth Meyers’ had a 1.4/5. And, CBS’ ‘Craig Ferguson’ finished with 1.0/4. At 135A, NBC’s ‘Carson Daly’ drew a 0.8/4.

For The Record


ABC finished #1 on Monday with 12.657 million viewers and a 8.6 rating and a 13 share of the available audience. NBC came in second with 10.797 million viewers and a 6.9/11. FOX had 6.349 million viewers and a 4.7/7. CBC was fourth with 5.119 million viewers and a 3.6/6. Univision drew 2.581 million viewers and a 1.4/2. The CW drew 1.057 million viewers and a 0.6/1.Telemundo drew 1.2 million and had a 0.6/1.

Today In TV History


On this day in 1993, the final episode of ‘Knots Landing’ aired.

Cable TV News

Just 4 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: For the official trailer, go to:
For a look at the Entertainment Tonight story, go to:
Check out USA Today article/video @:
TV Guides latest article out today can be found at


The first three rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft (simulcast on ESPN and NFL Network) from New York’s Radio City Music Hall were the most-discussed TV series and specials on Twitter for the week of May 5, according to Nielsen. The April 8 first round, which drew record viewership for both its network partners, drew the attention of 11.66 million accounts that viewed any of the 7.1 million tweets the live event had generated (resulting in 697.54 million impressions). Although it was not designated as a “sports event,” the NFL Draft was certainly sports-related. Of all sporting events tracked on Twitter by Nielsen (since Sept. 2013), only Super Bowl XLVIII (15.32 million people) delivered more attention. The April 9 session of the draft, covering the second and third rounds (8.25 million accounts/1.1 million tweets/158.92 million impressions), was runner-up, also with impressive Twitter figures.

The returns of two series also made the Series and Specials Top Ten for the week: Fox’s heavily-anticipated “24: Live Another Day” (2.8 million accounts/144,000 tweets/10.09 million impressions) premiered on May 5 after a 4-year hiatus placed fifth, and the May 7 season premiere of MTV’s buzzworthy show, “Catfish: The TV Show” (2.57 million accounts/258,000 tweets/15.7 million impressions) finished in eighth.

New update on The Millennium Report can be found at

Welcome to new viewers in all 50 States of the U.S., all of the Provinces in Canada, all of the States in Mexico, the UK, Iceland, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain. United Arab Emirates, Iraq, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Japan, Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Mauritius, Kenya, Egypt, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Aruba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Across The Pond

ITV & 'Prey' were #1 in the UK on Monday.

ITV & ‘Prey’ were #1 in the UK on Monday.

ITV at 8P had ‘Gino’s Italian Escape’ which drew 2.4 million (11.6%). But the big show of the evening was at 9P, as ‘Prey’ bounced back in the ratings for its finale episode on Monday attracting 5.2 million (22.6%).

BBC One at 830P had ‘Panorama’ and it brought in 2.1 million viewers (9.6%). At 9P, it was followed by ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’ with 3.8 million viewers (16.5%).

BBC Two at 8P had ‘Nature’s Weirdest Events’ and it drew 1.7 million (8.0%). At 9P, ‘This World’ got 1.3 million (5.6%) to watch.

Channel 4 presented ‘Britain’s Most Extreme Weather’ and it brought in 857,000 viewers (4.0%). at 9P, ‘Bear Grylls’s The Island’ drew 2.0 million viewers (8.7%). At 10P, a new series ‘Man Vs Weird’ attracted 1.2 million (7.6%).

Channel 5 at 8P had ‘DIY Dummies’ and drew 635,000 viewers (3.0%). It was followed at 9P by ‘The Greatest Ever War Films’ with 568,000 viewers (3.5%).

BBC Three at 830P had ‘Barely Legal Drivers’ which had 514,000 viewers (2.2%).

BBC Four at 830P had ‘Only Connect’ and it drew 793,000 viewers (3.6%). It was followed at 9P by the latest ‘Hinterland’ with 503,000 viewers (2.4%).

E4 at 10P had ‘Made in Chelsea’ which drew 587,000 viewers (3.6%).

On Sky1 at 9P, the latest ‘Game of Thrones’ brought in 827,000 viewers (3.6%) at 9pm.

MTV at 9P had ‘Catfish: The TV Show’ which premiered with 115,000 viewers (0.5%).

Down Under

Nine and 'The Voice Australia' were #1 on Monday.

Nine and ‘The Voice Australia’ were #1 on Monday.

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 strong 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.

Tuesday, 05.14.14 Ratings in Australia

Nine and 'The Voice Australia' Ruled As #1 on Tuesday.

Nine and ‘The Voice Australia’ Ruled As #1 on Tuesday.

Nine dominated Tuesday in Australia with a 33.5% share of the available audience and once again it had the top program with ‘The Voice Australia’ which drew 1,722,000 viewers with 553,000 in Sydney; 539,000 in Melbourne; 262,000 in Brisbane; 183,000 in Adelaide and 186,000 in Perth. The #2 program was also the #1 newscast in the nation as ‘Nine News’ drew 1,207,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,091,000 viewers. The network also had the #7 program which was ‘A Current Affair’ which carried 1,024,000 viewers. #8 program on Tuesday was ‘Joanna Lumley Meets Will.I.Am’ and it had 992,000 fans.

Seven, with 26.4% share of the available audience drew 1,170,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ which drew 1,042,000 viewers. #7 was ‘House Rules’ which had 1,029,000 viewers.

ABC1 finished with 18.8% share of the available audience. It had two program in the Top Ten which were #9, ‘730 Budget Special’ which drew 967,000 viewers and #10, ‘Budget 2014: The Treasurer’s Speech’ which drew 946,000 viewers.

Ten finished with 17.1% share of the available audience.

SBS had 4.2% share.

As you can see, no matter where we live in the world today, people are…

Switching Channels!

For updates throughout the day, FOLLOW on Twitter @overtheshoulde2 and LIKE at and on Google+
Catch up with the latest edition of Media Notes Canonical at
Media Notes Briefs can be found at New This Week: Retailers Looking To Merge Online & Offline Shipping Experiences @

This entry was posted in Audience Analysis, Audience Management, Broadcast TV Ratings in Australia, Broadcast TV Ratings in the UK, Broadcast TV Ratings in US, Cable TV Ratings, Daily Broadcast Ratings, Hispanic TV Ratings, Late Night TV Ratings, Media Management, Monday Night TV Ratings, Television Program Renewals, Television Ratings, Today In TV History, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s