Tuesday 05.13.14 (Posted 05.14.14)
The world of television belongs to CBS on Tuesday. And there is nothing bigger in American drama than ‘NCIS’ which drew 16.77 million viewers and a 10.7 rating and 17 share of the available audience. In this final episode of the season, Gibbs faces the loss of his father, as it is a tribute to the actor, , who played Gibbs’ father in the show. Ralph Waite died this past season. It is Must See TV ON DEMAND. At 9P, ‘NCIS: LA’ was a curious episode that smacked of a cliffhanger from the beginning as Hetty was called back to Washington to ‘face the music’; and the team faces a whole new menace. It too was Must See TV ON DEMAND. It drew 14.77 million viewers and a 9.3/14. At 10P, ‘Person Of Interest’ held its finale for the season and the triangle of the three parties fighting for supremacy of running the nation, continues. It drew 10.83 million viewers and a 7.2/12 as Decima created Vigilance to fight the Machine giving Samaritan the power. But Harold has ‘our gang’. Remember, Harold has John. It was wild. It leads to a completely new slate for next season.
NBC at 8P featured ‘The Voice’ and finished second in its time slot with 10.77 million viewers and a 6.9/11. At 9P, two episodes of Minnie Driver’s ‘About a Boy’ drew 6.79 million viewers and a 4.1/6 while at 930P, the second episode which was the season finale drew 5.84 million viewers and a 3.7/6, both good for #2 in their time slots. At 10P, ‘Chicago Fire’ finished second in its time slot with 7.09 million viewers and a 4.7/ 7.
ABC at 8P featured the ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ season-finale drawing 5.23 million viewers and a 4.0/7. At 9P, the season-finale of ‘The Goldbergs’ drew even less with 4.13 million viewers and a 2.9/4. At 930P, the series-finale of ‘Trophy Wife’ dipped even further into obscurity with an audience of 2.77 million viewers and a 2.0/3. And at 10P, another low-rated installment of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ drew 2.78 million viewers and a 2.0/3.
The CW capped off this second Tuesday in May with the season finale at 8P of ‘The Originals’ and drew 2.06 million viewers and a 1.3/2. At 9P, ‘Supernatural’ pulled in 2.14 million viewers and a 1.4/2), which beat competing ‘Riot’ on Fox by 27%. The Little Network That Could…Did!
FOX had a disaster on its hands. At 8P, the season-finale of ‘Glee’ drew 1.92 million viewers and a 1.8/3 and finished behind The CW’s ‘The Originals’. At 9P, in series-premiere, the Animal Network of Broadcast’s non-scripted hour ‘Riot’ was dead with 1.32 million viewers and a 1.1/2, which was 41% below the week-ago combination of sitcoms ‘New Girl’ and ‘The Mindy Project’. Late Night
For The Record
CBS was #1 on Tuesday with 14.122 million viewers and a 9.1 rating and a 15 share of the available audience. NBC was #2 with 8.058 million viewers 5.1/8. ABC was #3 with 3.820 million viewers and a 2.8/4. Univision finished #4 with 2.630. The CW finished #5 with 2.098 and a 1.2/2. And, FOX finished #6 with 1.622 million viewers and a 1.4/2. Telemundo finished with a 0.7/1.
Today In TV History
On this day in 1998, the final episode of ‘Seinfeld’ aired on NBC. The commercial time during the show was priced at $2 million for 30 seconds for the show about nothing.
Cable TV News
Just 3 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 USA Today article/video @: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/05/11/minnie-driver-return-to-zero-about-a-boy/8899951/
TV Guides latest article out yesterday can be found at http://www.tvguide.com/News/Lifetime-Return-Zero-1081688.aspx
CBS This Morning ran a 2 minute piece on ‘Return To Zero’ this morning @ 837A @ http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/return-to-zero-loss-of-a-child-inspires-new-movie/.
Broadcast TV News
Here is ABC’s 2014-15 primetime schedule.
8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “Castle”
8:00 p.m. “Selfie”
8:30 p.m. “Manhattan Love Story”
9:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
10:00 p.m. “Forever”
8:00 p.m. “The Middle”
8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30 p.m. “Black-ish”
10:00 p.m. “Nashville”
8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
9:00 p.m. “Scandal”
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”
8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
8:30 p.m. “Cristela”
9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
10:00 p.m. “20/20”
8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Football”
7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Once Upon A Time”
9:00 p.m. “Resurrection”
10:00 p.m. “Revenge”
Simon Lands on Univision
Simon Cowell (“American Idol,” “The X Factor”), who will be absent from the singing competition genre on Fox for the first time in 13 years, is launching a new talent show on Univision called “La Banda.” Univision Communications Inc. and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment will offer what is describes as a new take on the singing competition format, where contestants will compete for their place in boy band “La Banda” and for a recording contract with Sony Music Latin and Syco Music. It debuts in 2015. There is no word at present who will serve on the judging panel.
New update on The Millennium Report can be found at http://bit.ly/1ljkQXc.
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Across The Pond
BBC One had the top program of the evening on Tuesday, excluding the soaps, in the drama ‘Happy Valley’ as it drew 5.72 million viewers and a 26.8% share of the available audience. Finally, on the morning front, ‘BBC Breakfast’ continued as #1 in the mooring with 1.47 million viewers (36.1%) and ‘Good Morning Britain’ had 540,000 viewers (13.9%) on Tuesday morning.
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.
Wednesday, 04.14.14 Ratings
Seven, with 30.8% share of the available audience scored a victory on Wednesday evening. Led by the nation’s leading newscast, the #1 program was ‘Seven News’ with 1,194,000 viewers. It also had #4, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,122,000 viewers. #5 was ‘House Rules’ with 1,072,000 viewers. And, Seven had the #9 program of the evening with ‘Home and Away’ with 895,000 viewers.
Nine, with 27.2% share had the #2, ‘Nine News’ with 1,151,000 viewers and #3, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ as it was the top comedy in the nation on Wednesday. #6 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,065,000 viewers and #7, ‘A Current Affair’ with 964,000 viewers.
Ten, with a very strong evening with 21.1% share of the available audience had # 8, ‘Offspring’ with 931,000 and #10, ‘MasterChef Australia’ with 889,000 viewers.
ABC1 with an off night came in with 15.8% share.
SBS finished the evening with 5.1% share of the available audience.
As you can see, no matter where we live in the world today, people are…
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