Wednesday It Was CBS On Top In The U.S. BBC One #1 In The UK. Seven Won In Australia.

CBS, led by 'Criminal Minds' were #1 on Wednesday.

CBS, led by ‘Criminal Minds’ were #1 on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 05.14.14  (Posted 05.15.14)
CBS swept every hour of prime time on Wednesday to take yet another night of the May Sweeps. At 8P, ‘Survivor’ pulled a 9.88 million viewers and a 6.1/10. At 9P, ‘Criminal Minds’ in its season finale, drew the top rating of the night with 11.96 million viewers and a 7.6/12. At 10P, ‘CSI’, with a rerun, still drew the top program audience, with 7.98 million viewers and a 5.3/9. Each program in the lineup was #1 in their time slot. It was another great night for The Tiffany Network.

FOX was #2 with 8.765 million viewers and a 6.0/10 as they all tuned into the 500th episode of ‘American Idol’ for two hours as the elimination continues.

ABC finished #3 as at 8P, ‘The Middle’ pulled in 6.85 million viewers and a 5.0/8. At 830P, ‘Suburgatory’ in their series finale, left the stage with 5 million viewers and a 3.7/6. At 9P, ‘Modern Family’, the star of Wednesday night programming on the Alphabet Network drew 8.79 million and a 6.5/10, good for #2 in its time period. But at 930P, ‘Mixology’ dropped the hammer on the network and made it Alphabet Soup with only 3.92 million viewers and a 2.8/4, the lowest of the evening. At 10P, ‘Nashville’ in its season finale, drew 5.02 million viewers and a 3.6/6.

NBC on Wednesday was humbled with a fourth place finish. At 8:P, ‘Revolution’ drew only 4 million viewers and a 2.8/5 while at 9P, ‘Law & Order: SVU’ pulled in 5.29 million and a 3.7/6. At 10P, pulling the Peacock Network up to their top viewership on Wednesday, ‘Chicago PD’ pulled in 6.06 million viewers and a 4.0/7, good for #2 in the time slot.

CW at 8P presented ‘Arrow’ in its season finale and it drew 2.33 million viewers and a 1.9/5. At 9P, the Little Network That Could had ‘The 100’ and it drew 1.77 million viewers and a 1.3/2.

Late Night
‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ led with 2.9/7; CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ had 2.6/7; and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ finished third with 1.8/5. At 1235P, ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ finished #1 with a 1.4/5 beating CBS’s ‘Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (1.2/4) and ABC’s ‘Nightline’ which averaged a 1.3/4. At 135A, NBC’s ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ averaged a 0.8/4.

For The Record
CBS was #1 with 9.941 million viewers and a 6.2 rating and a 10 share of the available audience. FOX was #2 with 8.765 and a 5.4/9. ABC finished with 5.766 million viewers and a 3.7/6. NBC was #4 with 5.116 million viewers and a 3.4/6. Univision had 2.741 million viewers and a 1.4/2 on Wednesday evening in prime time. The CW had 2.048 million viewers and a 1.4/2. Telemundo finished with 0.6/1.

Today In TV History
On this day in 1979, after five years and 93 episodes, the final episode of ‘Starsky and Hutch’ was aired by ABC.

Cable TV News
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Top Ten Cable Programs On Wednesday

ESPN and the 'NBA Semi Finals' #1 on Cable on Wednesday.

TNT and the ‘NBA Semi Finals’ #1 on Cable on Wednesday.

#1 NBA PLAYOFFS-Portland/San Antonio TNT 5048 million viewers @ 944P
#2 NBA PLAYOFFS-Brooklyn/Miami TNT 4856 million viewers @ 7P
#3 The Big Bang Theory TBS 3175 million viewers @ 10P
#4 American Pickers HIST 3166 million viewers @ 9P
#5 The Big Bang Theory TBS 3092 million viewers
#6 Tarzen DSNY 2873 million viewers @ 8P
#7 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2440 million viewers @ 9P
#8 NHL Semi Finals (Canadians/Bruins) NBCSN 2276 million viewers @ 7P
#9 American Dad ADSM 1985 million viewers @ 1030P
#10 American Dad ADSM 1791 million viewers @ 10P

Broadcast TV News
8:00-8:30 PM The Big Bang Theory/2 Broke Girls
8:30-9:00 PM MOM (NT)
9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION (N)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (NT)

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (N)
10:00-11:00 PM Person Of Interest

8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM Criminal Minds
10:00-11:00 PM STALKER (N)

8:00-11:00 PM, ET THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (N) (Sept. 11-Oct. 23)

8:00-8:30 PM The Big Bang Theory (RTP) (As of Oct. 30)
8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS (As of Oct. 30)
9:00-9:30 PM Two and a Half Men (As of Oct. 30)
9:30-10:00 PM THE McCARTHYS (N) (As of Oct. 30)
10:00-11:00 PM Elementary (As of Oct. 30)

8:00-9:00 PM THE Amazing Race (NT)
9:00-10:00 PM Hawaii Five-0
10:00-11:00 PM Blue Bloods

10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS

7:00-8:00 PM 60 Minutes
9:00-10:00 PM THE Good Wife
(CSI: CYBER will move into this slot later in the season after the completion of all the original episodes of ‘CSI’).

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Across The Pond
BBC One had the top program of the evening at 9P with ‘MasterChef’ pulling in 5.1 million viewers (23.2%). Earlier, ‘Watchdog’ drew 4.1 million viewers (20.3%). While at 1035P, ‘A Question of Sport’ brought in 2.2 million viewers (19.6%).

BBC Two at 730P presented ‘Great British Menu’ and was seen by 1.4 million viewers (7.2%). It was followed at 8P by ‘Under Offer’ with 1.3 million (6.7%). At 915P, ‘Coast Australia’ returned with 1.7 million viewers (7.8%). At 10P, ‘Episodes’ third year premiered with 944,000 fans (5.3%).

ITV at 8P, ‘Big Star’s Little Star’ drew 3.3 million (16.6%). It was followed at 9P by the final part of Billy Connolly’s ‘Big Send Off’ with 2.0 million (9.9%).

Channel 4 at 8P had ‘Supervet’ pulling in 1.3 million (6.5%). At 9P, ’24 Hours in A&E’ drew 1.6 million (7.2%). At 10P, ‘Derek’ had 658,000 viewers (3.8%).

Down Under
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.

Thursday, 05.15.14 Ratings in Australia

Seven was #1 in Australia as 'Home and Away' was the top entertainment program on Thursday.

Seven was #1 in Australia as ‘Home and Away’ was the top entertainment program on Thursday.

Seven again was #1 with a 30.5% share of the available audience. It was powered by the #1 program and newscast, ‘Seven News’ with 1,152,000 million viewers. It also had the #2 program, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,038,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Home and Away’ with 805,000 viewers.

Nine came in #2 with a 24.2% share of the audience as it had program #3, ‘Nine News’ with 1,007,000 viewers; #4 ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 966,000 viewers and #5, 805,000 viewers.

Ten, with a 20.3% share, finished #3 for the second straight night as it had the #10 program, ‘Ten Eyewitness News’ which drew 675,000 viewers.

ABC1, with an 18.7 share, had #7, ‘ABC New’ which drew 769,000 viewers and the #8 program and the top drama, ‘Call The Midwife’ with 757,000 viewers. Finally, it also had the #9 program, ‘ABC News Update’ with 751,000 viewers.

SBS had a 6.3% share.

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