Thursday, 05.15.14 (Posted 05.16.14)
On the final Thursday of the May Sweeps, CBS was king as at 8P “The Big Bang Theory” in their season finale, they drew 16.29 million viewers and an 11.0 rating and a superb 19 share of the available audience. At 830P, ‘The Millers’ in their season finale drew 9.88 million viewers and a 6.5/11. At 9P, ‘Two and a Half Men’ with a rerun, pulled in 7.58 million and a 4.5/8. At 930P, ‘Bad Teacher’ died with 5.53 and a 3.7/6. Then, at 10P ‘Elementary’ in their season finale pulled in 7.34 and a 5.3/9.
ABC at 8P a rerun of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ pulled in 3.58 million viewers and a 2.6/4. But at 9P, the season finale of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ had The Alphabet Network’s high for the evening with 8.61 million viewers with 6.7/11. Meanwhile, at 10P, the impressive acting performances could not save ‘Black Box’ from cancellation as it drew a scant 4.23 million viewers and a lowly 3.2/6.
The Peacock Network began the evening with its high water mark as at 8P, ‘Hollywood Game Night’ drew 3.79 million viewers earning a 2.4/4. But at 9P, the two-hour, part two of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ flopped with only 3.31 million viewers and a horrible 2.2/4, even finishing behind everyone in its final hour.
On the Animal Network of Broadcast, at 8P, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ drew 4.76 million viewers and a 3.4/6. Then at 9P, ‘American Idol’ pulled in 8.56 million viewers and a 5.7/9.
The Little Network That Could at 8P presented the season finale of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and drew 1.57 million viewers and a 1.4/2. At 9P, the season finale of ‘Reign’ pulled in 1.26 million viewers and a 1.1/2.
9:00 p.m. “Reign” (season finale)
NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ drew a 2.6/7; CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ had a 2.2/6; and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ with 1.8/5. at 1235A, ABC’s ‘Nightline’ averaged a 1.3/4 as NBC’s ‘Seth Meyers’ took second with a 1.2/4. CBS’ ‘Craig Ferguson’ finished with a 1.1/4. At 135A, ‘Carson Daly’ finished with 0.7/3.
For The Record
CBS was #1 again as it drew 8.994 million viewers and a 6.1 rating and a 10 share of the available audience. FOX was #2 with 6.657 million viewers and a 4.6/8. ABC finished in an unusual third place on Thursday as it drew 5.469 million viewers and a 4.2/7. The weak, NBC was next with 3.470 million viewers and a 2.2/4. Univision was next with 2.460 million viewers and a . The CW finished the evening with 1.415 million viewers and a 1.3/2. Telemundo completed the evening with a 0.6/1.
Today In TV History
On this day in 1965, The Beach Boys appeared on the ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ and performed “Help Me Rhonda.”
Cable TV News
Just 1 day 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/.
The CW’s 2014-2015 Prime Time Schedule
8/7c: The Originals
9/8c: Jane the Virgin (NEW)
8/7c: The Flash (NEW)
9/8c: The 100
8/7c: The Vampire Diaries
8/7c: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8:30/7:30c: Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Encore)
9/8c: America’s Next Top Model
New update on The Millennium Report can be found at http://bit.ly/1ljkQXc.
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Across The Pond
The weekly reach of television in the UK is approximately 93% of the total population, or about 54,698,000 people. According to the Broadcasters Alliance Research Board, the average weekly viewing in the UK is 24 hours, 21 minutes per person. For the week of April 28-May 4, 2014, the leading network was BBC One with a 20.8% share of the available audience. ITV was #2 with 13.0% share.
BBC One had a winner on Thursday. At 8P, ‘Food Inspectors’ was seen by 2.9 million viewers (15.1%). At 9P, ‘MasterChef’ attracted 5.2 million (25.2%). At 1035P, ‘Question Time’ brought in 2.6 million (24.5%).
ITV at 830P presented ‘For the Love of Dogs’ rerun and it still drew 3.0 million (15.2%). At 9P, ‘Wanted: A Family of My Own’ slipped a bit to 2.0 million viewers (9.8%).
BBC Two put up at 8P, ‘The Big Allotment Challenge’ and it drew 1.4 million viewers (7.3%). At 9P, ‘Documentary Thalidomide: The 50 Year Fight’ gathered 794,000 viewers (3.8%).
Channel 4 at 8P had ‘Posh Pawn’ and it matched BBC Two’s entry with 1.4 million (7.2%). At 9P, it was followed by ‘Heston’s Great British Food’ with 947,000 viewers (4.6%).
Channel 5 at 9P had ‘Trauma Doctors’ and it drew 1.0 million viewers (4.8%). At 10P, CBS’ ‘Person of Interest’ captured 676,000 viewers (4.2%).
BBC Three at 9P had ‘Tyger Takes On’ and 449,000 watched (2.2%). It was followed by ‘Jonah from Tonga’ and it slipped a bit to 272,000 viewers (1.6%) at 10P.
BBC Four at 9P, the documentary ‘The First Georgians’ drew 778,000 viewers (3.7%).
E4 at 8P presented ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and it drew 1.2 million viewers (6.2%). It was followed at 830P by ‘How I Met Your Mother’ with 717,000 viewers (3.7%). At 9P, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ drew 462,000 viewers (2.2%).
On ITV2, at 10P, ‘Celebrity Juice’ drew 1.0 million (6.2%).
On Sky1, at 8P The CW’s ‘Arrow’ had 335,000 viewers (1.7%).
On Virgin 242 & Sky 156 on Sunday @ 9P
For the first time ever, Lifetime UK be premiering a Lifetime Drama Special just one day after the US! ‘Return To Zero’, starring Minnie Driver and directed by Sean Hanish, premieres SUNDAY at 9P in the UK.
Friday Soap Suds
On Friday, the all-reigning soaps in the UK battled it out. On ITV, Maria’s been playing with fire with her text torment of Tyrone and Fiz and her twisted actions are about to explode in her face on ‘Coronation Street’. It pulled in 6.52 million viewers and 37.0% share of the available audience. But the soap-within-a-soap moment came with ‘Emmerdale’ which drew 5.42 million viewers and a 34.4% share of the available audience BUT Emmerdale star David Easter has been questioned by police over an alleged rape, it has been revealed. THIS IS IN REAL LIFE…NOT ON THE SOAP LIFE. The 54-year-old actor, who is the former husband of Loose Women presenter Denise Welch, was accused of carrying out the sex assault 17 years ago by a woman in her 40s. And here’s the clincher: The woman reportedly saw him on the ITV soap last December, before naming him as her alleged attacker. Can you imagine what this will do to the ratings next week?
BBC One had ‘EastEnders’ and it drew 6.32 million viewers and a 32.6% share of the available audience, just 200,000 viewers behind it’s chief rival, ‘Corre’, as we all face Lucy Beale funeral.
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, ‘A Current Affair’ drew 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.
Friday 05.16.14 Ratings in Australia
Nine took a very slow Friday with 31.0% share of the available audience. They had the #2 program, ‘Nine News’ which drew 971,000 viewers, nearly 90,000 viewers behind it main rival at Seven. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 931,000 viewers. The #6 program of the evening for Nine was ‘A Current Affair’ which attracted 780,000 viewers. The #9 program was ‘Friday Night NRL Live’ with 646,000 viewers.
But Seven (30.5% share) had the top program again, for the third straight night with ‘Seven News’ pulling in 1,060,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 966,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ with 807,000 viewers.
ABC1, with a third place 17.1% share of the available audience, had the #7 program on the evening with 759,000 viewers watching ‘ABC News’. But it also had the #1 non-news program, ranking #8 on the evening, ‘Jonathan Creek’ with 694,000 viewers.
Ten was fourth on the evening with 15.2% share of the audience, down significantly from the previous evening, as it had the #10 program on the evening, ‘Ten Eyewitness News’ with 628,000 viewers.
SBS was fifth on Friday with a 6.1% share of the audience.
As you can see, no matter where we live in the world today, people are…
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