Monday, 05.19.14 (Posted 05.20.14)
ABC was the power on the final Monday of the May Sweeps. At 8P, they had the #1 program of the evening with ‘Dancing with the Stars’ which brought Dow the house with 15.66 million viewers. It’s victory was nearly 4 million ahead of its closest competition. At 10P, the brought ‘The Bachelorette’ and it pulled in 7.17 million viewers, goo for leadership from 10P-11P.
NBC had its top program in ‘The Voice’ but it could not match the power of the Alphabet ‘Dance’ as it drew 11.7 million. At 10P, the Peacock Network tried a bold experiment in putting on an old-fashioned variety show headlined by Maya Rudolph and her ‘The Maya Rudolph Show’ actually was fun and drew 6.98 viewers giving ABC a run for its money.
FOX did an amazing job on Monday as it brought us the season finale of ‘Bones’ in an astonishing season ender that was the true meaning of ‘cliffhanger’. It drew 6.04 million to top the Animal Network of Broadcast on this evening. At 9P, ’24’ came back with a bang and this episode was as thrilling as any before it. It drew 5.72 million.
CBS did little. At 8P it aired a rerun (sound familiar for CBS in the past few days?) 2 Broke Girls’ and it had 4.83 million viewers. At 830P the weak and cancelled ‘Friends With Better Lives’ drew a 4th rated 5.13 million. At 9PM, ‘Mike & Molly’ pulled in 7.05 million viewers, a high for the Tiffany Network on this night. At 930P, a rerun of ‘Mom’ pulled 7.74 million. And at 10P, the old reliable, out of position ‘Criminal Minds’ drew 5.91 million to end a bad night at Black Rock.
The CW had a rerun of ‘District 9’ and it did only 630,000 viewers.
NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ had a 2.7/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman’ had a 2.3/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live’ had a 2.2/6. At 1235A, ABC’s “Nightline’ averaged a 1.4/5; NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.3/5) finished 2nd again ahead of CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.1/4). At 135A, NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3.
For The RecordU
ABC was #1 on Monday with 11.12 million viewers. NBC was #2 with 10.06 million viewers. FOX was #3 with 5.83 million viewers. CBS was #4 with 5.76 million viewers. Univision was #5 with 2.61 million as The CW had only 630,000 viewers.
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BBC One at 730P had coverage of the ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ and it was seen by 3.7 million viewers (17.8%). It continued on BBC Two with 2.9 million viewers (13.6%) at 8P. Later, at 9P, ‘DIY SOS’ continued with a level audience of 3.7 million viewers (17.5%). BBC Two ran, at 9P, the documentary ‘The Battle to Beat Polio’ brought in 1.1 million viewers (4.9%).
ITV couldn’t match the flowers but at 8P, ‘Gino’s Italian Escape’, with a rerun, brought in a surprisingly large 2.5 million viewers (11.9%). At 9P, ‘It’ll Be Alright on the Night’ pulled in ITV’s top numbers of the night with 3.1 million viewers (14.6%).
Channel 4 at 8P had ‘Britain’s Most Extreme Weather’ and it brought in 956,000 viewers (4.5%). At 9P, ‘Bear Grylls’s The Island’ climbed for a third week running to 2.2 million viewers (10.4%), a strong showing for 4. At 10P, ‘Man Vs Weird’ didn’t fare so well as it could dropped more than a million viewers and finished with 960,000 viewers .
Sky Atlantic had ‘The Game of Thrones’ and it pulled in an ever increasing audience on Monday with 906,000 viewers (4.2%) at 9P.
Channel 5 at 8P had ‘DIY Dummies’ and it attracted 613,000 viewers (2.9%). It was followed at 9P by ‘D-Day’s Sunken Secrets’ and it pulled in a strong 885,000 viewer (4.4%) to top 5’s evening.
BBC Three at 9P ran ‘Barely Legal Drivers’ as it drove 566,000 viewers (2.7%).
BBC Four at 830 had ‘Only Connect’ and it pulled in 594,000 viewers (2.7%). It was followed at 9P by ‘Hinterland’ with 602,000 viewers (3.0%).
E4’s ‘Made in Chelsea’ at 10P brought in 624,000 viewers (4.0%).
Nine with 32.0% share of the available audience took charge again with the #1 program in the nation on Monday, ‘The Voice Australia’ drew 1,684,000 viewers. It finished 200,000 ahead of Seven’s ‘House Rules’. #4 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 1,277,000 viewers and #5, ‘Nine News’ with 1,243,000 viewers. It also had #6 program on the evening with ‘Nine News 6:30’ drawing 1,208,000 viewers. The #8 program was a rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ which drew 1,048,000 viewers. The #10 program in the nation was a another rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ which drew 868,000 viewers.
Seven, with 30.9% share, had the #2 program, ‘House Rules’ with 1,487,000 million viewers. It also had the top newscast of the evening with ‘Seven News’ as the #3 program drawing 1,298,000 million. The #7 program was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ which finished with 1.132 million viewers. #9 on Monday was ‘Home and Away’ with 1,010,000 viewers.
ABC1 came in #3 on Monday with 19.1% share of the audience.
Ten finished #4 with 13.7% share.
SBS came in #5 with 4.3% share of the nation’s audience.
Tuesday, 05.20.14 Ratings
Nine was again as it drew 32.8% share of the nation’s available audience and again, the #1 program was ‘The Voice Australia’ which drew 1,714,000 viewers. The #3 program on Tuesday was ‘Nine News’ with 1,197,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ which drew 1,163,000. #7 was ‘A Current Affair’ which came in with 1,097,000 viewers. The #9 program on the evening was ‘when Love Comes To Town’ and it drew 868,000 viewers.
Seven, with 28.8% share came in second on Tuesday. The #2 program on the evening was ‘Seven News’ with 1,375,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,172,000 viewers. #6 was ‘House rules’ and it pulled in 1,146,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Home and Away’ with 979,000 viewers. And the last of the Top Ten on Tuesday was #10, ‘Resurrection’ which pulled in 857,000 viewers.
Ten finished #3 with 17.9% share.
ABC1 finished fourth with 15.5% share.
SBS came in fifth with 5.0% share of the available audience.
As you can see, no matter where in the world you were watching television, people were…
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