Saturday, 05.24.14 (Posted 05.25.14)
The Tiffany Network decided to run an entire schedule, for the second straight night, of reruns. It began with a rerun at 8P of ‘Mike & Molly’ with 2.3 million viewers. At 830P, a rerun of ‘Bad Teacher’ drew 2.37 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ’48 Hours’ 3.3 million viewers. At 10P, another rerun of ’48 Hours’ drew 4.62 million viewers. All in all, on a very slot evening of television watching, Black Rock finished on top.
The Alphabet Network began the evening at 8P with a rerun of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ drew 2.46 million viewers. At 9P, ’20/20′ drew 2.89 million viewers, falling behind ’48 Hours’. At 10P, ‘Nightline Primetime’ could not match up and drew 2.39 million viewers. Close but no cigar for the Disney Network of Broadcast.
The Peacock Network brought an evening of hockey as the ‘NHL Western Division Championship’ series, Game #3 was aired between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Los Angeles Kings from Staples Center at LA LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. From 8P, the game drew an average of 2.368 million viewers. Kings won 4-3. If you rely on hockey in America supporting top television billing, you are destined to failure.
The Animal Network of Broadcast brought an evening of baseball with the Cincinnati Reds battling the St. Louis Cardinals. Beginning ahead of prime time, but running through the two hours of FOX’s prime time schedule, the game averaged 1.888 million viewers as the Cardinals beat the Reds, 6-3 in Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Saturday with 3.42 million viewers. ABC was #2 with 2.58 million viewers. NBC came in #3 with 2.37 million viewers. Fox was next with 1.89.
Top Box Office on Saturday
#1 ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ drew $29,575,000, easily beating the lizard at the box office on Saturday.
#2 ‘Godzilla’ $11.8 million
#3 ‘Blended’ $5.1 million
#4 ‘Neighbors’ $4.26 million
#5 ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ $3 million
#6 ‘Million Dollar Arm’ $2.7 million
#7 ‘The Other Woman’ $1.3 million
#8 ‘Rio 2’ $1 million
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Across The Pond
ITV had football…European Championship football. At 7P, the Champions League final in Lisbon was the bomb as it pulled in 4.84 million viewers (24.3% share of the available audience) last night as the match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid saw Los Blancos seal a 4-1 win after extra time. The game peaked just after 10P with 6.72 million viewers (31.3%) during the second half of extra time, which saw Real’s Gareth Bale score a crucial headed goal.
The match was shown on Sky Sports 1 as well, the program taking 1.18 million viewers (6.1%) from 6P. Thus, the match drew 6.02 million viewers and 7.9 million at its peak.
BBC One gave it a run for the money as ‘Pointless Celebrities’ drew the other half of the spectrum at 7P with 4.5 million viewers (25.1%). After it, ‘The National Lottery: In It to Win It’ began to slip with 3.73 million viewers (18.6%). After that, ‘Casualty’ brought in 3.82 million viewers (178% share) and ‘The Guess List’ drew 2.41 million (11.2%).
BBC Two at 730P had ‘The Mysterious Mr Webster’ and drew 452,000 viewers (2.3%). At 830P, coverage of the ‘RHS Chelsea Flower Show’ brought in 1.43 million viewers (6.7%).
Channel 4 had a host of reruns as ‘The Restoration Man’ drew 617,000 viewers (3.4%) and ‘Grand Designs’ with 928,000 viewers (4.6%). ‘NCIS’ drew 491,000 viewers (2.3%) at 830P and 634,000 viewers (3.5%) at 930P before an airing of ‘Twilight – Breaking Dawn: Part 1’ pulling in 1.11 million viewers (5.6%).
ITV3 at 8P presented ‘Doc Martin’ and 780,000 tuned in (3.8%).
Seven won on Saturday with a 31.2% share of the available audience. It had the #1 program and the #1 newscast with ‘Seven News Saturday’ which was the only program to draw over one million viewers (1,019,000). But it had football…Aussie Rules Football. #8 was ‘Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football’ and it drew 497,000 viewers. Those were the only programs Seven had in the Top Ten on Saturday evening.
Nine, with 28.4% share of the available audience, had the #3 program, ‘Nine News Saturday’ with 832,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Just Go With It’ and had 577,000 viewers. And it had #10, ‘Getaway’ with 459,000 viewers.
ABC1 took the record for most programs in the Top Ten with five had 20.0% share of the available audience. But it still finished third. It had the #2 program, ‘ABC News Saturday’ with 847,000 viewers; #4 a rerun of ‘New Tricks’ which drew 716,000 viewers; #5 ‘Last Tango In Halifax’ which had 691,000 viewers; #7 ‘Gardening Australia’ with 525,000 viewers and #9 a rerun of ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ which drew 474,000 viewers.
Ten had 15.2% share of the available audience but no Top Ten programs for the evening.
SBS finished with 5.2% share of the available audience and finished fifth.
Sunday Overnight Ratings in Australia
After a quiet Saturday, Sunday was huge for Nine. Nine had a whopping 33.0% share of the available audience. Let by the #1 program in the nation, ‘The Voice Australia’, it drew 1,865,000 viewers. It also had the #3 program, ’60 Minutes’ with 1,289,000 viewers and the #5 program, ‘Nine News Sunday’ with 1,259,000 viewers.
Seven, with 26.3% share, had the #1 newscast in the nation, the #2 program on the night ‘Seven News Sunday’ with 1,390,000 viewers. It also had #4, ‘House Rules’ with 1,264,000 viewers and #7, ‘Sunday Night’ with 971,000 viewers. #8 was ‘A Place To Call Home’ with 912,000 viewers.
Ten was third with 19.9% share and the #7 top program in Australia on Sunday, ‘MasterChef Australia’ with 948,000 viewers. It also had the #9 program, ‘Modern Family:The Wedding’ which drew 808,000 viewers.
ABC1 fell to fourth with 16.1% share. But it did have one program in the Top Ten with #10, ‘ABC News Sunday’ with 784,000 viewers.
SBS finished fifth with a disappointing 4.6% share.
As you can see, no matter where in the world you were watching television, people were…
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