Monday, 05.26.14 (Posted 05.27.14)
The Alphabet Network won on a low rated Memorial Day as it began the evening with a two-hour episode of ‘The Bachelorette’ which pulled in 5.723 million viewers and a 4.2/7. At 10P, a rerun of ‘Castle’ delivered 4.355 million viewers and a 2.7/5.
The Animal Network of Broadcast began at 8P with ‘MasterChef’ and it drew 4.14 million viewers and a 3.1/5. Then at 9P, Jack was back with the President as ’24: Live Another Day’ had 5.73 million fans and a 4.3/7 rejoicing with another great episode. Bring this program back every season. It is sensational. This is Must See TV ON DEMAND.
The Tiffany Network began Monday at 8P with a rerun of ‘2 Broke Girls’ and it delivered 4.68 million viewers and a 3.2/6. At 830P, an original episode of ‘Friends With Better Lives’ had 5.28 million viewers and a 3.3/5. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Mike & Molly’ delivered 5.0 million viewers and a 3.1/5. At 830P, a rerun of ‘Mom’ had 4.83 million viewers and a 3.1/5. At 10P, a new episode of ’48 Hours’ delivered 5.095 million viewers and a 3.4/6.
The Peacock Network at 8P presented ‘American Ninja Warrior’ and it drew 2.98 million viewers and a 2.0/4. At 9P, another episode of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ delivered 4.69 million viewers and a 2.7/4.
The leading Hispanic network began the holiday evening at 8P with ‘De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero’ and it drew a 0.8 A-18-49 rating. But at 9P, the always top program , ‘Lo Que La Vida Me Robo’ brought in a 1.4 A 18-49 rating. At 10P, ‘Que Pobres Tan Ricos’ climbed in the #2 spot with 1.1 A18-49 rating.
The Little Network That Could presented ‘Memorial Day’, about a young boy who discovers his grandfather’s footlocker from World War II and asks him about it. It delivered 1.325 million viewers and a 0.9/1.
The #2 Hispanic network in the U.S. began the evening with a two-hour special, ‘Especial del Señor de los Cielos’ which drew a 0.5 A18-49 rating. But it had an exceptional premiere on Monday at 10P with ‘El Señor de los Cielos 2’ which drew 2.19 million viewers and a 0.8 A18-49 rating. It was the 3rd highest rated premiere in the network’s national people meter history among A18-49 and P2+.
Ratings for this time period on Memorial Day have been delayed. They will be posted upon availability.
For The Record
ABC finished #1 on Memorial Day with 5.28 million and a 3.6 rating and a 6 share of the available audience. CBS was #2 with 5.00 million viewers and a 3.2/5. FOX was #3 with 4.94 million viewers and a 3.7/6. NBC was #4 with 4.12 million viewers and a 2.4/4. Univision finished Monday with 2.687 million viewers and a 1.4/2. The CW drew 1.32 million viewers and a 0.9/1. Telemundo had a 0.7/1.
Today In TV History
On this day in 1950, the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra made his TV debut on NBC’s ‘Star-Spangled Review’. For a brief look at his first appearance, with Bob Hope hosting, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH3wNHoto50
Two NBA-related events from Tuesday, May 20 topped the Series/Specials and Sports lists for the week ending May 25. Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on ESPN (won by the Miami Heat over the Indiana Pacers) was the top Twitter draw in all of television. According to Nielsen, 6.96 million accounts viewed any of the 932,000 tweets the game had generated, resulting in 77.6 million impressions. Earlier in the evening, ESPN’s 2014 NBA Lottery, the ceremony which determines the order of teams for June’s NBA Draft (congratulations for getting the first pick for the second consecutive year, Cleveland Cavaliers!), was the week’s top televised special (5.86 million accounts/460,000 tweets/54.54 million impressions).
The top series draw for television’s final week of the traditional season was the season premiere of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” from May 19 (3.87 million accounts/182,000 tweets/24.87 million impressions). Its current season features Atlanta assistant district attorney Andi Dorfman who famously rejected Juan Pablo Galavis at the final 3 on the most recent edition of “The Bachelor” back in February. In the battle of popular reality competition season finales, NBC’s “The Voice” from May 20 (congratulations, Josh Kaufman!) came out on top (3.67 million accounts/327,000 tweets/24.87 million impressions), with May 21′s “American Idol” on Fox (congratulations, Caleb Johnson!; 3.47 million accounts/212,000 tweets/16.57 million impressions) and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” from May 20 (3.13 million accounts/182,000 tweets/18.33 million impressions) close behind.
On the Sports side, five of the top six entries were all NBA playoff games. The final of the 2014 UEFA Champions League (Club Atletico de Madrid vs. Real Madrid CF) on Fox on May 24th (5.84 million accounts/977,000 tweets/54.44 million impressions) ranked third. This bodes well for the sport of international soccer in June for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. ABC’s Indianapolis 500 from May 25 (3.88 million accounts/125,000 tweets/24.38 million impressions) placed seventh. The most-noticed NHL hockey playoff game on Twitter was the Montreal Canadiens’ 3-2 overtime victory over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on NBCSN on May 22 (3.05 million accounts/119,000 tweets/17.61 million impressions).
According to Nielsen: Activity metrics (Unique Authors and Tweets) are a measure of relevant Twitter activity from three hours before, during and three hours after an episode’s initial broadcast, local time. Reach metrics (Unique Audience and Impressions) measure the audience of relevant Tweets ascribed to an episode from when the Tweets are sent until the end of the broadcast day at 5am. The data includes new/live primetime and late fringe episodes only and excludes sports events. Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings are only available for English-language U.S. Broadcast and Cable Networks.
Top Ten Box Office For Memorial Day Weekend
1 X-Men: Days of Future Past (Fox) $111.00M
2 Godzilla  (Warner Bros.) $39.45M
3 Blended (Warner Bros.) $18.19M
4 Neighbors (Universal) $17.23M
5 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Sony/Columbia) $10.00M
6 Million Dollar Arm (Disney) $8.71M
7 The Other Woman  (Fox) $4.53M
8 Rio 2 (Fox) $3.25M
9 Chef (Open Road Films) $2.91M
10 Heaven is for Real (TriStar) $2.75M
11 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Disney/Marvel) $2.15M
12 Belle (Fox Searchlight) $2.12M
Broadcast Network Top 10 Million LIVE +7 Day Programming Stats
RK Program Net LIVE LIVE+7
1 The Big Bang Theory CBS 14420 20192
2 NCIS CBS 15883 19450
3 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 14108 16927
4 Blacklist NBC 10466 16162
5 Blue Bloods CBS 11784 15152
6 Person Of Interest CBS 10499 14489
7 Criminal Minds CBS 10523 13887
8 CSI CBS 10008 13171
9 Castle ABC 9002 12930
10 Modern Family ABC 8554 12918
11 Hawaii Five CBS 9212 11926
12 The Mentalist CBS 8639 11550
13 24: Live Another Day FOX 8077 11455
14 Elementary CBS 7542 11440
15 Grey’s Anatomy ABC 7948 11274
16 The Good Wife CBS 8731 10969
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Across The Pond
ITV at 730P had the first ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ semi-final and it averaged 9.58 million viewers and an astounding 41.0% share of the available audience was the #1 program in the UK. It’s that time of the year. Everyone watched ‘BGT’ this week. At 930P, the ‘Results Show’ drew 8.076 million viewers and a 35% share.
BBC One’s top draw of the evening was the 6:45 ‘Region News & Weather’ which drew 5.554 million viewers. Even ‘EastEnders’ took a back seat to ‘BGT’ at 730P with only 5,100,000 viewers (22%). ITV 3 topped the digital channels with ‘Midsomer Murders’ at 8P with 941,000 viewers (4%). Let’s face it. When ‘BGT’ is in the final stages of the season, it dominates in the UK even though many are complaining it isn’t the program it used to be.
Seven won again on Monday as it pulled a 33.9% share of the available audience. And it had the biggest shock of the television season as ‘House Rules’ beat ‘The Voice Australia’ on Monday. Seven had the #1 program in ‘House Rules’ which brought in 1,658 million viewers and #3, ‘Seven News’ with 1,291,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,208,000 viewers and #9, ‘Home and Away’ with 1,043,000 viewers.
Nine came in #2 on a very big Monday with 30.2% share of the available audience. It had the #2 program on the evening, ‘The Voice Australia’ which pulled in 1,586,000 viewers, just 72,000 viewers short of the #1 program. It also had the #4 program, ‘Nine News’ which drew 1,250,000 viewers and #5, a rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ which drew 1,159,000 viewers. #7 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 1,152,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,148,000 viewers.
ABC1 finished third with 17.0% share of the available audience and the #10 program, ‘ABC News’ which drew 886,000 viewers.
Ten came in fourth with 14.0% share of the available audience.
SBS was fifth with 4.9% share.
Tuesday Australian TV Ratings
Seven again, for the second straight evening, topped all networks in Australia with a 32.1% share of the available audience. Seven and Nine dominated the evening, with Seven finishing with the #1 program, ‘House Rules’ which drew 1,312,000 viewers. The #2 program was the #1 rated newscast, ‘Seven News’ which brought in 1,285,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,143,000 viewers, just 5,000 behind its rival. #8 was ‘What Really Happens In Bali’ drew 1,057,000 viewers. While #10 was ‘Home and Away’ with 941,000 viewers.
Nine, with 27.2% share of the audience, had #3 and the #1 comedy in the nation, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ which pulled in 1,276,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News’ which drew 1,232,000 viewers. #5, ‘Nine News 6:30’ pulled in 1,148,000 viewers. #7 was a rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and it also was a million viewer program with 1,113,000 viewers. Finally, #9 was on Nine and it was ‘A Current Affair’ with 1,047,000 viewers.
Ten finished #3 with 19.4% share of the available audience.
ABC1 came in #4 with 15.5% share.
SBS was #5 with 5.8% share of the Tuesday night available audience.
As you can see, no matter where in the world you were watching television, people were…
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