On Tuesday It Was NBC #1 In The U.S. ITV Wins Again In The UK. Seven Topped All In Australia.

NBC & 'America's Got Talent' #1 on Tuesday.

NBC & ‘America’s Got Talent’ #1 on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 05.27.14 (Posted 05.28.14)

On the Peacock Network, the return of ‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC at 8P was off and running with 11.91 million viewers and a dominant 7.4 rating/12 share. It peaked at the 9P half-hour with a 7.8/12. Comparably, this was up 7% from its year-ago season-opener (6.9/11 on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, which led out of “The Voice”). And that translated into 11.22 million viewers based on the Live Plus Same Day data. Leading out of ‘America’s Got Talent’ at 10P was the series-premiere of scripted drama ‘The Night Shift’ which won the time period with 7.78 million viewers and a 4.8/8. That was equal to the most recent airing of regularly scheduled time period occupant ‘Chicago Fire’ which had a 4.7/8 on May 13.


The Tiffany Network continued the evening with reruns, first at 8P with ‘NCIS’ which drew 9.28 million viewers and a 6.4/11 and then at 9P, an exceptional episode of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ which drew 7.84 million viewers and a 5.3/8. This was one of the great episodes of last year and is a Must See TV ON DEMAND program to watch as Callen fights all forms of ‘Who Am I’ struggles as he hopes to find a thread of his past. And the end is one of the best ever. At 10P, ‘Person of Interest’, in an episode with the original cast drew 5.32 million viewers and a 3.7/6. Let’s hope CBS does not go through the entire summer with reruns.


The Alphabet Network pulled out another season-premiere at at 8P, ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ could not compete with NBC’s programming with 3.87 million viewers and a 2.7/4. That was down from year-ago season-opener (3.2/5 on 5/28/13) by 16%. At 10P, ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ finished at a distant third-place with 3.74 million viewers and a 2.5/4.


La cadena hispana superior began the evening at 8P with ‘De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero’ and drew a 0.9 A18-49 rating, good for #4 in the time slot. Then at 9P, ‘Lo Que La Vida Me Robo’ pulled a 1.4 A18-49 rating which finished tied for #2 in its time slot. At 10P, ‘Que Pobres Tan Ricos’ finished the evening with 1.0 A18-49.


The Animal Network of Broadcast meanwhile simply could not compete with its summer programming as at 8P ‘Riot’ finished with 1.39 million viewers and a 1.2/2. Then at 9P the embarrassing ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ drew 1.2 million viewers and a 1.0/2, which slipped by 37% from last week. Arguably it can be stated, viewers just do not really want to marry Harry! FOX was lucky The CW threw up reruns against it.

The CW

The CW aired reruns at 8P of ‘The Originals’ drew 950,000 viewers and a 0.6/1 and at 9P, ‘Supernatural’ which drew 1.06 million viewers and a 0.7/1, just 140,000 viewers behind ‘Harry’. A new episode might have dethroned the ‘spare’.


At 8P on Telemundo, ‘La Impostora’ came in with a 0.5 A18-49 rating. At 9P, ‘En Otra Pie’ did the same, 0.5 A18-49. At 10P, the network got a lift on the second night of ‘El Señor de los Cielos’ which delivered a 0.8 A18-49. Looks like a hit.

Late Night

At 1135P, a rerun of NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ finished #1 with a 2.4/6. A rerun of ‘David Letterman’ on CBS drew 1.9/5. ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on ABC drew 1.8/5. A rerun of ‘Seth Meyers’ on NBC tied an original installment of departing ‘Craig Ferguson’ on CBS and ‘Nightline’ on ABC (each with a 1.1/ 4 from 12:30A. A rerun of ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on NBC closed the evening with a 0.6/ 3 at 130A.

For The Record

NBC was #1 on Monday with 10.538 million viewers and a 6.6 rating and an 11 share of the available audience. CBS came in #2 with an all rerun evening drawing 7.580 million viewers and a 5.1/8. ABC finished #3 on Tuesday with 3.826 million viewers and a 2.7/4. Univision finished #4 with 2.925 million viewers and a 1.5/3. Telemundo had a great night finishing #5 as it jumped ahead of both FOX & The CW with 1.4 million viewers and a 0.8/1. FOX was next with 1.294 million viewers and a 1.1/2. The CW drew 1.005 million viewers and a 0.7/1.

Today In TV History

On this day in 1962, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles performed “I’ll Try Something New” on American Bandstand. Check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5tV-smzko


Nielsen Twitter TV TOP TEN for the week of 5.19.14
Program, Date, Unique Audience (000), Tweets (000)
NBA Lottery (ESPN), 5/20, 5862, 460
The Bachelorette (ABC), 5/19, 3866, 182
The Voice (NBC), 5/20, 3670, 327
American Idol (Fox), 5/21, 3472, 212
The Voice (NBC), 5/19, 3348, 300
Dancing With the Stars (ABC), 5/20, 3133, 182
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1), 5/19, 2129, 878
Catfish: The TV Show (MTV), 5/21, 1841, 127
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) 5/19, 1780, 136
ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops (CBS) 5/20, 1706, 51

Source: Nielsen. Nielsen Social captures relevant tweets from three hours before, during and three hours after an episode’s initial broadcast, local time. Unique Audience measures the audience of relevant Tweets ascribed to an episode from when the Tweets are sent until the end of the broadcast day at 5a. The data includes new/live primetime and late frings episodes only and excludes sports events.

May Sweeps Period 10+ Million LIVE Viewer Program Club


#1 NCIS CBS 16.619 million viewers
#2 The Big Bang Theory CBS 16.262 million viewers
#3 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 14.560 million viewers
#4 Dancing with the Stars ABC 14.437 million viewers
#5 The Voice (Monday) NBC 11.333 million viewers
#6 Blue Bloods CBS 11.230 million viewers
#7 Criminal Minds CBS 10.951 million viewers
#8 Person Of Interest CBS 10.860 million viewers
#9 The Voice (Tuesday) NBC 10.800 million viewers
#10 The Blacklist NBC 10.595 million viewers
#11 CSI CBS 10.010 million viewers

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Across The Pond

ITV & 'Britain's Got Talent' were #1 on Tuesday in the UK.

ITV & ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ were #1 on Tuesday in the UK.

It’s ‘BGT-Time’ and that means ITV will be #1 in the ratings and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ will be the #1 show. ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ easily topped Tuesday’s ratings as the second live semi final at 730P pulled in 7.8 million viewers and a dominating 34.9% share of the available audience, as an additional 413,000 (1.7%) tuned in on +1. The results show at 930P brought in 6.4 million viewers (27.4%).

ITV 2 at 10P with ‘More Talent’ brought in an additional 416,000 viewers (2.6%).

BBC One presented at 9P ‘Happy Valley’ and it was the network’s top show with 5.3 million viewers (22.2%), but it was no match for ‘BGT’.

BBC Two in the meantime presented ‘Springwatch’ and it brought in 2.3 million viewers (10.2%). At 9P, a new series, ‘Welcome To Rio’ drew a smaller 1.6 million viewers.

Channel 4 at 8P had ‘Location, Location, Location’ and it brought in 1.1 million viewers (4.7%). At 9P, a new series ‘The Complainers’ wasn’t a big hit as it could only draw 857,000 viewers (3.6%). At 10P, ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ dropped further to 762,000 viewers (4.8%).

Channel 5 presented at 9P CBS’ ‘The Mentalist’ and it drew 793,000 viewers (3.3%) finishing ahead of Channel 4’s programming. It was followed at 10P by CBS’ ‘CSI’ and it drew 557,000 viewers (3.5%), again ahead of 4’s programming.

Sky Atlantic at 9P brought ‘Penny Dreadful’ and it drew only 218,000 viewers (1.9%).

Down Under

Seven Tops In Australia on Tuesday as 'House Rules' #1 Again.

Seven Tops In Australia on Tuesday as ‘House Rules’ #1 Again.

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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