CBS Takes Sunday In The U.S. BBC One Tops In The UK. Nine #1 In Australia.

Today, traditional TV still accounts for the lion’s share of video viewing, but online and mobile are where the growth is. From fourth quarter 2012 to fourth-quarter 2013, the hours consumers spent watching online video grew 30%. When managed together, TV/digital/mobile hold the potential to drive real impact for advertisers—enabling them to maximize the customers they reach and/or reinforce key messaging across screens. After all, ‘It’s all about screens’.

CBS & '60 Minutes' #1 on Sunday for Broadcast Television.

CBS & ’60 Minutes’ #1 on Sunday for Broadcast Television.

Sunday, 06.01.14 (Posted on 06.02.14)


The Tiffany Network began the evening at 7P with a rerun of an old reliable, ’60 Minutes’ and it pulled in 8.0 million viewers and a 6.5/12 to lead the evening on all of broadcast. CBS was testing its loyal audiences as it again ran an all rerun evening. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Elementary’ drew 4.02 million viewers and a 2.9/5. At 9P, another rerun of ‘The Good Wife’ drew 3.87 million viewers and a 2.9/5. And, at 10P, another rerun on the evening, this time for ‘The Mentalist’ drew 4.68 million viewers and a 3.4/6. Although they won with all reruns, you wonder why people turn to cable.



The Peacock Network was a little more creative. It began with a two-hour rerun at 7P of ‘America’s Got Talent’ and it delivered 4.21 million viewers and a 2.8/5. At 9P, an original episode of ‘Believe’ drew 4.18 million viewers and a 2.8/5. Then at 10P, it delivered another original episode, this time of ‘Crisis’ and it drew 3.86 million viewers and a 2.5/4.



The Alphabet Network tried to fool their faithful audiences by sandwiching two reruns in-between an original series. At 7P, a rerun of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ (nothing like a rerun laugh or two) drew 5.12 million viewers and a 2.8/5. At 8P, ‘The Bachelorette’ for two hours delivered 4.90 million viewers and a 3.4/6. And at 10P, the Disney Broadcast Network ran a rerun of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and it drew 1.60 million viewers and a 3.1/2.



The Animal Network of Broadcast tried a little trickery of its own on Sunday. At 7P, it brought into the Sunday lineup a program that has been cancelled, ‘Enlisted’ on a new day and time drew 1.15 million viewers and a 0.9/2. At 730P, a rerun of ‘American Dad!’ drew 1.25 million viewers and an 0.9/2. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Simpsons’ drew 2.49 million viewers and a 1.6/3. And at 830P, a rerun of ‘Family Guy’ brought to an end Animation Domination with 2.75 million viewers and a 1.8/3. At 9P, an original episode of ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ drew the network’s highest of the evening with 3.45 million viewers and a 2.4/4.

For The Record


CBS finished Sunday #1 on broadcast with 5.14 million viewers and a 3.9 rating and a 7 share of the available audience. NBCSC finished as the top cable network on Sunday and ahead of it’s parent broadcast network with 4.137 million viewers. NBC finished with 4.12 million viewers and a 2.7/5. ABC drew 4.11 million viewers and a 2.7/5. The History Channel drew 2.957 million viewers. HBO had 2.856 million viewers, tops for Pay TV channel. FOX had 2.42 million viewers and a 1.7/5. Bravo drew 1.978 million viewers. Univision had a 1.1/2. Telemundo had an 0.7/1.

Today In TV History


On this day in 1953, BBC-TV aired worldwide the ‘Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II’ in Westminster Abbey. It was a first on television. For a glimpse of the telecast, and the black & white world we lived in, go to:

Television Research


More Than One-Quarter of Recorded TV Content Said Never Watched

An estimated 28% of recorded TV is never watched, according to a survey of 10,500 respondents aged 16 and older from 19 countries – each of whom was required to have TV service with a capable device and access to an internet connection. Younger consumers were the most likely to discard recorded programs, with respondents aged 16-34 deleting about one-third of recorded content. Within the US, respondents estimated deleting 27% of recorded content – down from 41% in last year’s survey provided by the Arris Consumer Entertainment Index.

Sports Line Up

LA Kings Defeat The Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 To Meet The New York Rangers For The Stanley Cup Beginning Wednesday.

LA Kings Defeat The Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 To Meet The New York Rangers For The Stanley Cup Beginning Wednesday.

Wed., June 4 Stanley Cup Final – Game 1 N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles NBC 8:00 p.m.
Sat., June 7 Stanley Cup Final – Game 2 N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles NBC 7:30 p.m.
Mon., June 9 Stanley Cup Final – Game 3 Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 8:00 p.m.
Wed., June 11 Stanley Cup Final – Game 4 Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 8:00 p.m.
Fri., June 13 Stanley Cup Final – Game 5* N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles NBC 8:00 p.m.
Mon., June 16 Stanley Cup Final – Game 6* Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBC 8:00 p.m.
Wed., June 18 Stanley Cup Final – Game 7* N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles NBC 8:00 p.m.

For the record, the Blackhawks in the nation’s No. 3 TV market, had initial ratings that dwarfed LA as it pulled in 22.7 rating in the losing town. The nation’s No. 2 market, Los Angeles, the Kings drew 4.8 rating.

Thurs., June 5 NBA Final – Game 1 Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs ABC 9P
Sunday, June 8 NBA Final – Game 2 Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs ABC 8P
Tues., June 10 NBA Final – Game 3 San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat ABC 9P
Thurs, June 12 NBA Final – Game 4 San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat ABC 9P
Sunday,June 15 NBA Final – Game 5 Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs ABC 8P
Tues., June 17 NBA Final – Game 6 San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat ABC 9P
Friday,June 20 NBA Final – Game 7 Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs ABC 9P

Univision’s Massive World Cup Lineup Includes Live-Streaming 64 Matches on Mobile, Online

According to Variety, Univision Communications will feed the futbol frenzy for the FIFA World Cup this summer, with plans that include dedicating the Univision Deportes Network to 24-hour coverage of the world’s biggest sporting event and live-streaming all 64 matches on mobile apps and online. Disney/ESPN and Univision have split up U.S. broadcast rights for the Brazil-hosted World Cup, which runs from June 12 to July 13, 2014. Univision has exclusive rights to Spanish-language telecasts in the States; Disney has English-language rights for broadcasts it will carry across ABC, ESPN and other properties including digital platforms, plus Portuguese and select matches in Korean. Univision Deportes Network (UDN), which launched in 2012 and is available in 40 million homes, will deliver more 2014 World Cup content than any other U.S. network, including 56 live matches (which will be simulcast on the flagship Univision Network). UDN’s programming will be focused exclusively on the World Cup around the clock starting Monday, June 9, for the duration of the event.

Futbol fans also will be able to watch the World Cup’s 64 matches live on the recently launched Univision Deportes App — available for PCs and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets — as well as view highlights and other content, receive personalized alerts, and access match schedules, results and other content. But to watch the World Cup’s final rounds on Univision’s digital outlets, viewers will have to subscribe to a pay-TV provider that carries UDN. The sports net is not available on Comcast — and Univision has set up a web page urging subs to contact the MSO to add it. Providers that carry UDN include DirecTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Cox, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS. Via the Univision Deportes App, the first two rounds of World Cup action will be available free for anyone to watch. Starting July 4 with the quarterfinals through the July 13 final, users must log in using credentials from their pay-TV provider. ESPN’s live-streaming of the 64 World Cup matches online and on mobile will also require subs to authenticate their pay-TV subscription.

Cinema News


Box Office For The Weekend -Domestic
1 ‘Maleficent’ $70,000,000
2 ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ $32,600,000
3 ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ $17,069,000
4 ‘Godzilla’ $12,225,000
5 ‘Blended’ $8,425,000
6 ‘Neighbors’ $7,715,000
7 ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ $3,775,000
8 ‘Million Dollar Arm’ $3,700,000
9 ‘Chef’ $2,009,000
10 ‘The Other Woman’ $1,425,000
11 ‘Belle’ $1,280,000
12 ‘Rio 2’ $1,045,000

Box Office This Weekened – International

1. ‘Maleficent’ $100.6 million
2. ‘X-Man: Days of Past Future’ $95.6 million
3. ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ $20 million
4. ‘Godzilla’ $15 million

‘Maleficent’ rode ‘Frozen’s’ coattails to a decisive victory at last weekend’s box office, analysts say. More than any other Hollywood player, Walt Disney Studios has adroitly tapped into the strength of the female movie-going audience, keeping this potent demographic in mind while cooking up everything from princess lines to ‘Let it Go’-style empowerment anthems. Analysts argue that ‘Frozen’ gave a shot of adrenaline to a type of entertainment that had grown listless since the glory days of ‘Beauty & the Beast’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’, by expertly mixing post-feminist depictions of women with royal fantasies. In the case of “Maleficent,” the re-imagining of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ managed to attract a crowd that was 60% female, providing welcome relief to the glut of male-skewing films in the marketplace. For its part, ‘Frozen’ skewed 57% female. Point, if you want to reach women, cinema is a powerful force to do so.

Cable TV Ratings on Sunday

HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' #1 on Sunday.

HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ #1 on Sunday.

#1 ‘Game Of Thrones’ HBO 7.166 million viewers @ 9P
#2 ‘NHL Conference Finals NBCSN 4.137 million viewers @ 8P
#3 ‘Mountain Men’ HIST 3.209 million viewers @ 9P
#4 ‘Time Machine’ HIST 2.453 million viewers @ 8P
#5 ‘RHOA: KAandis Wedding BRVO 2.442 million viewers @ 8P
#6 ‘Return To Amish’ TLC 2.428 million viewers @ 9P
#7 ‘Devious Maids’ LIF 2.142 million viewers @ 10P
#8 ‘MOVIE USA’ USA 2.139 million viewers @ 8P
#9 ‘Law & Order: SVU USA 2.075 million viewers @ 7P
#10 ‘R.I.P.D.’ HBO 1.928 million viewers @ 715P

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Across The Pond

BBC One and 'Countryfile' Topped All On Sunday In The UK.

BBC One and ‘Countryfile’ Topped All On Sunday In The UK.

BBC One at 7P presented the nature series ‘Countryfile’ and it came out on top in the ratings on a quiet Sunday as it brought in 5.5 million (29.3%). It was followed at 8P by ‘Antiques Roadshow’ with 5.0 million viewers (23.2%). At 9P, ‘Drama Quirke’ brought in 3.7 million viewers (17.5%), and all three programs won their time slots on this Sunday.

ITV at 7P had ‘Catchphrase’ and 4.1 million viewers (21.5%) tuned in. At 8P, Michael Flatley’s ‘Night To Remember’ special entertained 3.4 million viewers (15.8%). It was followed at 930P by the James Bond movie ‘Quantum of Solace’ with 1.9 million viewers (11.9%) hoping they wouldn’t have to drink a quart of oil because they were thirsty. Did you note that the lady from the Canadian embassy is the lead in ‘Castle’? A little Monday trivia.

BBC Two at 8P had ‘I Bought a Rainforest’ and surprisingly it appealed to 1.6 million viewers (7.3%). Then at 9P, ‘Britain’s Greatest Pilots’ carried a large audience of 1.5 million viewers (6.7%). At 10P, ‘D-Day: The Last Heroes’ was watched by 1.2 million viewers (7.2%).

Channel 4 at 8P brought on ‘For the Love of Cars’ and 1.4 million viewers (6.6%) tuned in. At 9P, ‘Fargo’s’ latest episode was seen by 1.2 million viewers (5.3%). Billy Bob is creating havoc in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Channel 5 at 7P brought out the Jackie Chan movie ‘The Medallion’ and it gathered 912,000 viewers (4.5%). It was followed at 9P by ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ with 785,000 viewers (3.8%).

BBC Three at 8P presented the special ‘The World Cup’s 50 Greatest Moments’ and it drew 805,000 viewers (3.6%). At 10P, ‘In the Flesh’ drew 260,000 viewers (1.6%).

Down Under

Nine & 'The Voice Australia' finished #1 on Sunday.

Nine & ‘The Voice Australia’ finished #1 on Sunday.

Nine takes Sunday crown with 33.8% share of the available audience. And it had the #1 program, ‘The Voice Australia’ with special appearance of Katy Perry and one-time coach, American Idol Judge, Keith Urban on Sunday night pulled in 1,886,000 viewers and the #2 program and #1 newscast, ‘Nine News Sunday’ with 1,401,000 viewers. The #5 program was ’60 Minutes’ which drew 1,198,000 viewers. #10 was ‘The Mentalist’ which drew 663,000 viewers.

Seven came in #2 with 29.4% share of the available audience and the #3 program, ‘Seven News Sunday’ with 1,344,000 viewers, some 57,000 viewers behind its competition. The #4 program, ‘House Rules’ pulled in 1,301,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Sunday Night’ which drew 1,124,000 viewers and #7, ‘A Place To Call Home’ with 966,000 viewers.

Ten came in #3 with 16,7% share of the audience and the #8 program in the Top Ten, ‘MasterChef Australia’ which drew 885,000 viewers.

ABC 1 came in fourth with 15.8% share of the available audience with the #9 program, ‘ABC News Sunday’ drawing 802,000 viewers.

SBS finished fifth with 4.3% share, one of the lowest of the year and it had no Top Ten programs.

As you can see, no matter where in the world you were watching television, people were…

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