NBC Uses Stanley Cup To Win Saturday In The U.S. ITV Dominates In The UK. Seven Wins Again In Australia.

Saturday, 06.07.14 (Posted 06.08.14)

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings


In one of the most stirring Stanley Cup games, at 8P, Game 2 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals in double overtime saw the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 5-4 in a thriller. I drew 5.37 million viewers. NOTE: Salt Lake City pre-empted the telecast for the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon.


For the umpteenth night, the Tiffany Network ran most of their schedule in rerun. At 8P, another rerun of ‘Blue Bloods’ drew 3.53 million viewers. At 9P, another rerun of ‘Elementary’ drew 3.24 million viewers. But at 10P, an original episode of ’48 Hours’ drew 4.95 million viewers.


The Alphabet Network at 8P brought us ‘Bet on Your Baby’ and it drew 2.31 million viewers. At 9P, ‘Sing Your Face Off’ drew 2.90 million viewers over the two hour programming block.


The Animal Network of Broadcast at 8P presented a regular season game of ‘Major League Baseball’ and it drew 2.12 million fans.

For The Record

NBC dominated Saturday with 5.37 million viewers on average. CBS was #2 with 3.91 million viewers. ABC came in next with 2.70 million while FOX was fourth with 2.12 million viewers.

Today In TV History


On this day in 1946, BBC-TV began airing again to cover the ‘Victory Parade’. The television service had been blacked out since September 1, 1939 for defense reasons.

Cable TV News

Sean Hanish’s film, the Critic’s Choice Nominee, ‘Return To Zero’ will be rebroadcast on Lifetime today at 2P (EST), 1P (CST).


Cinema News


Top Ten At The Box Office This Weekend
1 ‘The Fault in our Stars’ Fox $48,200,000
2 ‘Maleficent’ BV $33,523,000
3 ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ WB $29,105,000
4 ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Fox $14,700,000
5 ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Uni. $7,189,000
6 ‘Godzilla’ (2014) WB $5,950,000
7 ‘Neighbors’ Uni. $5,201,000
8 ‘Blended’ WB $4,050,000
9 ‘Chef’ ORF $2,600,000
10 ‘Million Dollar Arm’ BV $1,822,000

New update on The Millennium Report can be found at http://bit.ly/1ljkQXc.


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Across The Pond


ITV was the Champion on Saturday at it presented the grand finale of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and it saw Collabro crowned winners, pulling in a huge 10.32 million viewers (49%). 482,000 viewers tuned in (2.2%) on +1. For the record, that’s over 50% of the available share of the audience to tune into the big talent contest. Huge. England’s World Cup friendly against Honduras, interrupted midway through the first half by an electrical storm, averaged 5.18 million viewers (35.6%) afterwards. It was an ITV Saturday.

BBC One at 7P had ‘Pointless Celebrities’ draw 2.74 million viewers (13.1%) while at 8P, ‘The National Lottery: In It To Win It’ drove 2.69 million viewers and 12.1% to watch. At 920P had the latest ‘Casualty’ and it pulled in 3.55 million viewers (16.4%).

BBC Two aired reruns of ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ and drew 740,000 viewers (3.5%) and ‘I Love 1980’ which pulled in 1.08 million viewers (4.9%). Another rerun of ‘French and Saunders’ drew 1.01 million (5%) and ‘Victoria Wood as Seen on TV’ drew 921,000 viewers (5.3%).

Channel 4 at 7P had ‘Restoration Man’ and it was watched by 464,000 viewers (2.4%). It was followed by ‘Grand Designs’ which drew 464,000 viewers (2.1%) and the 2009 film ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ which had the network’s evening high of 595,000 viewers (2.9%) starring Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin.

Down Under


Seven, with 31.7% share, reigned supreme on Saturday in Australia. It had the #1 program, ‘Seven News’ which drew 954,000 viewers and the #6 program, the movie ‘Men In Black 3’ with 527,000 viewers.

Nine, with 26.9% share, had the #2 program, ‘Nine News Saturday’ with 948,000 viewers. It also had the #8 program, the movie, ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ which drew 489,000 viewers. #9 ‘Getaway’ drew 458,000 viewers.

ABC1 was #3 with 20.6% share, had #3, ‘ABC News Saturday’ with 813,000 viewers; #4 a rerun of ‘New Tricks’ which drew 765,000 viewers; #5 ‘Last Tango In Halifax’ which was the top drama of the evening; and a rerun of ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ which drew 508,000 viewers. Finally, #10 was ‘Gardening Australia’ which had 452,000 viewers.

Ten came in fourth with 15.0% share.

SBS had 5.7% share.

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

Switching Channels!

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