Friday, 06.13.14 (Posted 06.14.14)
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’.
The Peacock Network won on Friday with the finals of the 2014 Stanley Cup as the Los Angeles Kings, in double overtime, came out as the Champions, defeating the New York Rangers in Game #5 in Staples Center, downtown Los Angeles at LA Live. They drew 5.26 million viewers.
The Alphabet Network at 8P began with a rerun of ‘Shark Tank’ and it drew 5.01 million viewers. At 9P, ‘What Would You Do?’ drew exactly the same, 5.01 million viewers. At 10P, ’20/20′ finished as the top program on the network with 6.04 million viewers.
The Tiffany Network again ran an all-rerun evening in primetime as it led off at 8P with a rerun of ‘Undercover Boss’ of Dutch Bros. coffee and it drew 4.0 million viewers. At 9P, another rerun of one of the better episodes of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ drew 4.96 million viewers. However, at 10P, a rerun of ‘Blue Bloods’ took the night, as it usually does, with 6.42 million viewers. There is little doubt that this is one of the strongest programs on television and it absolutely dominates on Friday, even with reruns.
The Animal Network of broadcast barely kept is head above water and The CW with another lackluster Friday performance. At 8P, a rerun of ‘MasterChef’ brought in 1.67 million viewers while at 9P, a rerun of this week’s ’24:Live Another Day’ drew 1.06 million viewers.
The Little Network That Couldn’t began the Friday affair as it usually does at 8P with a rerun of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ and it drew 1.4 million viewers. At 830P, another rerun of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ powered up and drew 1.59 million, nearly beating the FOX entry in this time period. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Hart of Dixie’ drew 700,000 viewers, losing over half the audience of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’. Which leads one to believe that The CW should run the entire evening of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ and it will beat FOX. Guaranteed.
Jimmy Fallon drew 1.6/6. David Letterman had a 1.8/4. Jimmy Kimmel Live with a rerun drew a 2.2/5. Nightline had a 1.3/4. Seth Meyers drew 1.0/4 barely edging out Craig Ferguson who scored a 1.0/3.
For The Record
NBC was #1 with 5.258 million viewers. ABC finished #2 with 5.169 million viewers. CBS came in #3 with 5.124 million viewers. FOX finished with 1.365 million viewers while The CW came in with 1.097 million viewers on Friday.
Today In TV History
On this day in 1923, Charles Francis Jenkins cited this date as the day he transmitted the earliest moving silhouette images. The black and white photograph, a head and shoulders image of Sybil Almand was the first image sent on what was mechanical television. Sybil Almand was on the staff of Jenkins Laboratories and therefore was one of the first television researchers in the world. She may have been the first woman involved in television research. Photograph reproduced in Jenkin’s 1925 book, Vision By Radio.
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Across The Pond
BBC One’s live World Cup football coverage dominated Friday’s ratings.
BBC One at 730P with a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final, Spain vs Netherlands was seen by an average audience of 8.22 million (38.7%). Nothing else came close in the UK on Friday. It peaked with 11.05 million at 930P. At 1045P, ‘The Graham Norton Show’ drew 2.79 million viewers (20.3%). It was followed by ‘Uncle’ which drew 790,000 viewers (8.1%).
ITV at 4P had the ‘World Cup’ coverage of Cameroon vs Mexico and it brought in 3.33 million (27.6%). At 930P, a rerun of ‘Benidorm’ drew 1.74 million viewers. At 1030P, the late game between Chile and Australia was seen by 3.1 million (30.8%).
BBC Two at 7P had ‘Antiques Road Trip’ and it was seen by 1.53 million (8.9%). It was followed at 8P by ‘Sea City’ which drew 1.24 million (6.4%).
Channel 4’s biggest draw of the night was ‘Alan Carr: Chatty Man’ which drew 1.28 million viewers (7.4%).
On a relatively slow Friday, Seven roared back to first place in Australia with a solid 33.2% share of the available audience. The #1 program was the top newscast of the evening as ‘Seven News’ drew 1,134,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 972,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ with 834,000 viewers.
Nine, with 30.0% share, finished second on Friday. Nine had #2 program, ‘Nine News’ which drew just 2,000 viewers less than its rival, and finished with 1,132,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,002,000 viewers. #6 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 794,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Hot Seat’ with 629,000 viewers.
Ten, with 16.4% had #10 program with ‘The Living Room’ which drew 604,000 viewers.
ABC1 with 15.4% had #7 program on Friday which was ‘ABC News’ with 702,000 viewers. And, it had the #8 and top drama of the evening, ‘Old School, which pulled in 672,000 viewers.
SBS had 5.1% share of the available audience and finished fifth on Friday.
As you can see, no matter where in the world you were watching television, people were…
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