Sunday, 06.15.14 (Posted 06.16.14)
The Alphabet Network had the NBA Finals on Sunday. And with that license, it won the evening. At 7P, ‘Jimmy Kimmel LIVE’ drew 6.54 million viewers. At 730P, ‘NBA Countdown’ drew 7.09 million viewers. Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals, in which the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA Championship by defeating the Miami Heat 104-87, delivered a strong 15.6 million viewers and a 11.7 overnight rating, up from last year’s Game Five between the same teams. The broadcast peaked with 17.99 million viewers and a 15.1 rating between 1030-1045P, according to Nielsen. The Game Five broadcast marked the 42nd consecutive time an NBA Finals game has won the night across all of television, more than doubling its competition. The top local markets for Game Five include San Antonio (42.6), Miami (27.6), Austin (22.0), Oklahoma City (17.7), West Palm Beach (17.1). Additionally, NBA Finals Game Five delivered 504,000 unique viewers on ESPN3, an increase of 110 percent from 240,000 unique viewers for Game Five last year.
The Tiffany Network had one of their typical all-rerun evenings. At 7P, ’60 Minutes’ was #1 in the time slot and on the network as it drew 7.29 million viewers. At 8P, the first of two reruns of ‘The Good Wife’ drew 3.15 million viewers and at 9P, the second rerun of ‘The Good Wife’, this episode on the death in the courtroom which was a series turning event with ‘Will is dead’ also drew 3.15 million viewers. At 10P, a rerun of ‘The Mentalist’ finished the evening with 3.66 million viewers.
The Peacock Network, after 20 years of delivering the U.S. Open Golf Championships to homes throughout America, in its final telecast, ended at 7P with 5.15 million viewers as Martin Kaymer dominated the tournament from day one through the 18th hold on Sunday to win his second Major and first U.S. Open. At 730P, ‘American Ninja Warrior’ drew 2.6 million viewers. At 9P, ‘Believe’ drew 3.14 million viewers. At 10P, ‘Crisis’ finished the evening with 3.22 million viewers.
The #1 Hispanic Network in America began at 7P with the ‘World Cup’ and drew 1.3 A18-49 rating for the end of the match. At 8P, ‘Bailando por un Sueño’ pulled a 0.9 A18-49 rating. At 9P, more of ‘Bailando por un Sueño’ gained a 0.8 A18-49 rating. At 10P, ‘Sal y Pimienta’ drew 0.7 A18-49 rating.
For the first evening in awhile, the Animal Network of Broadcast was without the great mini-series ‘Cosmos’ and it showed. At 7P, ‘Enlisted’ could only draw 1.18 million friends and family. At 730P, a rerun of ‘American Dad’ drew 1.31 million viewers. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Simpsons’ upped the ante to 2 million viewers while at 830P, the first of two reruns of ‘The Family Guy’ drew 2.09 million viewers. At 9P, another rerun of ‘The Family Guy’ pulled in the evening high of 2.38 million viewers, a long way off of ‘Cosmos’ numbers. At 930P, another rerun of ‘American Dad’ drew 1.96 million viewers.
The #2 Hispanic Network in America at 7P presented the movie ‘Titanic’ and drew 0.3 A18-49 rating. At 8P, the movie drew 0.4 A18-49 rating. At 9P, ‘Titanic’ moved up to 0.5 A18-49 rating. At 10P, the final hour of the movie drew 0.4 A18-49 rating.
For The Record
ABC finished #1 on Sunday with 13.41 million viewers and a 7.8 rating and 14 share, far outdistanced its rivals. CBS was #2 with 4.31 million viewers and a 2.9/5. NBC was #3 with 3.44 viewers and a 2.2/4. Univision had a 1.2/2. Fox had 1.82 million viewers and a 1.1/2. Telemundo finished with a 0.5/1
Today In TV History
On this day in 1952, ‘My Little Margie’ debuted on CBS-TV. A situation comedy starring Gale Storm and Charles Farrell, it alternated between CBS and NBC from 1952 to 1955 with 126 episodes. It premiered on CBS as the summer replacement for I Love Lucy on June 16, 1952, under the sponsorship of Philip Morris cigarettes (when the series moved to NBC for its third season in the fall of 1953, Scott Paper Company became its sponsor). In an unusual move, the series—with the same leads—aired original episodes on CBS Radio, concurrently with the TV broadcasts, from December 1952 through August 1955. Only 23 radio broadcasts are known to exist in recorded form. For a look at one if its episodes, go to: http://matineeclassics.com/tv/1952/my_little_margie/.
Cable TV News
Game Of Thrones Tops Cable On Sunday
HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ scored big as it wrapped its fourth season. According to Nielsen, the 9P telecast which went head to head with the ‘NBA Finals’ on ABC in most of the country averaged 7.1 million viewers, up from the previous week (6.95 million) but not quite as big as the series’ previous high of 7.195 million on May 18. It was up a big 32% from last year’s finale (5.39 million) and more than doubled its first-season finale (3.04 million in 2011). Two encore airings padded the nightly total for “Game of Thrones” to 9.3 million. Sunday’s finale continued the show’s remarkable ratings growth, as “Thrones” became the rare series to increase its audience for three consecutive seasons. Its initial 10-episode season averaged 2.52 million same-night viewers, a total that swelled to 3.80 million in 2012, 4.97 million in 2013 and 6.8 million for its 2014 run.
Box Office For the Weekend of June 13-15, 2014
1 ’22 Jump Street’ Sony $57,071,445
2 ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Fox $49,451,322
3 ‘Maleficent/ BV $18,504,997
4 ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ WB $16,527,215
5 ‘The Fault in our Stars’ Fox $14,791,933
6 ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Fox $9,816,449
7 ‘Godzilla’ (2014) WB $3,311,185
8 ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Uni. $3,246,400
9 ‘Neighbors’ Uni. $2,369,250
10 ‘Chef’ ORF $2,187,526
11 ‘Blended’ WB $1,739,108
Facebook Post Interaction
The most popular hour for brands to post on Facebook is 12-1PM (EST) per the TrackMaven analysis, while the least popular hours are between 1A and 4AM. Interestingly, posts published “after hours” (between 5PM and 1AM) have the highest average interactions per hour, at 2.49. Separately, the study finds that weekends have the lowest posting frequency but the highest interaction rates, a finding not supported by earlier studies from Adobe and Socialbakers. Much as Socialbakers has found, though, TrackMaven’s analysis reveals that interaction rates are higher for brand posts that contain pictures.
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Across The Pond
BBC One’s coverage at 730P of the ‘World Cup’ with France defeating Honduras was Sunday’s most watched programme, averaging an impressive 7.65 million viewers and a whopping 35.5% share of the available audience. At 1030P, the Argentina victory over Bosnia also pulled in impressive figures, with an average of 3.82 million viewers and a 39.4% share.
ITV’s coverage of the first ‘World Cup’ match on Sunday between Switzerland against Ecuador pulled in 3.71 million viewers and a strong 25.5% share as it was ITV’s top rated program of the day.
Nine edges Seven on Sunday with 29.8% share. It was led by the #2 program, ‘The Voice Australia’ which drew 1,533,000 viewers. ‘Nine News Sunday’ was #3 with 1,414,000 viewers. #5 was ’60 Minutes’ which drew 1,369,000 viewers.
Seven, with 29.5% share as it had the #1 program and the #1 newscast, ‘Seven News Sunday’ with 1,560,000 viewers. It also had #4, ‘House Rules’ with 1,407,000 viewers. #6, ‘Sunday Night’ drew 1,208,000 viewers. #8 was ‘A Place To Call Home’ which drew 968,000 viewers.
Ten, with 19.3% share finished third. It had the #7 program, ‘MasterChef Australia’ which drew 1,000,000 viewers.
ABC1 had 16.6% share and finished fourth with two programs in the Top Ten on Sunday. #9 was ‘Grand Designs’ which drew 944,000 viewers. Also, #10 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ with 812,000 viewers.
SBS finished fifth with 4.7% share. The ‘World Cup Post-Match’ programming finished #19 with 453,000 viewers and was the top SBS program on Sunday.
Football on Sunday finished as follows: The #1 game, AFL COLLINGWOOD V BULLDOGS on FOX Sports 3 drew 186,000 viewers. #2, LIVE: AFL ESSENDON V MELBOURNE on FOX Footy drew 173,000 viewers. #3 LIVE: AFL GEELONG V ST KILDA on FOX Footy drew 149,000 viewers.
As you can see, no matter where in the world you were watching television, people were…
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