Tuesday, 06.17.14 (Posted on 06.18.14)
It was an easy overnight Tuesday victory for NBC. At 8P ‘America’s Got Talent’ was the top rated show of the evening and delivered 11.25 million viewers and a 7.4 rating and 12 share of the available audience. It peaked in the 930P half-hour with a 7.8/13. This benefited the drama at 10P, ‘The Night Shift’ which won the hour with 6.58 million viewers and a 4.1/7.
CBS again had its usual all-rerun evening. Leading off with the world’s most popular drama on television, ‘NCIS’ finished off the Parsa arc in the episode titled ‘Monsters and Men’ as Gibbs offers Bishop a job as a Probationary Agent and she accepts. The team now has a new Probie. The rerun delivered 7.76 million viewers and a 5.2/9 for Black Rock’s top show of the evening. At 9P, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ with another rerun as ‘Machete’ star, Danny Trejo visited the show, drew 6.32 million viewers and a 4.3/7. At 10P, the rerun of after the revenge of ‘Person of Interest’ delivered 5.2 million viewers and a 3.4/6. Pretty soon, CBS has to quit this rerun game.
At 8P, ‘De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero’ delivered an 0.9 A18-49 ratings. At 9P, the biggest Hispanic program of the evening, ‘Lo Que La Vida Me Robo’ delivered a 1.3 A18-49 rating, placing it #2 in that demo in this time slot. At 10P, ‘Que Pobres Tan Rico’ battled to a tie with Telemundo’s entry with a 1.0 A18-49 rating to place second in the time slot.
The Alphabet Network Over began the evening at 8P with ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ and it ended up with a series-low of 2.88 million viewers and a 2.2/4. Week-to-week, that was down by 21% (vs. a 2.8/5 on June 10). Next at 10P was a rerun (they must thing they are CBS) of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ and it dropped to 2.4 million viewers and a 1.8/3.
The Animal Network of Broadcast did a CBS by airing reruns all evening long. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Family Guy’ drew 1.67 million viewers and a 1.4/2 and was the network’s top show of the evening. Ouch! At 830P, the first of two rerun episodes of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ drew 1.02 million viewers and a 1.0/2. At 9P, the next rerun delivered 1.17 million viewers and a 1.0/2. At 930P, a rerun of ‘The Mindy Project’ drew 1.11 million friends and family and had a 0.9/1, which stepped in for canceled reality hours ‘Riot’ and ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’. Of course the show were cancelled because it really wasn’t a riot nor did anyone want to marry Harry.
In episode three news, The Little Network That Couldn’t presented at 8P its docuseries ‘Famous in 12 and it drew 630,000 viewers and a 0.6/1, which was actually 20% (or one-tenth of a rating point) above the 0.5/ 1 one week earlier. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Supernatural’ drew 700,000 viewers and a 0.5/1. Yikes! This is less than whatever is on the Adult Swim network on cable.
In late night, NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ from Orlando had a 2.8/7. CBS’ ‘David Letterman’ finished with a 1.9/5 from New York and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ from Hollywood had a 1.7/4. At 1235A, NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ had 1.3/5 to lead the hour. ABC’s ‘Nightline’ came in with 1.2/4. CBS’ ‘Craig Ferguson’ had a 0.9/ 3. A rerun of NBC’s ‘Last Call With Carson Daly’ closed the night with a 0.7/ 3 at 130A.
For The Record
NBC was #1 on Tuesday with 9.69 million viewers and a 6.3 rating and 11 share of the available audience. CBS, again with an all-rerun night, delivered 6.43 million viewers and a 4.3.7. Univision finished #3 for the evening with 2.77 million viewers and a 1.4/3. ABC finished with 2.72 million viewers and a 2.0/3. FOX came in next on an all-rerun evening with 1.24 million viewers and a 1.1/2. Telemundo finished with an 0.9/2. The CW finished last with 666,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.
Today In TV History
On this day in 1959, the first telecast received from England was broadcast in the U.S. over NBC-TV.
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USA Win Over Ghana Brings ESPN Big Numbers
Team USA’s 2-1 victory over Ghana in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Monday, June 16 resulted in record ratings for ESPN and WatchESPN. ESPN’s telecast averaged a 6.3 household rating and 11.09 million viewers, based on the Live + Same Day data, making it the highest-rated and most-watched men’s soccer match in history. Comparably, USA vs. Ghana is ESPN’s highest-rated telecast overall since January 6 when coverage of the BCS National Championship averaged a 14.4 household rating and 25.57 million viewers.
Streaming service WatchESPN, meanwhile, garnered a 469,000 average minute audience, which set a product record (for an event which had a total of 1.4 million viewers and 62,400,000 minutes viewed for the contest). WatchESPN also generated its second best event ever in unique viewers for Monday’s Germany vs. Portugal contest (with 1.1 million viewers).
Top-rated in the 56-metered markets was Washington, D.C., with an 11.8 household rating, followed by New York (10.2), Hartford-New Haven (10.1), Boston (10.0) and Columbus, Ohio at an 8.9. Rounding off the top 10 was Baltimore (8.7), Providence (8.4), Orlando (8.3), San Francisco (8.0) and Norfolk (7.8). Sixteen metered markets rose to their highest overnights ever for a World Cup group round match (including six of the top 10: Washington, D.C., New York, Hartford, Baltimore, Providence and Orlando).
Through the first 14 matches of The World Cup, ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC combined are averaging a 2.5 household rating and 4.11 million viewers, which is a rise of 19 percent (vs. 2.1) and 23 percent (vs. 3.35 million), respectively, over the 2010 World Cup.
Cable Rankings – Week of June 9
#1 USA Network 2.00 million viewers
#2 Disney Channel 1.81 million viewers
#3 History Channel 1.77 million viewers
#4 FOX News Channel 1.67 million viewers
#5 TNT 1.61 million viewers
#6 TBS 1.49 million viewers
#7 Nick at Nite 1.48 million viewers
#8 A&E 1.39 million viewers
#9 HGTV 1.33 million viewers
#10 Adult Swim 1.31 million viewers
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BBC One’s ‘2014 World Cup’ coverage at 730P easily topped the Tuesday ratings as one of the most exciting matches of the tournament was presented. Brazil’s 0-0 draw with Mexico was seen by 8.5 million (39.1%). At 1035P, after the news, South Korea’s game against Russia scored 2.5 million viewers (33.2%).
BBC Two at 8P presented ‘Tigers About the House’ and it was watched by 1.9 million non-football lovers (8.9%). It was followed at 9P by ‘Horizon’ and it topped the evening on Two with 2.4 million viewers (10.0%).
ITV at 8P had a rerun of ‘Endeavour’ and it attracted 2.1 million viewers (9.2%).
Channel 4 at 8P had ‘Location, Location, Location’ and it pulled in 1.3 million viewers (5.9%). It was followed at 9P by ‘Auction House’ with 1.4 million viewers. At 10P, ‘Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares’ dropped to the lowest of the evening with only 1.1 million viewers (6.3%).
Channel 5 at 8P had ‘Dog Rescuers’ and it brought in 851,000 dog lovers (4.0%). At 9P, the latest CBS ‘CSI’ episode picked up the audience level as it thrilled 904,000 viewers (3.8%). At 10P, ‘Big Brother: Power Trip’ topped the network for the evening with 1.1 million viewers (6.7%).
Sky Atlantic, at 9P, presented Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ continued with only 221,000 viewers (0.9%).
Seven was #1 again in Australia on Tuesday with a 33.6% share of the available audience. It had the #1 program in the nation with ‘House Rules’ which drew 1,484,000 viewers. It also had the #3 program, ‘Seven News’ with 1,186,000 viewers and #5, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,073,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Winners & Losers’ which drew 961,000 viewers. And, the #10 program, ‘Home and Away’ pulled in 903,000 viewers.
Nine finished #2 with 24.8% share. It had the #2 program and the top newscast of the evening with ‘Nine News’ which drew 1,277,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ which drew 1,167,000 viewers. It also had the #6 program, ‘A Current Affair’ which drew 1,036,000 viewers and the #9 program, a rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ which had 950,000 viewers.
Ten, which finished third with 21.8% share finished with one program in the Top Ten with #7, ‘MasterChef Australia’ which drew 988,000 viewers.
ABC1 finished fourth with a 14.8% share while SBS finished fifth with 5.0% share.
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