CBS Wins Wednesday In The U.S. BBC One Again Tops In The UK. Nine #1 In Australia.

Wednesday, 06.18.14 (Posted on 06.19.14)

CBS & 'CSI' #1 on Wednesday.

CBS & ‘CSI’ #1 on Wednesday.


The Tiffany Network came in #1 on Wednesday with another all-rerun evening. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ finished with 5.04 million viewers and a 3.1/ 6. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Criminal Minds’ drew 5.47 million viewers and a 3.7/6. At 10P, this is where Black Rock won the evening, with another rerun of the cornerstone of the network, ‘CSI’ as it drew 5.99 million viewers and a 3.8/ 7, beating its competition by 16% and finishing #1 in its time slot and on the evening for all of broadcast or cable. It is astonishing that the network can run this many consecutive nights of reruns with only a splattering of original programming and still win an evening. That’s the power of quality content.


The Animal Network of Broadcast brought us two-hours of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ at 8P and it drew 5.27 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/7 share in households. That was 26% above the telecast on the year-ago week (3.1/5 on Tuesday 6/18/13, which faced Game 6 of The NBA Finals on ABC) and equal to year-ago occupant ‘Masterchef’.


The Alphabet Network had a raffle full of rerun comedies at 8P, ‘The Middle’ drew 4.49 million viewers and a 3.0/6. At 830P, ‘The Goldbergs’ drew 3.9 million viewers and a 2.7/5. At 9P, ‘Modern Family’ pulled in 4.08 million viewers and a 3.1/5. At 930P another rerun episode of ‘The Goldbergs’ drew 3.42 million viewers and a 2.6/4). One of ABC’s priorities this summer is promoting returning ‘The Goldbergs’. At 10P, the drama ‘Motive’ drew 4.7 million viewers and a 3.2/6,


The Peacock Network began the evening with a rerun of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ as it drew 4.26. At 9P, another rerun of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ pulled in 4.47 million viewers. Both episodes averaged a 2.8/5. At 10P, a rerun of ‘Chicago PD’ drew 2.96 million viewers and a 2.0/4.

The CW

The Little Network That Couldn’t aired reruns at 8P of ‘Arrow’ which drew 970,000 viewers and a 0.8/1. At 9P, a rerun of ‘The 100’ drew 980,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.

Late Night

‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ from Orlando finished on top in late night on Wednesday with a 2.6/7. ‘David Letterman’ from New York finished next with 2.1/5. ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ from Hollywood finished with 1.8/5. At 1235A, ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ finished with a 1.2/4. ‘Nightline’ on Abc had a 1.1/4. ‘Craig Ferguson’ on CBS had a 1.0/4. At 135A, ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on NBC drew a 0.6/3.

For The Record

CBS finished #1 on Wednesday evening with 5.50 million viewers and a 3.5 rating and a 6 share of the available audience. FOX was not far behind as it drew 5.27 million viewers and a 3.9/6. ABC came in third with 4.21 million viewers and a 3.0/5. NBC finished next with 3.90 million viewers and a 2.5/4. Univision had 2.86 million viewers. The CW finished with 977,000 viewers and a 0.8/1.

Today In TV History

On this day in 1934, the U.S. Congress established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The commission was to regulate radio and TV broadcasting (later).

Cable TV News

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 6/17/14

#1 ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ TNT 5.81 million viewers @ 9P
#2 ‘Perception’ TNT 3.07 million viewers @ 10P
#3 ‘Little Couple’ TLC 3.06 million viewers @ 10P
#4 ‘Deadliest Catch’ Discovery 3.02 million viewers @ 9P
#5 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ TBS 2.84 million viewers @ 10P
#6T ‘Haves and the Have Nots’ OWN 2.76 million viewers @ 9P
#6T ‘The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.76 million viewers @ 9:30P
#8 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ TBS 2.72 million viewers @ 1030P
#9 ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ TNT, 2.69 million viewers @ 8P
#10 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ TBS 2.53 million viewers @ 9P

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Across The Pond

BBC One was #1 in the UK with the '2014 World Cup' coverage of Spain's defeat to Chili, 2-0 on Wednesday.

BBC One was #1 in the UK with the ‘2014 World Cup’ coverage of Spain’s defeat to Chili, 2-0 on Wednesday.

BBC One had at 730P, the ‘2014 World Cup’ coverage of Spain’s defeat and exit pulling in 8.0 million viewers (38.7%). At 1035P, ‘The Trouble with Mobility Scooters’ brought in 2.0 million viewers (16.5%) to win its time period.

ITV at 8P had ‘All-Star Mr & Mrs’ had 3.0 million viewers (14.6%). At 9P, a rerun of ‘Benidorm’ drew 1.7 million viewers (7.5%). At 1030P, ‘The World Cup’ game between Cameroon and Croatia brought in 1.9 million viewers (23.1%).

BBC Two at 8P had ‘Tigers About the House’ and it drew 1.9 million viewers (9.7%). At 9P, it was followed by ‘Coast Australia’ with 1.3 million viewers (5.5%) falling behind Channel 4. At 10P, ‘Episodes’ drew 681,000 viewers (3.7%). At 1030P, Jeremy Paxman’s final edition of Newsnight brought in over a million viewers on Wednesday. The BBC Two show was seen by 1.1 million viewers (7.9%), rising by several hundreds of thousands of viewers from its usual rating. It is also the highest rating since the UK riots back in August 2011.

Channel 4 at 9P had ‘One Born Every Minute’ and it brought in 1.4 million viewers (6.0%). At 10P, it was followed by ‘My Last Summer’ which drew 665,000 viewers (4.0%).

Channel 5 at 9P had ‘My Violent Child’ which drew 1.3 million viewers (5.6%). At 10P, the latest ‘Big Brother: Power Trip’ attracted 1.3 million viewers (7.7%).

Sky1 presented at 9P, ’24: Live Another Day’ and it thrilled 421,000 viewers (1.8%).

Down Under

Nine was #1 in Australia on Wednesday with the NSW Origins Victory.

Nine was #1 in Australia on Wednesday with the NSW Origins Victory.

Nine absolutely dominated Wednesday with an impressive 45.8% share of the available audience, one of the biggest of the year. With the State of Origin Rugby League’s NSW vs QLD which was #1 and drew a huge 2.563 million viewers as the NSW Blues won the Origin for the first time in 18 years 6-4. #2 was State of Origin Rugby League Post Match coverage which drew 1.811 million fans. #3, of course, was the State of Origin Rugby League Pre Match coverage which pulled in 1.690 million viewers. The #5 program was ‘Nine News’ which drew 1,154,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with another million plus audience of 1,082,000 viewers. #8 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 1.013 million viewers.

Seven, which really didn’t stand a chance of competing on this evening, drew 20.3% share of the available audience. It had three in the Top Ten with #4, ‘Seven News’ bringing in 1,206,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,041,000 viewers. It also had the #10 program, ‘Home and Away’ with 850,000 viewers.

Ten came in third on Wednesday with 17.5% share and had the #9 program, ‘MasterChef Australia’ which drew 859,000 viewers.

ABC1 came in fourth with 13.0% share while SBS finished fifth with 3.5% share, one of the lowest totals of the year.

Thursday, 06.19.14 Australian Ratings

Nine was #1 in Australia on Thursday as 'Nine News' was the #1 program.

Nine was #1 in Australia on Thursday as ‘Nine News’ was the #1 program.

Nine won again, for the second straight night in Australia with 28.5% share of the available audience on Thursday evening. The #1 program in the nation was also the #1 newscast as ‘Nine News’ pulled in 1,173,000 viewers. It also had the #4 program, ‘Nine News 6:30’ which drew 1,026,000 viewers. #6 was ‘A Current Affair’, a constant fixture in the Top Ten with 891,000 viewers.

Seven came in second with 25.1% share of the available audience and it also had the #2 program, ‘Seven News’ with 1,105,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ which drew 1,002,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Home and Away’ with 832,000 viewers.

ABC1 edged into third with a 20.7% share as it had three Top Ten programs on Thursday. #7 was ‘The Checkout’ with 876,000 viewers; #8 was ‘ABC News’ with 874,000 viewers and #10, ‘Carlotta’ with 811,000 viewers.

Ten finished fourth with a close 20.1% share. It had one Top Ten program, #3 ‘MasterChef Australia’ which drew 1,039,000 viewers on Thursday.
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