Tuesday, 06.24.14 (Posted 06.25.14)
The Peacock Network at 8P, with an encore telecast of ‘America’s Got Talent’ managed to draw 7.93 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share. At 10P, summer drama entry ‘The Night Shift’ powered to #1 in its time slot with 6.04 million viewers and a 3.7/6. It dropped 10% from the 4.1/7 one week earlier. But it did retain 73% of ‘America’s Got Talent’.
The Tiffany Network again for the umpteenth time had a full schedule of reruns. At 8P, America’s favorite drama, ‘NCIS’ continued to lead the way as it was first in its time slot with 8.80 million viewers and a 5.4/9. At 9P, a rerun of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ dropped a bit and drew 6.93 million viewers and a 4.3/7. At 10P, ‘Person Of Interest’ in another rerun drew 4.84 million viewers and a 3.4/6. ‘NCIS: LA’ will be moving into the Monday 10P time slot this Fall. It will go up against the power struggle between NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’ and ABC’s ‘Castle’. This is going to be fun as ‘NCIS: LA’ has proven to be a quality power of its own. And don’t forget, the real power in the Fall may be on ESPN as ‘Monday Night Football’ will surely win most of the season’s totals. Hang onto your hats.
The Alphabet Network, without FOX and The CW, would finish at the bottom of the barrel on Tuesday. But at 8P it had ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ and it could only draw 3.49 million viewers and a 2.4/4. At 10P, it brought on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ and really very few watched with a last place 3.77 million viewers and a 2.3/4.
With both Hispanic Networks in America finishing ahead of it, the Animal Network of Broadcast had a CBS-type night with reruns first at 8P with ‘Family Guy’ which drew 1.95 million viewers and a 1.4/2. At 830P, another rerun of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ which drew 1.26 million viewers and a 1.0/2 and at 9P, drew 1.21 million viewers and a 1.0/2. At 930P, ‘The Mindy Project’ drew 1.04 million viewers and a 0.8/1. Sometimes it’s not good to follow the lead of CBS.
The Little Network That Couldn’t didn’t. At 8P, the docuseries ‘Famous in 12’ drew 600,000 viewers and a 0.5/1. It was below last week’s total. And at 9P, a rerun of ‘Supernatural’ drew 640,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.
There was a tie in late night on Tuesday as ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on NBC and ‘The Last Show with David Letterman’ on CBS, each with a 2.2/6. ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on ABC scored a 1.9/ 5, which was close to year-ago levels. CBS and NBC were also tied in the overnights from 1230A, with ‘Craig Ferguson’ on CBS and a rerun of ‘Seth Meyers’ on NBC each at a 1.0/4. ‘Nightline’ on ABC won the time period with a 1.1/4. At 130A, a rerun of NBC’s ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ finished with a 0.7/3.
For The Record
NBC finished #1 on Tuesday and drew 7.28 million viewers and a 4.5/8. CBS was #2 with 6.81 million viewers and a 4.3/7. ABC finished #3 with 3.58 million viewers and a 2.4/4. Univision was next with 2.844 million viewers and a 1.5/3. Telemundo finished with 1.5 million viewers and an 0.9/1. FOX had 1.37 million viewers and a 1.0/2. The CW finished last on broadcast (and maybe cable, just above Lifetime) with 617,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1951, the first commercial color TV program was aired. It was a show titled George Balanchine Ballet from ‘Premiere’ presented on CBS using the FCC-approved CBS Color System. It began at 430P with a color test pattern. Then at 435P, the program began. Unfortunately, no one saw it as the public did not own color TV’s at the time. The first color set was manufactured on September 21, 1951 and only 200 were made. It was sold at Gimbels and Davega in New York City and only 100 were sold. They cost $499.
Broadcast TV News
ABC News today announced new roles for anchors Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos and David Muir. Sawyer will lead new programming tackling big issues and extraordinary interviews. Stephanopoulos, Anchor of “Good Morning America” and “This Week,” has been promoted to Chief Anchor of ABC News, handling special reports and breaking news. Muir, Anchor of “20/20,” will become Anchor and Managing Editor of World News starting September 2. After leading “World News,” the network’s flagship broadcast, for nearly five years and to a number one finish in the May sweep, Sawyer has decided to step aside from anchoring a daily program to concentrate full-time on new programming. She will lead a team to create and commission original reporting and major interviews for all ABC News programs and platforms. Sawyer will anchor and produce television specials and continue to interview the most extraordinary people in the world.
Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo
The United States Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Aereo, a start-up streaming service, had violated copyright laws by capturing broadcast signals on miniature antennas and delivering them to subscribers for a fee. The 6-3 decision was a victory for the major television networks, which had argued that Aereo’s business model amounted to a theft of their programming. The judges’ ruling leaves the current broadcast model intact while imperiling Aereo’s viability as a business after just over two years in existence.
Downton Abbey Teaser Released For The Coming Season
As the U.K. premiere of the fifth season of “Downton Abbey” draws near, ITV has released a 20-second teaser narrated by Downton’s butler, Carson (Jim Carter). Last season of the British period drama ended with the widowed Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) choosing between two suitors and her sister, Lady Edith, dealing with personal matters of her own, and the teaser only hints at what may be on the horizon. “I feel a shaking of the ground I stand on,” Carson says. Based on these brief words, it sounds like a big change may be coming to Downton — and one that is bound to shake things up for the Crawley family. Season five of “Downton Abbey” bows in the UK in the fall, with a PBS stateside airdate yet to be announced. To view the teaser, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plzAuzRBkR4
Cable TV News
Cable Rankings – Week of June 16
#1 ESPN 2.59 million viewers
#2 TNT 2.32 million viewers
#3 USA 1.95 million viewers
#4 Disney Channel 1.89 million viewers
#5 History 1.86 million viewers
#6 FOX News Channel 1.64 million viewers
#7 TBS 1.57 million viewers
#8 Nick at Nite 1.45 million viewers
#9 HGTV 1.39 million viewers
#10 Adult Swim 1.37 million viewers
#1 Rizzoli & Isles TNT 5.500 million viewers @ 9P
#2 Deadlist Catch DISC 3.135 million viewers @ 9P
#3 Haves & The Have Nots OWN 2.916 million viewers @ 9P
#4 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.610 million viewers @ 930P
#5 Perception TNT 2.554 million viewers @ 1001P
#6 Royal Pains USA 2.303 million viewers @ 9P Season Premiere
#7 Pretty Little Liars FAM 2.276 million viewers @ 8P
#8 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.236 million viewers @ 9P
#9 Tyrant FX 2.100 million viewers @ 10P Series Premiere
#10 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.040 million viewers @ 830P
#11 American Dad ADSM 2.029 million viewers @ 1030P
#12 Storage Wars AEN 2005 million viewers @ 930P
#13 Law & Order: SVU USA 1.954 million viewers @ 8P
#14 Alaskan Bush People: Wild DISC 1922 million viewers @ 1002P
#15 Covert Affairs USA 1.882 million viewers @ 1001P Season Premiere
Search Engine Post-Click Engagement Rankings
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Across The Pond
ITV at 4P presented England’s final World Cup 2014 match and attracted 5.7 million viewers (38.8&) on Tuesday as the 0-0 stalemate against Costa Rica peaked at over 9 million at around 630P. Later, at 8P, Alan Titchmarsh’s ‘Love Your Garden’ returned and drew 3.2 million viewers (16.8%). At 9P, Alison Steadman’s ‘Shetland’ was seen by 1.8 million viewers (8.4%).
BBC One’s coverage of the game at 8P between Greece and Ivory Coast brought in 4.0 million football fans (20.9%).
BBC Three at 830P presented the Japan and Colombia game and only 744,000 viewers watched (3.8%).
BBC Two at 8P presented ‘Today at Wimbledon’ and 1.2 million tennis fans watched (6.0%). It was followed at 8P by ‘Shopgirls’ with 1.5 million viewers (7.2%). At 10P, a rerun of ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ drew 851,000 viewers (4.5%).
Channel 4 at 8P had ‘Location, Location, Location’ and it drew 1.3 million (6.7%). At 9P, ‘Auction House’ brought in 1.7 million viewers (7.8%). At 10P, ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ dropped a bit to 834,000 viewers (4.7%).
Channel 5 at 8P had ‘Dog Rescuers’ and 1.2 million (6.2%) tuned in. At 9P, CBS’ ‘CSI’ thrilled 1.3 million (6.3%). It was followed at 10P by ‘Big Brother: Power Trip’ with 1.1 million viewers (6.4%).
Sky Atlantic at 9P presented Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ and drew 190,000 viewers (0.9%).
Seven, with 35.7% share of the available audience dominated Tuesday evening in Australia. The #1 program was ‘House Rules’ and pulled in 1,630,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Seven News’ which drew 1,295,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,228,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Home and Away’ with 1,000,000 viewers.
Nine came in second with 24.3% share. It had the #2 program and the top newscast in the nation with ‘Nine News’ as it drew 1,326,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ which drew 1,218,000 viewers. #6 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 1,084,000 viewers. And, #9 was a rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ with 898,000 viewers.
Ten was third with 20.0% share of the available audience. It had one program in the To Ten with #8, ‘MasterChef Australia’ bringing in 968,000 viewers.
ABC1 finished fourth with 16.0% share with the #10 program, ‘ABC News’ which drew 855,000 viewers.
SBS finished fifth with only 3.5% share.
Wednesday Australian Television Ratings
Seven was #1 in Australia again on Wednesday evening with 30.6% share of the available audience. The #1 program was ‘House Rules’ which drew 1.375 million viewers with 354,000 viewers in Sydney; 349,000 watching in Melbourne; 284,000 turned it on in Brisbane; 156,000 had it on in Adelaide and 232,000 viewed it in Perth. #2 was the top newscast in the nation on Wednesday as ‘Seven News’ drew 1,249,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,129,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Home and Away’ with 925,000 viewers.
Nine was #2 with 28.3% share. Nine had three programs in the Top Ten on Wednesday as ‘Nine News’ was #3 with 1,154,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,075,000 viewers. And, #6 in the nation on Wednesday was ‘A Current Affair’ which drew 1,022,000 viewers.
Ten finished third with 20.7% share with two programs in the Top Ten. #8 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ whig drew 899,000 viewers and #9, ‘Offspring’ with 865,000 viewers.
ABC1 had 16.4% share of the available audience. #10 was ‘ABC News’ which drew 831,000 viewers.
SBS finished fifth with 4.2% share.
As you can see, no matter where in the world you were watching television, people were…
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