Tuesday, 07.08.14 (Posted 07.09.14)
Tuesday during the summer is loaded with original programming on cable which reduces broadcast ratings substantially. On Tuesday, USA’s ‘Royal Pain’ and ‘Covert Affairs’, along with TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ and FX’s ‘Tyrant’ and more than 15 Major League Baseball local cable coverage takes a large bite out of the television ratings pie. On a very weak summer broadcast Tuesday, the Peacock Network pulled off an upset over the rerun driven CBS as NBC topped this second Tuesday in the household overnights, beating a night of reruns on CBS by 12%. At 8P, a rerun of ‘America’s Got Talent’ drew 7.92 million viewers and a typical 5.1 rating/8 share, which for a rerun is good. And that led into already renewed freshman drama at 10P, ‘The Night Shift’ with a dominant 6.41 million viewers and a 4.0/ 7. Week-to-week, ‘The Night Shift’ was down 5%.
The Tiffany Network continued its rerun odyssey during the summer and had nothing unusual to report with its rerun line-up at 8P of ‘NCIS’, which actually won its time slot with 7.95 million viewers and a 5.3/ 9). At 9P, a rerun of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ drew 6.59 million viewers and a 4.2/7. And at 10P, another rerun of ‘Person of Interest’ drew 5.36 million viewers and a 3.4/ 6)
This was interesting. On a night when every other broadcast network ran reruns throughout their entire schedules, this network decided to run first-run affair all night long and failed. On the Alphabet Network, at 8P, the already renewed ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ did poorly with 3.45 million viewers and a 2.4/ 4, which trailed ‘America’s Got Talent’ rerun by 53%. Next at 10P was ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ finished in last-place with 3.18 million viewers and a 2.0/3.
A gaggle of reruns of the Animal Network of Broadcast comedies, first at 8P with ‘Family Guy’ with 1.58 million viewers and a 1.3/2, and then at 830P, two episodes of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, the first which did 1.07 and at 9P, another rerun of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ had 1.01 million viewers, both reruns averaging 1.0/2. And at 930P, rerun of ‘The Mindy Project’ pulled in 1.05 million viewers and a 0.9/1, could not compete.
The CW capped off the night with reruns at 8P of ‘Arrow’ which finished last with 850,000 viewers and a 0.6/1 and at 9P, a rerun of ‘Supernatural’ with 800,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.
‘The Tonight Show’ had a strong 2.8/7. David Letterman did a 2.0/5. But wait! Letterman’s show was one of the funniest of the year as he interviewed Joan Rivers who had walked out during a CNN interview. Now, Dave walks out on her. To take a look, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONgN2Hgz3XE. Also at 1135P, a rerun of Jimmy Kimmel had a 1.5/4. Nightline pulled in a 0.9/3. Seth Meyers had a 1.3/4. Craig Ferguson finished with a 1.0/3. Carson Daly had an 0.8/3.
For The Record
NBC finished first for broadcast on Tuesday with 7.416 million viewers and a 4.7 rating and an 8 share of the available audience. CBS came in second with 6.630 million viewers and a 4.2/7. ABC finished third with 3.363 million viewers and a 2.2/4. Univision finished fourth with 2.730 million viewers and a 1.5/3. FOX finished next with 1.178 million viewers and a 1.0/2. Telemundo finished with 1.5 million viewers and an 0.8/1. The CW finished with 823,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1956, television history was made when Dick Clark made his debut as host of ‘Bandstand’ on a Philadelphia TV station, WFIL-TV Channel 6 (now WPVI-TV). The name of the show was changed to ‘American Bandstand’ when it went to ABC-TV. There never has been a program which debuted more new artists or new songs than ‘AB’. This was the beginning of a legendary program in American television. Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon holds the record for most appearances at 110.
Behind The Scenes
Hawaii Five-0 Begins Fifth Season With A Blessing
“Hawaii Five-0” began filming its longest season ever, a 25-episode marathon, with hugs and photos at a blessing ceremony in the parking lot of the Honolulu Zoo on Tuesday morning. Cast members Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Jorge Garcia, along with executive producer Peter Lenkov and other cast and crewmembers were part of the ceremony. Even though the show is in its fifth season, “it’s not old hat,” said Kim. Lenkov promised fans that they would see an Oahu like they’ve never seen before this year. Lenkov is hoping to get Hawaii golfer Michelle Wie as a guest star. For a look behind the scenes, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nvK4CxB-Eg#t=30.
Cable TV News
ESPN’s coverage of the ‘2014 Wold Cup’ match between Germany and Brazil drew 6.6 million viewers and a 4.2 rating on Tuesday, the largest audience for a program on television in the U.S. Beginning at 3P, the program hit its peak audience of 7.5 million viewers within the first half hour as Germany raced away to a huge 7-1 victory over the host Brazil.
Monday Cable Ratings Top Ten
#1 Major Crimes TNT 4.856 million viewers @ 9P
#2 WWE Entertainment USA 4.514 million viewers @ 9P
#3 WWE Entertainment USA 4.447 million viewers @ 10P
#4 WWE Entertainment USA 4.183 viewers @ 8P
#5 Love & Hip Hop ATL VH1 3.756 million viewers @ 8P
#6 Longmire AEN 3.379 million viewers @ 10P
#7 Murder In The First TNT 2.550 million viewers @ 1001P
#8 Hit The Floor 2 VH1 2.450 million viewers @ 9P
#9 Family Guy ADSM 2.153 million viewers @ 10P
#10 Time Machine HIST 1.958 million viewers @ 9P
Sunday Cable Ratings
#1 The Last Ship TNT 4.092 million viewers @ 9P
#2 Sprint Cup/DAYTONA TNT 3.978 million viewers @ 11A
#3 True Blood HBO 3.195 million viewers @ 902P
#4 Mountain Men HIST 2.963 million viewers @ 9P
#5 NCIS USA 2875 million viewers @8P
#6 RHOA:Kandis Wedding BRVO 2.820 million viewers @ 758P
#7 Falling Skies TNT 2.751 million viewers
#8 Watch What Happens BRVO 2.663 million viewers @ 930P
#9 NCIS USA 2.541 million viewers @ 5P
#10 Talking Dead Spec. AMC 2.395 million viewers @ 9P
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Across The Pond
BBC One had the big one. From 830P, Brazil’s shock World Cup defeat to Germany easily topped the ratings on Tuesday, according to overnight data. The 7-1 match scored an average 11.52 million and an audience share of 51.0%. It peaked at 13.81m (58.1%) at around 10P. It was the 2014 World Cup’s highest-rated match outside of England games on UK television.
ITV at 8P had ‘Love Your Garden’ and it interested 2.65 million viewers (12.8%). At 9P, a ‘Benidorm’ rerun drew 1.39 million viewers (5.6%).
BBC Two at 730P had ‘Mary Berry Cooks’ and it appealed to 1.02 million foodies (5.5%). It was followed at 8P by ‘University Challenge’ with 1.42 million viewers (6.8%). At 9P, ‘Shopgirls’ dropped to 1.17 million viewers (4.7%).
Channel 4 at 8P presented ‘Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free’ and it beat Channel 5’s entry with 1.27 million viewers (6.1%). But at 9P, it quickly fell behind 5 with ‘Beauty Queen or Bust’ which only brought in 551,000 viewers (2.2%) . And at 10P, it fell further behind 5 with ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ which drew only 505,000 viewers (2.2%).
Channel 5 at 8P had ‘Dog Rescuers’ and it was seen by 1.18 million viewers (5.8%). It was followed at 9P by /CBS’ ‘CSI’ with 1.11 million viewers (4.4%). At 10P, ‘Big Brother: Power Trip’ drew 1.03 million viewers (4.6%).
Nine was the top network in Australia for the second straight night with 30.6% share of the available audience. #2 was ‘Nine News’ with 1,172 million viewers and #3 ‘Nine News 6:30’ pulled in 1,125,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America’ with 967,000 viewers and #7, ‘A Current Affair’ with 964,000 viewers.
Seven finished second with 27.4% share as it had the #1 program and top newscast of the evening, ‘Seven News’ with 1,186,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,019,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Winners & Losers’ with 867,000 viewers and #10, ‘Home and Away’ with 860,000 viewers.
Ten continued its surge as it finished third with 20.1% share with on Top Ten program, #5, ‘MasterChef Australia’ as it drew 1,007,000 viewers.
ABC1 came in fourth with 14.3% share with one Top Ten program, #8, ‘ABC News’ with 869,000 viewers.
SBS finished fifth with a stronger than normal 7.7% share.
As you can see, no matter where in the world you were watching television, people were…
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