ESPN #1 Overall. NBC Edges To Victory On Monday In The U.S. On Broadcast. ITV Edges To #1 In The UK. Seven Wins In Australia.

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For Monday, October 6, 2014 (Posted 10.07.14)

NBC #1 on Monday on Broadcast. 'The Big Bang Theory' #1 program.

ESPN #1 on Monday. CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ #1 program.


Monday evening was decided at 10P. And the finish in that hour determined the fate of all of the networks on this night on broadcast. Of course, ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ with the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks edging out a victory over the Washington 11 or as we call them ‘The Skins’, won the evening. The game drew 13.122 million viewers with an 8.2 household US rating. It peaked from 915P with a 9.2 rating and 14,678,000 viewers. However, it was not the top rated program as CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was the top rated program on Monday.


The Peacock Network edged out Black Rock because of the 10P program. At 8P, ‘The Voice’ drove in million viewers and an 8.4/13. It was down 6% (versus an 8.9/13). At 10P, ‘The Blacklist’ drew million viewers and a 6.6/11 to win the evening, which was 10% below the 7.3/12 on the year-ago evening.


The Tiffany Network is certainly the most improved on Monday evenings. At 8P, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ topped the ratings on Monday on Broadcast with 15.540 million viewers and a 10.3 rating/16 share . It was followed at 830P by an encore of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ which drew 11.87 million viewers and a 7.5/11. At 9P, ‘Scorpion’ pulled in 11.82 million viewers and a 8.0/12 which was still 60%, on average, above year-ago sitcom occupants ‘2 Broke Girls’ (5.1/ 8 on 10/07/13) and ‘Mom’ (4.9/ 7). At 10P, the relocated ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ scored a third-place 8.60 million viewers and a 5.8/ 9, which is a 53% improvement over failed year-ago ‘Hostages’ (3.8/ 6 on 10/07/13). Facing both ‘The Blacklist’ and ‘Castle’ is no easy feat.


The Alphabet Network threw its biggest guns at Monday and came in third. At 8P, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ drove in 12.15 million viewers and an 8.5/13, down 7% (versus a 9.1/14 on 10/07/13) and finished third. Yet at 10P, it was ‘Castle’s’ strength that nearly won the night for the Disney Network of Broadcast as it drew 9.65 million viewers and a 6.3/10 finishing second by only 400,000 viewers.


The Animal Network of Broadcasting began to settle in on this third week of the new season as at 8P, ‘Gotham’ drew 6.28 million viewers and a 4.6/7 which dropped the audience by another 13%. The three-week overnight track: 5.7/9; 5.3/8 and now 4.6/7. This was only equal to ‘Bones’ on the year-ago evening, the considerable early gains via the DVR and the social media presence still makes ‘Gotham’ a definite winner. At 9P ‘Sleepy Hollow’ drew 4.46 million viewers and a 3.1/5. Comparably, this was down 38% from the year-ago evening (5.0/8 on 10/07/13). But ‘Sleepy Hollow’ like ‘Gotham’ is a large option via the DVR and ON DEMAND, which is one its more important assets.

The CW

The Little Network That Couldn’t just couldn’t on Monday. At 8P, ‘The Originals’ opened with only 1.35 million viewers and a 1.0/1, which dropped from its year-ago series-opener (1.7/3 on Thursday 10/03/13) by 41%. This was 10% below the season-premiere of former time period occupant ‘Hart of Dixie’ on the year-ago evening (1.1/2 on 10/07/13) which was a dud. At 9P, a behind-the-scenes look at the first nine seasons of ‘Supernatural’ (subtitled “A Very Special Supernatural Special”) drew 1.07 million viewers and a 0.8/1. Season No. 10 of ‘Supernatural’ kicks-off this evening at 9P out of the launch of ‘The Flash’.

Late Night

At 1135P, NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ finished with 3.1/8; CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ had a 2.1/5; and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ brought in a 1.9/5. At 1235A, NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ finished with a 1.5/5 in metered-market households); ABC’s ‘Nightline’ had a 1.2/4. CBS’s ‘Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ rerun drew 1.1/4. At 135A, NBC’s ‘Carson Daly’ drew a 0.9/4.

For The Record

ESPN finished as the #1 network on Monday evening with 13.12 million viewers and an 8.2 rating. NBC finished #1 with 11.54 million viewers and a 7.8/12. CBS came in with 11.37 million viewers and a 7.7/12. ABC finished third with 11.32 million viewers and a 7.5/12. FOX finished with 5.37 million viewers and a 3.8/6. Univision finished with 2.67 million viewers and a 1.5/2. Telemundo finished with 1.3 million viewers and an 0.8/1. The CW finished with 1.20 million viewers and a 0.9/1.
8.2 household US rating, 9,535,000 households and 13,122,000 viewers (P2+), according to Nielsen. It peaked from 9:15-9:30 p.m. with a 9.2 rating and 14,678,000 viewers.

Today In TV History

On this date in 1950, ‘The Frank Sinatra Show’ debuted. Also known as Bulova Watch Time, it was an American musical variety series hosted by Frank Sinatra from 1950 to 1952. The series aired on CBS. The show was broadcast live and was recorded via kinescope. Some episodes were 30 minutes long while others were 60 minutes.

Television Cable News

Top Ten Cable Programs on Monday, October 06, 2014

#1 ‘Monday Night Football’ ESPN 13.122 million viewers @ 815P
#2 ‘WWE Entertainment’ USA 3.924 million viewers @ 10P
#3 ‘WWE Entertainment’ USA 3.891 million viewers @ 9P
#4 ‘WWE Entertainment’ USA 3.577 million viewers @ 8P
#5 ‘MLB NLDS St. Louis vs L.A. FS1 2.887 million viewers @ 9P
#6 ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ FOXNC 2.614 million viewers @ 8P
#7 ‘Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’ VH1 2.185 million viewers @ 8P
#8 ‘Girl VS Monster’ DSNY 2.055 million viewers @ 8P
#9 ‘American Dad’ ADSM 1.801 million viewers @ 10P
#10 ‘The Kelly File’ FOXNC 1.800 million viewers @ 9P

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Across The Pond

ITV had a grand night on Monday. At 8P, ‘The Undriveables’ brought in 2.45 million viewers (11.1%). But it was at 9P, that ‘Grantchester’ a new detective drama, premiered 5.24 million viewers (24.1%), with a further 535,000 viewers (3.6%) tuning in on +1.

BBC One countered at 830P with ‘Panorama’ which was watched by 3.1 million viewers (13.9%). It was followed at 9P by the latest episode of ‘New Tricks’ which fell to second with 4.8 million viewers (22.1%).

BBC Two at 8P had ‘University Challenge’ as it finished second with 2.63 million viewers (12%). At 830P, ‘Only Connect’ fell back to third place in the time slot with 1.87 million viewers (8.4%). At 9P, a new series. ‘The Kitchen’ nearly fell off the charts with 931,000 viewers (4.3%). Perhaps ‘The Bedroom’ would draw more.

Channel 4 presented ‘Jamie’s Comfort Food’ and it was watched by 1.18 million viewers (5.4%). At 830P, ‘Gadget Man’ kept nearly all of Jamie’s audience with 1.03 million viewers (4.6%).

Channel 5 at 8P had ‘Ultimate Police Interceptors’ which had 817,000 viewers (3.7%). At 9P, ‘Too Tough to Teach?’ was watched by only 461,000 viewers (2.1%).

Down Under

Seven wins Monday in spite of not have the #1, #2, #3 or #5 program in the Top Ten with 29.4% share. It did have #4, ‘Seven News’ with 1,118,000 viewers and wasn’t even the #1 newscast on the evening. Go figure. But it did have #6, ‘The X Factor Australia’ with 1,062,000 viewers; #7 ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,012,000 viewers; #8 ‘Home and Away’ with 958,000 viewers and #9, ‘The Blacklist’ with 945,000 viewers. In other words, they had five of the Top Ten, even though most of them were in the bottom five of the Top Ten.

Nine had the #1 program and finished second on Monday with a 29.1% share. #1, ‘The Block Glasshouse’ finished with 1,481,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Nine News’ with 1,156,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,117,000 viewers. #10 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 929,000 viewers, near it average viewership.

Ten finished third with 19.9% share. It had #2 ‘The Project’ with 1,192,000 viewers.

ABC1 finished fourth with 17.9% share.

SBS finished fifth on Monday with only 3.8% share.

Tuesday Overnight Ratings For Australian Television

Nine won Tuesday in Australia with a 30.2% share of the available audience and once again had the #1 program as ‘The Block Glasshouse’ drew 1,390,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News’ which drew 982,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ drew 935,000 viewers. #6 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 932,000 viewers.

Seven finished second with 28.5% share. It had #2, ‘Seven News’ which drew 1,061,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ drew 1,033,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Dancing With the Stars’ which drew 882,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Home and Away’ with 875,000 viewers.

Ten finished third with 21.2% share and had the #9 program, ‘NCIS’ which drew 788,000 viewers.

ABC1 finished fourth with 15.3% share and had the #10 program, ‘ABC News’ with 741,000 viewers.

SBS finished fifth with 4.8% share.

As you can see, no matter where you are in the world, people are …

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