The Bachelorette Lifts ABC to Monday Victory

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings:


Ratings Box:

What’s Hot/What’s Not
On the Air Tonight:
Prime-Time Programming Options
TV Tidbits:
Notes of Interest

TV Trivia Time:

Visiting Roseanne

Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings:

Jake and Vienna Ignite ABC’s The Bachelorette 

Monday 7/05/10



ABC 5.4/ 9
CBS   4.8/ 8
NBC 2.9/ 5
Fox    2.0/ 3
CW    0.4/ 1

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening (Monday, July 6, 2009):
ABC: +35, CBS: – 6, CW: -20, Fox: -23, NBC: -24


-Percentage of Last Night’s Line-Up in Repeats: 54

-Yesterday’s Winners:  

The Bachelorette (ABC), Two and a Half Men R (CBS), The Big Bang Theory R (CBS)


-Yesterday’s Losers (excluding repeats):

Persons Unknown (NBC), Last Comic Standing (NBC), True Beauty (ABC)


Note: The fast affiliate results for Monday will be posted at PIFeedback by 12 p.m. ET. Go to the website, click on Ratings Box (the first category), then Last Night’s Results, and Monday, July 5, 2010.   

-Ratings Breakdown:

The Jake Pavelka/Vienna Girardi interview on The Bachelorette lifted ABC to metered market Monday victory, with a 12 percent advantage over second-place CBS. Look for ABC to also win the evening among coveted adults 18-49. In the distant No. 3 spot in the overnights was NBC, followed by Fox and The CW. 


The Bachelorette was above-average with a 6.4 rating/11 share in the overnights from 8-10 p.m., and peaking at 9:30 p.m. with a 7.0/11. Take a look:


The Bachelorette (ABC)

8:00 p.m.: 6.1/11 (#1)

8:30 p.m.: 6.1/10 (#1)

9:00 p.m.: 6.5/11 (#1)

9:30 p.m.: 7.0/11 (#1)


As for Jake versus Vienna last night, I credit the two reality fame seekers for giving me something to write about this morning. While I am no fan of this nonsense (and I do hope this dies down soon), Jake showing his anger as sobbing Vienna tried to apologize made him look more like the villain. 


Speaking of nonsense, The Bachelorette led into True Beauty, which dipped to a second-place 3.4/ 6 at 10 p.m. Comparably, retention for True Beauty out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of The Bachelorette was only 49 percent.


Second-place CBS had nothing unusual to report with its repeat combination of How I Met Your Mother (#2: 3.3/ 6), Rules of Engagement (#2: 3.8/ 6), Two and a Half Men (#2: 5.8/ 9), which always builds by double-digits, The Big Bang Theory (#2: 5.6/ 9) and CSI: Miami (#1: 5.2/ 9). Don’t forget that CSI: Miami moves to Sundays at 10 p.m. out of Undercover Boss this fall, while The Big Bang Theory is anchoring Thursday.


Elsewhere, NBC’s Persons Unknown, which is moving to Saturday to burn-off its final episodes, finished third at 8 p.m. (tied with a repeat of Fox’s Lie to Me) with a 2.4/ 4 in the overnights. Persons Unknown led into a two-hour edition of unnecessary Last Comic Standing, which did not impress at a 3.2/ 5 from 9-11 p.m. Take a look at the half-hour breakdown:


Last Comic Standing (NBC)

9:00 p.m.: 2.8/ 4 (#3)

9:30 p.m.: 3.1/ 5 (#3)

10:00 p.m.: 3.6/ 6 (#2t)

10:30 p.m.: 3.5/ 6 (#2)


Leading out of the Lie to Me encore on Fox was a repeat of Good Guys at a not-so-good 1.6/ 3 in the overnights (#4) at 9 p.m.


The CW closed the night with repeats of relocated 90210 (#5: 0.5/ 1), which is not worthy of an upcoming third season, and Gossip Girl (#5: 0.4/ 1). Passions star Blair Redford will join 90210 next season in the recurring role of a charming Brit who moves in with Ivy and her Mom. 


As a reminder, here is what you will be seeing on the networks on Monday this fall (with the new shows capped and in bold):


8:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars (two hours)

10:00 p.m.: Castle


8:00 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother

8:30 p.m.: Rules of Engagement

9:00 p.m. Two and a Half Men

9:30 p.m. MIKE & MOLLY

10:00 p.m.: HAWAII FIVE-O


8:00 p.m.: Chuck

9:00 p.m.: THE EVENT

10:00 p.m.: CHASE


8:00 p.m.: House

9:00 p.m. LONESTAR


8:00 p.m. 90210 (new day)

9:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

Ratings Box:

What’s Hot/What’s Not


-The Kilborn Files – Week One:

Based on Monday, June 28 through Friday, July 2, limited first-run launch The Kilborn Files from Twentieth Television averaged a very disappointing 0.8 rating/2 share in the seven Fox owned-and-operated stations  (WNYW/New York, KTTV/Los Angeles, WTXF/Philadelphia, WFXT/Boston, WJBK/Detroit, KSAZ/Phoenix and KTBC/Austin). Comparably, retention out of the lead-in average (1.8/ 4) was only 44 percent, and the June 2009 time period average was a heftier 1.8/ 4. The early prognosis: Twentieth may want to quit before it buries itself too deep with Craig Kilborn. 


-Weekend Fast Affiliate Results:

While we were out enjoying the long holiday weekend (and not necessarily watching TV), here is how the broadcast networks fared from Friday through Sunday:

Friday 7/02/10
-Total Viewers:

CBS: 4.93 million, NBC: 4.39, ABC: 3.48, Fox: 2.20, CW: 974,000

-Adults 18-49:

NBC: 1.2 rating/5 share, CBS: 0.9/ 4, ABC: 0.9/ 3, Fox: 0.7/ 3, CW: 0.4/ 2

Saturday 7/03/10
-Total Viewers:

Fox: 3.13 million, NBC: 3.10, ABC: 2.78, CBS: 2.75

-Adults 18-49:

Fox: 0.9 rating/4 share, NBC: 0.7/ 3, ABC: 0.6/ 3, CBS: 0.5/ 2

Sunday 7/04/10
-Total Viewers:
CBS: 4.97 million, NBC: 4.74, ABC: 2.69, Fox: 2/.07
-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 1.0 rating/5 share, Fox: 0.9/ 4, ABC and CBS: 0.7/ 3 each
Source: Nielsen Media Research data

On the Air Tonight:
Prime-Time Programming Options

 8:00 p.m. Wipeout
 9:00 p.m. Downfall

10:00 p.m. Primetime: Family Secrets (season premiere)

 8:00 p.m. NCIS (R)
 9:00 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (R)

10:00 p.m. The Good Wife (R)

 8:00 p.m. Losing it With Jillian  
 9:00 p.m. America’s Got Talent (two hours)
 8:00 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (two hours)
 8:00 p.m. 90210 (R)

 9:00 p.m. Life Unexpected (R)

Of Note on Cable:

-Downtown Girls (MTV): 11 p.m. ET (season finale)
-Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): 9 p.m. ET (season finale)
-Warehouse 13 (SyFy): 9 p.m. ET (season premiere)


TV Tidbits:

Notes of Interest


-ABC Yanks Eastwick Burn-Offs:

Canceled drama Eastwick, which aired in the Wednesday 10 p.m. hour on ABC last fall and was supposed to officially conclude with its final two episodes on Saturday, July 10, has been benched. The network will air repeats of Scoundrels and The Gates in the 9-11 p.m. block this Saturday. 


-Javier Bardem on Glee:

Academy Award winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) will guest star on an episode of Fox’s Glee next season as a rock star who befriends Kevin McHale’s Artie. 


-New in Fall 2010 Revision:

With NBC benching upcoming comedy anthology Love Bites until midseason (with The Apprentice stepping in), here is a revised listing of the new shows coming up on the five broadcast networks this fall. To-date, only The CW has announced the official start dates.


New Shows in Total: 24 (including Secret Millionaire on ABC)


ABC – 7 new shows

Comedy: Better Together

Drama: No Ordinary Family, Detroit 1-8-7, The Whole Truth, My Generation, Body of Proof

Non-Scripted: Secret Millionaire


CBS – 5 new shows

Comedy: Mike & Molly, $#*! My Dad Says

Drama: Hawaii Five-O, The Defenders, Blue Bloods


NBC – 7 new shows

Comedy: Outsourced

Drama: The Event, Chase, Undercovers, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Outlaw

Non-Scripted: School Pride


Fox – 3 new shows

Comedy: Raising Hope, Running Wilde

Drama: Lonestar


CW – 2 new shows

Drama: Hellcats, Nikita


TV Trivia Time:

Visiting Roseanne

Which one of the following notable personalities never made a guest appearance on long-running sitcom Roseanne?

Ellen DeGeneres
Leonardo DiCaprio
Bob Hope
Sissy Spacek
Sharon Stone
The answer to Friday’s question:

Which one of the following series officially concluded with a scene at a 4th of July parade?

Dharma & Greg
Love, American Style
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The Wonder Years

Is:  e) The Wonder Years. At the end of this Emmy winning sitcom, we learn that Kevin leaves for college, Paul studies law at Harvard, Kevin’s father dies and brother Wayne takes over his furniture business, Kevin’s mother becomes a businesswoman and sister Karen gives birth to a son. In the final scene, a grown-up Kevin meets Winnie at the airport with his wife and eight month old son. 

All together now…

What would you do if I sang out tune?
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
I will try not to sing out of key, yeah

Oh, baby I get by with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends.
All I need is my buddies
By with a little help from my friends
I said I’m gonna get by with a little
By with a little help from my friends
Whoa oh oh oh oh
Said I don’t know if that’s what I’m sure do to, baby
By with a little help from my friends
Said I’m gonna make it with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
Whoa oh I’m gonna keep on trying
By with a little help from my friends
Said I’m gonna keep on trying.


-Current kudos goes to:
Don Abel, Joelle Alexander, Mary Bancroft, Janice Barney, Michelle Yarborough-Bauer, Lauren Bergman, Barbara Berman, Gerry Bixenspan, Barbara Bloomfield, Maram Canawati, Larry Collins, Harold Cooper, Audrey Davis, Andy Ehlen, John Ferlazzo, Serri Ferrante, Leon Gittens, Maureen Goldman, Brad Hight, Bob Ingersoll, David Jackino, Shelly Johnson, Joel Kunkel, Steven Kurtzer, Howard Lieboff, Michael McCray, Andrew Meddaugh, Tom Mertes, Debbie Mirr, Frank Nicotero, Alan Perris, Greg Phelan, Francine Purcell, Gordon Purcell, Mark Richards, Jay Rossi, Colleen Roth, Joe Rubi, Mary Ryan, Russell Schwartz, Michelle Stanton, Bruce Starin, Jay Stewart, Joe Swaney, Ivan Tafur, Margaret Thomas, Victoria Trombley, Larry Weinstock