The Programming Insider: ABC’s All-Reality Monday Continues to Dominate

CBS leads season in live-plus-7-day DVR usage

In Today's 12th Anniversary Issue:

Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings: Reality Rules on ABC
Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not
On the Air Tonight: Prime-Time Programming Options
TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest
TV Trivia Time: Rhoda’s Buddy

Reality Rules on ABC

Monday 6/13/11
Note: The overnight data now includes DVR playback until 3 a.m. local time. One year earlier it was based on live data only.  All times are ET/PT.

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.0/ 8, CBS: 4.2/ 7, NBC: 3.8/ 6, Fox: 3.0/ 5, CW: 0.5/ 1

Note: The overnight comparisons to one year earlier are not available today.  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, June 13, 2011.

Yesterday’s Winners:
The Bachelorette (ABC)

Yesterday’s Losers (excluding repeats):
Noting…46 percent of the schedule was in repeats.

Ratings Breakdown:
ABC’s all-reality summer Monday lineup continues to dominate in the overnights, with the combination of two hours of The Bachelorette (#1: 5.4 rating/9 share from 8-10 p.m.) and week three of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (#2: 4.2/ 7) beating No. 2 CBS by 19 percent.  Third overall was Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on NBC, followed by Fox and The CW, which has no original programming this entire summer.  Comparably, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition built by 5 percent from one week earlier.

CBS aired all repeats last night, beginning with two episodes of How I Met Your Mother (#3: avg. 3.4/ 6 from 8-9 p.m.), followed by Two and a Half Men (#2: 4.3/ 7), Mike & Molly (#2: 4.3/ 7), and Hawaii Five-O (#1: 5.0/ 8) from 9-11 p.m.  As a reminder, new Eye net comedy 2 Broke Girls steps into the 8:30 p.m. half hour out of How I Met Your Mother this fall.

Vancouver vs. Boston on Game 6 of the aforementioned Stanley Cup Finals on NBC finished third overall, with a 3.8/ 6 in the overnights from 8-11 p.m. and the half-hour breakdown as follows:

Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 (NBC)
8:00 p.m.: 3.3/ 6 (#3)
8:30 p.m.: 4.0/ 7 (#2)
9:00 p.m.: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
9:30 p.m.: 4.1/ 6 (#3)
10:00 p.m.: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
10:30 p.m.: 4.1/ 7 (#3)

This fall, returning reality competition The Sing-Off airs in the Monday 8-10 p.m., leading into new drama The Playboy Club.

Elsewhere, Fox was scheduled to air a repeat of Masterchef at 8 p.m. but aired repeat special Most Entertaining Moments, which finished fourth at 8 p.m. with a 2.5/ 4 in the overnights.  The original installment of Masterchef also ranked fourth at 9 p.m., with a 3.5/ 6.  Encore telecasts of The CW’s 90210 and Gossip Girl (#5: 0.5/ 1 each) capped off the evening with barely any interest.  Next fall, Gossip Girl moves to 8 p.m. into new drama Hart of Dixie.  Fox will open the evening with Stephen Spielberg dinosaur drama Terra Nova into relocated House.  ABC remains intact, meanwhile, with two hours of megahit Dancing With the Stars into returning Castle at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data


What’s Hot/What’s Not

Big Slippage for The Kardashians:
Season six of nonscripted E! mainstay Keeping Up With the Kardashians opened on Sunday, June 12 with just 2.5 million viewers at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  Comparably, that dipped by a hefty 47 percent from the record 4.7 million who tuned in for the season five opener.  Needless to say, the clan called Kardashian might benefit if they nixed the endless spinoffs for a much needed break.  Leading out of Keeping Up With the Kardashians was the series premiere of Ice Loves Coco at a disappointing 1.3 million viewers at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Live-Plus-7-Day Ratings—Traditional Season Results:
Based on results for the complete “traditional” TV season (September 20, 2010 through May 25, 2011), CBS, the most-watched network overall, also led in live-plus-7-day DVR viewer lift.  CBS added an additional 1.18 million viewers when live-plus-7-day viewing is factored in, followed by Fox (+979,000), ABC (+777,000), and NBC (+630,000).  CBS held 13 of the top 30 spots, while ABC’s Modern Family had the greatest jump at an added 3.48 million viewers.  Hawaii Five-O on CBS led the freshman pack, with a No. 2 finish overall and an added 3.25 million viewers.

Here are the top 30 rankings:

Modern Family (ABC): 11.20 to 14.68 million (+3.48 million), Hawaii Five-O (CBS): 10.94 to 14.19 million (+3.25), The Mentalist (CBS): 14.54 to 17.58 million (+3.04), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): 11.27 to 14.18 million (+2.91), Glee (Fox): 10.86 to 13.54 million (+2.68), Criminal Minds (CBS): 13.64 to 16.26 million (+2.62), NCIS (CBS): 19.72 to 22.26 million (+2.54), Castle (ABC): 10.70 to 13.22 million (+2.52), House (Fox): 9.95 to 12.47 (+2.52), Blue Bloods (CBS): 11.29 to 13.76 million (+2.47), Body of Proof (ABC): 11.24 to 13.68 million (+2.34), CSI (CBS): 13.29 to 15.58 million (+2.29), The Big Bang Theory (CBS): 12.57 to 14.84 (+2.27 million), American Idol – Wednesday (Fox): 23.95 to 26.20 million (+2.25), The Good Wife (CBS): 11.80 to 14.06 million (+2.26), Bones (Fox): 10.10 to 12.36 million (+2.26),  Harry’s Law (NBC): 9.42 to 11.64 million (+2.22), The Office (NBC): 7.35 to 9.54 million (+2.19), NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): 16.21 to 18.39 million (+2.18), Private Practice (ABC): 7.61 to 9.59 million (+1.98), Desperate Housewives (ABC): 11.22 to 13.20 million (+1.98), American Idol – Thursday (Fox): 22.02 to 23.95 million (+1.93),Two and a Half Men (CBS): 14.25 to 16.17 million (+1.92), Parenthood (NBC): 5.24 to 7.11 million (+1.87), Law & Order: SVU (NBC): 8.64 to 10.45 million (+1.81), The Voice (NBC): 11.05 to 12.91 million (+1.86 million), Fringe (Fox): 4.39 to 6.18 million (+1.79), Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (CBS): 9.54 to 11.29 million (+1.75), Survivor: Redemption Island (CBS): 11.01 to 12.71 million (+1.70), The Event (NBC): 5.58 to 7.21 million (+1.66)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data


Prime-Time Programming Options

Tuesday 6/14/11

8:00 p.m. Wipeout (R)
8:30 p.m. Body of Proof (R)
9:00 p.m. Body of Proof (R)

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. America’s Got Talent
9:00 p.m. The Voice (two hours)

8:00 p.m. Masterchef
9:00 p.m. Raising Hope (R)
9:30 p.m. Raising Hope (R)

8:00 p.m. One Tree Hill (R)
9:00 p.m. Hellcats (R)

Of Note on Cable:
-Cupcake Wars (Food Network): 8 p.m. ET/PT (season premiere)
-Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family): 8 p.m. ET/PT (season premiere)
-Memphis Beat (TNT): 9 p.m. ET/PT (season premiere)
-The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family): 9 p.m. ET/PT (series premiere)
-HawthoRNe (TNT): 10 p.m. ET/PT (season premiere)
-Gene Simmons Family Jewels (A&E): 10 p.m. ET/PT (season premiere)
-Jon Benjamin Has a Van (Comedy Central: 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (series premiere)


Notes of Interest

AMC Renews The Killing:
Cable net AMC has pick-up freshman drama The Killing for a second season, with an order for 13 new episodes.  Season one concludes this Sunday, June 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Ashley Simpson Named Celebrity Mentor on NBC’s Fashion Star:
Upcoming NBC reality/competition Fashion Star, which will go in search for the next notable brand in fashion with host Elle Macpherson, will feature entertainer Ashley Simpson as one of the celebrity mentors.  The series, which does not have a launch date yet, will give 14 unknown designers the chance to win a multimillion dollar contract to launch their lines in three of America's largest retailers.

KSL-TV Nixes The Playboy Club:
Upcoming NBC 1960s-set drama The Playboy Club, which is scheduled for Monday at 10 p.m. out of The Sing-Off, will not air on NBC affiliate KSL-TV in Salt Lake City.  "The Playboy brand is known internationally," said KSL President/CEO Mark Willes in a statement. "Everyone is clear what it stands for. We want to be sure everyone is clear what the KSL brand stands for, which is completely inconsistent with the Playboy brand."

The 2011 TCA Award Nominations:
The Television Critics Association (TCA) has announced nominations for its 2011 TCA Awards, which will honor the best in television for the 2010-11 season.  A separate category for reality television has been included this time, with the winners being unveiled on Saturday, August 6 at the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.  The nominations are as follows:

Individual Achievement in Drama
-Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
-Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, HBO)
-Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)
-Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
-Margo Martindale (Justified, FX)
-Timothy Olyphant (Justified, FX)

Individual Achievement in Comedy
-Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
-Louis C.K. (Louis, FX)
-Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
-Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
-Danny Pudi (Community, NBC)
-Jon Stewart (The Daily Show, Comedy Central)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
-If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise (HBO)
-Restrepo (National Geographic Channel)
-60 Minutes (CBS)
-The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
-30 for 30 (ESPN)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
-Amazing Race (CBS)
-Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel)
-Survivor (CBS)
-The Voice (NBC)
-Top Chef: All Stars (Bravo)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
-A Children’s Garden of Poetry (HBO)
-iCarly (Nickelodeon)
-Nick News With Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)
-R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (The Hub)
-Sesame Street (PBS)
-Yo Gabba Gabba (Nick Jr.)

Outstanding New Program
-Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
-Game of Thrones (HBO)
-Terriers (FX)
-The Killing (AMC)
-Walking Dead (AMC)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
-Cineme Verite (HBO)
-Downton Abbey: Masterpiece (PBS)
-Mildred Pierce (HBO)
-Sherlock: Masterpiece (PBS)
-Too Big to Fail (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
-Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
-Game of Thrones (HBO)
-Justified (FX)
-Mad Men (AMC) 
-The Good Wife (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
-Community (NBC)
-Louie (FX)
-Modern Family (ABC)
-Parks and Recreation (NBC)
-Raising Hope (Fox)

Career Achievement Award
-Steven Bochco
-Dick Ebersol
-Cloris Leachman
-David Letterman
-William Shatner
-Oprah Winfrey

Heritage Award
-All in the Family
-Freaks and Geeks
-The Dick Van Dyke Show
-Twin Peaks

Program of the Year
-Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
-Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
-Game of Thrones (HBO)
-Justified (FX)
-Parks and Recreation (NBC)


Rhoda’s Buddy

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Who played Rhoda Morgenstern Gerard’s divorced stewardess friend Sally, who was introduced after Rhoda and Joe split on the 1974-78 sitcom?

a) Ruth Buzzi
b) Penny Marshall
c) Anne Meara
d) Barbara Sharma
e) Mary Louise Wilson

The answer to yesterday’s question…

Which one of the following sitcoms featured a character named Topanga?

a) Boy Meets World
b) Happy Days
c) The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
d) The Monkees
e) Reba

Is: a) Boy Meets World, which aired on ABC from 1993 to 2000.

Current kudos goes to:
Don Abel, Joanne Albrecht, Steve Albright, Mary Bancroft, Michelle Yarborough-Bauer, John Beadle, Lauren Bergman, Mark Binda, Martin Birnbach, Gerry Bixenspan, Barbara Bloomfield, Jordan Breslow, Tim Busbey, John Carlo, Larry Cauble, Bruce Cohen, Larry Collins, Tom Condosta, Larry Corsa, Reid Davis, Ric Dittman, Robert Eisenstaedt, John Ferlazzo, Mike Fitzgerald, Emily Gausman, Maureen Goldman, Geoffrey Gordon, David Heraux, Brad Hight, Melissa Hodgdon, Heidi Hoffmesiter, Gordon Howard, Debbie Hyman, Bob Ingersoll (2x), Deb Kainer, Katie Kuyper, Charmaine Leary, Marie LeFevre Karp, Kathryn Kieser, Andi Kupersmith, Steven Kurtzer, Michael MacCray, Richard Mann, Tom Mertes, Matthew Morse, Michael Murphy, Stacie Nice, Aaron Paquette, Joe Pedri, Gordon Purcell, Mark Riney, Colleen Roth, Christina Schrenk, David Skinner, Joe Smith, Michelle Stavrou, Julie Syers, Melissa Toyofuku, Meredith Wayne, David Wooten, Jeanne Yonkers