Oscars Give Abc A Rare Winning Week

Thanks to the Oscars, ABC finished in first place in total viewers and viewers in the 18-49 age group last week, but its highest-rated program otherwise -- the drama Castle -- came in at No. 18 and its next highest -- the comedy Modern Family -- came in at No. 19. Once again, CBS dominated the upper region of the weekly Nielsen ratings. Aside from those ABC shows and Fox's two American Idol installments, every other program on the top-twenty list was carried by CBS. Meanwhile, NBC's woes mounted. Its highest-rated show was the Friday edition of Dateline, which came in at No. 36; its highest-rated entertainment show was Chicago Fire, which finished one notch lower at No. 37. With only days left to go in the February sweeps, it was clear that CBS would win in both the total-adults and 18-49 categories for the first time since 1988. NBC, on the other hand, hit historic lows during the sweeps, outranked even by Spanish-language Univision in the key 18-49 demo. The network did continue to lead among the evening newscasts, drawing an average of 9.4 million viewers (far more than it did for anything it aired in primetime) for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. ABC World News with Diane Sawyer remained in second place with 8.4 million viewers, while the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley continued to advance with 7.4 million viewers. Overall for the week, ABC led with an average 6.9 household rating and an 11 share. CBS slipped to second place with a 6.1/10. Fox finished third with a 3.9/6, while NBC remained in the cellar with a 2.5/4.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:
1. The Oscars, ABC, 23.1/35; 2. Oscars Red Carpet Live Pt. 3 (8:00 p.m.), ABC, 15.0/23; 3. NCIS, CBS, 13.3/20; 4. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 10.7/17; 5. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 10.2/15; 6. Oscars Red Carpet Live Pt. 2 (7:30 p.m.), ABC, 9.9/16; 7. Person of Interest, CBS, 8.7/13; 8. American Idol, Fox, 8.5/13; 9. Two and a Half Men, CBS. 8.1/12; 10. American Idol (Thursday), Fox, 8.0/12.



Contactmusic

Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All