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NBC's Olympics dominate; reruns aplenty elsewhere

February 8th, 2014



NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage dominated Friday’s viewership, though the numbers were short of gold. Still, the peacock network — predictably, though not as powerfully as Vancouver — had the most viewers (31.7 million) and topped the favored 18 to 49 adults demographics (8.6 rating), according to preliminary overnight Nielsen numbers. The coverage of the Sochi opening ceremonies ran 30 minutes over the usual primetime rating period, so adjustments are forthcoming in the final tally. Sochi viewership was down 9 per cent, compared to the 2010 Vancouver games’ 9.4 ranking.
For most series on the Friday lineup, including “Hawaii Five-0,” it was rerun time — no sense in tossing a newbie out there only to find that it doesn’t even earn the bronze.
So: CBS’ “Five-0” topped its 8 p.m. hour (9 p.m. Mainland) with 4.99 million viewers and an 18 to 49 demo (0.7 rating). Its chief competitor, ABC’s “Shark Tank” (also a repeat), had fewer viewers (4.39 million) but a better demo (1.2 rating) compared to the island show.
Among reruns, CBS’ “Blue Bloods” (6.71 million viewers, 0.7 demo) and “Undercover Boss” (5.036 million viewers, 1.0 demo) fared OK; ditto, two back-to-back segments of ABC’s “Last Man Standing” (4.59 million, 0.9 demo, 4.19 million, 0.9 demo).
So with rerun fervor, how ‘bout some questions to ponder, re “Five-0:”
• Notice the recent absence of Wo Fat? Is Arch Enemy No. 1 on semi-permanent leave? Hmmm...
• Ditto, Mama McGarrett. We don’t miss her — she’s added precious little to the storytelling — but wonder if she’s been pink-slipped? Whenever she’s in an episode, she brings nothing but woe for sonny boy Steve.
• Are you pleased with the formal return of Kono Kalakaua? Her story arc — on the lam, with her beau (to “cover” real-life pregnancy and motherhood) — went on too long. So will she get Her Episode before season four ends?
• Is Captain Grover too gruff for his own good, or does he bring on the spice to crime-fighting in paradise?
• Agree or disagree: Do you find more substance and better plot in the recent episodes? Like, somebody has finally figured it out that car chases and crashes and familial friction impede instead of inspire overall quality of the show?
Let the discussions begin...

11 Responses to “NBC's Olympics dominate; reruns aplenty elsewhere”

  1. Pammie:

    The Olympics Opening Ceremony was pretty good. I am a big fan of the games.

    If anyone is interested in the half hours. I got them from Mediainsights.

    ABC Shark Tank repeat with a 1.2 was pretty good. CBS Undercover Boss with a 1 did OK too

    Next Friday Feb 14 , CBS will air 3 H50 reruns , then Feb 21 they will do the same thing with Blue Bloods, 3 reruns. Lots of repeats during Olympics.

    8:00 p.m.
    ABC – Last Man Standing (R)
    Viewers: 4.59 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

    CBS – Undercover Boss (R)
    Viewers: 4.64 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3t)

    NBC – XXII Winter Olympics – Opening Ceremony
    Viewers: 29.22 million (#1), A18-49: 7.3/24 (#1)

    Fox – Bones (R)
    Viewers: 3.08 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3t)

    CW – Movie: Attack the Block (R)
    Viewers: 1.06 million (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)


    8:30 p.m.

    ABC – Last Man Standing (R)
    Viewers: 4.19 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

    CBS – Undercover Boss (R)
    Viewers: 5.43 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#2))

    NBC – XXII Winter Olympics – Opening Ceremony
    Viewers: 32.98 million (#1), A18-49: 8.7/27 (#1)

    Fox – Bones (R)
    Viewers: 3.06 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4)

    CW – Movie: Attack the Block (R)
    Viewers: 787,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)


    9:00 p.m.

    ABC – Shark Tank (R)
    Viewers: 4.63 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#2)

    CBS – Hawaii Five-O (R)
    Viewers: 4.81 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

    NBC – XXII Winter Olympics – Opening Ceremony
    Viewers: 35.60 million (#1), A18-49: 9.6/27 (#1)

    Fox – Enlisted
    Viewers: 1.80 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

    CW – Movie: Attack the Block (R)
    Viewers: 779,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 0 (#5)


    9:30 p.m.

    ABC – Shark Tank (R)
    Viewers: 4.63 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#2)

    CBS – Hawaii Five-O (R)
    Viewers: 5.17 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

    NBC – XXII Winter Olympics – Opening Ceremony
    Viewers: 33.67 million (#1), A18-49: 9.3/26 (#1)

    Fox – Raising Hope
    Viewers: 1.68 million (#4), A18-49: 06/ 2 (#4)

    CW – Movie: Attack the Block (R)
    Viewers: 682,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 0 (#5)


    10:00 p.m.

    ABC – 20/20
    Viewers: 4.92 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#2)

    CBS – Blue Bloods (R)
    Viewers: 6.42 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

    NBC – XXII Winter Olympics – Opening Ceremony
    Viewers: 31.51 million (#1), A18-49: 9.0/26 (#1)


    10:30 p.m.

    ABC – 20/20
    Viewers: 5.03 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

    CBS – Blue Bloods (R)
    Viewers: 7.00 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3)

    NBC – XXII Winter Olympics – Opening Ceremony
    Viewers: 27.47 million (#1), A18-49: 7.8/23 (#1)

  2. Don:

    NBC's coverage of the Sochi Olympics is abysmal compared to the London Games.

    Their streaming video schedule doesn't exist (they have the 2010 Gold Medal Men's Hockey game USA vs. CAN on an endless loop, the videos are all too commercial-laden to watch, and the on-line TV listings don't even match what's show on TV in Hawaii (even when you enter your ZIP code and provider information).

    Sounds like Russian ingenuity helping the Americans not see the 'Real Russia'...

  3. AniMatsuri:

    All I know is expect the Russians to win a good majority of the events since its in their back yard and they always compete harder when its the Olympics.

  4. sarah lynn:

    It sounds like they're doing everything they can to handicap their opponents. haha. Locking athletes in the bathroom. Elevators arriving without the elevator. Mystery water. Loose electric wires in the showers. Who needs Chechen terrorists.

  5. Belle:

    @Wayne, some great questions to ponder during this mid-season break. I don't miss Mama McGarrett either. I'm tired of her incessant lying! I like the casting of Christine Lahti a lot but they need to do something with the story of her and WoFat or officially wrap-up her run imo. I'm happy with Kono's return and really happy with the end of her and Adam on the lam! I think they did the best they could accommodating Grace Park's personal life but it did seem to last forever and a day. I'm liking Grover and Grover/McGarrett! Chi is a great addition and he and Alex have very good chemistry! I hope they keep some of his Grover's gruffness...he can be gruff but also funny and likable. I agree that there is some more substance and tighter plots in the writing recently. But I still like some car chases and crashes and to see some kickass fight scenes so I'm happy I'm a happy long as there's no more claw! LOL I do like some of the familial friction...for me too much of it impedes and is not what I want to see on 5-0, but small doses add to the quality of the show.

    Three reruns on CBS Friday (and I think I saw Mon. and Wed. season 3 episode runs on TNT) then finally back with a new episode on 2/28! 🙂

  6. Pammie:

    With some weeks ahead of reruns , maybe some can be interested in Scott new projects. He is always nonstop .

    This one is my favorite. 🙂

    But some may love this one more.

  7. Pammie:

    We talked about syndication in the previous thread , here is THR information  about the new syndication deal for CBS....Seems Elementary  got a HUGE deal.  The biiggest syndication deal . Impressive!

    "Over several weeks in January, CBS hammered out a complex pact for its second-season drama Elementary that includes cable (WGN America), subscription-video-on-demand (Hulu Plus) and a not-yet-named broadcast component for about $3 million an episode, making it one of (if not the) biggest drama sales on record. Meanwhile, its Blue Bloods inked a broadcast syndication deal with ION and at press time also was expected to announce cable (WGNA) and SVOD agreements."

  8. LittleLady:

    Pretty much as expect, it is the Olympics after all. Me I was watching H50.

    You bring up some interesting points @Wayne. I am not crazy about Doris either, but I feel they need to bring her back and wrap up this story with Wo Fat already and give us some answers. I am pretty sure I saw Christine Lahti in one of the editing pictures Peter tweeted last week, but it wasn't a very clear picture. As far as Wo Fat goes, wasn't he always just out of Steve's reach in the orignal H50? With Steve catching him in the final episode but then him escaping again. I am too young to remember the original but I recall reading that somewhere. I get the feeling Peter is going to keep true to that part of the orignal series.

    I enjoyed Kono and Adams return, and agree with Belle they did what they needed to do, to accommodate Grace which was very nice of them.

    This season has been great so far and the writing has improved greatly. I love Grover and his relationship with Steve. He might be gruff but it totally works with McGarrett's BAMF self. With the lack of Scott on the show I think Chi adds a lot to the bromance dynamic.

  9. Belle:

    WoFat will be back in the finale, Mark Dacascos (his portrayer) confirmed yesterday on Twitter.

  10. LittleLady:

    Just read an article about CBS 4th quarter revenue. These syndication deals seem to be a great income for them. Makes me think H50 (and the other shows) sold into syndication are going to be around a long time. For anyone interested here is a quote and link to the article:

    CBS Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue growth that beat Wall Street expectations, posting flat advertising revenue but growth in content licensing thanks to the sale of shows such as "Hawaii Five-O" for domestic reruns.

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