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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, July 30 & Thursday, July 31

WEDNESDAY

ABC 
8:00 The Middle #100 "The 100th" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs #17 "Lame Gretzky" (REPEAT)

9:00 Modern Family #111 "The Feud" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Middle #106 "Sleepless in Orson" (REPEAT)
10:00 Motive #23 "Nobody Lives Forever"

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Criminal Minds #200 "200" (REPEAT)
10:00 Extant #4 "Shelter"

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
9:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn #6 "Love Hurts"

FOX 
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY
Thursday night has the series premiere of ABC's new reality show The Quest. It was originally slated for January but kept getting back and I think that's a sign that ABC doesn't have much hope for it.

ABC 
8:00 The Quest (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:00 Rookie Blue #62 "Fragments"
10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #147 "The Hesitation Ramification" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Millers #18 "Walk-n-Wave" (REPEAT)

9:00 Big Brother
10:00 Elementary #29 "Ancient History" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Hollywood Game Night (REPEAT)
9:00 Welcome to Sweden #4 "Get a Job"

9:30 Working the Engels #4 "Picture Night"
10:00 Last Comic Standing

FOX 
8:00 Sleepy Hollow #1 "Pilot" (REPEAT)
9:00 Gang Related #11 "La Luz Verde"

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/28/14

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5 

NBC
8:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Hotel Hell
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6 

On Monday night, NBC got an OK start out of the new Running Wild with Bear Grylls. For a late July premiere, this was not bad. A new lead-in helped American Ninja Warrior. It was down a tenth in viewers but up a tenth in the demo for a season high. Over on ABC, The Bachelorette finale was up nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. It didn't have as big a spike as usual and was down a lot from last year's finale. As usual, the "After the Final Rose" special did well - even better than the finale. On CBS, Under the Dome was down a tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on FOX, Masterchef was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Hotel Hell was up a tenths in viewers and the demo from last week's season premiere.

RATINGS RECAP: 7/27/14

ABC 
7:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Rising Star
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes 
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Unforgettable
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Reckless
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Chicago Fire (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Chicago PD (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX 
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

RATINGS RECAP: 7/26/14

Please note these are based on preliminary results. This post will be updated to reflect final numbers when available.

ABC
8:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 Nightline Prime
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:30 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 The Blacklist (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

FOX 
8:00 UFC Saturday Night
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

RATINGS RECAP: 7/25/14

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Crossbones
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 24: Live Another Day (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3 

RATINGS RECAP: 7/24/14

ABC
8:00 Black Box
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS 
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
8:30 The Millers (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC 
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Welcome to Sweden
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 Working the Engels
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Last Comic Standing
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Gang Related
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

Friday, July 25, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, July 25-Tuesday, July 29

I will be out of town so here is the Rundown through Tuesday night!

FRIDAY

ABC 
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 CSI #301 "Passed Pawns" (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #83 "O Kela Me Keia Manama" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #82 "Open Secrets" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Crossbones #7 "Beggarman"

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)
9:00 24: Live Another Day #12 "Day 9: 10:00-11:00PM" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC 
8:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #13 "T.R.A.C.K.S." (REPEAT)
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #14 "T.A.H.I.T.I." (REPEAT)

10:00 Nightline Prime

CBS
8:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)
9:00 Bad Teacher #12 "The Bottle"

9:30 Bad Teacher #13 "What's Old is New" (SERIES FINALE)
10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 The Blacklist #17 "Ivan" (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 UFC Saturday Night: From San Jose

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 Wipeout
9:00 Rising Star

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Unforgettable #40 "A Moveable Feast"
10:00 Reckless #5 "Bloodstone"

NBC 
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)
9:00 Chicago Fire #44 "A Dark Day" (REPEAT)
10:00 Chicago PD #12 "8:30PM" (REPEAT)

FOX 
7:00 American Dad! #172 "The Longest Distance Relationship" (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #39 "Two for Tina" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #552 "The Yellow Badge of Cowardge" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons #535 "Labor Pains" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #231 "Chap Stewie" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #163 "Cock of the Sleepwalk" (REPEAT)

MONDAY

ABC 
8:00 The Bachelorette (Season Finale)
10:00 The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose (SPECIAL)

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls #63 "And the Icing on the Cake" (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom #17 "Jail, Jail, and Japanese Porn" (REPEAT)
9:00 Mike & Molly #77 "They Shoot Asses, Don't They" (REPEAT)
9:30 Two and a Half Men #228 "Clank, Clank, Drunken Skank" (REPEAT)
10:00 Under the Dome #18 "Reconciliation"

NBC
8:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:00 American Ninja Warrior

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
9:00 Hotel Hell

TUESDAY

ABC 
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap (Season Finale)

CBS 
8:00 NCIS #257 "The Admiral's Daughter" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #107 "Iron Curtain Rising" (REPEAT)
10:00 Person of Interest #46 "Liberty" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
9:00 America's Got Talent

FOX 
8:00 Family Guy #218 "Christmas Guy" (REPEAT)
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #17 "Full Boyle" (REPEAT)
9:00 New Girl #64 "Exes" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Mindy Project #40 "Indian BBW" (REPEAT)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/23/14

ABC 
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family  (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Motive
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS 
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Extant
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1 

RATINGS RECAP: 7/22/14

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

NBC 
8:00 Food Fighters
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4 

FOX 
8:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 The Mindy Project (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:30 The Mindy Project (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4 

On Tuesday night, NBC had the series premiere of reality show Food Fighters and it debuted to a modest 1.0 demo. While that number is not good, it could have been worse for an 8pm show debuting in the middle of summer. Live shows of America's Got Talent got started at 9pm and it was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from its last new episode. On ABC, Extreme Weight Loss was dead even with last week while Celebrity Wife Swap was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, July 23 & Thursday, July 24

WEDNESDAY

ABC 
8:00 The Middle #98 "Change in the Air" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs #11 "Kara-te" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #110 "iSpy" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Middle #99 "The Potato" (REPEAT)
10:00 Motive #22 "Abandoned"

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Extant #3 "Wish You Were Here"
10:00 Criminal Minds #187 "The Inspiration" (REPEAT)

NBC 
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn #5 "Ambush"

FOX 
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY

ABC 
8:00 Black Box #12 "The Fear"
9:00 Black Box #13 "Consequences" (Season Finale)
10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #145 "The Discovery Dissipation" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Millers #13 "Driving Miss Crazy" (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother

10:00 Elementary #32 "Blood is Thicker" (REPEAT)

NBC 
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
9:00 Welcome to Sweden #3 "Proving Love"
9:30 Working the Engels #3 "Jenna's Friend"
10:00 Last Comic Standing

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (Season Finale)
9:00 Gang Related #10 "El Buey y el Alacran"