April 9, 2014



The Network Scorecard was in transit this morning, so we’ll jump to final Tuesday numbers.

ABC:  In final numbers, AGENTS OF SHIELD gained back 0.2 of the 0.3 it lost this morning, avoiding a series low.  However, considering that this was supposed to be the show’s big game-changing crossover with the storyline of CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, complete with a shocking last-minute twist, being just 0.1 above the series low is a major disappointment.  SHIELD may well return next season, but expectations will never be high again.  THE GOLDBERGS and TROPHY WIFE both tied their series lows at 1.4/0.8, and a rerun RESURRECTION ended the night at 0.5.

NBC:  THE VOICE, after an 0.1 adjustment upward, tied its season low 2.8.  ABOUT A BOY and GROWING UP FISHER both hit new series lows at 1.7/1.5, and CHICAGO FIRE adjusted down 0.1 to 1.8, despite being the only original network programming in the hour.

CBS:  NCIS was up 0.2 to 2.6, but NCIS LA slipped 0.1 to 2.3.  A rerun PERSON OF INTEREST was at 1.2.

FOX:  GLEE and the first of THE MINDY PROJECT’s two  half-hours were at 1.0, which was up 0.1 for GLEE.  The 2d MINDY PROJECT was up 0.1 to 1.1.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

ABC is in reruns tonight except for MIXOLOGY, and NBC is skipping REVOLUTION to air an SVU rerun at 8PM that’s linked to the 9PM new episode.  On CW, THE 100 will see what life is like without a new ARROW lead-in. 

TUESDAY CABLE:  The season finale of JUSTIFIED rose 0.2 from last week to 0.8, which was also up 0.1 from last season’s finale.  TEEN MOM 2 (MTV) and THE GAME (BET) topped cable with 1.2s, with the WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME just behind at 1.1, and then AMISH MAFIA (Discovery) at 0.9.  On Comedy Central, TOSH.0’s 0.8 was followed by 0.6 for INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, both down 0.2 from last week. 


Tuesday preliminary broadcast ratings:

Daily Comp 3way 2014 Tue Apr 8

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.