This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Thursday, April 16, 2015, CBS was the #1 network in the U.S. as ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was the top program. BBC One was #1 in the UK led by ‘BBC Election Debate’. Network Nine was #1 in Australia as ‘Nine News’ was the top program. FRIDAY AUSTRALIAN TV OVERNIGHT RATINGS (SEE BELOW)
Today, traditional TV still accounts for the lion’s share of video viewing, but online and mobile are where the growth is. When managed together, TV/digital/mobile hold the potential to drive real impact for advertisers—enabling them to maximize the customers they reach and/or reinforce key messaging across screens. After all, ‘It’s all about screens’.
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For Thursday, April 16, 2015 (Posted on April 17, 2015)
The Tiffany Network made it three nights on top in a row. At 8P, the biggest comedy on television, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ topped all programming with an average 14.82 million viewers and a 9.5 rating and 16 share of the available audience. At 830P, ‘The Odd Couple’ finished with an average 9.62 million viewers and a 5.9/10. At 9P, ‘Mom’ finished with an average 9.60 million viewers and a 6.0/10. Then at 930P, a rerun episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ drove in an average 8.59 million viewers and a 5.4/9. Then at 10P, with a terrific episode of ‘Elementary’ finished with an average 7.56 million viewers and a 4.9/9 to complete the evening as #1 in the 10P time slot.
The Alphabet Network finished second on Thursday. At 8P, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ finished with a 7.60 million viewers and a 6.0/10. At 9P, ‘Scandal’ finished with an average 7.86 million viewers and a 6.1/10. Then at 10P, ‘American Crime’ finished with an average 4.38 million viewers and a 3.4/6.
The Peacock Network decided to rerun Thursday as if anyone cared. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ finished with an average 3.84 million viewers and a 2.6/4. Then at 9P, another rerun of ‘The Blacklist’ finished with an average 3.32 million viewers and a 2.3/4. It appears that the suits at UCom are actually trying to bury this program. Why else would they follow-up mis-placing it on Thursday and then rerunning the program so often. This is not a way to get fans involved with the characters. At 10P, ‘Dateline’ pulled in an average 5.52 million viewers and a 3.7/7.
The Animal Network of Broadcast had its regular programming block on Thursday. At 8P, ‘Bones’ finished third in its time slot with an average 4.88 million viewers and a 3.3/5. At 9P, ‘Backstrom’ also finished #3 in the time slot with an average 3.39 million viewers and a 2.4/4.
The #1 Hispanic Network in America made a major announcement on Friday. After more than 53 years, the popular Univision program ‘Sábado Gigante’ will end on September 19, 2015. The variety show, which stars Mario Kreutzberger (known on the show as Don Francisco), first launched in 1962 on Chile’s Channel 13 and has routinely been one of the most-watched show among Hispanics.
The Little Network That Couldn’t found itself in a case of getting old fast. At 8P, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ finished with an average 1.35 million viewers and a 1.1/2, down 21% from its performance a year ago. Then at 9P, ‘Reign’ finished with an average 1.01 million viewers and an 0.8/1 which was down nearly 25% from its performance the previous year on this date.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Thursday with an average 9.560 million viewers and a 6.1 rating and 10 share of the available audience. ABC finished #2 as it drew an average 6.627 million viewers and a 5.2/9. NBC finished third with an average 4.207 million viewers and a 2.9/5. FOX finished with an average 4.057 million viewers and a 2.8/5. Univision finished with an average of 2.527 million viewers. Telemundo finished with 1.300 million viewers and a 0.7/1. The CW finished with an average 1.170 million viewers and a 1.0/2.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1967, ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ debuted on ABC-TV. This brought most of America a new side-kick in Regis.
Broadcast Television News
Top 10+ million viewer programs LIVE +3 For the Week of April 12, 2015:
1 CBS NCAA Basketball Final CBS 28,410
2 NCIS CBS 19,442 Top drama; Top Tuesday Program
3 The Big Bang Theory CBS 18,658 Top comedy; Top Thursday Program
4 NCIS: New Orleans CBS 16,630 Top new program; Top new drama 2015
5 Dancing with the Stars ABC 15,306 Top Monday program;
6 The Master Golf-SUN CBS 14,231
7 Blue Bloods CBS 13,563 Top Friday program;
8 Criminal Minds CBS 13,384 Top Wednesday program;
9 NCAA BSKBL CHAMP-POST CBS 13,167
10 Madam Secretary CBS 13,073 Top Sunday Drama; Top Sunday Program
11 The Voice NBC 12,970
12 60 Minutes CBS 12,861 Top News Program;
13 The Voice-TUE NBC 12,414
14 Survivor CBS 11,504
15 Chicago Fire NBC 11,311
16 Person Of Interest CBS 11,197
17 The Voice 4/8 NBC 11,024
18 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 10,897
19 The Odd Couple CBS 10,834 Top new comedy 2015
20 CSI: Cyber CBS 10,710
21 The Good Wife CBS 10,546
22 Mom CBS 10,361
23 Grey’s Anatomy SP-4/9 ABC 10,180
24 Elementary CBS 10,146
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US Adults Spend 5.5 Hours with Video Content Each Day
Digital video viewing adds significant time to the average US consumer’s media day
Adults in the US will spend an average of 5 hours, 31 minutes watching video each day this year, according to new figures from eMarketer, and digital video viewing across devices is driving growth. In 2011, time spent with video on digital devices—PCs, mobile devices and other connected devices including over-the-top (OTT) and game consoles—totaled 21 minutes daily. This year, US adults will spend an average of 1 hour, 16 minutes each day with video on digital devices.
Meanwhile, the average time US adults spent watching video programming on televisions totaled 4 hours, 35 minutes in 2011 and will decline to 4 hours, 15 minutes in 2015. In total, time spent with video on all devices is up from 4 hours, 56 minutes in 2011.
“The increase in overall screen time highlights the complexity of today’s media ecosystem,” said Paul Verna, senior analyst at eMarketer. “While so much debate has centered on a supposed tug-of-war between TV and digital video, the reality is that digital video is growing not at the expense of TV, but because video content is more popular than ever. We might spend less time watching on the main screen, but we’re no less interested in TV programming, and in fact, we seek out more of it every year.”
Video is seeing gains on all digital devices this year, with the exception of desktops and laptops, which will remain flat. Time spent watching video on mobile devices will increase from 30 minutes daily among all US adults in 2014 to 39 minutes per day this year, and average daily video time on other connected devices across the US adult population will increase from 9 minutes last year to 13 minutes each day in 2015.
The drop in TV time hasn’t stopped marketers from pouring significant amounts of money into television advertising. In 2015, 40.2% of US major media ad spending will go to TV, totaling $70.59 billion, compared with TV’s 36.4% of time spent with media daily. Meanwhile, US advertisers will allocate just 4.4% of all spending, or $7.77 billion, to digital video ads, even though consumers are now spending nearly 11% of their media time watching video on digital devices.
“Advertisers continue to trust TV despite its limitations, and despite a proliferation of digital alternatives,” Verna said. “The resilience of TV comes partly from inertia, but also from marketers’ concerns that digital video ads aren’t always viewable or watched to completion. Until the digital advertising industry overcomes these hurdles, dollars will continue to flow disproportionately to TV.”
Overall, US adults will spend 12 hours, 4 minutes each day with major media in 2015, an increase of 7 minutes from 2014. Since 2011, US adults have increased the time they spend with major media by nearly a full hour each day.
Coming as a surprise to no one, consumers’ appetite for digital devices is driving this trend. Led by time spent on mobile devices, US adults will spend an average of 5 hours, 38 minutes with digital media each day in 2015, up from 5 hours, 15 minutes in 2014.
Last year, US adults spent more time on mobile devices than they did on PCs for the first time, and that gap will widen this year. Furthermore, the average time adults spend each day with TV, radio and print will decline across the board for the fourth consecutive year in 2015.
Social Media Advertising Explodes Hits $23.68 Billion Worldwide in 2015
Advertisers in North America spend the most to be social
Advertisers worldwide will spend $23.68 billion on paid media to reach consumers on social networks this year, according to new figures from eMarketer, a 33.5% increase from 2014. By 2017, social network ad spending will reach $35.98 billion, representing 16.0% of all digital ad spending globally.
Advertisers in the US and Canada place a premium on social media and will ramp up paid spending on social networks 31.0% this year to pass $10 billion for the first time. Social network advertising in Asia-Pacific will total $7.40 billion, with Western Europe the third-largest region at $4.74 billion. The drop-off in spending to the other three major world regions is steep, with Latin America reaching only $680 million in 2015, while Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa lag further behind.
North American advertisers’ predilection for social network ad spending is reflected by the amount they spend per user. This year, advertisers in the US and Canada will spend more than $50 for each user across the social landscape in their respective countries, and in just two years, will increase that outlay to $71.37 per user, a reflection of growing spending against a maturing user base.
In Western Europe, we see a similar trend, and social network ad spending per user will remain about half the amount spent in North America throughout our forecast. By contrast, Asia-Pacific social networkers will command only $8.04 each from advertisers trying to reach them this year, and that figure will increase to just $10.54 by 2017. In that region, user bases are still growing significantly while spending still lags.
The US and China will be the leading individual countries in social network ad spending for the foreseeable future, collectively commanding more than half the worldwide market throughout our forecast period. This year, advertisers in the US will spend $9.59 billion on social ads, up 31.0% from 2014 and more than double the amount they spent in 2013. By the end of our forecast period, social network advertising in the US will total $14.40 billion—just shy of 20% of all digital ad spending countrywide. In China, ad spending on social networks will reach $3.41 billion this year and is expected to increase to $6.11 billion in 2017, or 12.5% of all digital ad dollars in the country.
At a company level, unsurprisingly, Facebook is dominating the paid social advertising landscape globally. eMarketer estimates that in 2015, the company will make $15.50 billion in ad revenues, or 65.5% of all social network ad spending worldwide. That portion is up from 2014, when Facebook owned 64.5% of the social ad market. Twitter is also gaining share, expected to take 8.8% of global social network ad spending, or $2.09 billion, up from 7.1% share in 2014. LinkedIn, the other major US-based social ad seller for which eMarketer forecasts ad revenues, will make $900 million in advertising this year, but its share of global social ad spend will dip to 3.8%, down from 4.2% last year.
Mobile Moves Ahead of Desktop for Ad Visibility
HTML5 banners perform best on mobile
Mobile display ads are generally more viewable than those served on desktop, based on data released earlier this month by Sizmek.
The study looked at measurable impressions served worldwide by Sizmek in 2014 and found that ad placements sized for mobile were more viewable than desktop-specific creative for almost all display ad formats. HTML5 standard banner viewability was especially strong on mobile, at 79.3% on average, vs. 48.4% for desktop. Rates hovered around 70% for HTML5 rich media and Flash standard banners on mobile, compared with about 50% on desktop. Flash rich media ads were the only exception, with desktop leading in average viewability rate by about 30 percentage points.
Mobile-specific display ads were more viewable than desktop ads worldwide whether purchased directly through publishers or programmatically. Viewability rates for mobile publisher direct ads were 74.1%, vs. 54.4% on desktop. Programmatic placements on mobile saw average viewability of 81.4%, while desktop came in at just 39.7%.
eMarketer estimates that US digital ad spending will reach $58.61 billion this year, and mobile will account for just under half of that total, at $28.72 billion. By 2019, mobile will take in nearly three-quarters of digital ad dollars.
Social Media Research
Small Business Not Using Social Media As Much As They Should
Facebook and other social media sites ranked as the second most effective marketing method among US small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) surveyed in January 2015 by Thrive Analytics, but that doesn’t mean more are using it. Recent polling by Ebiquity for American Express OPEN found that small businesses generally hadn’t increased their social presence over the past year. More than four in 10 US small businesses surveyed in February and March 2015 said they didn’t use social media for business. This was actually up slightly from 38% in fall 2014 and even with the percentage in spring 2014, during which responses dropped 8% from September 2013. December 2014 research by Zogby Analytics for Xero found a higher 48.2% of US small-business owners didn’t use any social media for business purposes.
Among American Express respondents using social, Facebook was king, cited by 41% overall—and in line with the 40.4% reported by Xero. However, the usage rate American Express found was down from its previous study. In fact, with the exception of Instagram, foursquare and Myspace, each of which didn’t even break 10%, all other social sites saw usage drop.
Thrive found that SMBs were most likely to keep social spending the same in 2015, and many just don’t have the resources to keep up. Fully 55% updated social media business content monthly or less frequently, while just 15% did so daily and 30% weekly. This means social followers they have—who often demand real-time, or close to real-time, info—are seeing out-of-date content. Outsourcing could help, but unfortunately, most haven’t taken advantage of this option: Just 25.7% of SMB marketing professionals polled worldwide in January 2015 by HubShout said they outsourced social media.
Top Ten Box Office Worldwide (Weekend April 10-12, 2015
#1 ‘Furious 7’ $255,591,430 $195,000,000 $60,591,430
#2 ‘Home’ $34,200,000 $15,200,000 $19,000,000
#3 ‘Cinderella’$19,825,000 $12,600,000 $ 7,225,000
#4 ‘Wolf Warriors’ $18,000,000 $18,000,000 N/A
#5 ‘Longest Ride’$16,500,000 $3,000,000 $13,500,000
#6 ‘Divergent’ $14,750,000 $7,900,000 $ 6,850,000
#7 ‘Kingsman’ $10,325,000 $9,000,000 $ 1,325,000
#8 ‘Get Hard’ $10,035,000 $1,400,000 $ 8,635,000
#9 ‘Let’s Get Married $8,587,400 $8,500,000 $ 87,400
#10 ‘Woman In Gold $7,252,000 $ 1,400,000 $ 5,852,000
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The Big One in the UK finished #1 on Thursday thanks to interest in politics. The ‘BBC Election Debate’ was the most watched program outside of soaps on Thursday as the David Dimbleby-chaired debate at 8P brought in an average 4.27 million viewers. At 930P, the reaction show that followed averaged 3.53 million viewers (17.0%). At 1045P, following the News, ‘Question Time’ rounded off a night of political programming with an average 2.66 million viewers (27.3%).
The Big Four at 8P brought us ‘The Supervet’ and it drew an average 1.86 million viewers (9.1%). At 9P, ‘The Island with Bear Grylls’ pushed up the audience to an average 2.32 million viewers (10.9%).
The Independent One began at 730P with ‘Tonight’ and it drew an average 1.72 million viewers (9.2%). Then a 830P, ‘Double Decker Driving School’ averaged 2.18 million viewers (10.6%) for the top program on the network on Thursday. At 9P, ‘Ice Rink on the Estate’ cooled off an average 1.32 million viewers (6.3%).
The Little Two began at 7P with ‘Collectaholics’ as it continued with an average 1.28 million viewers (7.1%). At 8P, ‘Coast Australia’ was seen by an average 1.58 million viewers (7.8%). At 9P, ‘Banished’ concluded with an average 2.02 million viewers (9.6%). Finally at 10P, ‘Inside No. 9’ dropped against BBC News with only an average of 920,000 viewers (5.4%).
The Viacom 5 at 9P, ‘The Hotel Inspector’ drew an average audience of 1.02 million viewers (4.8%). At 10P, CBS’ ‘The Mentalist’ brought in an average 632,000 viewers (4.0%).
The Little Four at 830P brought the latest episode of CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and it brought in an average 932,000 viewers (4.5%). At 9P, FOX’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ pulled in an average 324,000 viewers (1.5%).
The Little Independent 2, Celebrity Juice entertained 791k (5.0%) at 10pm.
Murdoch’s Titanium Bird had at 10P, AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ and it finished with an average 60,000 viewers (0.4%).
The National Network Nine finished #1 on Thursday with a 28.6% share of the available audience. And without ‘My Kitchen Rules’ on Seven, ‘Nine News’ was the nation’s top program with an average 1,026,000 viewers. It was the only million plus program on Thursday. #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 954,000 viewers. #4 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 884,000 viewers.
The Nation’s Second Network drew a 27.4% share on Thursday and finished second in prime time. AT #3, ‘Seven News’ was the network’s top program with an average 921,000 viewers. #5, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ finished with 868,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Home and Away’ with 709,000 viewers. #9, ‘Australia: The Story of Us’ finished with 653,000 viewers. And #10, ‘Downton Abbey’ pulled in 640,000 viewers and finished as the top non-news program in the evening.
The Big Ten pulled in a 20.5% share to finished #3 on Thursday.
The Alphabet Network in Australia drew a 16.5% share and finished #4 on Thursday. #5 was ‘ABC News’ which drew 781,000 viewers. And #8 was ‘7.30’ with 671,000 viewers.
SBS finished #5 with 7.0% share of the available audience.
FRIDAY AUSTRALIAN TV OVERNIGHT RATINGS
The Nation’s Second Network took prime time in Australia on Friday with a big 33.9% share of the available audience on one of the quietest night of television. #3 was ‘Seven News’ finished with an average of 804,000 viewers. #5, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ finished with an average 783,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ which drew 723,000 viewers.
The National Network Nine finished #2 with a 27.5% share. Nine finished with four of the Top Ten programs including #1, ‘Nine News’ which drew in an average 958,000 viewers. #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ which drew 879,000 viewers. #7 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 731,000 viewers. Finally, #9 was ‘Friday Night NRL Live’ which pulled in an average 602,000 viewers. And yet Nine wasn’t #1. Go figure.
The Alphabet Network of Australia finished #3 with 19.2% share. #6 was ‘Midsomer Murders’ which drew an average 803,000 viewers. And #6, ‘ABC News’ pulled in 735,000 viewers.
The Big Ten finished fourth with 15.7% share. Ten had the #10 program which was ‘Family Feud’ with an average 584,000 viewers.
The Public Australian Network finished #5 with one of the lowest shares of the season, finishing with a low 3.7% share of the available audience.
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