This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Saturday, April 18, 2015, CBS was the #1 network in the U.S. as ’48 Hours’ was the top program. BBC One was #1 in the UK led by ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Seven was #1 in Australia but ABC’s ‘New Tricks’ was the top program. LATEST SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN TV OVERNIGHT RATINGS (SEE BELOW)
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For Saturday, April 18, 2015 (Posted on April 19, 2015)
The Tiffany Network won on Saturday with oldies and a new goody that brought home the victory. At 8P, a rerun of ‘CSI’ finished with an average 3.59 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ finished with an average 4.43 million viewers. Then at 10P, a new episode of ’48 Hours’ finished #1 in its time slot and for the evening on American television with an average 6.25 million viewers. It is a force on Saturdays.
The Alphabet Network almost made it two nights in a row. At 8P, a new episode of ’20/20′ pulled in an average 4.28 million viewers. Then at 9P, another original episode of ’20/20′ drew in an average 5.85 million viewers, a high for the network on the evening. Then at 10P, a rerun of ‘Castle’ drew an average 3.62 million viewers as Rick and Becket solved another crime.
The Animal Network was all sports on Saturday. From 8P-10P, ‘UFC Fight Night’ brought in an average 2.43 million fight and feet fans. What it proved on this night that it drew more than Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Peacock Network had its feathers ruffled on Saturday night. At 8P thru 11P, ‘Stanley Cup Playoff’s’ brought the nation game #2 and it didn’t spark this sporting nation’s interest as it only drew 2.41 million viewers as Sidney Crosby scores twice for his 43rd playoff goal in his career as Penguins won 4-3.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Saturday with an average 4.757 million viewers. ABC finished #2 with an average of 4.583 million viewers. FOX finished #3 with an average of 2.43 million viewers. NBC finished fourth on Saturday with an average 2.41 million viewers.
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On this date in 1995, the Oklahoma City bombing occurred. The nation was left in agony.
Top Ten Box Office Weekend of April 17-19, 2015
1.) Furious 7 (UNI) $29.056 million in 3,964 theaters + $167.9 million International
2.) Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (SONY) $24.0 million in 3,633 theaters + $7.1 million International
3.) Unfriended (UNI) $16.023 million in 2,739 theaters
4.) Home (FOX/DW) $10.3 million in 3,488 theaters + $10.3 million International
5.) The Longest Ride (FOX) $6.850 million in 3,371 theaters + $2.1 million International
6.) Get Hard (WB) $4.830 million in 2,655
7.) Monkey Kingdom (DIS) $4.715 million in 2,012 theaters
8.) Woman in Gold (TWC) $4.587 million in 2011 theaters + $1.1 million International
9.) Insurgent (LG) $4.150 million in 2,542 theaters + $4.1 million International
10.) Cinderella (DIS) $3.871 million in 2,414 theaters + $7.500 million International
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The Independent One dominated Saturday in the UK. At 7P, ‘Ninja Warrior UK’ pulled in 3.54 million viewers (19.6%). Then, at 8P, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ dominated primetime last night with an audience of more than 9.5 million. With Simon Cowell as one of the judges and stating that he now believes in magic, the ITV reality show averaged 9.54 million viewers (44.1%), with a further 537,000 viewers (2.7%) watching on +1. At 915P, ‘Play to the Whistle’ drew an average 2.54 million viewers (12.9%).
The Big One wasn’t even in the competition on Saturday. At 825P, ‘Atlantis’ continued with an average 2.58 million viewers (11.8%). Then, ‘The National Lottery Live’ was watched by an average 2.52 million viewers (11.6%). Then the latest ‘Casualty’ brought in a network high of 4.21m (21.6%). Way to go Eleanor Grant. ‘Casualty’ is the longest running emergency medical drama on television in the world. And it still draws over 4 million weekly.
The Little Two barely finished #3 on Saturday. A rerun of ‘Dad’s Army’ brought in an average 1.24 million viewers (5.9%) as it finished as the network’s top program. Then,’Jane Eyre’ brought in an average 1.05 million viewers (5.2%).
The Little Independent Two carried on at 915P with ‘Britain’s Got More Talent’, which was watched by an average 1.21 million viewers (6.2%).
The Nation’s Fourth Network didn’t have much on Saturday. At 8P, ‘The World’s Most Extreme’ was seen by an average of 837,000 viewers (3.9%). It was followed by ‘X-Men: First Class’ which drew an average of 1.08 million viewers (6.4%).
Viacom’s Five at 1010P brought the UK the latest episode of ‘CSI’ and only 741,000 viewers (4.7%) cared to watch.
The Nation’s Second Network, on a comparably slow Saturday, finished #1 with a strong 30.4% share of the available audience because it had football. And it didn’t have the #1 program. #2 was ‘Seven News’ with an average 948,000 viewers. Then came football. #8, ‘Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football’ pulled in an average 389,000 viewers. Tied for #9 was ‘Seven’s AFL: Saturday Afternoon Football’ and ‘Seven’s Saturday Night Football-Post Match’ both of which drew an average 344,000 viewers. And that was all it needed to take first place on Saturday.
The National Nine Network finished #2 on Saturday with 24.9% share. #4 was ‘Nine News Saturday’ which drew 765,000 viewers. It also had #7, ‘Just Go With It’ which drew an average 428,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #3 on Saturday with a 20.7% share but had the #1 program in the nation. #1 was ‘New Trick’s’ which drew an average 951,000 viewers. It also had #3, ‘ABC News Saturday’ which delivered an average 841,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Gardening Australia’ with 495,000 viewers. And #6, a rerun of ‘Scott and Bailey’ drew an average 469,000 viewers.
The Big Ten finished #4 with 15.4% share. Its top program was #11, ‘Ten Eyewitness News Saturday’ with an average 330,000 viewers.
The Public One finished #5 and a strong 8.7% share of the available audience. Its top program was #13, ‘Great Continental Railway Journeys’ which drew an average 289,000 viewers.
SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN TV OVERNIGHT RATINGS
The Nation’s Second Network just edged out Network Nine to finish #1 on Sunday in Australia with a 31.2% share. The #1 program was ‘Seven News Sunday’ which drew in a huge 1.457 million viewers, for one of the top news totals of the year. #2 was ‘My Kitchen Rules’ which pulled in 1.360 million viewers. #8 was ‘Sunday Night’ with 674,000 viewers. The margin of victory over Network Nine was in the ‘Seven News’ slot.
The National Network Nine finished #2 with 31.0% share, just 0.2% share behind Seven. #3 was ‘The Block Triple Threat-Room Reveal’ which pulled in a big 1.284 million viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News Sunday’ with 1,283,000 viewers. #5, ’60 Minutes’ finished with 1.188 million viewers. Then #6 was ‘The Block Triple Threat’ with 1.183 million viewers. Note that ‘The Reveal’ pulled in 100,000 more viewers. That’s a big bump.
The Alphabet Network of Australia finished tied for #3 with 16.1% share. #7 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ which delivered 893,000 viewers. #9, ‘Australia’s Great War Horse’ drew 630,000 viewers.
The Big Ten finished tied for #3 with a 16.1% share of the available audience.#10 was ‘Modern Family’ which drew 609,000 viewers.
The Public One finished #5 with a 5.7% share.
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