If it’s Tuesday, it’s CBS in the U.S. ITV #1 in the UK. Nine #1 in Australia.

This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the 19th day of the May Sweeps Period, CBS was the #1 network in the U.S. as ‘NCIS’ was the top program. ITV was #1 in the UK led by ‘Champions League Semi-final Barcelona vs Bayern Munich’ was the top program. Network Nine finished #1 in Australia but Ten’s ‘MasterChef Australia’ was the top program. WEDNESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (SEE BELOW)

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For Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (Posted on May 13, 2015)

CBS was #1 on Tuesday as 'NCIS' was again the top program of the evening.

CBS was #1 on Tuesday as ‘NCIS’ was again the top program of the evening as more than 14.7 million viewers watched the season finale. http://www.cbs.com/shows/ncis/video/37s3uSrkpiMh_jqL8h_kYJ6srxoq5vN0/ncis-neverland/


The Tiffany Network had a great night as it took on all comers who gave it their best shot to upset the champ. At 8P, the world’s most watched show, ‘NCIS’ presented its season finale with another powerful episode, titled ‘Neverland’ in the terror children arc and as every fan in the world now knows, Leroy Jethro Gibbs has been shot, not once but twice as ‘…to be continued’ ran across a black screen as Gibbs laid on the dirt in Iraq dying. Without question this is a Must See TV ON DEMAND episode which drew an average 14.75 million viewers. At 9P, the season finale of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ ended with everyone happy and alive as its arc ended in a very unconventional manner. Looks like we will be seeing Stacy Keach a little bit more next season. It also was a Must See TV ON DEMAND episode which drew 13.52 million viewers. At 10P, the second to the final season episode of ‘CSI: Cyber’ concluded its mysterious arc of finding the dark web monsters on a happy note as we head into tonight’s season finale before Ted Danson joins the cast next season. It drew 8.70 million viewers and gave Black Rock an undisputed leadership position for the evening as it won every single half hour on this evening. If it’s Tuesday…it’s CBS!


The Peacock Network pulled in its biggest gun but finished far behind the leader on Tuesday. At 8P, ‘The Voice’ tried to challenge the world’s leading show but came up short as it drew an average 8.98 million viewers to finished third in its time slot. Then at 9P, ‘Undateable’ drew an average 4.32 million viewers. At 930P, the season finale of ‘Undateable’ came in with an average 3.95 million viewers. At 10P, ‘Chicago Fire’ in its season finale drew 6.63 million viewers, good for second place in the time slot, but a good 2 million viewers behind ‘CSI: Cyber’.


The Alphabet Network, even with its biggest gun, could not compete on Tuesday. At 8P, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ could not deliver the knockout punch to CBS as it drew an average 9.95 million viewers. Then at 9P, the season finale two-hour episode of ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’ drew a weak average of 3.95 million viewers as it dropped to fourth in its time slot. It was simply a bad pairing of programming on such an important May Sweeps night.


The Animal Network of Broadcast got down to business and took hold of the bit between its teeth as it led off at 8P with ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ which drew an average 5.49 million viewers. Then at 9P, its most powerful program of the spring season, ‘American Idol’ took its turn with an average that matched, 5.49 million viewers. It was one of the few nights on FOX that both programming hours finally had some strength as ‘Idol’ finished third in its time slot.

The CW

The Little Network That Couldn’t really tried on Tuesday. At 8P, ‘The Flash’ delivered one of the biggest audiences of the year as it drew 3.51 million viewers. At 9P, ‘iZombie’ finished with an average 1.76 million viewers. It tried as this was one of the biggest nights on television this season.

Late Night

At 1135P, CBS’ ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ was a clear #1 in late night television as it delivered a powerful 3.3 rating and a 9 share on Tuesday, with guests President Bill Clinton and Adam Sandler. NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ finished a distant second with 2.3/6. ABC wisely ran a rerun of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ as it could only muster a 1.5/4. At 1235A, CBS’s ‘Late Late Show with James Corden’ again was #1 with a strong 1.5/5, which out delivered ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ an hour earlier. As Leslie Moonves said at a breakfast on Wednesday morning in New York before the CBS’ upfront was presented, James Corden’s early success, is “creatively way beyond my wildest dreams about how good it is.” ABC’s ‘Nightline’ averaged a 1.1/4 as did NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’. At 135A, NBC’s ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ finished with a 0.7/3.

For The Record

CBS finished well ahead of its nearest competitor as it was #1 on Tuesday with an average 12.321 million viewers. NBC finished second with an average 6.578 million viewers. ABC was #3 with an average 5.953 million viewers. FOX finished #4 with an average 4.359 million viewers. Univision finished #5 with an average 3.037 million viewers. The CW finished with an average 2.633 million viewers. Telemundo finished with an average 1.700 million viewers.

Today In TV History

On this date in 1989, the 600th episode of ‘Soul Train’ aired. And you wonder why it is part of the fabric of our nation and this generation. If you want to see the transformation of Don Cornelius’ hair style, this clip is amazing for this 60 non-stop minutes across the tracks of your mind.

Best Television Line of the Week:

Jimmy Kimmel at ABC Upfront in New York on Tuesday:
“I just read in Variety that time might be running out for primetime television. Did you hear that? That’s print journalism saying that our time is running out.”

Cinema News

Box Office for Weekend May 8-10 2015

#1 ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ $ 77.203 million in 4,276 theaters
#2 ‘Hot Pursuit’ $ 13.300 million in 3,003 theaters
#3 ‘The Age of Adeline’ $ 5.6 million in 3,070 theaters
#4 ‘Furious 7’ $ 5.272 million in 3,004 theaters
#5 ‘Paul Blair: Mall Cop 2’ $ 5.190 million in 3,201 theaters
#6 ‘Ex Machina’ $ 3,470 million in 2,004 theaters
#7 ‘Home’ $ 3.000 million in 2,495 theaters
#8 ‘Woman In Gold’ $1.652 million in 1,080 theaters (For review, see http://on.fb.me/1ELEFyn)
#9 ‘Cinderella’ $ 1,574 million in 1,034 theaters
#10 ‘Unfriended’ $ 1,414 million in 1,701 theaters

Television Broadcast News

These television series have been cancelled: “Cristela,” “Forever,” “Resurrection,” Revenge” and “The Taste” on ABC;
“Battle Creek,” “The McCarthys” and “Stalker” on CBS;
“About a Boy,” “Constantine,” “One Big Happy,” “Marry Me” and “State of Affairs” on NBC;
“Backstrom,” “The Following” and “The Mindy Project” on Fox; and
The CW’s “Hart of Dixie” and “The Messengers.”

NBC Announces 2015-16 Fall TV Schedule

8:00 p.m. “The Voice”

Starring Sullivan Stapleton http://www.nbc.com/blindspot/video/blindspot-official-trailer/2864906

Starring Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander http://www.nbc.com/blindspot/video/blindspot-official-trailer/2864906

10:00 p.m. ”BLINDSPOT”

8:00 p.m. “The Voice”

9:00 p.m. “HEARTBREAKER”
Starring Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award Winner, Neil Patrick Harris http://www.nbc.com/events-and-specials/video/coming-this-fall-to-nbc-neil-patrick-harris/2843594

Starring Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award Winner, Neil Patrick Harris http://www.nbc.com/events-and-specials/video/coming-this-fall-to-nbc-neil-patrick-harris/2843594

10:00 p.m. “BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS” (through November) / “Chicago Fire” (returns in November)

8:00 p.m. “The Mysteries of Laura”
9:00 p.m. “Law & Order: SVU”
10:00 p.m. “Chicago PD”

8:00 p.m. “HEROES REBORN”
9:00 p.m. “The Blacklist”

10:00 p.m. “THE PLAYER”

8:00 p.m. “Undateable” (new day and time)

9:00 p.m. “Grimm”
10:00 p.m. “Dateline”

8:00 p.m. “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (two hours)
10:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Live” (R)

7:00 p.m. “Football Night in America”
8:30 p.m. “Sunday Night Football”

FOX Announces 2015-16 Fall TV Schedule

8:00 p.m. “Gotham”




8:30 p.m. “THE GRINDER”

9:00 p.m. “SCREAM QUEENS”


8:00 p.m. “ROSEWOOD”
9:00 p.m. “Empire”

8:00 p.m. “Bones”
9:00 p.m. “Sleepy Hollow” (new day)

8:00 p.m. “Masterchef Junior”
9:00 p.m. “World’s Funniest”

8:00 p.m. Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football

7:00 p.m. NFL on Fox
7:30 p.m. “The OT” / “Bob’s Burgers”
8:00 p.m. “The Simpsons”
8:30 p.m. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
9:00 p.m. “Family Guy”
9:30 p.m. “The Last Man on Earth”

ABC Announces 2015-16 Fall TV Schedule

8:00 p.m. “Dancing With the Stars” (two hours)
10:00 p.m. “Castle”


8:00 p.m. “THE MUPPETS”
8:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (new time)
9:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of Shield”

10:00 p.m. “QUANTICO”

8:00 p.m. “The Middle”
8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30 p.m. “black-ish”
10:00 p.m. “Nashville”

8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
9:00 p.m. “Scandal”
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away With Murder”

8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”

8:30 p.m. “DR. KEN”
9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
10:00 p.m. “20/20”

8:00 p.m. Saturday Night Football

7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time”

9:00 p.m. “OIL”


CBS Announces 2015-16 Fall TV Schedule

8:00 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory”

8:30 p.m. “LIFE IN PIECES”

“SUPERGIRL” from 8-9 p.m. after Football end.
9:00 p.m. “Scorpion”
10:00 p.m. “NCIS: Los Angeles”

8:00 p.m. “NCIS”
9:00 p.m. “NCIS: New Orleans”

10:00 p.m. “LIMITLESS”

8:00 p.m. “Survivor”
9:00 p.m. “Criminal Minds”

10:00 p.m. “CODE BLACK”

8:00 p.m. Thursday Night Football
After Football
8:00 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory”
8:30 p.m. “LIFE IN PIECES”
9:00 p.m. “Mom”

9:30 p.m. “ANGEL FROM HELL”
10:00 p.m. “Elementary”

8:00 p.m. “The Amazing Race”
9:00 p.m. “Hawaii Five-O”
10:00 p.m. “Blue Bloods”

8:00 p.m. Crimetime Saturday (drama repeats)
9:00 p.m. Crimetime Saturday (drama repeats)
10:00 p.m. “48 Hours”

7:00 p.m. “60 Minutes”
8:00 p.m. “Madam, Secretary”
9:00 p.m. “The Good Wife”
10:00 p.m. “CSI: Cyber”

Digital/Mobile News

The world has officially changed.

The world has officially changed.

Mobile Takes Over Search From Computers

It has long been speculated that mobile search would overtake desktop in the near future, and now we have confirmation that it has. Google announced that Google searches take place on mobile devices more than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan. MOBILENow.


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Across The Pond


The Independent One’s coverage, from 730P-10P, of Barcelona’s Champions League aggregate victory over Bayern Munich was the night’s most-watched program with an average 3.45 million viewers (17.0%)


The Big One presented at 9P, ’24 Hours in the Past’ with an average 3.04 million viewers (14.5%). At 1045P, ‘Del Boys and Dealers’ brought in 1.51 million viewers (15.4%).


The Little Two at 7P began with ‘Antiques Road Trip’ and it drew 1.22 million viewers (6.8%). At 8P, ‘The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge’ finished with an average 1.87 million viewers (9.1%) as it was the top program on Two for the evening. At 9P, ‘Wastemen’ fell slightly to an average 1.79 million viewers (8.6%).

Channel 5

At 9P, one of Viacom Five’s big programs of the summer, ‘Big Brother’ began a new season and it drew an average 1.70 million viewers (9.3%). At 11P, the first episode of ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ followed with an average 620,000 viewers (7.6%).

Channel 4

The Big Four at 8P had ‘Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It’ and it was watched by an average 1.48 million viewers (7.2%). At 9P, ‘No Offense’ for its second episode brought in an average 1.42 million viewers (6.8%).

BBC Three at 9P presented ‘Stacey Dooley Investigates’ and it averaged 468,000 viewers (2.2%).

E4 had at 9P, FOX’s ‘Empire’ and it continued with an average 305,000 viewers (1.5%).

Down Under

Network Nine

The National Nine Network in Australia delivered the #1 rating of all networks as it pulled in an average 27.1% share of the available audience. #2 was ‘Nine News’ with 1,162,000 viewers and finished as the top newscast in the nation. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,061,000 viewers. #6, ‘A Current Affair’ drew 951,000 viewers, which is the average audience for this program. #8 was ‘Love child’ which drew 817,000 viewers.



The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #2 with a 24.9% share. Ten had the #1 program in the nation on Tuesday, ‘MasterChef Australia’ as it pulled in 1,212,000 viewers.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 23.5% share of the available audience. Seven had three programs in the Top Ten with #3, ‘Seven News’ finishing with an average 1,079,000 viewers. #5, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 989,000 viewers. And, #9, ‘Home and Away’ finished with 736,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 17.8% share. #7 was ‘ABC News’ with 885,000 viewers. #10, ‘Budget 2015: The Treasurer’s Speech’ delivered 733,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 6.7% share of the available audience, a slight increase over Monday’s performance.



The Second Commercial Network in Australia edged Nine as it came in with a 25.9% share of the available audience. #2 on Wednesday was ‘Seven News’ with 1,151,000 viewers. #4, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ finished with 1,054,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Home and Away’ with 811,000 viewers. And #10 was ‘House Rules’ which drew 781,000 viewers.

Network Nine

The National Nine Network in Australia finished second by a hair as it earned a 25.7% share. Nine finished with three programs in the Top Ten on Wednesday, all finishing with more than 1 million viewers each, as the #1 program on the evening was ‘Nine News’ which finished with 1.177 million viewers. #3 was ‘Nine news 6:30’ which drew 1,054,000 viewers. And, #6 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 1,003,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia came in #3 with a 23.7% share. #5 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ which drew 1,037,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 14.5% share. #7 was ‘ABC News’ with an average of 843,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a bit 10.2% share of the available audience, 3.5% share above Tuesday. The rise had much to do with #8, ‘Struggle Street’ as it drew an average 828,000 viewers.

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