This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Sunday, May 24, 2015, FOX was the #1 network in the U.S. but CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ rerun was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘Countryfile’ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘Catching Milat-Final’ was the top program. MONDAY AUSTRALIA OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (SEE BELOW)
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For Sunday, May 24, 2015 (Posted on May 25, 2015)
The Animal Network of Broadcast had the second big race of this Memorial Day weekend as at 7P-10P, ‘NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600’ was aired with an average 6.09 million viewers. Carl Edwards won his first big one as a member of Joe Gibbs Racing team. NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for FOX (NASCAR Coca-Cola 600) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.
The Tiffany Network began the evening #1 but finished second on this Memorial Day Weekend Sunday. At 7P, ’60 Minutes’ finished #1 in the time slot with an average 6.10 million viewers. Then at 8P, a rerun of ‘Undercover Boss’ drew 3.38 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Madam Secretary’ drew an average 3.64 million viewers. Then at 10P, the series finale of ‘Battle Creek’ finished its run with an average 4.58 million viewers.
The Peacock Network finished #3 on Sunday. At 7P, a rerun of ‘Dateline’ finished with an average 4.37 million viewers. At 9P, ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ finished with an average 4.30 million viewers. Then at 10P, ‘American Odyssey’ finished last with an average 2.58 million viewers.
The Alphabet Network on Sunday finished #4. Early in the day, the annual Indianapolis 500 earned a 4.2 metered market overnight household rating, up 2% from last year’s 4.1 The two highest rated markets were Indianapolis (12.7 household rating in a market which it was taped delayed due to an obsolete blackout of the home market) and Dayton (9.7 household rating.) In primetime at 7P, a rerun of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ finished with an average 3.43 million viewers. At 8P, a rerun of ‘500 Questions’ drew an average 2.40 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ drew an average 1.82 million viewers. At 930P, another rerun of ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ finished with an average 1.73 million viewers. At 10P, a rerun of ‘Castle’ finished with an average 2.87 million viewers.
For The Record
FOX finished #1 on Sunday with an average 6.12 million viewers. CBS finished #2 with an average 4.43 million viewers. NBC finished #3 with 3.907 million viewers. ABC finished #4 with an average 2.62 million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1992, Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent host of NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’.
Top Ten Box Office This Weekend (Thru Sunday) Domestic
#1 ‘Tommorowland’ $32,159,000 in 3,872 theaters
#2 ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ $30,300,000 in 3,473 theaters
#3 ‘Mad Max:FuryRoad $23,890,000 in 3,702 theaters
#4 ‘Poltergeist’ $23,000,000 in 3,240 theaters
#5 ‘Avengers: ULTRON $20,895,000 in 4,276 theaters
#6 ‘Hot Pursuit’ $ 3,400,000 in 3,037 theaters
#7 ‘Far From Madding Crowd’ $ 2,200,000 in 289 theaters
#8 ‘Furious 7’ $ 2,100,000 in 2,238 theaters
#9 ‘Paul Blart:MallC’$ 1,800,000 in 2,632 theaters
#10 ‘Home’ $ 1,700,000 in 2,623 theaters
Top Ten At The Box Office This Weekend May 22-24 2015 Worldwide
1. Avengers: Ultron $66.7 million
2. Mad Max: Fury Road $62.1 million
3. Tomorrowland $58.9 million
4. Pitch Perfect 2 $45.5 million
5. Poltergeist $31.3 million
6. Spy $12.5 million
7. Home $ 6.1 million
8. Furious 7 $ 5.1 million
9. P.K. $ 4.5 million
10. Hot Pursuit $ 3.5 million
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The Big One at 7P presented ‘Countryfile’ and it led the night with an audience of 5.77 million viewers (33.4%). It was followed at 8P by ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and delivered 5.35 million viewers (28.1%). At 9P, ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell’ , with episode two of the drama, based on Susanna Clarke’s acclaimed bestseller, finished with an average 2.57 million viewers (13%). At 1030P, following the News, ‘Match of the Day’, featuring highlights from the final day of the Premier League season, was seen by an average 3.09 million viewers (27.6%).
The Independent One began the evening at 715P with ‘Warwick Davis’ Celebrity Squares’ and it was seen by 1.57 million viewers. It was followed at 8P by ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’ with an audience of 3.08 million viewers (16.2%). At 9P, episode four of World War II-era drama ‘Home Fires’ led the night for the channel, with 4.47 million viewers (22.6%).
The Little Two opened primetime at 7P with ‘A Very British Airline’ and it finished with an average 716,000 viewers (4.1%). At 8P, ‘Demolition’ finished with an average 1.44 million viewers (7.6%). At 9P, ‘Armada: 12 Days to Save England’ brought in an average 1.8 million viewers (9.1%) and finished as the top program of the evening on Two.
The Big Four had its highest-rated program in primetime on this Sunday as at 9P, Danny Boyle thriller ‘Trance’ brought in an average 992,000 viewers (5.6%).
Viacom Five brought the latest installment of ‘Big Brother’ and it attracted an average audience of 849,000 viewers (4.3%). At 10P, ‘Stevie Wonder: An All-Star Grammy Salute’ brought in 625,000 viewers (4.7%).
The Little Three brought, at 9P, coverage of ‘Radio 1’s Big Weekend from Norwich’ peaked with 466,000 viewers (2.4%), with performances from Taylor Swift and George Ezra.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 by a wide margin on Sunday as it delivered a 34.4% share of the available audience. The #1 program on Sunday was ‘Catching Milat-Final’ which drew an average 1,459,000 viewers. #2 was ‘Seven News’ which finished with 1,401,000 viewers. And, #5 was ‘House Rules-Whole House Reveal’ which delivered an average 1.068 million viewers.
The National Nine Network in Australia finished #2 with a 23.6% share. #3, ‘Nine News Sunday’ finished with an average 1.296 million viewers. #7 was ‘Reno Rumble’ which drew an average 851,000 viewers. #8 was ’60 Minutes’ which drew an average 754,000 viewers on this very busy Sunday in the ‘Land of the Roo’.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 on Sunday with a 18.7% share. #4 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ which finished with an average 1,082,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 with a 15.9% share of the available audience. #6 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ with 901,0000 viewers. Then #9 was ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ which delivered an average 752,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 in Australia on Sunday with a 6.9% share. #10 was the rerun of the ‘2015 Eurovision Song Contest-Final’ with 592,000 viewers.
MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The National Nine Network in Australia finished #1 on Monday with a 28.9% share of the available audience. #1 was ‘Nine News’ which delivered an audience of 1.246 million viewers. #2 was ‘Nine news 6:30’ with an average 1,140,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Married At First Sight’ with 1,103,000 viewers. #7, ‘A Current Affair’ drew 997,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #2 with a 26.0% share. #5 was ‘Seven News’ which drew an average 1,099,000 viewers. #6, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ drew an average 1,046,000 viewers. #9, ‘Home and Away’ finished with 828,000 viewers. #10, ‘House Rules’ finished with an average 820,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 21.2% share. #3 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ which finished with an average 1,122,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 on Monday with a 17.9% share of the available audience. #8 was ‘ABC News’ which finished with an average 842,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 6.0% share.
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