This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Sunday, May 31, 2015, CBS was the #1 network in the U.S. as ’60 Minutes’ was the top program. ITV finished #1 in the UK as ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ was again the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘Seven News Sunday’ was the top program. It was a big sporting day on TV throughout the world. MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (SEE BELOW)
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For Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Posted on June 1, 2015)
The Tiffany Network finished #1 on Sunday in a very low rated weekend day, 15% ahead of their next closest competitor. At 7P, ’60 Minutes’ finished #1 for the evening with an average 7.92 million viewers and a 6.3 rating and a 12 share of the available audience. AT 8P, a rerun of ‘Madam Secretary’ finished with an average 5.37 million viewers and a 3.6/6. At 9P, a rerun of ‘The Good Wife’ finished with an average 3.81 million viewers and a 2.8/5. Finally at 10P, a rerun of ‘CSI’ finished with an average 4.37 million viewers and a 2.8/5.
The Peacock Network finished second on Sunday. At 7P, ‘Dateline’ finished with an average 6.10 million viewers and a 4.2/8. At 8P, ‘AD: The Bible Continues’ delivered an average 4.81 million viewers and a 3.1/5. Then at 10P, ‘American Odyssey’ finished with an average 3.03 million viewers and a 2.1/4.
The Alphabet Network took the easy way out. It ran one of the strangest schedules in its history. At 7P, it began with a rerun of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ which drew 4.59 million viewers. Then at 8P, a rerun of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ 10th Anniversary Special pulled in an average 4.14 million viewers and a 2.8/5. At 9P, a rerun of ‘The Middle’ drew an average 3.27 million viewers and a 2.1/3. AT 930P, a rerun of ‘The Goldbergs’ finished with an average 2.80 million viewers and a 1.8/3. At 10P, a rerun of ‘Modern Family’ finished with 2.81 million viewers and a 1.9.3. And finally at 1030P, a rerun of ‘Black-ish’ finished with an average 2.36 million viewers and a 1.6/3 which must have made all of their affiliates jumping with joy for the small audience lead-in to the 11P local newscasts throughout the nation.
The Animal Network of Broadcast finished last among the broadcast networks. At 7P, a rerun of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ with two episodes, drew an average of 1.15 million viewers and an 0.8/2 while at 730P, another rerun of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ drew 1.30 million viewers and an 0.8/2. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Simpsons’ drew 2.13 million viewers and a 1.3/2. At 830P, a rerun of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ finished with an average 1.51 million viewers and a 1.0/2. At 9P, and a rerun of ‘Family Guy’ finished with the top showing of the night on Murdochville with an average 2.13 million viewers and a 1.4/2). Then at 930P, the debut of animated series ‘Golan the Insatiable’, flopped as it could only draw 1.64 million viewers and a 1.1/4.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Sunday with an average 5.368 million viewers and a 3.9 ratings and 7 share of the available audience. NBC finished second with an average 5.036 million viewers and a 3.4/6. ABC finished third with an average 3.587 million viewers and a 2.3/4. FOX finished with an average 1.642 million viewers and a 1.1/2. Univision finished with an average 1.450 million viewers.
Today in TV History
On this date in 1980, one of the significant moments in television history took place as Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station and helped create cable television as a power within the industry.
The Millennial Screen
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Millennials, also known as “Generation Y,” are the largest generation. Almost 80 million people born after 1980 and before the early 2000s make up this influential demographic and nowhere has their influence been more keenly felt than the retail industry. CBS News senior business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss how Millennials are not just redefining traditional retail, they’re also redefining ownership and what it means to them.
FIFA, FIFA, FIFA
The Onion Is Used As Defense Of One Suspect
Jack Warner, FIFA’s former vice president, was released from a jail in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday. Warner turned himself in to authorities after US officials leveled a variety of accusations at him related to his 30-year tenure at the international soccer governing body. The charges include wire-fraud conspiracy, money-laundering conspiracy, and racketeering conspiracy.
The allegations are part of an alleged $150 million FIFA bribery scheme.
Business Insider wrote, ‘Nevertheless, Warner remains undaunted. And he initially used a satirical article from The Onion to back up his argument. In a video posted on his official Facebook page on Sunday, Warner said he knew the true reason US law had descended on the sports organization: “I think it is pathetic and sad for me to be accused of deals in FIFA, which I am not guilty of,” Warner said. “How do you justify, for example, that after all these, these accusations that the president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has been elected for a fifth consecutive term.”
Warner then asked why FIFA president Sepp Blatter wasn’t in trouble if the organization was so corrupt. “If FIFA is so bad, why is it the USA wants to keep the FIFA World Cup?” he added. “Why is it they began games on May 27th? May 27th, two days before FIFA elections. Why is it the US authorities sought to embarrass FIFA in Zurich? Something has to be wrong.”
Indeed, something has to be wrong.
And it is that Warner is referring to an Onion report that FIFA announced a special summer 2015 World Cup to be held in the US.
Warner then cites the report as proof of a US conspiracy to humble FIFA.
“I made the point to you over and over that all these things have stemmed from the failed US bid to host the World Cup,” Warner said. “I said before [and] I say again: The US applied to host the World Cup in 2022 and they lost the bid to Qatar — a small country, an Arabic country, a Muslim country. “I can understand the US embarrassment at a small country as Qatar, with less than 30,000 people … citizens … could have been able to overcome them this way. I could understand their pain but no one gives them the right to do what they are doing. “I said before [and] I say again: No one country has any divine right to host the World Cup.” Qatar has a population of about 2.1 million, about 260,000 of whom are citizens (while the rest are expatriates).
A report from The Wall Street Journal on Saturday further described Warner’s role in FIFA’s alleged corruption. The indictment filed by the US accuses Warner of being closely involved in a vote-buying scheme ahead of the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa. US authorities allege that $10 million was wired from accounts controlled by FIFA to ones in the control of Warner.
Despite the scale of the charges against him, Warner has expressed belief he will ultimately be vindicated. Addressing supporters in Trinidad after his release, he said: “Nelson Mandela made jail. Gandhi made jail. Castro made jail. So who’s Jack Warner?”
But then there was more.
U.S. authorities say FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke allegedly made $10 million in payments at the centre of the scandal sweeping through world football’s governing body, according to the New York Times. Valcke, who denied culpability to the Times and has not been charged, is FIFA’s highest non-elected official and would be the top figure yet targeted in an investigation that has already seen two sitting vice presidents and a dozen others connected to the game indicted on federal charges including bribery, racketeering and money laundering.
In announcing the indictments, prosecutors mentioned an unidentified “high-ranking FIFA official” who “caused” $10 million to be transferred from FIFA to former vice president Jack Warner in 2008. Law enforcement officials told the New York Times they believe that official to be Valcke.
FIFA spokesperson spokeswoman Delia Fischer told the Times that the chairman of the finance committee at the time, the late Julio Grondona, authorised Warner’s payment, but that the payment was “executed in accordance with the Organisation Regulations,” which Valcke follows as part of his duties in charge of FIFA’s finances.
The indictment said the payments to Warner were in exchange for votes for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup. But when South Africa’s football federation were unable to pay the bribe, FIFA delivered the amount to Warner instead. South African officials have denied these claims. When asked last week whether he was the unidentified official behind Warner’s payment, newly re-elected FIFA pres Sepp Blatter said: “Definitely that is not me. I have no $10 million.”
Valcke is a long-time ally of Blatter’s, and the pair celebrated together after the Swiss won re-election at the FIFA Congress on Friday. In 2006, Valcke was fired as FIFA’s marketing director after an American judge ruled that he lied in negotiations with credit card companies on a sponsorship deal. But after FIFA settled with MasterCard, Blatter appointed Valcke as secretary general. Earlier on Monday, Valcke cancelled his planned trip to represent FIFA at the Women’s World Cup in Canada, which begins this weekend. “It is important that he attend to matters at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich,” Fischer said.
Now what are the sponsors going to be doing? Are they going to continue to back this dishonest sporting organization? That was their $10 million that was gifted to a voter to pledge his vote. How much more of sponsor monies was used to bribe for votes?
Top Ten Box Office Movies This Weekend of May 29-31, 2015 (Domestic)
#1 ‘San Andreas’ $53,215,000 in 3,777 theaters
#2 ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ $14,381,000 in 3,660 theaters
#3 ‘Tomorrowland’ $13,803,000 in 3,972 theaters
#4 ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ $13,625,000 in 3,255 theaters
#5 ‘Avengers: ULTRON $10,920,000 in 3,228 theaters
#6 ‘Aloha’ $10,000,000 in 2,815 theaters (Review: https://www.facebook.com/cinemacritique)
#7 ‘Poltergeist’ (2015) $ 7,800,000 in 3,242 theaters
#8 ‘Far-Madding Crowd’ $ 1,420,000 in 902 theaters
#9 ‘Hot Pursuit’ $ 1,370,000 in 1,446 theaters
#10 ‘Home’ $ 1,150,000 in 1,088 theaters
Top Ten Box Office Movies This Weekend of May 29-31, 2014 (Worldwide)
#1 ‘San Andreas’ $113,215,000
#2 ‘Tomorrowland’ $ 43,103,000
#3 ‘Mad Max: Fury Road $ 35,225,000
#4 ‘Stand by Me Doraemon’ $ 30,000,000
#4 ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron; $ 28,520,000
#5 ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ $ 25,241,300
#6 ‘Poltergeist’ $ 14,400,000
#7 ‘Spy’ $ 9,000,000
#8 ‘Home’ $ 3,850,000
#9 ‘P.K.’ $ 3,300,000
#10 ‘I, Frankenstein’ $ 3,000,000
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Across The Pond
The Independent One finished #1 with the season finale of ‘Britain’s Got Talent 2015’ as it bowed out with big numbers on Sunday (May 31). The live final at 730P, which saw Jules O’Dwyer and Matisse the dog crowned champions, was watched by an average 11.37 million viewers and an astonishing 46.6% share of the available audience. At its peak, it was watched by 13.4 million viewers and had an audience share of 52%. Literally, UK TV last night went to the dogs.
The Big One began as it usually does on Sunday as at 7P, ‘Countryfile’, which was the second most-watched program of the evening, drew 5.80 million viewers (27.5%). At 8P, ‘Antiques Roadshow’ finished with 4.40 million viewers (17.6%). At 9P, ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ dropped to 2.17 million viewers (8.9%).
The Little Two at 8P had ‘Demolition’ and it finished with 1.26 million viewers (5.0%). At 9P, ‘Armada: 12 Days to Save England’ brought in a network high on Sunday with an average 1.71 million viewers (7.0%). At 10P, ‘Rev’ dropped to 750,000 viewers (4.1%).
The Big Four at 8P presented ‘For The Love of Cars’ and it was seen by an average 920,000 viewers (3.7%). At 9P, Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Shutter Island’ brought in the high number for the network on Sunday with 1.11 million viewers (6.1%).
The Viacom Five again at 10P brought the latest episode of ‘Big Brother’ and it finished with an average 1.03 million viewers (6.1%).
ITV2 presented at 10P, ‘Britain’s Got More Talent’ and it concluded the season with 763,000 viewers (4.5%).
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The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 again on Sunday as it finished with a 30.6% share of the available audience. #1 was ‘Seven News Sunday’ as it finished with an average 1,433,000 viewers (Melbourne was the top market with 470,000 viewers). #3 was ‘House Rules-Whole House Reveal’ finished with an average 1,131,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Sunday Night’ with 674,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network in Australia finished second with a 26.6% share. #2 was ‘Nine News Sunday’ with 1,268,000 viewers. #6, ’60 Minutes’ drew an average 885,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Reno Rumble’ which 876,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 on Sunday with a 21.2% share. #4 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ with 1,056,000 viewers. #8, ‘Shark Tank’ drew 729,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 15.5% share. #5 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ which drew an average 927,000 viewers. #10, ‘Poldark’ finished with an average 617,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 6.3% share of the available audience.
MONDAY AUSTRALIA OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The National Nine Network finished #1 on Monday with a 29.3% share of the available audience. And the #1 program as well as the #1 newscast in the Nation on Monday was ‘Nine News’ which finished with a 1.278 million viewers as it was the top program on the evening in Melbourne (428,000 viewers) and in Brisbane (264,000 viewers). #2 was ‘Nine news 6:30’ and it drew 1,223,000 viewers. It finished as the top program on Monday in Sydney (399,000 viewers). #3 was ‘Married At First Sight’ with 1,116,000 viewers. #4, ‘A Current Affair’ finished with an average 1,089,000 viewers. It is had to be a network that has the top four programs out of the Top Ten.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished second on Monday with a 25.7% share. #6 was ‘Seven News’ which drew an average 1,034,000 viewers. It was the top program in both Adelaide (120,000 viewers) and in Perth (187,000 viewers). #7 was ‘Seven news/Today Tonight’ with 1,007,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Home and Away’ with 796,000 viewers. And, #10 was ‘House Rules’ as it finished with an average 782,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 20.7% share. #5 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ as it drew an average 1,084,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth on Monday with a 18.5% share. #8 was ‘ABC News’ which finished with an average 892,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 5.9% share of the available audience.
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