This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Monday, June 1, 2015, ABC was the #1 network in the U.S. but NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘Rome’s Invisible City’ was again the top program. Nine finished #1 in Australia as ‘Nine News’ was the top program. TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (SEE BELOW)
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For Monday, June 1, 2015 (Posted on June 2, 2015)
The Alphabet Network finished #1 again, as it usually does on Monday in prime time. At 8P, in the world of the other Kaitlyn (this one begins with a ‘K’), ‘The Bachelorette’ finished #2 for the night with an average 6.46 million viewers and a 4.8 rating/8 in its two-hour run. At 10P, the debut of new drama, ‘The Whispers’ finished #2 in its time slot (behind a rerun of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’) with an average 5.745 million viewers and a 3.9/7.
The Tiffany Network finished second on Monday with a full slate of rerun programming. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Broke Girls’ drew an average 5.87 million viewers and a 3.7/6. At 830P, ‘Mike & Molly’ rerun brought the average up as it finished with an average 6.03 million viewers and a 3.9/6. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Scorpion’ dropped a bit as it finished with an average 5.80 million viewers and a 3.9/6. And at 10P, the power of ‘NCIS’ continued as a rerun of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ pulled the network up to the top run in this time slot with an average 6.60 million viewers and a 4.3/7.
The Peacock Network on Monday finished #3 in prime time with all reality programming. At 8P, ‘American Ninja Warrior’ finished #1 in the time slot and #1 for the evening with an average 6.80 million viewers and a 4.2/7, up 35% over last week. Then at 10P, Bear Grylls reality program, ‘The Island’ dropped like a rock as it finished with an average 3.765 million viewers and a 2.2/4, losing the title for the evening away from Sarnoff Sity. Ol Bear only beat the shows on The CW on this Monday evening. That’s not good.
The Animal Network of Broadcast finished #4 on Monday. At 8P, the season debut of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ returned on with an average 3.93 million viewers and a 3.3/5. This was 17% below the year-ago season-opener (4.0/ 6 on 5/28/14). Murdoch’s Minions have done it again.
The Little Network That Couldn’t absolutely didn’t as it ran a full schedule of reruns. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Originals’ finished with an average 618,000 family and friends and a 0.5/1. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Jane the Virgin’ finished with an average 554,000 friends and a 0.4/1.
For The Record
ABC finished #1 on Monday with an average 6.22 million viewers and a 4.5 rating and 8 share of the available audience in prime time. CBS finished second with an average 6.10 million viewers and a 4.0/7. NBC finished #3 with an average 5.77 million viewers and a 3.5/6. FOX finished #4 with an average 3.93 million viewers and a 3.3/5. The CW finished with an average of 586,000 family and friends and a 0.5/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1953, BBC-TV aired the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey.
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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 an 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?
NEWS BREAK…..BLATTER RESIGNS
Something has happened. Where is the smoking gun?
Blatter Seeps into obscurity until the next time bomb hits. What did the sponsors do?
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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The Big One finally was back on top in prime time on Monday. At 830P, ‘Panorama’ finished with an average 2.23 million viewers (9.9%). Then at 9P, ‘Rome’s Invisible City’ produced the biggest audience of the night as it finished with an average 4.37 million viewers (20.7%).
The Independent One finished second on Monday. At 8P, ‘Johnny Kingdom’s Wild Exmoor’ finished with an average 2.72 million viewers (12.5%). At 9P, ‘Vicious’ returned to ITV. Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi’s divisive sitcom finished with an average 2.99 million viewers (14.1%). At 930P, ‘Off Their Rockers’ finished with an average 1.77 million viewers (9.3%).
The Littlest Two at 7P had ‘Antiques Road Trip’ and it brought in an average 1.36 million viewers (6.6%). At 8P, ‘Springwatch’ was again the network’s top program with an average 2.55 million viewers (11.5%). At 9P, ‘Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola’ dropped to 880,000 viewers (4.2%). At 10P, ‘Episodes’ dropped further to an average 720,000 viewers (4.1%).
The Big Four at 8P presented ‘Dispatches’ and it brought in 1.00 million viewers (4.6%). At 830P, ‘Gadget Man’ dropped slightly to finished with an average 920,000 viewers (4.1%). At 9P, an emotional episode of the season 2 finale of ‘Benefits Street’ was the top program on Four on Monday as it finished with an average 1.86 million viewers (8.8%). But it was the death of a handicapped child that brought the nation to tears. While it may have not had the top amount of viewers on the night, it brought the largest heartache of the year. There is little wonder that at 10P, ‘Man Down’ finished with an average 970,000 viewers. ‘Benefits Street’ was THE Must See TV ON DEMAND episode.
The Viacom Five at 9P had ‘Inside Manchester’s Midland Hotel’ and it brought in an average 992,000 viewers (4.7%). Then at 10P, ‘Big Brother’ continued with an average 1.03 million viewers (6.6%).
Murdoch’s Bird at 9P presented ‘Game of Thrones’ and the HBO epic brought in an average 1.00 million viewers (4.8%).
E4 at 9P had ‘Made in Chelsea’ and it continued with an average 497,000 viewers (2.4%).
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.
TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The Second Commercial Network in Australia edged Nine with a 27.5% share of the available audience on Tuesday. It finished with four programs in the Top Ten including the #5 program, ‘Seven News’ which delivered an average 959,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ which finished with an average 954,000 viewers. #9 was ‘House Rules’ with 828,000 viewers. And, #10 was ‘Home and Away’ which finished with an average 808,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network in Australia finished just shy of the top spot with a 27.4% share and for some strange accounting reason finished second on Tuesday with with four programs in the Top Ten and three of them in the top four positions. But it still had the #1 program and the nation’s top newscast as ‘Nine News’ finished with an average 1.147 million viewers. #3 was ‘Nine news 6:30’ with an average 1,073,000 viewers. #4 was ‘A Current Affair’ which finished with an average 967,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Love Child’ which drew an average 859,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 23.8% share. #2 on the evening was ‘MasterChef Australia’ which drew an average 1,106,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 16.1% share of the available audience. The #8 program was ‘ABC News’ which finished with an average 841,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 6.0% share, a slight increase over the previous day.
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