This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, CBS was the #1 network in the U.S. as ‘Criminal Minds’ was the top program. ITV finished #1 in the UK as ‘Long Lost Family’ was the top program. Seven again finished #1 in Australia but again ‘Nine News’ was the top program. THURSDAY’S AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (SEE BELOW)
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For Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (Posted on June 4, 2015)
The Tiffany Network managed to finished #1 on Wednesday with a reality program going nowhere. At 8P, ‘The Briefcase’ finished #2 in its time slot with an average 5.39 million viewers and a 3.7/6. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Criminal Minds’ finished as the top program on Black Rock and the #1 program on all of television on Wednesday with an average 6.13 million viewers and a 4.1/7. At 10P, another rerun of ‘CSI: Cyber’ finished with an average 5.87 million viewers and a 3.8/7 and it also finished #1 in its time slot.
The Peacock Network had hockey…Stanley Cup hockey on Wednesday. From 8P, Game #1 of the 2015 Stanley Cup took place in Tampa as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lighting in a thriller as it drew 5.46 million viewers. Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for NBC (Stanley Cup Final) are preliminary and likely to change in the final ratings.
The Animal Network of Broadcast had another episode of Gordo. At 8P, ‘MasterChef’ finished with an average 4.60 million viewers and a 3.4/6 as it was the top show of the evening on Murdochville. Then at 9P, another beauty, ‘Bullseye’ finished with an average 3.34 million viewers and a 2.3/4. At least the Murdoch Minions provided original programming throughout prime time and shocked Disneyville.
The Alphabet Network did what it usually does on Wednesday and that is to give us the same in reruns. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Middle’ finished with an average 4.50 million viewers and a 3.3/6. At 830P, a rerun of ‘The Goldbergs’ finished with an average 3.88 million viewers and a 2.8/5. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Modern Family’ finished with an average 4.44 million viewers and a 3.4/6. At 930P, a rerun of ‘Black-ish’ finished with an average 3.80 million viewers and a 2.8/5. Then the only new program on its schedule died as ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ finished with an average 3.51 million viewers and a 2.7/5.
The Little Network That Couldn’t didn’t as it was all rerun night at the Little One. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Arrow’ finished with 1.01 million viewers and a 0.7/1. Then at 9P, a rerun of ‘Supernatural’ finished with an average 820,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 with an average 5.789 million viewers and a 3.8/7. NBC finished #2 on Wednesday as it drew an average 5.463 million viewers and a 4.2/7. FOX finished #3 with an average 3.972 million viewers and a 2.9/5. ABC finished #4 with an average 3.941 million viewers and a 3.0/5. Univision finished with an average 2.088 million viewers. The CW finished with an average 911,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1997, the final episode of ‘Married With Children’ aired.
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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?
Something has happened. Where is the smoking gun?
Blatter Seeps into obscurity until the next time bomb hits. What did the sponsors do? Who will succeed Blatter? Will it be just another of the Mob?
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 Independent One finished #1 on Wednesday as at 8P, ‘The Cube’ finished with an average 3.07 million viewers (16.8%). But it was at 9P, it took the top spot as the Davina McCall’s series, ‘Long Lost Family’ made its return and it proved to be a ratings winner as it brought in an average 4.21 million viewers (21.5%).
The Big One finished second on Wednesday. At 8P, ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’ was the network’s top performer outside of soaps with an average 3.84 million viewers (21.1%). At 9P, ‘Catch Me If You Can’ finished with an average 1.68 million viewers (8.6%).
The Little Two began at 7P with ‘Antiques Road Trip’ and it finished with an average 940,000 viewers (5.5%). Then at 8P, ‘Springwatch’ finished with the top audience of the evening on Two as it drew 1.94 million viewers (10.7%). At 930P, ‘Modern Times’ finished with an average 680,000 viewers (3.7%). At 1030P, ‘Newsnight’ followed with an average 650,000 viewers (5.1%).
The Big Four at 8P had ‘The Auction House’ and it finished with an average 990,000 viewers (5.4%). At 9P, Fours’ powerhouse on Wednesday, ’24 Hours in A&E’ finished with an average 1.75 million viewers (9.0%). At 10P, ‘The Job Centre’ was watched by 650,000 viewers (4.1%).
The Viacom Five at 9P presented ‘Caught on Camera’ and it finished with an average 818,000 viewers (4.2%). At 10P, ‘Big Brother’ continued on Wednesday with an average 1.00 million very loyal viewers (6.3%).
With much anticipation, the final season of ‘Strike Back’ kicked off with an average 424,000 viewers (2.2%) at 9P. It will make it finial season debut in the U.S. this summer.
At 9P, The CW’s ‘Jane the Virgin’ finished with an average 211,000 viewers (1.1%). At 10P, ABC’s ‘Nashville’ finished with an average 186,000 viewers (1.2%).
The Second Commercial Network in Australia which finished #1 on Wednesday with a 28.2% share of the available audience. Its top program was #3 which was ‘Seven News’ and finished with 1.032 million viewers. #6 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ and it finished with an average 957,000 viewers. #8 was ‘House Rules’ which finished with an average 856,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Home and Away’ with 826,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network finished Wednesday #2 with a 25.7% share. It again had the top program and the #1 newscast in the nation as ‘Nine News’ delivered 1.195 million viewers. #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ which finished with 1,185,000 viewers. #4 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 999,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with an average 22.4% share. #5 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ which finished with 998,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a 17.6% share of the available audience. It had two programs in the Top Ten as #7 was ‘ABC News’ with 883,000 viewers. And #10 was ‘7.30’ with 735,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 6.0% share, the same as the previous day.
THURSDAY’S AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (SEE BELOW)
The National Nine Network in Australia broke Seven’s streak and took back top honors on Thursday with a solid 27.6% share of the available audience. And once again, ‘Nine News’ was #1 program in the nation on Thursday and the top newscast with a strong average 1,073,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Nine News’ with an average 1,006,000 viewers. #6, ‘A Current Affair’ finished with an average 894,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #2 on Thursday with a 25.6% share. #2 was ‘Seven News’ with 1,020,000 viewers. #5, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ finished with an average 956,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Home and Away’ with an average 776,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 24.0% share. Again, the network’s top program was ‘MasterChef Australia’ which finished #4 Thursday with 1,004,000 viewers. #10 was ‘Family Feud’ with an average 697,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a 17.9% share and had two programs in Thursday’s Top Ten. #7 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 829,000 viewers. And, #9 was ‘7.30’ with an average 750,0900 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 5.0% share.
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