This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Saturday, June 6, 2015, NBC was the #1 network in the U.S. as ‘NHL Stanley Cup Game #2’ was the top program. ITV finished #1 in the UK as ‘UEFA Champions League Final’ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘Seven News Saturday’ was the top program. SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TELEVISION RATINGS (SEE BELOW)
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For Saturday, June 6, 2015 (Posted on June 7, 2015)
The Tiffany Network in prime time had Stanley Cup hockey. At 8P, ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals’ continued as game #3 drew an average 5.59 million viewers was the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks to even the series 1-1 in another exciting game. This is the time of the year when a sports fan has their fill. Earlier in the day there was baseball; later the Champion’s League final; golf saw Tiger Woods deliver his worst round in his pro career; the amazing Triple Crown horse race followed (see below) and then hockey. Later, for those still awake, baseball continued from the West Coast (Go West – http://eepurl.com/bpF5HD ⚾️). It was one of those rare Saturdays in sport. At 10P, a rerun of ‘The Island’ drew an average 2.45 million viewers. Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for NBC (Hockey) and FOX (baseball) are tentative and likely to be adjusted in the final ratings.
The Tiffany Network ran a couple of its powerhouse reruns on Saturday and then finished with the usual top program of the evening. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Blue Bloods’ finished with an average 3.13 million viewers. Then at 9P, a rerun of ‘Hawaii Five-0’, titled ‘Ho’om?’ike), which was a continuation of the rerun on Friday, finished with an average 3.46 million viewers. Then at 10P, an original episode of ’48 Hours’ finished with an average 4.87 million viewers.
The Animal Network of Broadcast was all about baseball on Saturday. AT 8P, ‘MLB Saturday’ finished with an average 2.519 million viewers.
The Alphabet Network fell flat on Saturday. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Whispers’ finished with an average 2.15 million viewers. Then at 9P, a two-hour rerun of ‘In An Instant’ finished with an average 2.65 million viewers. As a result, it was basement time for the Disneyites.
For The Record
NBC finished #1 on Saturday with an average 4.540 million viewers. CBS finished #2 on Saturday with an average 3.819 million viewers. FOX finished #3 on Saturday with an average 2.519 million viewers. ABC finished #4 on Saturday with an average 2.483 million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1976, ‘The NBC Nightly News’, with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, aired for the first time.
Barcelona🇪🇸 beats Juventus🇮🇹 3-1 in Champions League finals in Berlin⚽🏆
American Pharoah wins.🏇🏇🏇 Triple Crown. Now one of the Greatest Twelve.
Date Horse Jockey
1919 Sir Barton John Loftus
1930 Gallant Fox Earl Sande
1935 Omaha William Saunders
1937 War Admiral Charley Kurtsinger
1941 Whirlaway Eddie Arcaro
1943 Count Fleet John Longden
1946 Assault Warren Mehrtens
1948 Citation Eddie Arcaro
1973 Secretariat Ron Turcotte
1977 Seattle Slew Jean Cruguet
1978 Affirmed Steve Cauthen
2015 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza
The Millennial Screen
‘Sense8’ premiered Friday on Netflix
Are Millennial buying habits hurting retailers?
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 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 This Weekend of June 5-7, 2015 (Domestic)
#1 ‘Spy’ $30,000,000 in 3,711 theaters
#2 ‘San Andreas’ $26,400,000 om 3.812 theaters
#3 Insidious-3 $23,000,000 in 3,002 theaters
#4 ‘Entourage’ $10,420,000 in 3,058 theaters
#5 ‘Mad Max:Fury Rd’ $ 7,970,000 in 2,720 theaters
#6 ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ $ 7,741,825 in 3,403 theaters
#7 ‘Tomorrowland’ $ 7,022,000 in 3,012 theaters
#8 ‘Avengers:Ultron’ $ 6,201,000 in 2,471 theaters
#9 ‘Aloha’ $ 3,300,000 in 2,815 theaters (Review: https://www.facebook.com/cinemacritique)
#10 ‘Poltergeist-2015’$ 2,800,000 in 2,229 theaters
#11 ‘Love & Mercy’$ 2,222,000 in only 483 theaters
Top Ten Box Office This Weekend of June 5-7, 2015 (Worldwide)
#1 ‘San Andreas’ $97,800,000
#2 ‘Spy’ $25,600,000
#3 ‘Insidious- 3 $14,300,000
#4 ‘Tomorrowland’ $13,800,000
#5 ‘StandbyMe Doraemon $12,500,000
#6 ‘Mad Max:Fury Road’ $11,000,000
#7 ‘Avengers:Ultron’ $ 7,000,000
#8 ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ $ 4,600,000
#9 ‘Poltergeist’ $ 3,200,000
#10 ‘Entourage’ $ 3,000,000
Coming This Weekend To A Theatre Near You
Coming: Bridge of Spies opens on Oct. 16, 2015
On A Television Screen in Sweden
A Sean Hanish Film, ‘Return To Zero’ is currently airing in Sweden on SVT2.
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Across The Pond
The Independent One had the ‘UEFA Champions League Final’ football and that was enough to take top honors in the UK on Saturday. The match between Barcelona and Juventus, which saw the Catalans win the European competition for a fifth time, averaged 4.06 million viewers (22%), with a peak of 6.0 million viewers (28.5%) around 930P.
The Big One couldn’t compete on Saturday. At 805P, ‘The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins’ was watched by an average 2.99 million viewers (15.5%). Later, ‘Casualty’ finished with a 3.68 million viewers (17.6%). ‘The John Bishop Show’ finished with an average 3.3 million viewers (18.5%).
The Little Two at 8P presented a rerun of ‘Dad’s Army’ and it finished with an average 1.44 million viewers (7.2%). At 9P, ‘Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic’ finished with 1.28 million viewers (6.2%).
The Little Indy Three presented at 9P, ‘Foyles War’ and it drew an average 688,000 viewers (3.8%).
The Viacom Five brought the latest ‘Big Brother’ highlights and drew an average 648,000 viewers (3.1%).
Sky Sports 1
Murdoch’s Bird at 6P had coverage of the ‘Champions League final’ and averaged 497,000 viewers (2.8%).
The Big Four had the movie, ‘Anna Karenina’ and it averaged 478,000 viewers (2.87%).
The Second Commercial Network in Australia won again, this time on Saturday with an impressive 32.7% share of the available audience on one of the weakest television nights of the year. And finally, it had the #1 program as ‘Seven News Saturday’ finished as the top newscast in the nation with 874,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football’ which drew 429,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network finished #2 on Saturday with a 25.0% share. #3 was ‘Nine News Saturday’ with 776,000 viewers. #8 was ‘The Fugitive’ which drew 403,000 viewers. And, #10 was ‘Getaway’ with 371,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished third with a 18.6% share. ABC finished with five programs in the Top Ten. #2 was ‘ABC News Saturday’ with 850,000 viewers; #4 ‘Father Brown’ finished as the top drama of the evening with 750,000 viewers; #5 was ‘DCI Banks’ with 605,000 viewers; #6 was ‘Gardening Australia’ which pulled in 488,000 viewers and finally, #9 was a rerun of ‘Scott and Bailey’ which drew 391,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #4 with an 13.8% share of the available audience.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia on Friday finished #5 with a 9.9% share, up from 6.1% share on Friday.
SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TELEVISION RATINGS
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 again with a big 32.3% share of the available audience. And for the second straight day, the #1 program and #1 newscast in the nation was ‘Seven News’ with 1,133,000 viewers. #3 was ‘House Rules-Whole House Reveal’ which finished with an average 973,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Sunday Night’ with an average 747,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network in Australia finished second on Sunday with a 23.5% share. #2 was ‘Nine News Sunday’ with 1,048,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Reno Rumble’ which finished with an average 722,000 viewers. And #10 was ’60 Minutes’ with 562,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished with a 20.8% share of the available audience on Sunday. #4 was ‘MasterChef Australia Sunday’ which finished with an average 864,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’ which drew 677,000 viewers. #10 was ‘Shark Tank’ which finished with 569,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 17.4% share. #5 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ with 760,000 viewers. And, 9 was ‘Ronald Dahl’s Esio Trot’ which drew 677,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia on Friday finished #5 with a 9.9% share, up from 6.0% share on Sunday.
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