This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Sunday, June 7, 2015, ABC was the #1 network in the U.S. as ‘2015 NBA Finals Game #2’ was the top program. ITV finished #1 in the UK as ‘Home Fires’ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘Seven News Sunday’ was the top program. MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (SEE BELOW)
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For Sunday, June 7, 2015 (Posted on June 8, 2015)
The Alphabet Network powered up on Sunday with another amazing basketball matchup as it was a all-live Sunday in prime time. At 7P, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ drew an average 7.91 million viewers and a 2.8/5. Then at 730P, ‘The NBA Countdown’ finished with an average 9.27 million viewers and a 3.5/7. At 8P, the ‘2015 NBA Finals-Game #2’ was again as exciting as a game can get as the Cleveland Cavs beat the Golden State Warriors by two, 95-93 in overtime and it drew an average 15.62 million viewers and a 12.8/22. The game peaked at 11P with 24.4 million viewers. Note: Due to the nature of live sport ratings, ABC”s ratings should be considered tentative and are likely to be adjusted in the final numbers.
The Tiffany Network went nearly all-live as well as it lived up to its name on Sunday and then some. At 7P, a rerun update of ’60 Minutes’ drew an 8.20 average million viewers, winning the first half hour. From then on, the network was in second place for the remainder of the evening. But it was at 8P it shined. The night was devoted to Broadway and in the tradition of the Great White Way, ‘The 69th Annual Tony Awards’ were spectacular as it drew an average 6.35 million viewers and a 5.1/8. Amazingly, it finished exactly on time, one of the few award shows to ever do that. And it once again, hooked you in and delivered an amazing amount of spectacle as we were allowed to look into this year’s Broadways shows. It remains ‘Only on CBS’. They should be proud of that. For a list of award winners, see below.
The Peacock Network was an also ran on Sunday with an all original airing of programming. At 7P, ‘Dateline’ finished #3 in the time slot with an average 4.59 million viewers and a 3.1/6. At 8P, another edition of ‘Dateline’ finished with an average 5.05 million viewers. At 9P, again #3 in the time slot, ‘A.D: The Bible Continues’ finished with an average 4.02 million viewers and a 2.6/64. At 10P, ‘American Odyssey’ finished with an average 2.57 million viewers and a 1.7/3.
The Animal Network of Broadcast was, well, left at the gate on Sunday with nearly all programs reruns. At 7P, a rerun of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ drew an average 1.18 million viewers and an 0.8/2. At 730P, another rerun of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ drew an average 1.33 million viewers and an 0.8.2. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Simpsons’ drew an average 1.98 million viewers and a 1.2/2 for the top program on the network on Sunday. Wow! Not a single program finished above The Mendoza Line. At 830P, a rerun of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ drew an average 1.53 million viewers and a 1.0/2. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Family Guy’ drew an average 1.73 million viewers and a 1.2/2. Then at 930P, an original episode, its third, of ‘Golan the Insatiable’ drew an average 1.18 million viewers and an 0.8/1. Animation domination? Hardly.
For The Record
ABC finished #1 on Sunday with an average 13.865 million viewers and a 10.1 rating and an 18 share of the available audience. CBS finished #2 with an average 6.813 million viewers and a 5.4/9. NBC finished with an average 4.059 million viewers and a 2.7/5. FOX finished with an average 1.488 million viewers and a 1.0/2. Univision finished #5 with an average 1.463 million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1948, Milton Berle hosted ‘Texaco Star Theater’ on NBC-TV. It was the show’s debut and made Berle, ‘Mr. Television’ as more people bought TV sets because of his program’s tremendous audience, than any other. He was the first major American television star during Television’s ‘Golden Age’.
Top Ten Box Office This Weekend of June 5-7, 2015 (Domestic)
#1 ‘Spy’ $29,085,719 in 3,711 theaters
#2 ‘San Andreas’ $25,839,225 om 3.812 theaters
#3 Insidious-3 $22,692,741 in 3,002 theaters
#4 ‘Entourage’ $10,283,250 in 3,058 theaters
#5 ‘Mad Max:Fury Rd’ $ 7,831,453 in 2,720 theaters
#6 ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ $ 7,573,350 in 3,403 theaters
#7 ‘Tomorrowland’ $ 7,200,103 in 3,012 theaters
#8 ‘Avengers:Ultron’ $ 6,339,663 in 2,471 theaters
#9 ‘Aloha’ $ 3,240,312 in 2,815 theaters (Review: https://www.facebook.com/cinemacritique)
#10 ‘Poltergeist-2015’$ 2,705,009 in 2,229 theaters
#11 ‘Love & Mercy’$ 2,122,177 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:
‘Jurassic World’ starring Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio & Bryce Dallas
‘Vendetta’ starring Dean Cain, Paul Wright
‘Madame Bovary’ starring Mia Wasikowska and Paul Giamatti
‘Set Fire To The Stars’ starring Elijah Wood and Celyn Jones
‘Me And Earl And The Dying Girl’ starring Jon Bernthal, Olivia Cooke, Molly Shannon and Thomas Mann
‘The Yes Men’ starring Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum
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2015 ‘The 69th Annual Tony Awards’ Winners
Best Musical: “Fun Home”
Best Play: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
Best Revival of a Play: “Skylight”
Best Revival of a Musical: “The King and I”
Best Director of a Musical: Sam Gold, “Fun Home”
Best Director of a Play: Marianne Elliott, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Michael Ceveris, “Fun Home”
Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Kelli O’Hara, “The King and I”
Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle, “Something Rotten”
Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Ruthie Ann Miles, “The King and I”
Best featured Actor in a Play: Richard McCabe, “The Audience”
Best Leading Actress in a Play: Helen Mirren, “The Audience”
Best Featured Actress in a Play: Annaleigh Ashford, “You Can’t Take It With You”
Best Featured Actor in a Play: Richard McCabe, “The Audience”
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Paule Constable, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
Best Scenic Design of a Play: Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
Best Costume Design of a Play: Christopher Oram, “Wolf Hall Parts One and Two”
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Natasha Katz, “An American in Paris”
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Bob Crowley, “An American In Paris”
Best Orchestrations: Chris Austin, Don Sebesky & Bill Elliott, “An American In Paris”
Best Choreoraphy: Christopher Wheeldon, “An American in Paris”
Best Score: Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, “Fun Home”
Best Book: Lisa Kron, “Fun Home”
Isabelle Stevenson Award: Stephen Schwartz
Television Cable News
In an effort increase its audience on Friday, and least for one night this summer, The CW will rebroadcast the upcoming two-hour second season premiere of Michael Bay’s TNT drama ‘The Last Ship’ on Friday, July 26 (which debuts on TNT on Monday, June 21 at 9P). ‘The Last Ship’ was one of the top cable programs last summer. It stars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra and Alfre Woodard.
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The Independent One had ‘Home Fires’ and it topped the ratings on Sunday (June 7). But at 630P, ‘Catchphrase’ went up against Formula One racing and delivered only an average of 1.72 million viewers (10.7%). AT 715P, ‘Celebrity Squares’ did a little better with an average 1.86 million viewers (10.3%). Then at 8P, ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ pulled in an average 3.05 million viewers (14.8%). Finally at 9P, the World War II-era drama, ‘Home Fires’ returned after a two-week break with an average 4.74 million viewers (22.2%) to win the evening.
The Big One at 630P presented ‘Formula One’ coverage and it was the second most-watched program of the evening with an average 4.62 million viewers (25.0%) watched the Canadian Grand Prix from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada as Lewis Hamilton won again in his Mercedes F1 WOC Hybrid. At 9P, the latest episode of ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ brought in an average 1.78 million viewers (8.3%).
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The Little Two began at 8P with ‘Antiques Roadshow’ as it temporarily moved to BBC Two with an average 2.54 million viewers (12.3%). At 9P, ‘Armada: 12 Days to Save England’ followed with an average 1.83 million viewers (8.6%).
The Big Four at 7P, began with ‘Location, Location, Location’ as it brought in an average 910,000 viewers. At 8P, ‘For The Love of Cars’ finished with an average 790,000 viewers (3.8%). At 9P presented ‘Comedy Gala 2015’ featuring stars including Michael McIntyre, finished with an average 1.22 million viewers (7.4%).
The Viacom Five at 715P, had ‘The Wedding Date’ and it averaged 795,000 viewers (4.0%). At 9P, ‘Big Brother’ continued with an average 938,000 viewers (4.4%).
The Little Three at 830P presented coverage of the ‘Women’s World Cup’ and it was seen by an average 523,000 viewers (2.8%).
The Littlest Two at 9P had ‘Love Island’ and it drew an average 434,000 viewers (2.2%), as the revived reality show hosted by Caroline Flack got started in Mallorca.
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 Sunday finished #5 with a 9.9% share, up from 6.0% share on Sunday.
MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The National Nine Network in Australia knocked off Seven and took the #1 spot on Monday with a solid 27.3% share of the available audience. The #2 program on Monday was ‘Nine News’ with an average 1,234,000 vjewerswhich was the top program in Sydney and in Brisbane with an average 286,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1,169,000 viewers. #6, ‘A Current Affair’ finished with an average 1,021,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Married At First Sight’ which delivered 871,000 viewers as Melbourne was the top market with an average 389,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #2 on Monday with a 26.3% share. However, the #1 program on the evening was still ‘Seven News’ a spot it has held for the past three days, on Monday with 1,385,000 viewers. It was the top program in Melbourne with 543,000 viewers; in Adelaide with 144,000 viewers and Perth with 216,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 1,198,000 viewers. #10 was ‘House Rules’ finished with 884,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished third with a 21.5% share. As usual, the top program on Ten was ‘MasterChef Australia’ which finished with 1,135,000 viewers with Melbourne drawing 418,000 viewers, tops for all parts of the nation.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a 19.7% share of the available audience. #8 was ‘ABC News’ with 942,000 viewers, with Sydney ABC’s top market with 299,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Australian Story’ with 933,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia on Monday finished with a 5.2% share of the available audience.
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