This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Monday, June 8, 2015, NBC was the #1 network in the U.S. as ‘American Ninja Warrior’ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘The Met: Policing London’ was the top program. Nine finished #1 in Australia but ‘Seven News’ was the top program. TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (SEE BELOW)
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For Monday, June 8, 2015 (Posted on June 9, 2015)
The Peacock Network finished #1 on Monday as at 8P, ‘American Ninja Warrior’ drew an average 6.83 million viewers and a 4.1 rating and 7 share in households to become the top program on the evening as it knocked ‘The Bachelorette’ off the top rung of the audience rating ladder. At 10P, unfortunately, ‘The Island’ finished last in its time slot with an average 3.75 million viewers and a 2.2/4, barely allowing Sarnoff Sity to finish on top.
The Alphabet Network finished #2 on Monday. At 8P, ‘The Bachelorette’ finished with an average 6.29 million viewers and a 4.9/8 as it came up a bit short in total audience. At 10P, ‘The Whispers’ drew an average 4.36 million viewers and a 3.0/5.
The Tiffany Network finished # Monday with reruns aplenty. At 8P, a rerun of ‘2 Broke Girls’ began the evening with an average 4.97 million viewers and a 3.4/6. At 830P, a rerun of ‘Mike & Molly’ finished with an average 5.17 million viewers and a 3.4/6. AT 9P, a rerun of ‘Scorpion’ finished with an average 4.80 million viewers and a 3.5/6, dropping the audience down from its lead in. But at 10P, the audience once again tuned into Paley’s Pals as a rerun of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ delivered an episode in which Sam got shot and pulled in an average 5.46 million viewers and a 3.8/6, for the top program of the evening at Black Rock and #1 in this time slot. It is ranked #13 overall for the regular season in viewers gained via the DVR (see The Most Viewers Via the DVR listed below) as CBS finished with 9 of the top 20 series).
The Animal Network of Broadcast finished with all dancing. At 8P, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finished with an average 3.64 million viewers and a 2.9/5.
The Little Network That Couldn’t considered now turning on the light on Monday. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Originals’ finished with an average 650,000 viewers and a 0.5/1. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Jane the Virgin’ drew even less as it had an average 480,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.
For The Record
NBC finished with an average 5.804 million viewers and a 3.5/6. ABC finished #2 on Monday with an average 5.642 million viewers and a 4.3/7. CBS finished #3 with an average 5.111 million viewers and a 3.5/6. FOX finished with an average 4.175 million viewers and a 2.9/5. NBCSN finished #5 with an average 3.896 million viewers as the top cable network on Monday. FS1 finished #6 with an average 3.715 million viewers. USA Network finished #7 with an average 3.645 million viewers. Univision finished with an average 2.328 million viewers. VH1 finished with an average 1.841 million viewers. Discovery Channel finished with an average 1.629 million viewers. Telemundo finished with an average 1.4 million viewers and a 0.7/1. Bravo finished with an average 1.312 million viewers. The CW finished with an average 567,000 viewers and a 0.5/1. For The Record: Broadcast drew an average 23.111 million viewers during prime time on Monday. Cable drew an average 26.508 million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1938, BBC-TV televised coverage of the ‘Trooping of the Colour’ ceremony for the first time. While the above is from Pathe, the only remaining images of BBC-TV’s telecasts from 1938 is below. It exists only because of a technological fluke and the enthusiasm of two television buffs, one in Britain and the other in America where, thanks to freak atmospheric conditions, it was picked up and recorded on a cine camera placed in front of a television screen as the images came in. Andrew Emmerson, the British enthusiast, spent five years tracking down the recording and believes it is the only surviving example of pre-war live high-definition British television. It is simply remarkable to have something so significant in television history exist because two enthusiasts had the presence of filming it off of their crude television screens nearly 80 years ago.
Cable Top Ten Program on Monday
#1 ‘Major Crimes’ TNT 3.988 million viewers @ 9P
#2 ‘NHL STANLEY CUP’ NBCSN 3.896 million viewers @ 803P
#3 ‘WWE Raw’ USA 8:00 PM 3.678 million viewers @ 8P
#4 ‘WWE Raw’ USA 3.647 million viewers @ 10P
#5 ‘WWE Raw’ USA 3.609 million viewers @ 9P
#6 ‘FIFA-WomenWorldCup FS1 3.311 million viewers @ 708P
#7 ‘Texas Rising’ HIST 2.608 million viewers @9P
#8 ‘Love&Hip Hop ATL 4 VH1 2.598 million viewers @ 8P
#9 ‘Murder In The 1st’ TNT 2.377 million viewers @ 10P
#10 ‘Street Outlaws’ DISC 9:00 PM 2.366 million viewers @ 9P
Short film of Amelia Earhart before her last flight was discovered.
Last photo shoot before Amelia Earhart’s last flight shows up after all of these years including short film footage:
Top 20 Program Rankings on DVR for the Regular Television Season (September 22, 2014–May 20, 2015)
#1 ‘The Blacklist’ (NBC): 9.50 million (Live + Same day) to 15.10 million (Live + 7 day): +5.61 million (+59%)
#2 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (CBS): 14.97 to 19.27 million: +4.90 million (+29%)
#3 ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ (ABC): 9.76 to 14.85 million: +5.09 million (+52%)
#4 ‘Modern Family’ (ABC): 9.40 to 14.13 million: +4.73 million (+50%)
#5 ‘Empire’ (Fox): 12.73 to 17.33 million: +4.60 million (+36%)
#6 ‘Scorpion’ (CBS): 10.90 to 15.33 million: +4.33 million (+40%)
#7 ‘Castle’ (ABC): 8.48 to 12.56 million: +4.08 million (+48%)
#8 ‘Criminal Minds’ (CBS): 10.28 to 14.28 million: +4.00 million (+39%)
#9 ‘Elementary’ (CBS): 7.49 to 11.43 million: +3.94 million (+53%)
#10 ‘NCIS’ (CBS): 17.26 to 21.18 million: +3.92 million (+23%)
#11 ‘Blue Bloods’ (CBS): 11.30 to 15.13 million: +3.83 million (+34%)
#12 ‘Scandal’ (ABC): 9.18 to 12.99 million: +3.81 million (+41%)
#13 ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ (CBS): 9.28 to 12.97 million: +3.69 million (+40%)
#14 ‘Person of Interest’ (CBS): 9.42 to 13.11 million: +3.69 million (+39%)
#15 ‘Gotham’ (Fox): 6.10 to 9.59 million: +3.49 million (+57%)
#16 ‘Chicago Fire’ (NBC): 7.42 to 10.90 million: +3.48 million (+47%)
#17 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (ABC):8.25 to 11.60 million: +3.35 million (+41%)
#18 ‘Chicago PD’ (NBC): 7.12 to 10.39 million: +3.27 million (+46%)
#19 ‘Forever’ (ABC): 4.77 to 8.00 million: +3.23 million (+68%)
#20 ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ (CBS): 15.26 to 18.40 million: +3.14 million (+21%)
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
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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Across The Pond
The Big One finished on top of the heap on Monday as it was #1 in UK TV. At 730P, ‘Nigel Slater: Eating Together’ began with an average 2.78 million viewers (14.3%). At 830P, ‘GM Food: Cultivating Fear’ dropped a big to 1.68 million viewers (8.0%). AT 9P, ‘The Met: Policing London’ was the top program of the evening on a very diverse evening as it drew an average of only 3.35 million viewers (15.8%) and it is Must See TV ON DEMAND. Very courageous of the Metropolitan Police to allow this program. It was a very competitive evening in the UK for television viewership on Monday.
The Independent One began at 8P with ‘Johnny Kingdom’s Wild Exmoor’ as 2.60 million viewers (12.7%) watched. AT 9P, Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi’s ‘Vicious’ brought in an average 2.26 million viewers (10.6%). At 930P, ‘Off Their Rockers’ continued with an average 1.47 million viewers (6.9%).
The Little Two at 7P presented ‘The Wonder of Dogs’ and this channel’s loyal audience wagged their tails as 1.08 million viewers (5.8%) watched. Then at 9P, even if it isn’t Spring, ‘Springwatch’ followed with 2.42 million viewers (11.7%). AT 9P, ‘Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Island’ was seen by an average 2.59 million viewers, the top for the evening on Two (12.2%), At 10P, ‘Episodes’ dropped down to 840,000 viewers (4.9%).
The Big four at 8P began with ‘Dispatches’ to an average 930,000 viewers (4.6%). At 830P, ‘Gadget Man’ dropped a bit to 800,000 viewers (3.8%). At 9P, Kevin McCloud’s ‘Escape to the Wild’ more than doubled the audience with an average 1.88 million viewers (8.9%) to lift Four into fourth place on Monday. At 10P, ‘Man Down’ followed with an average 750,000 viewers (4.4%). All Four can say is ‘Thank goodness for Kevin McCloud’.
Murdoch’s Bird presented at 9P, HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ and the penultimate episode of the fantasy drama’s fifth season drew a 1.09 million viewers (5.1%), as dramatic events unfolded for characters including Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
The Viacom Five had ‘Inside Manchester’s Midland Hotel’ with drew an average 799,000 viewers (3.8%). And at 10P, ‘Big Brother’ pulled the audience level above the million mark with 1.05 million viewers (6.7%).
The Indy Two at 9P presented ‘Love Island’ and in its second episode of the season drew an average 425,000 viewers (2.0%).
The Littlest Four finished on the lowest rung of the ratings ladder on Monday as at 8P, it presented the series finale of ABC’s ‘Revenge’ and drew only an average 203,000 viewers (1.0%). At 9P, ‘Made in Chelsea’ increased the audience level a bit for an average 373,000 viewers (1.8%).
Digital/Mobile News In The UK
Digital Drives Physical Retail Traffic in the UK
Providing a conjoined retail experience across both physical and digital channels in the UK is critical. An April 2015 study from VoucherCodes.co.uk and the Centre for Retail Research illustrated just how important digital could be to the fortunes of physical stores. The study asked UK digital shoppers whether certain digital retail features would lead to them visiting physical stores more often. The most popular feature, cited by 26.0% of respondents, was click and collect. Of course, one of the elements of such a service requires a physical in-store presence, so it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that it might “push” consumers in-store.
However, there are clearly lots of other digital features that might help “pull” consumers into physical stores, and many of these features have mobility at their core, from loyalty scheme apps (cited by 21.8%) to mobile payment solutions (cited by 21.1%). Mobile devices are often the bridge between the physical and the digital, not least because they’re very often always present in the physical setting.
Getting consumers into a store is one thing, but getting them to spend is something altogether different. However, this is another area where digital looks like it might be able to help. The study also asked UK digital shoppers how much extra they might spend in-store based on the availability of these features. Click and collect offered the largest “upsell,” with shoppers saying they would, on average, spend over £18 ($30) extra in-store if this feature was available. Augmented reality was close behind, with an average claimed extra spend of almost £16 ($26).
While the other features were likely to return proportionally smaller amounts in terms of extra spend, the simple fact that they were likely to result in increased spend can only be viewed as a huge opportunity—and one that retailers should take note of. Important to under is this: this study demonstrates that a full embrace of digital needn’t mean less traffic in physical stores.
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 vewers which 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.
TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The National Nine Network was #1 on Tuesday for the second night in a row with a 26.9% share of the available audience, down 4/10s of a share point from Monday’s top total. #2 was the top newscast in the nation as ‘Nine News’ finished with 1,079,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,058,000 viewers. #9 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 868,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #2 with a 24.3% share. #4 was ‘Seven news’, yesterday’s top program, on Tuesday drawing 991,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 916,000 viewers. #8 was ‘House Rules’ with 881,000 viewers. And #10, ‘Home and Away’ finished with 799,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 with a 19.6% share of the available audience. #5 was ‘The Killing Season’ with 986,000 viewers. #6 was ‘ABC News’ with 928,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia on Tuesday finished with a 5.5% share of the available audience, up slightly from Monday’s performance.
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