ABC #1 on Tuesday in the U.S. BBC One #1 in the UK. Seven #1 in Australia.

This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, ABC was the #1 network in the U.S. as ‘NBA Championship Game‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘The Syndicate‘ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia but ‘Nine News‘ was the top program. WEDNESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)

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For Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (Posted on June 17, 2015)

ABC #1 on Tuesday as 'NBA Championship Game' was the top program. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

ABC #1 on Tuesday as ‘NBA Championship Game’ was the top program. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


The Alphabet Network had the Big Game of the NBA season and the Golden State victory over Cleveland in game six of the NBA Finals with resulted in another strong overnight performance for Walt’s World televised the World Championship game. At 8P, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ finished #2 in the time slot with an average 4.68 million viewers and a 4.9/9. At 830P, it was followed by ‘NBA Countdown’ as it drew an average 6.57 million viewers and a 5.1/9. At 9P, the final match-up (Warriors 105, Cavaliers 97) averaged an estimated 23.25 million viewers and a 15.9 rating/27 share in the household overnights, which was 12% above the approximate 14.2/24 for game five on Sunday. That game averaged 20.86 million viewers, based on the Live + Same Day data. ABC, needless to say, has ownership of the week, and the massive 470 overnight rating rise from the year-ago evening was a result of the comparison to ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ and ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’. Now it’s back to normal with regular programming and regular reruns. But for Tuesday, ABC was king. And the Golden State Warriors are king of the world as they are the Champions of the World in basketball. See digital/mobile/social numbers below.


The Peacock Network tried singing, dancing and anything else people wanted to do for face time. At 8P, for two hours, ‘America’s Got Talent’ finished with an average 10.18 million viewers and a 6.2/10, down -7% from one week earlier. Then at 10P, ‘I Can Do That”’ fell to a series low with an average 4.42 million viewers and a 2.8/5.


The Tiffany Network owns Tuesday in the regular TV season. But on a night when the NBA finals are on, it suffers. At 8P, a rerun of ‘NCIS’ finished with an average 7.45 million viewers and a 4.8/8. At 9P, a rerun of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ finished with an average 6.94 million viewers and a 3.9/6. At 10P, a rerun of ’48 Hours’ finished with an average 4.95 million viewers and a 3.3/5.


The Animal Network of Broadcast … tried. At 8P, ‘FIFA Women’s World Cup’, Nigeria vs United States, finished with an average 5.04 million viewers and a 3.8/6 in the household overnights. Give FOX credit: this will be quite a sports week on the Animal Network as Women’s World Cup and the U.S. Open Golf tournament are on Murdoch’s Animal Baby.

The CW

The Little Network That Couldn’t didn’t. Again. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Flash’ finished with an average 1.13 million viewers and a 0.8/1. At 9P, a rerun of ‘iZombie’ finished with an average 940,000 viewers and a 0.6/1. It was a throw away Tuesday at the CB/War net.

For The Record
ABC finished #1 on Tuesday with an average 16.487 million viewers and a 11.4 rating and a 19 share of the available audience. NBC finished #2 with an average 8.163 million viewers and a 5.1/8. CBS finished #3 with an average 6.097 million viewers and a 4.0/7. FOX finished #4 with an average 5.04 million viewers and a 3.8/6. TNT finished #5 and the top cable channel with an average 3.018 million viewers. Univision finished #6 with an average 2.200 million viewers and a 1.2/2. FOXNC finished #7 with 1.916 million viewers. Discovery Channel finished #8 with an average 1.946 million viewers. TBS finished #9 with an average 1.678 million viewers. HGTV finished #10 with an average 1.365 million viewers. ADSM finished #11 with an average 1.343 million viewers. USA Network finished #12 with an average 1.240 million viewers. Telemundo finished #13 with an average 1.200 million viewers and a 0.8/1. The CW finished #14 with an average 1.037 million viewers and a 0.7/1. Note: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live; Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Cable’s Top 100 Programs average 18.059 million viewers in prime time on Tuesday. Broadcast Networks averaged 39.532 million viewers. Total Television viewership on Tuesday was 57.591+ million viewers.

Today In TV History

On this date in 1971, BBC-TV aired the first episode ‘Yesterday’s Men’.

Broadcast Television News

Brian Williams, the popular NBC News anchor who became embroiled in controversy over false statements he made about his reporting, will no longer be the anchor of the network’s evening newscast and will be assigned to handling breaking news on cable network MSNBC. Lester Holt will be named permanent NBC Nightly News Anchor.

Cable TV Top Ten Programs On Tuesday

#1 ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ TNT 4.394 million viewers @ 9P Season Premiere
#2 ‘Proof’ TNT 2.656 million viewers @ 10P Series Premiere
#3 ‘O’Reilly Factor’ FOXNC 2.622 million viewers @ 8P
#4 ‘Deadliest Catch’ DISC 2.393 million viewers @ 9P
#5 ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ TNT 2.005 million viewers @ 8P
#6 ‘Big Bang Theory’ TBS 1.937 million viewers @ 930P
#7 ‘The Kelly File’ FOXNC 1.929 million viewers @ 9P
#8 ‘Big Bang Theory’ TBS 1.880 million viewers @ 9P
#9 ‘Big Bang Theory’ TBS 1.845 million viewers @ 830P
#10 ‘American Dad’ ADSM 1.782 million viewers @ 1030P

Digital/Mobile News

Last night’s NBA Championship game saw 939,000 unique viewers on WatchESPN, which is the most ever for an NBA game on the platform. The average audience of 292,000 also stands as a record.

According to Facebook, 9.4 million people had 27 million interactions about Game 6 on Tuesday, 2 million more people and about 8 million more interactions than any other game of the Finals. LeBron James generated more than twice the conversation of any other player, and was followed in order of popularity by Stephen Curry, Matthew Dellavedova, Kyrie Irving and Andre Iguodala.

Globally, about 32 million people had 173 million Facebook interactions during the course of the 2015 NBA Finals. This approaching mega numbers, only teams like Real Madrid normally reach.

Cinema News

Top Ten Box Office This Weekend of June 12-14, 2015 (Domestic)
#1 ‘Jurassic World’ $204,596,380 in 4,274 theaters
#2 ‘Spy’ $ 16,000,000 in 3,715 theaters
#3 ‘San Andreas’ $ 11,010,000 in 3,535 theaters
#4 ‘Insidious 3’ $ 7,300,000 in 3,014 theaters
#5 ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ $ 5,969,710 in 2,677 theaters
#6 ‘Entourage’ $ 4,340,000 in 3,108 theaters
#7 ‘Mad Max:Fury Road’$ 4,130,000 in 2,234 theaters
#8 ‘Avengers: Ultron’ $ 3,641,000 in 2,156 theaters
#9 ‘Tomorrowland’ $ 3,417,000 in 2,540 theaters
#10 ‘Love & Mercy’ $ 1,765,000 in 573 theaters
#11 ‘Aloha’ $ 960,000 (for review:
‘Jurassic World’ scored the second-biggest domestic debut in history with $204.8 million.

Top Five Box Office This Weekend June 12-14 2015 (International)
#1 ‘Jurassic World’ $307,200,000 Worldwide Total:$511,800,000
#2 ‘San Andreas’ $ 42,500,000
#3 ‘Spy’ $ 13,500,000
#4 ‘Insidious 3 $ 6,700,000
#5 ‘Mad Max:Fury Road’$ 5,400,000
#6 ‘Tomorrowland’ $ 4,600,000
#7 ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahaani’ $ 4,100,000
#8 ‘Stand by Me Doraemon’ $ 4,000,000
#9 ‘Avengers: Ultron’ $ 2,000,000
#10 ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ $ 2,000,000

Jurassic World‘ opened to a staggering $511.8 million worldwide, the highest global bow of all time. It is the first time a film has ever grossed more than $500 million in a single weekend. Internationally, the results were boosted by a huge $100+ million opening in China. Other openings of note include the United Kingdom and Ireland with $29.6 million, Mexico with $16.2 million, Korea with $14.4 million, France with $12.5 million, Australia with $12.1 million and Germany with $11 million. The only major territory remaining is Japan, where ‘Jurassic World’ will roar on Aug. 5th.

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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.

Mobile/Digital News
Customer Service Satisfaction, By Channel
American adults are most likely to rate companies’ customer service via phone (90%) and online chat (85%) as meeting or exceeding expectations, according to a Northridge Group survey. According to a The Northridge Group report, that result is likely related to these being the only channels through which a majority of respondents expect their issue to be resolved the first time they contact the company. The phone is still the preferred method of customer service contact for half of respondents, ahead of email (27%) and online chat (14%). 77% reach first for the phone when they have an urgent customer service issue or inquiry, though email (47%) is a more common first touchpoint than the phone (24%) when it comes to a non-urgent issue. Just 2% of respondents reported that social media is their preferred method to contact a company with a customer service issue or inquiry. Fully one-third said they usually get no response when contacting a company via social media.

France’s Web Users Wary of Sharing Information with Brands
It’s generally agreed that consumers in Western Europe may be more concerned than internet users elsewhere about online security and keeping their personal information safe in the digital era. And a recent Microsoft report, “The Consumer Data Value Exchange,” appears to confirm that. The report drew on survey results provided by marketing solutions firm Sentient Decision Science, which sampled 16,500 internet users ages 16 and older around the world in April 2015, including 2,400 each in China, France and the US.
Specifically, respondents were asked what kinds of information they would be willing to share with brands. These included their activities and preferences, their online social identity—such as social media posts, images, friend lists and so forth—their demographic profile, personal details such as birth dates, income and addresses, GPS location data, and biometrics—such as fingerprints or data collected by a fitness app or band. In almost every case, web users in France were more reluctant than those in China and/or the US to divulge information. For example, internet users in China were nearly twice as likely as their counterparts in France to reveal anything of their activities and preferences, by a margin of 84% to 44%. (In the US, 57% said they would share such data.)

In France, 26% said they would be willing to share social networking details, compared with 32% in China and 68% in the US. Similarly, 32% of web users in China said they would volunteer individual details such as a birthdate, credit card number or address—nearly three times the percentage (11%) in France. Web users in France were especially hesitant about sharing personal communications and information as well as physiological information.
That said, consumers in France weren’t blind to the potential advantages of letting brands have some of this data. Virtually all of those polled said they would share some sensitive information in exchange for cash rewards, and 92% would do so for significant discounts. The prospect of loyalty points applicable to services and products also appealed to 87%. More than half of respondents said they would be motivated to share if a brand offering connected with all their devices and simplified their lives, or—like several sports or fitness brands—supported their goals and encouraged their progress.

Despite such incentives, most web users in France still have some reservations about releasing information, because they’re never sure exactly how—or whether—the recipient is selling it on, as well as making commercial use of it. Of the internet users in France polled for Symantec’s “State of Privacy Report 2015,” only 12% said they were happy with the idea of companies sharing their data with third parties.


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Across The Pond


The Big One had the top program of the evening which led to the #1 network position in the UK on Tuesday. At 9P, ‘The Syndicate’ continued with more than 5 million viewers last night (June 16), according to overnight figures. It averaged 5.19 million viewers (25.6%). At 1030P, ‘Dara O’Briain Meets Stephen Hawking’ was seen by 2.09 million viewers (18.1%).


The Independent One at 8P had ‘Me and My Guide Dog’ attracted an average audience of 1.91 million viewers (10.5%). At 9P, ‘The Enforcers’ was watched by an average 1.67 million viewers (8.2%).


On the Little Two, at 7P, ‘Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial’ drew a network high of 925,000 viewers (5.5%). At 8P, ‘Natural World’ drew an average 1.83 million viewers (10%). Then at 9P, ‘An Hour To Save Your Live’ drew an evening high on the network of 1.98 million viewers (9.8%).

Channel 5

The Viacom Five at 9P had the latest ‘Big Brother’ episode, which saw Brian Belo and Helen Wood fall out, as it averaged 1.13 million viewers (7.3%). Then at 10P, ‘Bit on the Side’ drew an average 468,000 viewers (5.6%).

Channel 4

The Big Four had ‘Running the Shop’ as it averaged 1.12 million viewers (6.1%).

The Indy 3 presented 'Midsomer Murders' which averaged 941,000 viewers (4.9%).

Down Under

Seven #1 in Australia on Tuesday but 'Nine News' top program.

Seven #1 in Australia on Tuesday but ‘Nine News’ top program.


In one of the closest contested night of the years, the Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 on Tuesday with a 26.6% share of the available audience. #4 was ‘Seven News’ which finished with an average 1,005,000 viewers. #5, ‘House Rules’ drew an average 1,004,000 viewers. #8, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ finished with 949,000 viewers. And, #10 was ‘Home and Away’ with 814,000 viewers.

Network Nine

The National Network Nine finished #2 with a strong 25.7% share. #1 again was ‘Nine News’ with 1.241 million viewers, slightly larger than on Monday. #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,126,000 viewers. #6, ‘A Current Affair’ finished with an average 983,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 22.4% share. #3 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ finished with an average 1,096,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a strong 20.4% share. #7, ‘The Killing Season’ finished with an average 968,000 viewers. #9 was ‘ABC News’ with 889,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service in Australia on Tuesday finished with a 4.8% share.


Network Nine

Network Nine scores with 'State of Origin Rugby Match' between Blues and Maroons. Blues level Origin series as controversy rages over Inglis 'no try' call

Network Nine scores with ‘State of Origin Rugby Match’ between Blues and Maroons. Blues level Origin series as controversy rages over Inglis ‘no try’ call

The National Nine Network in Australia finished with a whopping 46.3% share of the available audience on Wednesday as Rugby was front and center. #1 was ‘State of Origin Rugby League QLD vs NSW 2nd match’ which drew an astounding 2,481,000 viewers. A total of 2.62 million viewers for the Match, comprising 2.481 million on Nine and another 134,00 on GEM in Perth, it becomes the biggest TV audience of 2015. The game pulled 1.1m viewers in Sydney, 812,000 in Brissy and 491,000 in Melbourne. With the game having everything, stated Dean Ritchie of The Daily Telegraph, “Super tries, crushing defence, ­niggle and hatred”, the New South Wales Blues winning 26 to the Queensland Maroons 18, both teams now have 1 win each ensuring the third match will draw a gigantic crowd. #2 on the day was ‘State of Origin Rugby League QLD vs NSW 2nd-Pre-Match’ which drew 1.488 million viewers. #3 was ‘Nine News’ which was the nation’s top newscast with 1.170 million viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1.147 million viewers. #5 was ‘State of Origin Rugby League QLD vs NSW 2nd-Post Match’ coverage which drew an average 1,055,000 viewers. #6 was ‘A Current Affair’ with an average 1,045,000 viewers. Imagine, the top six programs on one network on one evening.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished a distant 2nd with a 19.1% share. #7 was ‘Seven News’ which drew 916,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 911,000 viewers.

The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished third with a 16.3% share of the available audience. #10 program on the evening was ‘MasterChef Australia’ which finished with an average 875,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 14.2% share. #9 was ‘ABC News’ which delivered 876,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service in Australia on Wednesday finished with a 4.1% share of the available audience.

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