This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, CBS was the #1 network in the U.S. as ‘Criminal Minds‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘DIY SOS‘ was the top program. Nine finished #1 in Australia as ‘State of Origin Rugby‘ was the top program. Thursday Australia Overnight TV Ratings (*See Below)
Today, traditional TV still accounts for the lion’s share of video viewing, but online and mobile are where the growth is. When managed together, TV/digital/mobile hold the potential to drive real impact for advertisers—enabling them to maximize the customers they reach and/or reinforce key messaging across screens. After all, ‘It’s all about screens’.
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For Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (Posted on June 18, 2015)
Wednesday proofed a very important point. Programmers used every trick in the book to gain the upper hand. And in the end it was the strategy used at Black Rock that took the top prize. The Tiffany Network finished #1 on Wednesday with reality and reruns. At 8P, an original episode of ‘The Briefcase’ finished with an average 5.20 million viewers and a 3.4 rating and 6 share to win its time slot. At 9P a rerun of the ever popular ‘Criminal Minds’ finished with the top audience of the evening with an average 5.91 million viewers and a 4.0/7. Then at 10P, a rerun of the new ‘CSI: Cyber’ is surprising most as it delivered an average 5.28 million viewers and a 3.8/7 to finished #1 in its time slot. This was a MUST SEE TV ON DEMAND episode. Check it out. The programming strategy of Les’ Legion worked. That’s why they pay him the big bucks.
The Animal Network of Broadcast just used reality…and didn’t do so well. At 8P, an original episode of ‘MasterChef’ finished with an average 4.71 million viewers and a 3.5/6 to finished #2 in its time slot. But at 9P, an original episode of ‘Bullseye’ did not do so well as it finished with only an average 2.96 million viewers and a 1.9/3 to finished fourth in its time slot. Murdoch’s Minions didn’t quite get it right.
The Alphabet Network used reruns and reality. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Middle’ finished with an average 4.53 million viewers and a 3.2/6. At 830P, viewership dropped, as usual, with a rerun of ‘The Goldbergs’ which finished with an average 3.71 million viewers and a 2.6/5. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Modern Family’ finished with an average 4.17 million viewers and a 3.2/6. At 930P, another rerun of ‘Black-ish’ finished with an average 3.47 million viewers and a 2.7/5. Then, for some reason, an original episode of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ finished with an average 3.05 million viewers and a 2.5/4, which featured Charo switching households with former ‘Love Boat’ star Jill Whelan. Does anyone out there remember Cugy’s Charo? That’s the point.
The Peacock Network just used reruns. At 8P, a rerun of ‘I Can Do That’ finished with an average 2.83 million viewers and a 2.0/4. Then at 9P, a two-hour rerun of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ finished with an average 3.90 million viewers and a 2.4/4.
The Little Network That Couldn’t just used reruns. At 8P another rerun of ‘The Flash’ finished with an average 990,000 viewers and a 0.7/1. Then at 9P, another rerun of ‘Supernatural’ finished with an average 810,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.
At 1135P, NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ finished with 2.7/7; ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ 2.0/5; CBS featured a rerun of ‘CBS Summer Showcase’ featuring ‘Hawaii Five-0’ finished with 1.9/5. At 1235A, ABC’s ‘Nightline’ averaged a 1.2/4; CBS’ ‘Late Late show with James Corden’ finished with a 1.1/4; NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ had a 1.1/4 in metered-market households. At 135A, NBC’s ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ finished with a 0.6/3.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Wednesday with an average 5.462 million viewers and a 3.7/7. FOX finished #2 with an average 3.837 million viewers and a 2.7/5. ABC finished #3 with an average 3.661 million viewers and a 2.8/5. NBC finished #4 with an average 3.563 million viewers and a 2.2/4. TBS finished as the top cable network and #5 with an average 2.515 million viewers. Univision finished #6 with an average 2.1 million viewers and a 1.1/2. HGTV finished #7 with an average 1.997 million viewers. FOXNC finished #8 with an average 1.959 million viewers. USA Network finished #9 with an average 1.498 million viewers. ADSM finished #10 with an average 1.442 million viewers. Telemundo finished #11 with an average 1.3 million viewers and a 0.7/1. FX finished #12 with an average 1.155 million viewers. The CW finished with 900,000 viewers and a 0.7/1. The Cable numbers are based on the top 100 cable programs and the cable news network ratings. For the evening in prime time, Cable viewership on Wednesday drew an average 18.768 million viewers. Broadcast viewership on Wednesday drew an average of 20.823 million viewers in prime time. Total viewership in prime time on Wednesday was 39,591+ million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1959, the first schedule telecast was received from England as it was broadcast in the US over NBC-TV.
Wednesday Cable Top Ten TV Programs, June 17, 2015
#1 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.950 million viewers @ 10P
#2 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.814 million viewers @ 1030P
#3 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.788 million viewers @ 930P
#4 Brother VS Brother HGTV 2.529 million viewers @ 9P
#5 American Pickers HIST 2.474 million viewers @ 9P
#6 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.442 million viewers @ 9P
#7 The O’Reilly Factor FOXNC 2.355 million viewers @ 8P
#8 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.289 million viewers @ 830P
#9 Bolt DSNY 2.278 million viewers @ 8P
#10 House Hunters HGTV 2.261 million viewers @ 10P
Early Morning Ratings for Last Week
ABC finished #1 as ‘Good Morning America’ drew an average 5,008,000 viewers; NBC ‘The Today Show’ finished with an average 4,381,000 viewers. CBS ‘CBS This Morning’ finished with an average 3,405,000 viewers. Note: Averages based on regular telecasts.
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.
Best New Program of Summer TV
This program is all about Women Power. The star, Jennifer Beals (brilliant in ‘The Chicago Code’), as usual is way above terrific as a surgeon who has lost her son and has just gone through a divorce, and a constant rift with her daughter. As Dr. Carolyn (Cat) Tyler, she is persuaded by Ivan Turing, a tech inventor and billionaire with cancer, to investigate supernatural cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, and hauntings, in hopes to find evidence that death is not final. That big question, ‘Does anything follow death?’ is the power behind this program. In addition Beals, it is helmed by award winning actress, Kara Sedgwick, as Executive Producer. In the cast, Matthew Modine as Ivan Turing: inventor billionaire stricken with cancer; Joe Morton as Dr. Charles Richmond: hospital administrator; Callum Blue as Peter Van Owen: best-selling author who claims to be psychic; Edi Gathegi as Dr. Zedan Badawi: a Sudanese intern who assists Carolyn; Annie Thurman as Sophie Barliss: Carolyn and Ben’s teenage daughter; David Sutcliffe as Dr. Len Barliss: Carolyn’s ex-husband and Caroline Rose Kaplan as Janel Ramsey: Ivan’s assistant. While the teen based Rotten Tomatoes gave it a mediocre score, the power of this program will be attracting and maintaining an older audience who actually thinks about questions such as this. Great program. In its first episode on Tuesday, it drew 2.656 million viewers. It has a ten episode opening order for this summer. It is an Must See ON DEMAND program.
Coming Soon To A CBS O&O
Just five months after its January premiere in New England, late-night talk/entertainment show ‘Bianca’ is expanding to seven CBS-owned stations in major markets. Joining the ‘Bianca’ station lineup for weekly Saturday night broadcasts are KCBS (Los Angeles), KYW (Philadelphia), KTVT (Dallas), WKBD (a CW affil in Detroit), WCCO (Minneapolis), KDKA (Pittsburgh), and WJZ (Baltimore). “Bianca is an entertaining and smart broadcaster who has been very successful for many years in New England,” said Peter Dunn, President, CBS Television Stations. “We are pleased to give her the opportunity to significantly expand her popularity by clearing her show on many of our stations following our late news on Saturday nights.”
The program, created by former Boston news anchor Bianca de la Garza, combines celebrity interviews and field pieces with pop culture, fashion, comedy and signature features like B Fearless in which Bianca goes way beyond her comfort zone by zip lining in the jungle, surfing, trying standup comedy and singing during a sellout concert. De la Garza, a single Latina mother who anchored New England’s #1 award-winning morning show explained, “I’m no better than the next person at any of these things, but this no-holds-barred approach lends itself to our fun party-like vibe.” #gobianca🆕📺
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.
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: https://www.facebook.com/cinemacritique)
‘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.
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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The Big One bought the #1 spot at 8P with ‘DIY SOS’ which drew an evening high of 4.43 million viewers or 24% share of the available audience. Then at 9P, ‘The Interceptor’ dropped from last week and drew an average 2.82 million viewers (13.9%).
The Independent One finished #2 on one of the slowest Wednesday’s of the year as at 8P, ‘The Cube’ continued with an average 2.81 million viewers (15.1%). At 9P, ‘Long Lost Family’ finished with a network evening high of 3.65 million viewers (18%), winning its time slot.
The Littlest Three at 830P presented coverage of the ‘Women’s World Cup’ as England beat Colombia, 2-1 as 1.59 million viewers watched (8.7%) from Canada.
The Big Four finished #3. At 8P, ‘The Auction House’ averaged 924,000 viewers (5%). Then at 9P, ’24 Hours in A&E’ drew an network evening high with 1.54 million viewers (7.6%).
The Viacom Five had one horse in the race on Wednesday as at 10P, ‘Big Brother’ highlights brought in its average 925,000 viewers (5.8%). Earlier in the evening, ‘Make You Laugh Out Loud’ brought nan average 749,000 viewers (4.1%). Then, ‘Caught on Camera’ was watched by an average 579,000 viewers (2.9%).
The Little Two at 8P presented ‘Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial’ and it averaged only 747,000 viewers (4%). Then ‘Napoleon’ was watched by 991,000 viewers (4.9%), tops for the network on Wednesday. At 10P, ‘The Bin Laden Conspiracy?’ was watched by 767,000 viewers (4.3%).
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.
Thursday Australia Overnight TV Ratings
The Second Commercial Network in Australia discovered what a difference a day makes. On Thursday it was #1 with a solid 30.0% share of the available audience. It only had three programs in the top ten as its top show was ‘Seven News’ with an average 894,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 883,000 viewers. And, #10 was ‘Home and Away’ with 614,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network finished with a 25.5% share but on Thursday it didn’t have rugby. Tied for #1 was ‘Nine News’ which finished with an average 1,010,000 viewers and finished as the #1 newscast in the nation. #3 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 977,000 viewers. #6 was ‘A Current Affair’ which delivered 831,000 viewers. #8, ‘Hot Seat’ was the fourth Top Ten program on the network on Thursday and finished with an average 653,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia had a 21.6% share, a solid 5.3% share ahead of Wednesday. Tied for #1 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ with an average 1,010,000 viewers. And that was the only program in the Top Ten.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a 17.9% share of the available audience, a gain of 3.7% share ahead of Wednesday’s performance. #7 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 732,000 viewers. #9 was ‘7.30’ with an average 635,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia on Thursday finished with a 6.0% share of the available audience a solid gain from 4.1% on Wednesday.
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