This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Friday, June 19, 2015, ABC was the #1 network in the U.S. as ‘20/20‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘The Graham Norton Show‘ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia but ‘Nine News‘ was the top program. SATURDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Friday, June 19, 2015 (Posted on June 20, 2015)
The Alphabet Network came up with a winner on Friday as it took advantage of CBS’ rerun at 10P. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Shark Tank’ finished with an average 4.12 million viewers. Then at 9P, ‘What Would You Do?’ finished second with an average 4.36 million viewers. But it was at 10P, with an original episode of ’20/20′ that took the time slot and the evening with an average 7.17 million viewers. It was a good move by Walt’s Wizards in programming on this Friday.
The Tiffany Network ran its regular schedule of reruns to fill its Friday programming. At 8P, ‘Undercover Boss’ finished second in its time slot with an average 3.97 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ in an episode titled ‘Ke Koho Mamao Aku’ finished #1 in its time slot with an average 5.59 million viewers and gave us a great view of the Big Island. This under appreciated show continues to set the stage on Friday as it jumps up from the 8P slot holder and brings the network back up to the top. But at 10P on this Frida, a rerun of ‘Blue Bloods’ finished with an average 5.565 million viewers primarily because this particular episode has been rerun multiple times and most recently on this day on one of the cable channels. Repetitiveness at this stage is good only if it hasn’t been show in the last 24 hours. Yikes! Talk about killing the Golden Goose.
The Peacock Network did a partial rerun night on Friday. At 8P, a rerun of ‘America’s Got Talent’ finished with an average 3.40 million viewers. Then at 10P, an original episode of ‘Dateline’ finished with a disappointing 3.66 million viewers, finishing in the basement. Where has the once powerful NBC News gone? Swayze, Huntley, Brinkley, Chancellor, Brokow…
The Animal Network of Broadcast had the fortune of airing the second round of the nation’s Open Championship in prime time. At 8P, the ‘115th United States Open Golf Championship’ finished the second round at Chambers Bay, WA, with Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed tied for the lead with 5 under Par. It drew an average 2.658 million viewers.
The Little Network That Couldn’t did something unusual. It did not finish last. At 8P, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ finished with a 1.55 million viewers. Then at 830P, another episode of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ finished with an average 1.54 million viewers. Both of these two half hours were well above this time slots average on Friday. At 9P, ‘The Messengers’ finished with an average 1.065 million viewers.
For The Record
ABC finished #1 on Friday with an average 5.216 million viewers. CBS finished #2 with an average 4.709 million viewers. NBC finished #3 with an average 3.513 million viewers. FOX finished #4 with an average 2.658 million viewers. Univision finished with an average million viewers. The CW finished with an average 1.304 million viewers. Telemundo finished with an average 1.20 million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1948, ‘Toast of the Town’ debuted on CBS-TV. The show was hosted by Ed Sullivan. The name of the show was eventually changed to ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’.
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 19-21, 2015 (Domestic)
#1 INSIDE OUT $34,238,000 in 3,946 theaters
#2 JURASSIC WORLD $29,000,000 in 4,291 theaters
#3 SPY $3,075,000 in 3,558 theaters
#4 DOPE $2,378,000 in 2002 theaters
#5 SAN ANDREAS $2,180,000 in 3,177 theaters
#6 INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 $1,450,000 in 2,553 theaters
#7 PITCH PERFECT 2 $1,200,000 in 2,146 theaters
#8 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD $720,000 in 1,424 theaters
#9 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON $689,000 in 1,662 theaters
#10 TOMORROWLAND $580,000 in 1,764 theaters
Coming This Weekend
Burying The Ex
Infinitely Polar Bear
Coming November 20, 2015
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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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Across The Pond
The Big One threw a curve. It wasn’t the prime time entry that was the top rated in the UK on Friday but the late night show that propelled One to #1. At 7P, ‘The One Show’ began with 2.97 million viewers (19.4%). It was followed at 8P by ‘Would I Lie To You?’ which drew an average 2.47 million viewers (14.7%). At 830P, ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ continued with 3.34 million viewers (18.1%), as it peaked with 3.98 million viewers (21.4%) at 945P. Then following the News, at 1035P, ‘The Graham Norton Show’, featuring guests such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke, was the evening’s highest-rated program outside of soaps. An average audience of 3.45 million viewers (27.4%) tuned in to watch the talk show late night.
The Independent One at 8P had ‘Gino’s Italian Escape’ and it entertained 2.01 million viewers (11.2%). Then at 9P, ‘Doc Martin’ drew an average 1.72 viewers (9.4%). Let’s put it this way, it was a slow viewing night in the UK on Friday or…if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
Over on BBC Two, at 7P, ‘Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial’ continued with an average 680,000 viewers (4.2%). Then at 8P, everyone favorite, ‘Mary Berry’s Absolute Favorites’ was seen by an average 1.8 million million viewers (10.1%). At 830P, ‘Gardener’s World’ was the network’s top rated show on Friday as it brought in an average 1.89 million viewers (10%). At 9P, ‘Kate Humble: Living with Nomads’ finished with an average 1.62 million viewers (8.9%). Then at 10P, with guests including Ronnie O’Sullivan, ‘The Clare Balding Show’ dropped to 780,000 viewers (4.6%).
The Big Four began with ‘Shipping Wars UK’ with an average 470,000 viewers (2.6%). Then, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ was Channel 4’s highest-rated show with an average 1.19 million viewers (6.5%). Then, ‘Sarah Millican Home Bird Live’ dropped down with 980,000 viewers (6.5%).
The Viacom Five had Big Brother’s latest eviction and it was seen by more than 1 million people on Friday. Jade Lynch became the eighth housemate to be evicted as ‘Big Brother: Live Eviction’ was seen by an average audience of 1.07 million viewers (6%). It peaked with 1.15 million (6.2%). At 1030P, a further 462,000 viewers (6.8%) watched ‘Big Brother’s: Bit on the Side’, while 322,000 viewers (4.4%) watched live footage from the house immediately after.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 with a 32.1% share of the available audience on Friday. The network had four program in the Top Ten as #3 was ‘Seven News’ with an average 932,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 892,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ with an average 722,000 viewers. #10, ‘Million Dollar Minute’ drew an average 574,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network finished #2 on Friday with a 29.0% share. #1 was once again, ‘Nine News’ with an average audience of 1.008 million viewers. #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 959,000 viewers. #5 was ‘A Current Affair’ with an average 770,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a 17.2% share on Friday. #7 was ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ which drew an average 701,000 viewers and was the nation’s top drama on the evening. #8 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 695,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia on Friday finished with an average 16.6% share. #9 was ‘The Living Room’ which drew an average 578,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia on Friday finished with a 5.1% share of the available audience.
*SATURDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The Second Commercial Network in Australia was #1 again with a 26.8% share of the available audience. On Saturday, it had only one program in the Top Ten and that was ‘#2, ‘Seven News Saturday’ which drew an average 893,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network in Australia finished #2 on Saturday with a 25.9% share. #3 was ‘Nine News Saturday’ with 771,000 viewers. #7 was the movie, ‘Madagascar’ with 412,000 viewers. #8, ‘Getaway’ drew an average 400,00 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished third with a 21.1% share. The network finished with four programs in the Top Ten on Saturday as #1 was ‘ABC News Saturday’ with an average 941,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Father Brown’ with an average 780,000 viewers. #5, ‘Gardening Australia’ finished with an average 589,000 viewers. #6 was a rerun of Friday’s ‘Doc Martin’ which drew 527,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished with a 16.5% share of the available audience. #9 was ‘Ten Eyewitness News Saturday’ which drew an average 392,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia on Saturday finished fifth with a 9.6% share of the available audience, a huge leap from Friday’s 5.1% share. Its top program finished #10, as ‘Rockwiz Salutes The Decades’ finished with an average 384,000 viewers.
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