This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Friday, June 26, 2015, CBS was the #1 network in the U.S. was ‘‘Blue Bloods’‘ 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’s ‘‘Nine News’ was the top program. SATURDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Friday, June 26, 2015 (Posted on June 27, 2015)
The Tiffany Network won for the second straight night as they mixed reality with reruns on one of the closest battle in ratings on Friday this season. At 8P, the season finale of ‘The Briefcase’ began slowly and finished with an average 3.96 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of one of the best episodes of the year on ‘Hawaii Five-0’, titled ‘Wawahi moe’uhane’ with guest stars William Forsythe and Eric Roberts finished with 4.755 million viewers. Then at 10P, a rerun of ‘Blue Bloods’ episode titled ‘Sins of the Father’ finished with an average 6.15 million viewers to top the evening once again.
The Animal Network of Broadcast had live FIFA’s Women’s World Cup from Ottawa. At 8P, the U.S team defeated China in the quarter-finals to advance to face German who defeated France earlier in the day. The U.S. victory drew an average 5.543 million viewers and peaking at 9P with 5.99 million viewers. At 930P, a rerun of ‘The Simpsons’ finished with an average 1.69 million viewers.
The Alphabet Network finished third in one of the closest Friday nights in a long time. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Shark Tank’ finished with an average 4.16 million viewers. At 9P, ‘What Would You Do?’ finished with an average 4.20 million viewers. At 10P, ’20/20′ finished with an average 4.851 million viewers.
The Peacock Network was one feather too small as it finished fourth. At 8P, a rerun of ‘America’s Got Talent’ drew an average 3.785 million viewers. At 9P, yet another rerun of ‘America’s Got Talent’ finished with an average 4.54 million viewers. At 10P, ‘Dateline’ finished with an average 4.91 million viewers.
The Little Network That Couldn’t tried something new on Friday. At 8P, it reran the first episode of TNT’s ‘The Last Ship’ which aired last Sunday and it finished with an average 1.065 million viewers. Then at 9P, the rerun of the second episode of ‘The Last Ship’ finished with an average 1.005 million viewers proving that it has now aired a number of times and it still draws over a million viewers. This is one of cable’s strongest programs. If you haven’t seen it yet, and you certainly have had the opportunity, go ON DEMAND. It is a very good program.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 with an average 4.92 million viewers; FOX finished second with an average 4.58 million viewers. ABC finished #3 with an average 4.41 million viewers. NBC came in fourth with an average 4.21 million viewers. Univision finished with an average million viewers. Telemundo finished with an average 1.3 million viewers. The CW finished with an average 1.04 million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1989, NBC aired Michael Mann’s brilliant television series, ‘Miami Vice’ for the last time. Armani never had it so good.
Retailers’ Most Influential Promotional Vehicles, According to Online Shoppers
Emails offering free shipping (54%) or a discount (53%) are the forms of retailer advertising most likely to prompt online shoppers to shop with a retailer, per recently released results from a UPS and comScore study. A recent MarketingCharts study found that consumers are most likely to open emails from brands because the subject line promotes a discount or offer that interests them. Retailers have clearly caught onto this trend, per L2 research, which found last year that some 55% of emails sent during Q1 2014 by the 100 omnichannel retail brands tracked in its study advertised discounts, up from 49% the previous year.
‘Mr. Robot’ One Of The Top Television Programs Of The Year
Very different. Very unusual. Mezzmerizing. Perhaps Annalee Newitz said it best, while writing about the show in Gizmodo, ‘If you like intense Techno-Thrillers, you need to be watching ‘Mr. Robot’. Imagine a show that combines the anti-corporate craziness of ‘Fight Club’ with the subversive hacker heroism of ‘The Matrix’. Add some great acting, and a fascinating conspiracy that’s unfolding in the hazy realm between our dystopian nightmares and hard reality. That’s ‘Mr. Robot’.’
The star of this show is Rami Malek and to put it mildly, you have never seen anything like his performance before. It is brilliant. While Christian Slater has specialized in being in poor programs which fail, this is not going to be one of them. He is exceptional in his role in this entire matter. If you never loved Coney Island, this program will give you a reason to change your attitude.
But the entire context of the program is presented in such an unusual and interesting fashion by creator Sam Esmail and Director, Niels Arden Oplev. He directed ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ starring Daniel Craig.
In an unusual move, the pilot of ‘Mr. Robot’ titled ‘Hello Friend’ was released by the USA Network early online, and has generated nearly 3 million views across multiple non-linear platforms in the last four weeks. But it paid off. The pilot proved so popular that the network has already picked up the series for a second season. It’s on USA Network on Wednesday evening. Do yourself a favor and catch this one this summer. It is worth your time.
Top Ten at the Box Office Weekend 26-28 June 2015 (Friday Only) Domestic
#1 ‘Inside Out’ $14,990,000 in 4,132 theaters (Disney)
#2 ‘Jurassic World’ $14,700,000 in 4,198 theaters (Universal)
#3 ‘Ted 2’ $13,200,000 in 3,442 theaters (Universal)
#4 ‘Max’ (2015) $ 4,350,000 in 2,855 theaters (Warner Bros)
#5 ‘Spy’ $ 2,120,000 in 3,194 theaters (FOX)
#6 ‘San Andreas’ $ 1,425,000 in 2,620 theaters (Warner Bros)
#7 ‘Dope’ $ 839,000 in 1,851 theaters (Open Road)
#8 ‘Insidious 3’ $ 660,000 in 1,612 theaters (Focus)
#9 ‘Avengers:ULTRON’$ 463,000 in 1,097 theaters (Disney)
#10 ‘Pitch Perfect 2’$ 446,000 in 1,061 theaters (Universal)
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The Big One had the big one. beginning at evening at 7P, ‘The One Show’ began with an average 3.24 million viewers (20.1%). It was followed ‘Would I Lie You? which brought in 2.43 million viewers (14%). At 830P till 10P, ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ continued with an average 3.29 million viewers (17.5%). Then following the News, at 1035P for the second week running, ‘The Graham Norton Show’ was the evening’s highest-rated program outside of soaps. An average audience of 3.41 million viewers (25.4%) watched guests including Lewis Hamilton.
The Independent One at 8P presented ‘Gino’s Italian Escape’ and an average 2.47 million viewers (13.7%) watched. At 9P, ‘Doc Martin’ had an average 2.11 million viewers (11.3%).
The Big Four presented at 8P, ‘Location Location Location’ and drew an average 710,000 viewers (3.8%) share. Then at 9P, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ and was once again 4’s highest-rated show on Friday with 1.19 million viewers (6.4%). Then at 10P, ‘The Last Leg’ finished with an average 990,000 viewers (6.1%).
The Viacom Five at 9P, the latest ‘Big Brother Live Eviction’ was seen by an average audience of 1.08 million viewers (5.9%). A further 526,000 viewers (3.9%) watched ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ at 1030P while another 288,000 viewers (3.4%) watched live coverage from the house at 1130P.
The Little Two presented at 8P, ‘Glastonbury 2015’ coverage which peaked with 1.17 million viewers(6.5%) on Friday evening while the average audience of 980,000 viewers (5.5%) tuned in. Then at 830P, ‘Gardener’s World’ attracted 1.69 million viewers (8.8%). It was followed at 9P by ‘Arthur Ashe: More Than a Champion’ which drew 940,000 viewers (5%). At 10P, ‘Glastonbury 2015’ returned with 940,000 viewers (5.2%), while a further 570,000 viewers (9.7%) stayed up late to watch a mixture of highlights and live coverage at 11P.
The Little Three aired various ‘Glastonbury’ sets throughout the evening, beginning at 7P with 235,000 viewers (1.4%) for James Bay & Catfish and the Bottlemen. AT 8P, Jungle & the Vaccines continued with 340,000 viewers (1.9%). At 11P, ‘Glastonbury’ watchers enjoyed Rudimental as 869,000 viewers (9%) tuned in.
The Little Four presented ‘Glastonbury’ coverage at 830P, for Moorhead and drew an audience of 383,000 viewers (2%). At 9P, Mark Ronson drew 507,000 viewers (2.7%).
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 on Friday with a 31.2% share of the available audience. #3 was ‘Seven News’ with an average 831,000 viewers. #5, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ finished with 770,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ with an average 749,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network finished #2 with a 27.8% share. #1 again was ‘Nine News’ with 993,000 viewers. #2 was ‘Seven news 6:30’ with 963,000 viewers. #7 was ‘A current Affair’ with 734,000 viewers. And, #9 was ‘Friday Night NRL Live’ with 642,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished with an 18.0% share of the available audience. #10 on Friday was ‘Family Feud’ with 567,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a 17.4% share. #4 was ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ which delivered 804,000 viewers. #8 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 714,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 on Friday with a 5.6% share of the available audience.
*SATURDAY A U S T R A L I A N OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 on Saturday with a 29.6% share of the available audience. #1 as ‘Seven News Saturday’ which finished with an average 1,006,000 million viewers, the only program to draw more than 1 million viewers on Saturday. #10 was the big sporting event as ‘Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football’ finished with 362,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network finish second with a 25.1% share. #3 was ‘Nine News Saturday’ finished with 829,000 viewers. And, #9 was ‘Getaway’ with 391,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #3 with a 20.1% share of the available audience. #2 was ‘ABC News Saturday’ with 830,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Father Brown’ which finished with 744,000 viewers and was the #1 drama of the night. #5 was ‘Gardening Australia’ as it drew 536,000 viewers. #6 was a rerun of ‘Doc Martin’ and it finished with an average 515,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished fourth with a 16.2% share. #8 was the airing of the movie, ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’ which drew 397,000 viewers. Also, #7 was ‘Ten Eyewitness News Saturday’ with 417,000 viewers.
The Service Broadcast Service in Australia finished with a strong 9.0% share, a 3.4% share jump from Friday.
And as you can see, everyone was, Switching Channels!
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