This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Sunday, July 5, 2015, FOX finished #1 as ‘‘2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals’‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘‘Countryfile’‘ was the top program. Nine finished #1 in Australia as ‘‘The Voice Australia was the top program. MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Sunday, July 5, 2015 (Posted on July 6, 2015)
The Animal Network of Broadcast had the big live sporting event of the day as it finished #1 on Sunday. At 7P, the ‘2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup’ finals from Vancouver was over nearly as soon as it began as the U.S. pounded Japan early to take a 2-0 lead which eventually brought a 5-2 victory and the title as Carli Lloyd (#10) scored a ‘hat trick’ in the first 20 minutes of the first half. It finished with an average 24.5 million viewers and a 15.2 rating and whopping 27% share of the available audience. It peaked at 830P with an average 30.9 million viewers and a 18.3/31. At 9P, ‘Post-Game’ coverage pulled in an average 14.61 million viewers and a 11.3/19. Then at 930P, a rerun of ‘The Simpsons’ finished with an average 4.50 million viewers and a 3.1/5, one of its highest totals in years. This combination gave Murdoch’s Minions overall, more viewers than the Big 3 networks combined. For the record, the match was the highest metered market rating ever for a soccer game in the U.S. on a single network, surpassing the previous mark set for the Women’s World Cup final between the USA and China in 1999 on ABC (13.3 rating). The top 5 local markets for the match were: Kansas City (20.6/35), St. Louis (20.5/33), San Diego (19.5/41), Denver (19.4/36) and Austin (19.1/37). FOX Sports GO set a new record with 232,000 unique streamers. This was the largest authenticated streaming audience in FOX Sports GO history. It was a good night to be The FOX. And for the biggest women’s soccer event in sport, there was no head of FIFA to be seen. Now that made it a really good night.
The Tiffany Network was an also ran on this holiday weekend Sunday. At 7P, ’60 Minutes’ finished with an average 6.50 million viewers and a 5.1/9 to finished a distant #2 in its time slot. Then at 8P, ‘Big Brother’ finished with an average 5.06 million viewers and a 3.5/6 dropping Black Rock to #3 in this time slot. At 9P, a rerun of the pilot of ‘The Zoo’ drew an average 3.67 million viewers and a 2.4/4, jumping up to #2 in the time slot. At 10P, a rerun of the season premiere of ‘Extant’ finished with an average 2.98 million viewers and a 1.8/3, finishing second in its time slot.
The Alphabet Network finished third on Sunday. At 7P, ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ finished with an average 3.64 million viewers and a 2.2/4. At 8P, ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ jumped up to #2 in its time slot with an average 6.94 million viewers and a 4.9/8. At 9P, ‘BattleBots’, finished with an average 4.25 million viewers and a 2.4/4. Then it was a rerun of ‘Castle’ which finished third in its time slot with an average 2.95 million viewers and a 1.9/3.
The Tiffany Network finished in the basement on Sunday. At 7P, the continual rain delay of the ‘NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coke Zero 400’ ran until 1109P with no conclusion and will be restarted. It drew an average 3.97 million avid stock car fans and a 2.1/4.
The #1 Hispanic Network in America finished just ahead of Telemundo, its primary rival, on Sunday. At 7P, ‘Aqui y Ahora’ finished with a 0.7/1 HH rating. Then at 8P, ‘Me Pongo de Pie’ finished with an average 0.875/2 HH rating. At 10P, ‘Sal y Pimienta’ finished with a 0.9/2 HH rating.
The NBC Hispanic Network in America finished just short on Sunday. AT 7P, ‘2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final’ drew an average 1.27 million viewers and a 0.6/1 HH rating. It was the most watched game of a FIFA Women’s World Cup in U.S. Spanish-language TV, according to Nielsen. Then at 9P, the movie, ‘Despicable Me’, finished with an average 0.5/1 HH rating.
For The Record
FOX finished #1 on Sunday with an average 16.751 million viewers and a 12.5/22. CBS finished #2 with an average 4.551 million viewers and a 3.2/ 6. ABC finished #3 with an average 4.444 million viewers and a 2.9/5. NBC finished #4 with an average 3.619 million viewers and a 2.1/4. Univision finished with an average 1.525 million viewers and a 0.9/2. Telemundo finished with an 0.8/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1990, preparation of the final game of the ‘1990 FIFA World Cup’ football tournament finals, held in Italy, will be televised in 167 counties and attract a cumulative total of 26,692,760 million viewers. Total transmission time for the entire tournament was 14,693 hours.
Top Ten at the Box Office July 3-5, 2015 Domestic
#1. ‘Jurassic World’ $30.942 million in 3,737 theaters
#2. ‘Inside Out’ $30.301 million in 4,158 theaters
#3. ‘Terminator:Genisys $28.700 million in 3,758 theaters
#4. ‘Magic Mike XXL’ $12.040 million in 3,355 theaters
#5. ‘Ted 2 $11.016 million in 3,448 theaters
#6. ‘Max’ $ 7.000 million in 2,882 theaters
#7. ‘Spy’ $ 5.500 million in 2,387 theaters
#8. ‘San Andreas’ $ 3.000 million in 1,672 theaters
#9. ‘Me Earl And The Dying Girl’ $ 1.32 in 870 theaters
#10. ‘Dope’ $ 1.098 in 863 theaters
Top Ten at the Box Office July 3-5, 2015 International
#1 ‘Terminator Genisys’$74,000,000 million in 47 territories
#2 ‘Jurassic World’ $42,000,000 million in 67 territories
#3 ‘Minions’ $54,300,000 million in 26 territories
#5 ‘Inside Out’ $18,600,000 million in 44 territories
#4 ‘Monk Comes Down’ $28,000,000 million in 3 territories
#6 ‘Ted 2’ $ 8,800,000 million in 32 territories
#7 ‘NLL-Battle Yeon’ $ 8,000,000 million in 1 territory
#8 ‘Profs 2, Les’ $ 6,800,000 million in 1 territory
#9 ‘Avengers: Ultron’ $ 6,500,000 million in 2 territories
#10 ‘Magic Mike XXL; $ 6,200,000 million in 16 territories
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The Big One had the country life and that was enough to make it #1 on Sunday in the UK. At 7P, ‘Countryfile’ was Sunday night’s most-watched program, bringing in an average 5.48 million viewers (30.7%). At 8P, ‘Fake or Fortune?’ drew an average 4.85 million viewers (24.5%). At 9P, 7/7 drama ‘A Song for Jenny’ finished the evening with an average of 3.12 million viewers (14.8%).
The Independent One came close but, like in horseshoes, second is meaningless. At 715P, ‘Catchphrase’ drew an average 2.44 million viewers (13.5%). Then at 8P, ‘Surprise Surprise’ finished with an average 3.36 million viewers (17.0%). Then at 9P, Sheridan Smith’s ‘Black Work’ concluded its run with strong ratings on Sunday as the crime drama wrapped up its three-episode arc with an average 5.14 million viewers (23.5%).
The Big Four finished #3 on Sunday in the UK as at 8P, ‘Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year’ continued with an average 1.29 million viewers (6.5%). But at 9P, ‘Humans’ brought in the network’s largest audience of the evening with an average 2.30 million viewers (10.5%).
The Little Two at 6P presented ‘John Carter’ and it pulled in an average of 1.41 million viewers (8.6%). Then at 8P, a rerun of ‘Top Gear’ drew an average 1.86 million viewers (9.4%) making it the top program of the evening on the network. At 9P, ‘Odyssey’ finished with an average 1.09 million viewers (5.0%).
The Viacom Five at 9P had its big program, ‘Big Brother’ and it brought in an average 982,000 viewers (4.5%).
The Indy Two at 9P countered with another episode of ‘Love Island’ as it continued with swim suits and sex as 498,000 viewers (2.3%) took it all in wishing they were in Fiji.
The National Nine Network in Australia finished with a 31.1% share of the available audience as ‘The Voice’ was back. #1 was ‘The Voice Australia’ finished with a big 1.608 million viewers. #2 was ‘Nine News Sunday’ with a 1,342,000 viewers. #4 was ’60 Minutes’ with 1.3 million viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished second with a 25.2% share. #3 was ‘Seven News Sunday’ with 1.326 million viewers. #6, ‘House Rules’ finished with 992,000 viewers. #10 was ‘Sunday Night’ with an average of 652,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 16.6% share. #7 was ‘Grand Designs’ with 831,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Inspector George Gently’ with 796,000 viewers. And #9 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ with an average 792,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished fifth with an average 3.8% share of the available audience.
The top sporting event on TV on Sunday was ‘LIVE: AFL ESSENDON V ST KILDA on FOX FOOTY which drive 209,000 viewers.
*MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The National Nine Network finished #1 for the second straight day on Monday, with a 29.3% share. #1 program in the nation was ‘The Voice Australia’ which finished with a 1.473 million viewership, with it being the top program in Sydney (453,000 viewers); Melbourne (464,000 viewers), Brisbane (261,000 viewers) and Adelaide (154,000 viewers). #2 was ‘Nine News’ with 1,261,000 viewers. #3 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1,157,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Lip Sync Battle’ with an average 1,087,000 viewers. #6 was ‘A Current Affair’ which finished with an average 1,026,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished with a 27.6% share. The top program on Seven was #7, ‘Seven News’ with 1,024,000 viewers. It was the top program in Perth (181,000 viewers). #8 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 980,000 viewers. And, #9 was ‘House Rules’ with an average 972,000 viewers. The top sporting programming was the ‘2015 Wimbledon’ Day 7 with an average 394,000 viewers on 7TWO.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished with a 19.1% share of the available audience, slightly ahead of ABC. #4 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ which finished with an average 1,102,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network finished with a 18.9% share. #10 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 928,000 viewers on a strong television viewing evening.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished with a 5.0% share of the available audience.
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