ABC #1 Wednesday in the U.S. ITV #1 in the UK. Seven #1 in Australia.

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‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, ABC finished #1 as ‘‘2015 ESPY Awards’‘ was the top program. ITV finished #1 in the UK as ‘‘100 Year Old Drivers Ride Again’‘ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia but Ten’s ‘‘MasterChef Australia’ was the top program. THURSDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)

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For Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (Posted on July 16, 2015)

ABC #1 Wednesday as '2015 ESPY Awards' top program.

ABC #1 Wednesday as ‘2015 ESPY Awards’ top program.


The Alphabet Network finished #1 on Wednesday with a Jimmy V night. At 8P, the entire evening was devoted to ‘The 2015 ESPY Awards’ as it finished with an average 7.711 million viewers and a 6.0/11, peaking at 930P with 6.4/11. The Espy Awards, which is short for ‘Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly’ Award, was telecast for the first time by ESPN’s parent, ABC. Walt’s World finished 76% ahead of Black Rock.


The Tiffany Network finished second on Wednesday night with two original program airings and a rerun stuffed in-between. At 8P, ‘Big Brother’ finished with an average 5.97 million viewers and a 3.8/7. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Criminal Minds’ finished with an average 4.83 million viewers and a 3.3/6. At 10P, ‘Extant’, starring Halle Berry, finished with an average 4.56 million viewers and a 3.2/6.


The Peacock Network finished #3 on Wednesday with an entire schedule of reruns. At 8P, a rerun of ‘America’s Got Talent’ finished with an average 5.79 million viewers and a 3.6/7. Then at 9P, a two-hour rerun of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ finished with an average 3.88 million viewers and a 2.4/4.


The Animal Network of Broadcast finished fourth on Wednesday. At 8P, ‘MasterChef’ finished with an average 4.71 million viewers and a 3.5/6. Then at 9P, ‘Bullseye’ finished with an average 2.63 million viewers and a 1.7/3.

The CW

The Little Network That Couldn’t did the all rerun thing on Wednesday and it failed. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Arrow’ finished with an average 1.14 million viewers and a 0.8/1. Then at 9P, a rerun of ‘Supernatural’ finished with 850,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

For The Record

ABC finished #1 on Wednesday with an average 7.711 million viewers and a 6.0/11. CBS finished #2 Wednesday with an average 5.12 million viewers and a 3.4/6. NBC finished with an average 4.513 million viewers and a 2.8/5. FOX finished with an average 3.665 million viewers and a 2.6/5. The CW finished with an average 995,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.

Today In TV History

On this date in 1985, MLB’s ‘All-Star Game’, televised on NBC-TV, was the first program broadcast in stereo by a TV network.

Television News
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Netflix Huge Jump In Q2 Subscribers
Netflix added 3.3 million new members worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, a company record for the historically weak period. The company’s net gain of 3.3 million new streaming members brought it to 65.6 million total subscribers.

2015 British Open Championship First Round Results
Jul 16-19, 2015 – St. Andrews – The Old Course – Fife, Scotland – Purse: $10,000,000

1 Dustin Johnson -7
T2 Retief Goosen -6
T2 Paul Lawrie -6
T2 Zach Johnson -6
T2 Jason Day -6
T2 Danny Willett -6
T2 Robert Streb -6
T8 Kevin Na -5
T8 Charl Schwartzel -5
T8 Louis Oosthuizen -5

Mobile News
How Often Do US Smartphone Owners Check Their Devices?
Roughly half (52%) of US smartphone owners say they check their phone a few times an hour (41%) or every few minutes (11%), according to recently-released survey results from Gallup, with that figure rising to almost three-quarters (73%) of young (18-29) smartphone owners. Besides the age skew, the survey also finds men slightly more likely than women to frequently check their smartphones, and iPhone users similarly slightly more likely than Android owners.
Overall, about 8 in 10 device owners surveyed said they keep their smartphone near them almost all the time during their waking hours.

Social Media Top Ten Television Programs for the Week of July 6 2015
(From Shareablee, which monitors the Facebook shares and Twitter retweets)

1. “Teen Wolf” (MTV) – 277,286 (6,141 Facebook shares; 271,145 retweets)
2. “Beyond Scared Straight” (A&E) – 37,244 (37,244 shares)
3. “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” (VH1) – 28,018 (28,018 shares)
4. “The Soup!” (E!) – 27,772 (27,461 shares; 311 retweets)
5. “The Fosters” (ABC Family) – 27,496 (10,107 shares, 17,389 retweets)
6. “The Strain” (FX) – 26,055 (21,361 shares; 4,694 retweets) – season premiere
7. “Hannibal” (NBC) – 24,315 (3,103 shares; 21,212 retweets)
8. “Scream” (MTV) – 18,030 (4,085 shares; 13,945 retweets)
9. “Power” (Starz) – 18,009 (13,717 shares; 4,292 retweets)
10.“Key & Peele” (Comedy Central) – 17.528 (16,214 shares, 1.314 retweets)

Cinema News

Box Office Results July 10-12, 2015 (Domestic)
#1 ‘Minions’ $115.20 Million in 4,301 theaters
#2 ‘Jurassic World’ $ 18.10 Million in 3,441 theaters
#3 ‘Inside Out’ $ 17.11 Million in 3,644 theaters
#4 ‘Terminator: Genisys’ $ 13.70 Million in 3,783 theaters
#5 ‘The Gallows’ $ 10.02 Million in 2,720 theaters
#6 ‘Magic Mike XXL’ $ 9.64 Million in 3,376 theaters
#7 ‘Ted 2’ $ 5.60 Million in 2,171 theaters
#8 ‘Self/Less’ $ 5.78 Million in 2,353 theaters
#9 ‘Baahubali:Beginning’ $ 3.58 Million in 236 theaters
#10 ‘Max’ $ 3.42 Million in 2,088 theaters

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The Independent One finished #1 on Wednesday in the UK. At 8P, the documentary, ‘100 Year Old Drivers Ride Again’ was the most watched program outside of the soaps, with 3.40 million viewers (18.9%). At 9P, ‘Secret Life of Twins’ followed with an average 2.25 million viewers (11.5%).


The Big One at 8P had ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ as it entertained 2.54 million viewers (14.1%), the top draw for One on the evening. At 9P, ‘The Interceptor’ finished with an average 2.23 million viewers (11.5%).

Channel 4

The Big Four at 8P presented ‘The Autistic Gardener’ and it brought in 870,000 viewers (4.9%). Then at 9P, one of the best programs in the nation, ’24 Hours in A&E’ averaged 2.15 million viewers (11.1%).


The Little Two at 8P had ‘Trust Me, I’m A Doctor’ which brought in 2.03 million (11.3%) to watch doctor’s practicing their ‘Practice’. At 9P, ‘Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners’ finished with an average 1.56 million viewers (8.0%). At 10P, ‘QI’ finished with just 980,000 viewers (5.6%). At 1030P, ‘Newsnight’ finished with 690,000 viewers (5.5%).

Channel 5

The Viacom Five at 8P had ‘Sick Note Skivers Exposed’ and drew an audience 1.09 million viewers (6.1%). At 9P, ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’ was the top draw of the Five evening with an average 1.37 million viewers (7.0%). Then at 10P, ‘Big Brother’ brought in 1.10 million viewers (6.8%).


The Indy Two had at 9P the season finale of summer’s favorite Fiji program, ‘Love Island’ as it finished with a series high for its ‘Live’ final on Wednesday as the romantic reality series pulled in 684,00 viewers (3.6%). An additional 53,000 viewers (0.4%) watched on +1.


Murdoch’s Euro Bird at 9P presented ‘Strike Back: Legacy’ as it continued with its final season with 203,000 viewers (1.0%).

Down Under

Seven #1 in Australia on Wednesday but Ten's 'MasterChef Australia' top program.

Seven #1 in Australia on Wednesday but Ten’s ‘MasterChef Australia’ top program.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 on Wednesday with a 27.7% share of the available audience. #2 was ‘Seven news’ with 1,097,00#0 viewers. #5, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ finished with 1,042,000 viewers. #8, ‘Highway Patrol’ had 752,000 viewers. And, #9 was ‘Home and Away’ with 749,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished second with a 23.5% share. #1 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ as it drew an average 1,237,000 viewers. #10 was ‘The Project 7P’ finished with a Boeing, 727,000 viewers.


The National Network Nine finished #3 with a 21.7% share of the available audience. #3 was ‘Nine News’ with 1,070,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1,047,000 viewers. #6, ‘A Current Affair’ finished with an average 935,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 18.6% share. #7 was ‘ABC News’ with 833,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 8.5% share of the available audience.


Network Nine #1 on Thursday as Ten's 'MasterChef Australia' was top program.

Network Nine #1 on Thursday as Ten’s ‘MasterChef Australia’ was top program.

Network Nine

The National Network Nine finished #1 on Thursday with a overwhelming 33.5% share of the available audience. #2 was ‘Nine News’ with 1,072,000 viewers, which was the nation’s top newscast on Thursday. #3 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,040,000 viewers. #6, ‘A Current Affair’ finished with 929,000 viewers.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished just ahead of Ten with a 23.3% share. #5 was ‘Seven News’ with an average 956,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 892,000 viewers. And, #10 was ‘Home and Away’ with an average 681,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 22.9% share of the available audience. #1 for the second straight night was ‘MasterChef Australia’ with an average 1.186 million viewers. #4 was ‘MasterChef Australia-Masterclass’ which drew 989,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 14.6% share. #8 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 862,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 on Thursday with a 5.7% share of the available audience.

Network Gem

The Jewel of Sports delivered the #9 program of the evening, ‘The Mid-Year Ashes: Second Test-England vs Australia Session 1’ with 782,000 viewers.

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