ABC #1 Monday in the U.S. ITV #1 in the UK. Nine #1 in Australia.

overtheshoulder 21 July 2015
‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Monday, July 20, 2015, ABC finished #1 as ‘‘The Bachelorette’‘ was the top program. ITV finished #1 in the UK as ‘‘Rookies’‘ was the top program. Nine finished #1 in Australia as ‘‘The Voice Australia’ was the top program. TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN 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 Monday, July 20, 2015 (Posted on July 21, 2015)

ABC #1 on Monday as 'The Bachelorette' was the top program.

ABC #1 on Monday as ‘The Bachelorette’ was the top program.


The Alphabet Network of Broadcasting had the girl along with a guy on his knee. And that is a formula that wins the audience and the #1 spot in the U.S. for the evening. At 8P, ‘The Bachelorette’ finished with an average 6.93 million viewers and a 5.3/9, as it was the #1 program on the evening. With the conclusion next Monday, it is a foregone conclusion that it will continue its winning ways. At 10P, ‘The Whispers’ finished with an average 3.43 million viewers and a 2.3/4.


The Peacock Network finished with a host of first run reality programming. At 8P, a two hour edition of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ finished with an average 6.53 million viewers and a 3.8/6. Then at 10P, Sarnoff Siti finished in the basement with ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ as it drew 3.50 million viewers and a 2.0/4. While it may be popular with the 18-49 demographic, it is a bust when it comes to overall eyeballs.


The Tiffany Network ran a schedule of reruns. At 8P, a rerun of ‘2 Broke Girls’ began the evening with an average 4.66 million viewers and a 2.9/5. Then at 830P, a rerun of ‘Mike & Molly’ finished with an average 4.79 million viewers and a 3.1/5. Then at 9P, a rerun of ‘Scorpion’ finished with an average 4.29 million viewers and a 3.0/5. Finally at 10P, a rerun of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ finished with a time slot #1 average of 5.81 million viewers and a 3.7/6, the top performance of the evening at Black Rock.


The Animal Network of Broadcast tried on Monday as it put on its dancing shoes. At 8P, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finished #4 in its time slot with an average 3.16 million viewers and a 2.6/4. And to ensure it will do the same on Tuesday, it is running a ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ special. Wow! Murdoch’s Minions really know how to create a basement dwelling programming nightmare.

The CW

The Little Network That Couldn’t didn’t. But to be honest, it tried. At 8P, the top program on the network on Monday, ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ drew an average 1.84 million viewers and a 1.4/2. It was followed at 9P by ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ and it finished with an average 1.39 million viewers and a 1.0/2. Then at 930P, another episode of the cancelled
Cedric’s Barber Battles’ really is about nobody caring what happens as it drew only 780,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

For The Record

ABC finished #1 on Monday with an average 5.760 million viewers and a 4.3/7. NBC finished #2 with an average 5.517 million viewers and a 3.2/5. CBS finished #3 with an average 4.944 million viewers and a 3.2/5. FOX finished #4 with an average 3.154 million viewers and a 2.6/5. Univision finished with an average 1.959 million viewers. Telemundo finished with an average 1.600 million viewers. The CW finished with an average 1.460 million viewers and a 1.1/2.

Today In TV History
On this date in 1931, the first CBS-TV program was aired. Yes. 1931. The show featured singer Kate Smith, composer George Gershwin and New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker. It was the first of 28 hours per week of scheduling as it was transmitted from the Chrysler Building in New York.

Cable TV Ratings Monday

#1 ‘Major Crimes’ TNT 4.310 million viewers @ 9P
#2 ‘WWE Smackdown’ USA 4.030 million viewers @ 9P
#3 ‘WWE Smackdown’ USA 3.840 million viewers @ 8P
#4 ‘WWE Smackdown’ USA 3.542 million viewers @ 10P
#5 ‘O’Reilly Factor’ FOXNC 2.970 million viewers # 8P
#6 ‘Love& Hip Hop ATL’ VH1 2.966 million viewers @ 8P
#7 ‘Street Outlaws’ DISC 2.716 million viewers @ 9P
#8. ‘The Kelly File’ FOXNC 2.290 million viewers @ 9P
#9 ‘House Hunters’ HGTV 2.065 million viewers @ 10P
#10 ‘LHH ATL Afterparty’VH1 2.059 million viewers @ 9P

FIFA President To Continue Until…

The face that won't go away.

The face that won’t go away.

In the ongoing saga of a man in desperate times, Sepp Blatter will continue to be president of the scandal ridden FIFA organization until the Presidential election is held in February 2016. Six of the seven executives arrested in May remain in custody in Zurich awaiting extradition hearings. Jeffrey Webb, the former Concacaf president and Fifa vice-president, has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges.

Social Media News
More Facebook and Twitter users are getting their news from those platforms, says the Pew Research Center. Some 63% of each group said the social networks are a platform for their news consumption, up from 52% (Twitter) and 47% (Facebook) in 2013. This rise appears to be across age and gender groups. While Facebook and Twitter users report comparable levels of engagement with most news types, Twitter users are more likely to say they see news about national government and politics, international affairs, business, and sports.

Mobile News

‘WiFi Aware’ to Create Brave New World for Mobile Devices
WiFi is going to get a lot smarter. A new service developed by some of the biggest brands in tech, called /WiFi Aware’ is going to be a game changer. Like GPS but extremely smart, it works in the background to scan and notify you of local devices, points of interest or even people. Developed by the WiFi Alliance—a consortium that includes Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, and Sony, among others, ‘WiFi Aware’ is designed to function without cellular data or even an internet connection.

Starting this week, the Alliance will begin certifying various gadgets, apps, and services as “WiFi Aware”—just like current WiFi- or Bluetooth-compatible products. At the heart of the platform is location—or, more accurately, your device’s proximity to relevant services or devices. The WiFi Alliance designed ‘WiFi Aware’ to operate in crowded environments—a crucial feature given the ubiquity of WiFi-enabled devices—and you have to actively establish a connection with another device to send or receive information. The service was also designed to be application-driven, allowing users to control privacy settings and opt in to notifications. We can expect to see social networks like Facebook or LinkedIn begin rolling out WiFi Aware services before the end of the year.

Cinema News
How Important Is A Make-up Artist?
Both of the above photos are of one actress, the accomplished and Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA Award Winner for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in ‘Michael Clayton’, Tilda Swinton. On the right is what she normally looks like. On the left, is from her most recent released film, ‘Trainwreck’. The magic is due to the accomplished talent of makeup artist extraordinare: Kyra Panchenko.

Top Ten Box Office Weekend July 17-19 2015 (Domestic)

#1 ‘Ant-Man’ $58,040,000
#2 ‘Minions’ $50,244,705
#3 ‘Trainwreck’ $30,237,850
#4 ‘Inside Out’ $11,660,000
#5 ‘Jurassic World’ $11,361,465
#6 ‘Terminator Genisys’ $ 5,400,000
#7 ‘Magic Mike XXL’ $ 4,500,000
#8 ‘Gallows’ $ 4,005,000
#9 ‘Ted 2’ $ 2,681,490
#10 ‘Spy’ $ 1,500,000

Coming Soon

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For The World Who Needs A Little

Think Sunshine!

Think Sunshine!

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Across The Pond


The Independent One finished #1 on Monday in the UK. At 7P, ‘Emmerdale’ saw Laurel lock lips with Marlon as 5.9 million viewers watched (30% share). At 730P, ‘Coronation Street’ had all types of trouble as it drew an average 7.0 million viewers and a 33% share of the available audience. At 8P, ‘Vet School’ brought in an average 2.39 million viewers (11.0%). At 9P, ITV’s ‘Rookies’ kept hold of the vast majority of its viewers as the police documentary brought in 3.17 million viewers (15.8%) to top the ratings outside of the soaps.


The Little Two at 7P provided live coverage from ‘The Open’ and the delayed final round brought in an average 3.01 million viewers (14.5%). The BBC have apologised for commentator Peter Alliss’s sexist comment about the wife of the Open winner Zach Johnson, describing it as “inappropriate”. Alliss, 84, provoked a backlash on social media as he commentated on the play-off featuring Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman on Monday at St Andrews. The American was lining up a putt to secure victory when the camera showed Johnson’s wife Kim Barclay, prompting Alliss to speculate how they may spend the prizemoney. “She is probably thinking – ‘if this goes in I get a new kitchen,’” he said. Peter…Peter…Peter. At 830P, ‘University Challenge’ dropped slightly with an average 2.49 million viewers (11.5%). At 9P, ‘Only Connect’ brought in an average 2.24 million viewers (11.0%). Then at 930P, ‘Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers’ followed with 1.36 million viewers (7.2%). All in all, it was a good night to be The Little Two.


The Big One finished a small three on Monday. At 8P, ‘EastEnders’ had Ben in trouble again as 6.2 million viewers (29%) watched as the Heather-slayer was wrongfully questioned for Lucy’s murder. At 830P, ‘The Train That Divides Jerusalem’ had few ticket buyers as only 1.58 million viewers bothered to get on that train (7.3% share). Then at 9P, ‘Britain at the Bookies’ gathered 2.21 million bettors and an 11.0% share.

Channel 4

The Big Four at 8P presented ‘Supershoppers’ and it brought in 1.51 million viewers (7.0%). At 830P, ‘The Real Story’ continued with an average 1.60 million viewers (7.4%). At 9P, ‘How to Get a Council House’ finished with an average 1.57 million viewers (7.8%). At 10P, ‘Lookalikes’ drew 1.04 million viewers (5.9%).

Channel 5

The Viacom Five really did little on Monday. At 9P, ‘Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild’ could only draw an average 1.26 million viewers (6.3%). Then at 10P, CBS’ ‘Under the Dome’ finished with an average 469,000 viewers (2.9%).

Sky Atlantic

Murdoch’s Water Bird brought out at 9P, the HBO second season premiere of ‘True Detective’ and this powerhouse cast provided a mere 154,000 viewers (0.8%). One of the best television programs of the summer in the U.S., with less than 10% of the available audience at that hour does not bode well in the UK. FYI…On Sunday, ‘True Detective’ drew an average 2.415 million viewers on HBO in the U.S.

Down Under

Network Nine #1 on Monday as 'The Voice  Australia' was top program.

Network Nine #1 on Monday as ‘The Voice Australia’ was top program.

Network Nine

The National Nine Network finished #1 in Australia on Monday as it finished with a 29.5% share of the available audience. And again, the #1 program in the nation was ‘The Voice Australia’ with an average 1.362 million viewers. #2 was the nation’s top newscast as ‘Nine News’ finished with an average 1.3 million viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1.247 million viewers. While #5 was ‘A Current Affair’ with an average 1.116 million viewers. With four out of the top five programs on Monday, there was little question who would be #1.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished second again, this time on Monday with a 27.4% share. #3 was ‘House Rules-Winner Announced’ with an average 1.295,000 viewers. #6 was ‘House Rules-Grand Final’ with an average 1.097 million viewers. #8, ‘Seven News’ produced an average 1.061,000 viewers. While #9 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 1.034,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network In Australia finished #3 with a 19.1% share of the available audience. #10 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 855,000 viewers, the only program in the Top Ten not to draw 1 million viewers.

The Third Commercial Broadcast network in Australia finished fourth with a 18.6% share. #7 was ‘MasterChef Australia’ with an average 1.070 million viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 5.5% share of the available audience.



The National Nine Network did it again and finished first on Tuesday with a solid 29.2% share of the available audience. And for the third straight night, ‘The Voice Australia’ finished with 1.439 million viewers. #3 was ‘Nine News’ as it finished as the #1 newscast in the nation again with 1.152 million viewers. #4, ‘Nine News 6:30’ finished with 1.142 million viewers, just 10,000 behind ‘Nine News’. #6 was ‘A Current Affair’ which finished with 1,015,000 viewers as all four of Nine’s top programs in the Top Six finished above 1 million viewers.


Virgin Australia cancels all flights to and from Bali.

Virgin Australia cancels all flights to and from Bali.

The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #2 with a 25.9% share on Tuesday. Seven finished with three programs in the Top Ten as #5 was ‘Seven News’ with 1,051,000 viewers, finishing some 101,000 viewers behind its main rival, ‘Nine Nine’. #7 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 967,000 viewers. #9, ‘Home and Away’ finished with an average 798,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished third with a 23.1% share of the available audience. The #2 program was ‘MasterChef Australia’ which finished with an average 1,231,000 viewers. And the network also had its namesake position, #10 with ‘The Project 7P’ with an average of 790,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 with a 16.6% share. ABC only had one program in the Top Ten on Tuesday as #8 was ‘ABC News’ finishing with 839,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished fifth on Tuesday with a 5.1% share of the available audience.

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