‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Saturday, July 25, 2015, CBS finished #1 as ‘’48 Hours’‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘‘Casual+y’‘ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘‘Seven News Saturday’ was the top program. ‘Ant-Man’ tops at box office. SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Saturday, July 25, 2015 (Posted on July 26, 2015)
The Tiffany Network was again the top network on Saturday with an entire schedule of reruns. At 8P, a rerun of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ finished #1 in the time slot with an average 3.49 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Scorpion’ finished #1 in its time slot with an average 3.35 million viewers. Then at 10P, the top program of the night, a rerun of ’48 Hours’ finished with an average 4.11 million viewers.
The Animal Network of Broadcast, which has the rights to Major League Baseball, on a night when Cole Hamels pitch a no-hitter as the Phillies beat the Cubs in Wrigley, instead aired cage fighting. At 8P, ‘UFC Fight Night’ brought in 2.29 million viewers. Murdoch’s Minions guesses wrong…again and didn’t win.
The Alphabet Network had one strange night of programming. At 8P, a rerun of ‘BattleBots’ finished with an average 1.79 million viewers. Then, at 9P Walt’s Wizards give us another rerun of ‘BattleBots’ and it finished with an average 2.12 million viewers. Finally at 10P, the series premiere of ‘Boston EMS’ brought the audience up as it finished with an average 2.97 million viewers with some of the worst lead in programming of all time. Great continuity as Disneyville.
The Peacock Network died on Saturday as not a single program finished above The Mendoza Line, which may be a new record for Peacockville. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ finished with an average 1.29 million viewers, the lowest in its time slot, even lower than ‘BattleBots’. But at 9P, an original airing of ‘Aquarius’ died with 1.19 million viewers. Nobody cares about Charles Manson, 30 Rock…not even with David Duchovny chasing him. At 10P, taps were played as an original airing of ‘Hannibal’ finished with an average 1.00 million viewers.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Saturday with an average 3.65 million viewers. FOX finished #2 Saturday with an average 2.294 million viewers. ABC finished #3 with an average 2.293 million viewers. NBC finished last with an average 1.16 million viewers. They have now officially entered The CW Zone.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1984, NBC began shooting 15-minute episodes of ‘Punky Brewster’. The short episodes were used when football games spilled over into the show’s time slot.
Top Ten Box Office Weekend of 24-26 July 2015 (Domestic)
#1 ‘Ant-Man’ $24,765,000 in 3,868 theaters
#2 ‘Pixels’ $24,000,000 in 3,723 theaters
#3 ‘Minions’ $22,100,000 in 4,066 theaters
#4 ‘Trainwreck’ $17,300,000 in 3,171 theaters
#5 ‘Southpaw’ $16,500,000 in 2,772 theaters
#6 ‘Paper Towns’ $12,500,000 in 3,031 theaters
#7 ‘Inside Out’ $ 7,356,000 in 2,717 theaters
#8 ‘Jurassic World’ $ 6,900,000 in 2,645 theaters
#9 ‘Mr. Holmes’ $ 2,849,000 in 686 theaters
#10 ‘Terminator:Gen’ $ 2,400,000 in 1,440 theaters
Coming To A Theater Near You This Weekend July 24-24 2015
‘American Heist’ starring Adrien Brody and Hayden Christensen
‘Paper Towns’ starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne
‘Pixels’ starring Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Adam Sandler
‘The Vatican Tape’ starring Michael Pena, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott and Kathleen Robertson
‘Irrational Man’ starring Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, Emma Stone and Jamie Blackley
‘Mad Woman’ starring Reed Birney and Kelsey Lynn Stokes
‘ SMOSH: The Movie ‘ starring Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox
‘Samba’ starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Omar Sy
Coming November 20, 2015
Coming For Christmas from Quentin Tarantino
‘Joy’ They’re back. Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper
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The Big One was #1 in the UK on Saturday because it had ‘Casual+y’. At 7P, Emma Willis’s ‘Prized Apart’ concluded with nearly 3 million viewers last night as it averaged 2.93 million viewers (19.3%), as Kennedy and Julia took the crown.
Then, ‘The National Lottery: Five Star Family Reunion’ brought in an average 3.49 million viewers (20.8%). At 9P came the champ, as ‘Casual+y’ was the top program with an average 4.15 million viewers (22.7%).
The Independent One had at 7P, ‘Despicable Me’ as Minion lovers averaged 2.26 million viewers (14.3%). Then, ‘The Nation’s Favourite ’80s Number One’ brought in 1.86 million viewers (10.4%).
The Big Four presented at 9P, the Anna Kendrick film, ‘Pitch Perfect’ and it drew very well with an average 1.83 million viewers (10.9%).
The Little Two at 840P had a rerun of ‘Dad’s Army’ but it still brought in 1.31 million viewers (7.4%). Then at 910P, ‘Dancing Through the Blitz: Blackpool’s Big Band Story’ averaged 1.43 million viewers (8%) until 1040P.
The Indy Three presented at 9P, ‘Midsomer Murders’ and it brought in a surprisingly large audience of 828,000 viewers (4.9%).
The Viacom Five died on Saturday, finishing on the bottom. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away’, always a positive way to begin a Saturday, drew 750,000 viewers (4.5%). Then at 9P, the ‘Transporter: The Series’, a Luc Beason original and one of the best television series, brought in a disappointing 394,000 viewers (2.2%).
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 for the second straight day with a 27.7% share of the available audience. ‘Seven News’ was #1 on Saturday with 1.003 million viewers, the only program to draw over 1 million Saturday. #10 was ‘Seven’s AFL: Saturday Afternoon Football’ with 420,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #2 with a 22.5% share of the available audience. The network had five of the Top Ten programs in the nation on Saturday. #2 was ‘ABC News Saturday’ with 879,000 viewers. #4 was ‘Father Brown’, with 835,000 viewers and was the top drama of the night. #5, a rerun of ‘New Tricks’ finished with 632,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Gardening Australia’ with 573,000 viewers. #7 was a rerun of ‘Doc Martin’ with 499,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network finished third in Australia with a 21.5% share. #3 was ‘Nine News Saturday’ with 839,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #4 with a 19.5% share. #8, ‘The Croods’ finished with an average 486,000 viewers. #9 was a rerun of ‘Jack Reacher’ which drew 422,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished fifth with an 8.7% share of the available. audience.
*SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The National Nine Network was back as #1 on Sunday in Australia with a 29.9% share of the available audience on a very competitive night. The #1 program was ‘The Voice Australia’ and it finished with a 1.472 million viewers. #2, ‘Nine News Sunday’ finished as the #1 newscast in the nation with an average 1.413 million viewers. #6 was ’60 Minutes’ with 845,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished second with a 23.6% share. #4 was ‘Seven News Sunday’ with an average 1,303,000 viewers. #9 was ‘Dancing with the Stars’ which finished with 710,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 23.2% share of the available audience. #3 was ‘MasterChef Australia-Grand Final Part 1’ with an average 1,389,000 viewers. #10 was a rerun of ‘Modern Family’ which finished with an average 663,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 17.2% share with three programs finishing in the Top Ten. #5 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ which finished with an average 881,000 viewers. #7, ‘Grand Designs’ finished with an average 821,000 viewers. #8 was a rerun of ‘Inspector George Gently’ with an average 761,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 6.1% share of the available audience.
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