‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Saturday, August 7, 2015, CBS finished #1 as ‘’48 Hours’‘ was the top program. BBC One #1 in the UK as ‘Casual+y’ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘‘ABC News Saturday’ was the top program. SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Saturday, August 8, 2015 (Posted on August 9, 2015)
The Tiffany Network brought a rerun Saturday with Honolulu leading off to finished #1. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ with an episode titled ‘Nanahu’ (‘Embers’) finished with an average 2.93 million viewers. Then at 9P, the first of two reruns of ’48 Hours’ finished with an average 4.43 million viewers. At 10P, another rerun of ’48 Hours’ finished with an average 5.02 million viewers to become the #1 program for the evening.
The Alphabet Network ran 2/3rds of its schedule with reruns and finished #2 Saturday. At 8P, a rerun of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ finished with an average 2.79 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ finished with an average 1.20 million viewers. At 10P, ‘Boston EMS’ finished with an average 2.18 million viewers.
The Animal Network of Broadcast just didn’t have much, but it was all reruns and it did beat 30 Rock. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Bullseye’ finished with an average 1.15 million friends and family. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Home Free’ finished with an average 1.40 million viewers which remarkably finished #2 in the time slot on a very, very slow Saturday.
The Peacock Network ran a schedule of mostly live programming and died. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ finished with an average 1.31 million viewers and finished as the top program in Sarnoff Siti. At 9P, ‘Aquarius’ finished with an average 1.28 million viewers. At 10P, ‘Hannibal’ finished with an average 1.07 million viewers.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 Saturday with an average 4.127 million viewers. ABC finished with an average 2.057 million viewers. FOX finished with an average 1.275 million viewers. NBC finished with an average 1.22 million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1945, the first network television broadcast occurred in Washington, DC. The program announced the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, which led to the ending of World War II. Video, above, from BBC.
Cinema Top Ten Box Office Leaders for Weekend Aug 7-9, 2015 (Domestic only) Thru Saturday
#1 Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation $29,400,000 in 3,988 theaters
#2 Fantastic Four $26,200,000 in 3,995 theaters
#3 The Gift (2015) $12,007,000 in 1,648 theaters
#4 Vacation $ 9,145,000 in 3,430 theaters
#5 Ant-Man $ 7,826,000 in 2,910 theaters
#6 Minions $ 7,400,000 in 3,123 theaters
#7 Ricki & The Flash $ 7,000,000 in 1,603 theaters
#8 Trainwreck $ 6,300,000 in 2,525 theaters
#9 Pixels $ 5,430,000 in 2,864 theaters
#10 Southpaw $ 4,764,000 in 2,274 theaters
Coming This Weekend To A Theater Near You
‘Ricki And The Flash’ Starring Meryl Streep, Sebastian Stan, Kevin Kline and Mamie Gummer
‘Shaun The Sheep Movie’ Starring…animated sheep
‘The Fantastic Four’ Starring Kate Mara, Tim Blake Nelson, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell
‘The Gift’ Starring Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, Rebecca Hall and David Denman
‘Cop Car’ Starring Kevin Bacon, Camryn Manheim, Sheriff Kretzer and James Freedson-Jackson
‘Dark Places’ Starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Moretz and Tye Sheridan
‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ Starring Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Alfred Molina and Salma Hayek
‘The Runner’ Starring Nicolas Cage, Sarah Paulson, Connie Nielsen and Peter Fonda
‘The Diary Of A Teenage Girl’ Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni, Alexander Skarsgård and Bel Powley
‘Enchanted Kingdom‘ Starring Idris Elba, Hayley Joanne Bacon and India Dale-Hill
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 finished #1 Saturday because it had ‘Casual+y’. At 625P, ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ finished with an averaged 2.49 million viewers (17.5%). Later, ‘The National Lottery: Five Star Family Reunion’ finished with an average 3.01 million viewer. Then the power of Saturday night. At 910P, the long running drama, ‘Casual+y’, in an episode titled ‘The Long Haul’ finished with an average 4.24 million viewers (24.2%) and finished #1 for the evening.
The Independent One at 7P presented ‘Keep It in the Family’ and it began with an average 2.77 million viewers (18.6%). At 8P, ‘The Cube’ followed with an average 2.35 million viewers (14.6%). At 9P, ‘The Bourne Identity’ drew an average 1.29 million viewers (8%).
The Little Two finished #3 on Saturday evening in the UK. The highlights were at 840P as a rerun of ‘Dad’s Army’ entertained the Saturday night faithful as an average 1.49 million viewers (8.8%). Then, Keira Knightley’s ‘The Duchess’ brought in an average 1.11 million viewers (6.7%).
The Big Four finished #4 on Saturday in the UK as at 7P, it presented ‘Homes by the Sea’ and it averaged 804,000 viewers (5.4%). Then later, ‘The A-Team’ brought in an average 784,000 viewers (4.9%).
The Indy Three at 8P, had ‘Lewis’ which finished with an average 583,000 viewers (3.5%) to push the network into fifth place on Saturday.
The Viacom Five presented ‘Killer Landslides’ and it had an average audience of 458,000 viewers (2.8%). Then ‘Football League Tonight’ opened with an average 578,000 viewers (3.4%).
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 on Saturday with a 31.4% share of the available audience as it was the home of football. While #3 was ‘Seven News Saturday’ with 803,000 viewers #10 was ‘Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football’ which drew an average 353,000 viewers.
The National Nine Network finished second with a 21.9% share. #2 was ‘Nine News Saturday’ with an average 842,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Getaway’ which finished with an average 384,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a20.9% share of the available audience. And the #1 program in Australia was ‘ABC News Saturday’ with 872,000 viewers. The top drama of the evening was #4, ‘Father Brown’ with an average 783,000 viewers. #5 was a rerun of ‘New Tricks’ with an average 612,000 viewers. #6 was ‘Gardening Australia’ with 508,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished with a 19.8% share as rugby ruled. #7 was ‘Rugby: 2015 Bledisloe Cup-Game 1 Post Match Live’ which drew an average 457,000 viewers. Then the match was #9 as ‘Rugby: 2015 Bledisloe Cup-Game 1 Live’ had an average 372,000 viewers with Australia 27 New Zealand 19.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 Saturday with a 6.0% share of the available audience
*SUNDAY AUSTRALIA OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The Big Nine roared back to the #1 spot on Sunday with a powerful 32.6% share of the available audience. #1 was ‘The Voice Australia’ with an average 1.404 million viewers. It dwarfed any other non-news program. #2 was ‘Nine News Sunday’ with an average 1.291 million viewers. #5 was ’60 Minutes’ which drew 936,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #2 with a 27.8% share on Sunday. #3 was ‘Seven News’ which finished with 1.276 million viewers. #6 was ‘Sunday Night’ which finished with 895,000 viewers. But the biggest surprise was the #8 finish for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ which drew only 673,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a 16.2% share of the available audience which had three programs finishing in the Top Ten. #4 was ‘Grand Designs’ with 973,000 viewers. #8 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ which finished with 777,000 viewers. #9 was ‘The Politician’s Husband’ which finished with an average 625,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished fourth with a 14.6 share. #10 was a repeat of ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ which finished with 497,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with an 8.7% share of the available audience.
As you can see, in or out of court, people were ‘Switching Channels’.
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