‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Saturday, August 22, 2015, CBS finished #1 as ‘’48 Hours’‘ was the top program. BBC One in the UK as ‘Casual+y’ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘‘Seven News Saturday’ again was the top program. SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Saturday, August 22, 2015 (Posted on August 23, 2015)
The Tiffany Network finished #1 on Saturday with an all rerun evening in prime time as it increased viewership each hour. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Scorpion’ finished with an average 4.040 million viewers. Then at 9P, another rerun of ‘Scorpion’ finished with an average 4.650 million viewers. At 10P, a rerun of ’48 Hours’ with an episode titled ‘Decades of Deceit’ finished with an average 5.265 million viewers and topped the evening as the #1 program in prime time.
The Alphabet Network had an old and some new programming on Saturday. At 8P, ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ finished with an average 3.550 million viewers. At 9P, ‘Beyond The Tank’ finished with an average 2.86 million viewers. At 10P, ‘Boston EMS’ finished with an average 3.345 million viewers.
The Peacock Network began the evening at 8P with a rerun of ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’ as it finished with an average 3.160 million viewers. At 9P, ‘Aquarius’ finished with an average 3.160 million viewers. Finally at 10P, ‘Hannibal’ finished with an average 2.340 million viewers.
The Animal Network of Broadcast finished just out of the running on Saturday. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Bullseye’ finished with an average 2.975 million viewers. Then at 9P, a rerun of ‘Home Free’ finished with an average 2.610 million viewers.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Saturday with an average 4.67 million viewers. ABC finished #2 with an average 3.24 million viewers. NBC finished #3 with an average 2.89 million viewers. FOX finished #4 with an average 2.79 million viewers.
Today In TV History
On this date in 2000, Richard Hatch was revealed as the winning castaway on the first season of the first reality program on network television, CBS’ ‘Survivor’. Hatch won $1,000,000 for his stay on the island of Pulau Tida in the South China Sea.
At A Theater Near You This Weekend (Aug 21-23 2015)
‘Hitman: Agent 47’ starring Zachary Quinto, Rupert Friend and Thomas Kretschmann
‘American Ultra’ starring Topher Grace, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart
‘The Curse of Downers Grove’ starring Bella Heathcote, Penelope Mitchell and Lucas Till
‘Some Kind Of Beautiful’ starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba and Malcolm McDowell
‘She’s Funny That Way’ starring Jennifer Anniston, Owen Wilson and Will Forte
Box Office Weekend August 21-23 2015 (Friday Only)
1 STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON $8,300,000 in 3,025 theaters
2 SINISTER 2 $4,700,000 in 2,766 theaters
3 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE-RN $3,345,000 in 3,342 theaters
4 HITMAN: AGENT 47 $3,085,000 in 3,261 theaters
5 THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.$2,185,000 in 3,673 theaters
6 AMERICAN ULTRA $2,100,000 in 2,778 theaters
7 THE GIFT (2015) $1,275,000 in 2,303 theaters
8 ANT-MAN $1,178,000 in 2,016 theaters
9 MINIONS $1,100,000 in 2,226 theaters
10 FANTASTIC FOUR $1,070,000 in 2,581 theaters
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Across The Pond
The Big One had the big Saturday program to lead it to #1 on Saturday in the UK. At 620P, BBC began with ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ as it drew an average 3.38 million viewers (23.1%). Then, ‘The National Lottery: Five Star Family Reunion’ held most of the audience with an average 3.17 million viewers (19%). But it was at 910P, when the #1 program in the UK took the stage, front and center. ‘Casual+y’ was the top program in the UK on Saturday as after Nina begs Abs not to marry Ellen because she loves him, Abs has a lot of decisions to make but in the end marries Ellen to help her stay in the country leaving Nina heartbroken. Oh me. Oh my. This is Part 1 of a 4 part season finale. It drew an average 4.34 million viewers and an excellent 24.6% share of the available audience. At 1020P, football highlights show ‘Match of the Day’ averaged 3.39 million viewers (25.8%).
The Independent One at 7P had the game show, ‘Keep It in the Family’ as it continued with an average 2.48 million viewers (16.5%). then, ‘The Saturday Night Story’ finished with an average 2.26 million viewers and a 13.8% share. ‘The Lost Honor of Christopher Jefferies’ was then seen by an average 814,000 viewers (4.9%).
The Little Two had at 7P, ‘Proms Extra’, presented by Katie Derham, one of this year’s ‘Strictly’ celebrity contestants and it drew an average 435,000 viewers (3%) from 7pm. A rerun of ‘Dad’s Army’ brought in 1.49 million viewers (8.7%) as did ‘Julie Walters: A Life on Screen’ which also kept the 1.49 million viewers (8.4%) tuned to BBC Two.
The Big four had ‘Great Canal Journeys’ and it brought in 943,000 viewers (6.3%). Then ‘Battleship’ averaged 1.03 million viewers (6.1%).
The Indy three at 8P presented ‘Lewis’, which drew an average 674,000 viewers (4%).
The Viacom Five had at 9P, ‘Football League Tonight’ as it was watched by 509,000 viewers (2.9%).
The Second Commercial Network in Australia came back to take the top spot Saturday with a 31.3% share of the available audience. And it was led by the #1 program in the nation with ‘Seven News Saturday’ which drew an average 889,000 viewers. #10 was ‘Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football’ which had an average 405,000 viewers.
Network Nine finished second Saturday in Australia with a 30.8% share. #2 was ‘Nine News Saturday’ with an average 822,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #3 with a 18.7% share of the available audience. ABC had its usual powerful Saturday lineup as #3 was ‘ABC News Saturday’ with an average 783,000 viewers. #4, ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ brought in an average 614,000 viewers. #5 was a rerun of ‘New Tricks’ with 586,000 viewers. Then #7 was ‘Gardening Australia’ which drew an average 455,000 viewers.
The Jewel of Australia finished in the middle of the pack because of cricket. #6 was ‘The Mid-Year Ashes: Fifth Test-England vs Australia Session 1 D3’ with an average 465,000 viewers. #8 was ‘The Cricket show’ which brought in an average 447,000 viewers. Then, #9 was ‘The Fifth Test Session 2-D3’ with an average 431,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished Saturday with a 14.0% share.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished with a 5.1% share of the available audience.
*SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
Network Nine finished #1 on Sunday with an overwhelming 36.1% share of the available audience. The #1 program was ‘Nine News Sunday’ as it pulled in 1.319 million viewers. Then, #3 ‘The Voice Australia’ finished with an average 1.267 million viewers, the top non-news program. #7 was ’60 Minutes’ with an average 747,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished second on Sunday with a 26.3% share. #7 was ‘Seven News Sunday’ with an average 1.283 million viewers. #4, ‘Sunday Night’ finished with an average 1.120 million viewers. #8 was ‘Dancing with The Stars’ which drew an average 727,000 viewers. For those keeping records, singing beat dancing on Sunday in Australia by about 500,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #3 with a 16.6% share of the available audience. #5 was ‘Grand Design Revisited’ with an average 836,000 viewers. #6, ‘ABC News Sunday’ finished with 828,000 viewers. And, #9, ‘Vera’ brought in a total 643,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished fourth Sunday with a 14.8% share.
The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with a 6.2% share of the available audience.
The Jewel Network in Australia pulled a 7.7% share, which was part of Network Nine’s total. And the reason was ‘The Mid-Year Ashes: Fifth Test-England vs Australia Session 1 D4’ which drew an average 546,000 viewers.
As you can see, no matter where you are, people were ‘Switching Channels’.
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