‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Sunday, August 23, 2015, CBS finished #1 as ‘’60 Minutes’‘ was the top program. BBC One in the UK as ‘Big Blue Live’ was the top program. Nine finished #1 in Australia as ‘‘Nine News Sunday’ again was the top program. MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Sunday, August 23, 2015 (Posted on August 24, 2015)
The Tiffany Network ran its regularly schedule of Fall programming on Sunday but with a lot of reruns. At 7P, a rerun of ’60 Minutes’ finished with an average 8.25 million viewers and a 5.7/11. Then at 8P, an original airing of ‘Big Brother’ finished with an average 6.99 million viewers and a 3.9/7. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Madam Secretary’ finished with an average 4.10 million viewers and a 2.6/4. Then at 10P, a rerun of ‘CSI Cyber’ finished with an average 4.09 million viewers and a 2.4/4.
The Alphabet Network had a mix on Sunday. At 7P, a rerun of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ finished with an average 5.02 million viewers and a 2.7/5. Then at 8P, ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ finished with an average 4.25 million viewers and a 3.0/5. At 10P, a special ‘Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm With Robin Roberts’ finished with an average 3.78 million viewers and a 2.8/5.
The Animal Network of Broadcast pulled a switch and went from animation domination to football. At 7P, a rerun of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ finished with an average 1.91 million viewers and a 0.9/2. At 730P, another rerun of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ finished with an average 2.33 million viewers and a 0.9/2. Then at 8P, ‘NFL Pre-season Football’ featured the St. Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans as it drew an average 5.46 million viewers and a 3.7/6.
The Peacock Network has a bit of a switch up on Sunday as it had all reruns. It finished in the basement. At 7P, a rerun of ‘Hollywood Game Night’ finished with an average 1.90 million viewers and a 1.3/2. Then at 8P, another rerun of ‘Hollywood Game Night’ finished with an average 2.50 million viewers and a 1.3/2. At 9P, a rerun of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ finished with an average 2.77 million viewers and a 1.3/7.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Sunday with an average 5.858 million viewers and a 3.6/6. FOX finished with an average 4.625 million viewers and a 2.9/5. ABC finished with an average 4.325 million viewers and a 2.9/5. NBC finished with an average 2.485 million viewers and a 1.5/3.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1955 marked the last telecast of the CBS sitcom My Little Margie. Originally produced as a summer replacement for I Love Lucy, the show starred Gale Storm as the 21-year-old daughter of a widowed New York investment banker (played by one-time silent film star Charles Farrell).
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 a new one to take it to #1 on Sunday in the UK. At 7P, ‘Big Blue Live’ was a ratings winner on Sunday as the new live series kicked off with 4.96 million viewers (27.1%). At 9P, ‘Partners in Crime’ brought in 3.68 million viewers (18.2%).
The Little Two at 8P had ‘Dragons’ Den’ as it continued with 2.89 million viewers (13.9%). At 9P, ‘Odyssey’ had an average 1.09 million viewers (5.4%).
The Independent One at 7P presented ‘Animal Moms’ and it appealed to 2.01 million viewers (11.0%). At 8P, two-hours of ‘Midsomer Murders’ brought in 2.19 million viewers (10.7%).
The Big Four had a 8P, ‘Time Crashers’ and it finished with an average 1.17 million viewers (5.7%). At 9P, the network premiere of ‘Les Misérables’ pulled in an average 1.32 million viewers (8.9%) as the top program on the network on Sunday.
The Viacom Five presented at 8P, ‘Police Interceptors: Unleashed’, while a far cry from ‘Les Mis’ it brought in 642,000 viewers (3.1%). At 9P, ‘Snitch’ finished with an average 1.12 million viewers (6.4%).
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.
*SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 Sunday with a 26.6% share of the available audience. #4 was ‘Seven News’ as it brought in an average 999,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 982,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Highway Patrol’ with an average 872,000 viewers.
Network Nine finished second with a 25.5% share. It still had the #1 program in Australia as ‘Nine News’ again took top honors with an average 1.132 million viewers. #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1.108 million viewers. #3 was ‘A Current Affair’ with an average 1.031 million viewers. No other network had any programs with over 1 million viewers on Monday. #8 was ‘The Hotplate’ with an average 852,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #3 with a 21.7% share of the available audience. #6 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 891,000 viewers. #9, ‘Australian Story’ finished with an average 850,000 viewers. #10 was ‘7.30’ which finished with an average 808,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished fourth with a 19.7% share.
The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with a 6.6% share of the available audience.
As you can see, no matter where you are, people were ‘Switching Channels’.
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