‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Monday, August 24, 2015, CBS finished #1 as ABC’s ‘‘Bachelor in Paradise’‘ was the top program. BBC Two was #1 in the UK as ‘World’s Busiest Railway’ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘‘Nine News’ again was the top program. TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Monday, August 24, 2015 (Posted on August 25, 2015)
The Tiffany Network finished #1 on Monday with an all-rerun evening in prime time. At 8P, a rerun of ‘2 Broke Girls’ finished with an average 4.36 million viewers and a 2.9/5. At 830P, a rerun ‘The Odd Couple’ finished with an average 3.98 million viewers and a 2.5/4. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Scorpion’ finished with an average 4.50 million viewers and a 3.15. Then at 10P, a rerun of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ finished with an average 5.33 million viewers and a 3.6/6.
The Peacock Network had it’s normal powerful line-up on Monday but was derailed because of a clip show. At 8P, a clip-show of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ finished with an average 5.25 million viewers and a 3.0/5, down 27% from last week. Then at 10P, ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ finished with an average 3.08 million viewers and a 2.0/4, down 7%
The Alphabet Network had the top program but that was all. At 8P, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ finished #1 on Monday with an average 5.528 million viewers and a 4.0/7. At 9P, ‘Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise’ finished with an average 4.00 million viewers and a 2.0/5. At 10P, ‘The Whispers’ finished with an average 2.74 million viewers.
The Animal Network of Broadcast had dancing and dancing in the summer does not bode well for big ratings. At 8P, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finished with an average 3.05 million viewers and a 2.6/4.
The Little Network That Couldn’t tried. At 8P, the always popular ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ was The CW’s #1 program with an average 2.24 million viewers and a 1.5/3. Then at 9P, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ finished with an average 1.98 million viewers and a 1.2/2. But at 930P, ‘Significant Mother’ finished with an average 1.27 million viewers and a 0.6/1.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 with an average 4.65 million viewers and a 3.1/5. NBC finished #2 with an average 4.527 million viewers and a 2.6/4. ABC finished #3 with an average 4.089 million viewers and a 2.9/5. FOX finished with an average 3.05 million viewers and a 2.6/4. The CW finished with an average 1.933 million viewers and a 1.2/2.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1958, ‘Concentration’ aired for the first time with Hugh Downs as the host. The show appeared on NBC Television Network for 14 years, 7 months, and 3,770 telecasts (August 25, 1958 – March 23, 1973), the longest run of any game show on that network.
Cable TV Ratings
‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Premiere Breaks All The Cable Records
The 90-minute debut of ‘The Walking Dead’ companion series ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ is now the most-watched premiere of any series in cable history. It opened with 10.1 million viewers in the Sunday at 9P block on August 23. The prior record holder was TNT legal drama ‘Raising the Bar’ in 2008 (with 7.7 million viewers).
Box Office Weekend August 21-23 2015
1 STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON $26,364,020 in 3,025 theaters
2 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE-RN $11,451,746 in 3,342 theaters
3 SINISTER 2 $10,542,116 in 2,766 theaters
4 HITMAN: AGENT 47 $ 8,326,530 in 3,261 theaters
5 THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.$ 7,317,374 in 3,673 theaters
6 AMERICAN ULTRA $ 5,454,284 in 2,778 theaters
7 THE GIFT (2015) $ 4,282,360 in 2,303 theaters
8 ANT-MAN $ 4,055,465 in 2,016 theaters
9 MINIONS $ 3,828,720 in 2,226 theaters
10 FANTASTIC FOUR $ 3,733,632 in 2,581 theaters
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The Big One’s highlight of the evening was at 830P as it presented a rerun of ‘Sherlock’ and it finished with an average 2.2 million viewers (10% share of the available audience).
The Independent One had at 8P, ‘Beware’ finished with 730,000 viewers and a 3% share. Then it had the final of four episodes of ‘Travel Guides’ and it finished with an average 2.1 million viewers (10%).
The Viacom Five did not do well on Monday. At 8P, ‘Vet School’ finished with 2.5 million viewers and a 12% share. At 9P, ‘Inside Scientology-and Escaping the Witnesses’ finished with an average 1.2 million viewers (6%).
The Big Four had a long anticipated debut. At 8P, ‘Bear’s Wild Weekend with Miranda Heart’ finished with an average 873,000 (4%) as the two stars experienced the chemistry while they survived life in the Swiss Alps. At 9P, ’24 Hours in Police Custody’ finished with an average 1.4 million viewers (7%). At 10P, ‘Muslim Drag Queens’ debuted. The 60-minute documentary, which was narrated by Sir Ian McKellen, drew an average audience of 1.1 million viewers and a 6.9% share of all TV viewing.
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.
*TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
*TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
Network Nine finished #1 on Tuesday with a 29.0% share of the available audience. And again, the top program in the nation was ‘Nine News’ with an average 1.124 million viewers. #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1.093 million viewers. #3 was ‘A Current Affair’ with an average 1.053 million viewers. #8 was ‘The Hotplate’ which finished with an average 815,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network finished #2 with a 28.1% share. #4 was ‘Seven News’ which finished with an average 1.020 million viewers. #5 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 986,000 viewers. #6, ‘Pets Make You Laugh Out Loud’ which had an average 943,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Home and Away’ with an average 855,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network finished #3 with a 21.0% share. They had no programming which finished in the Top Ten on Tuesday.
The Alphabet Network finished with an 16.5% share. #9 was ‘ABC News’ which finished with an average 782,000 viewers. #10 was ‘Kevin McCloud’s Escape To The Wild’ which finished with an average 692,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with a 6.4% share of the available audience. They had no programming finish in the Top Ten on Tuesday.
As you can see, no matter where you are, people were ‘Switching Channels’.
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