NBC #1 Sunday in the U.S. ITV #1 in the UK. Nine #1 in Australia.

‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Sunday, August 30, 2015, NBC finished #1 as a rerun of CBS’s ‘’60 Minutes’‘ was the top program. ITV was #1 in the UK as a sensational ‘The X Factor’ was the top program. Nine finished #1 in Australia as ‘‘The Voice Australia-Grand Final’ again was the top program. MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)

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For Sunday, August 30, 2015 (Posted on August 31, 2015)

NBC was #1 on Sunday but CBS' '60 Minutes' was the top program.

NBC was #1 on Sunday but CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ was the top program.


The Peacock Network brought back their biggest show on Sunday along with a rerun. At 7P, a rerun of ‘The Carmichael Show’ finished with an average 3.78 million viewers and a 1.6/3. At 730P, another rerun of ‘The Carmichael Show’ finished with an average 3.96 million viewers and a 1.6/3. Then at 8P, ‘Sunday Night Football’ featuring a preseason game between the Arizona Cardinals at the Oakland Raiders brought in a an estimated 6.45 million viewers and a 5.0 rating/8 share in households as the Cardinals won. Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for NBC (Preseason Football) are preliminary and likely to change in the final ratings.


The Tiffany Network had the biggest program leading off their schedule on Sunday. At 7P, ’60 Minutes’ topped the night in households, with an average 8.38 million viewers and a 6.5/12. At 8P, ‘Big Brother’ followed with an average 6.73 million viewers and a 4.0/7. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Madam Secretary’ finished with an average 3.47 million viewers and a 2.6/4. Finally, at 10P, a rerun of ‘CSI: Cyber’ finished with an average 3.71 million viewers and a 2.5/4.


The Alphabet Network finished had old and new on Sunday. At 7P, a rerun of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ finished with an average 4.85 million viewers and a 2.7/5. Then at 8P, two hours of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ finished with an average 4.37 million viewers and a 3.1/5. At 10P, the season finale of medical-themed docuseries ‘Save My Life: Boston Trauma’ finished with an average 3.12 million viewers and a 2.1/4.


The Animal Network of Broadcast at 7P had the last moments of the NFL football pre-season game between the Houston Texans at the New Orleans Saints as it brought in an average 5.25 million viewers and a 3.6/7. Then at 730P, a rerun of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ brought in an average 2.17 million viewers and a 1.6/3. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Simpsons’ brought in an average 2.22 million viewers and a 1.6/3. At 830P, a rerun of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ brought in an average 1.69 million viewers and a 1.2/2. Then at 9P, a rerun of ‘Family Guy’ brought in an average 1.87 million viewers and a 1.3/2. At 930P another rerun of ‘Last Man Standing’ finished with an average 1.62 million viewers and a 1.0/2.

For The Record

NBC finished #1 on Sunday with an average 5.802 million viewers and a 4.1/7. CBS finished #2 with an average 5.571 million viewers and a 4.0/7. ABC finished #3 with an average 4.173 million viewers and a 2.8/5. FOX finished #4 with an average 2.467 million viewers and a 1.7/3. Univision finished with an average 1.312 million viewers.

Today In TV History

On this date in 1987, CBS-TV aired a special entitle ‘Michael Jackson – The Magic Returns’. Also, the 17-minute “Bad” video was aired.

Social Media News
Retailers Investing in Social Media And Then Some
Retailers don’t appear to be holding back when it comes to ad investments in social media. According to June 2015 polling, half of US retailers will be spending more on paid media on Facebook in particular. The National Retail Federation (NRF) found when it asked how many merchants would spend more on advertising on various social networks, Facebook had a commanding lead, but YouTube and Pinterest were also expected to see additional ad spending from 29% and 27% of respondents, respectively.

Buying paid media on Twitter also was part of the equation with 22% planning to spend more on that social media platform in 2015. Other research supports Facebook and Pinterest as bigger social shopping destinations than Twitter. UPS found in February 2015 that while 49% of US digital buyers also pinned products on Pinterest, and 48% “liked” retailers on Facebook, just 38% said they followed retailers on Twitter.

Whether it is liked or not likes, suffice to say, social media is being added to heavily by retailers around the world.

Television News

Taylor Swift Wins 2015 Music Video Award…Again
Who’s the power of music? Answer: Ms Taylor Swift.

Cinema News

Top Ten At The Box Office August 28-30 2015
#1 Straight Outta Compton $13,240,000 in 3,142 theaters
#2 War Room $11,000,000 in 1,135 theaters
#3 Mission: Impossible-RN $ 8,300,000 in 3,095 theaters
#4 No Escape $ 8,288,000 in 3,355 theaters
#5 Sinister 2 $ 4,650,000 in 2,799 theaters
#6 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. $ 4,410,000 in 2,706 theaters
#7 Hitman: Agent 47 $ 3,850,000 in 3,273 theaters
#8 The Gift (2015) $ 3,134,000 in 1,934 theaters
#9 Jurassic World $ 3,120,000 in 1,239 theaters
#10 Ant-Man $ 3,054,000 in 1,690 theaters

Coming Soon
‘The Martian’ starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean

Coming November 20, 2015

Coming December

Coming For Christmas from Quentin Tarantino

‘Joy’ They’re back. Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper

‘Legend’ Tom Hardy, Emily Browning

‘The Revenant’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy


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Across The Pond

ITV #1 Sunday in the UK as 'The Voice UK' top program.

ITV #1 Sunday in the UK as ‘The Voice UK’ top program.


The Independent One had ‘X Factor’ on Sunday, in the middle of the Bank Holiday Weekend. At 7P, ‘Animal Moms’ brought in 1.88 million viewers (10.9%). Then, awash in controversy because of its decision to launch during the Bank Holiday Weekend, ‘X Factor’ pulled in 5.94 million viewers (27.7%) and it was the top program and rightly so. The performance of Josh Daniel was one of the finest moments in television. If you haven’t watched it above, please do so. Maybe Simon knows something about music and television. Then at 9P, ‘The Trails of Jimmy Rose’ finished with 3.81 million viewers and an 18.9% share of the available audience.


The Big One at 7P, presented ‘Big Blue LIVE’ and it brought in an average 4.23 million viewers (24.1%) as the focus was on the Blue Whale with stunning video. Then at 8P, a special episode of ‘Casual+y’ was the channel’s best performing primetime show with an average 4.92 million viewers (22.8%). At 9P, David Walliams’ ‘Partners in Crime’ brought in an average 3.25 million viewers (16.2%). At 1030P, highlights of the day’s Premier League ‘Match of the Day’ brought in an average 2.13 million viewers (17.4%).


The Little Two at 7P finished with 1.33 million viewers (7.6%) for the highlights from the ‘World Athletics Championships’. At 8P, ‘Dragon’s Den’ finished with an average 1.9 million viewers (8.8%). At 9P, ‘Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week’ finished with an average 1.43 million viewers (7.1%).

Channel 4

The Big Four at 7P opened with ‘Secret History’ and it brought in 852,000 viewers. Then at 8P, ‘Time Crashers’ finished with an average 603,000 viewers (2.8%). Then at 9P, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ charmed it way with 1.34 million viewers (7.9%).

Channel 5

The Viacom Five at 8P presented ‘Police Interceptors’ brought in 528,000 viewers (2.5%). Then at 9P, highlights of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ brought in an average 1.03 million viewers (5.1%). Then at 10P, ’20 Moments That Rocked the ’80s’ attracted an audience of 808,000 viewers (5.7).


The Indy Two at 9P had ‘The Xtra Factor’ and it brought in 564,000 viewers (2.8%).


The Animal Network in the UK at 9P presented ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ as it brought in an average 104,000 viewers (0.5%).

Down Under

Nine #1 Sunday in Australia as 'The Voice Australia' 2015 crowns Ellie, 16-year-old, the Champion.

Nine #1 Sunday in Australia as ‘The Voice Australia’ 2015 crowns Ellie, 16 year old, the Champion.


Network Nine powered back to #1 on Sunday with a solid 34.6% share of the available audience. And it was all due to the big night of ‘The Voice’. The #1 program was when ‘The Voice Grand Final Winner was announced as it pulled in 1.552 million viewers. The program itself was #2 with an average 1.504 million viewers. #3 was ‘Nine News Sunday’ with 1.372 million viewers. #6 was ’60 Minutes’ which drove in 1.023 million viewers.


The Second Commercial Network finished second with a 26.0% share. #4 was ‘Seven News Sunday’ as it finished with an average 1.170 million viewers. #5 was ‘Sunday Night’ with 1.033 million viewers. #10, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ finished with 671,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #3 with an 18.1% share of the available audience. #7 was ‘Grand Designs Revisited’ as it finished with 872,000 viewers. #8 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ with 866,000 viewers. Then, a rerun of ‘Vera’ finished with 690,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished fourth with a 14.3% share.


The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 Sunday with a 7.0% share of the available audience.


Nine was #1 in Australia on Monday as 'News Nine' was the  top program.

Nine was #1 in Australia on Monday as ‘News Nine’ was the top program.


Network Nine won again on Monday with a strong 26.9% share of the available audience. There is a secret in Australia…if they want to see news, they go to Nine. Again, the #1 program in all the nation was ‘Nine News’ with an average of 1.183 million viewers. #2 was ‘Nine news 6:30’ with an average 1.158 million viewers. Simply, the top two news programs are almost always those of Network Nine. #5 was ‘A Current Affair’ which brought in an average 1.029 million viewers.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished second again with a 25.9% share. And on nearly every night, Seven is the home of the second most popular news programming. On Monday, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ finished with an average 1.082 million viewers. #4 was ‘Seven News’ with an average 1.037 million viewers. Seems as though the first network (Nine) almost always beats the second (Seven) on a daily basis. #9 was ‘Highway Patrol’ with an average 945,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network of Australia finished #3 with a 23.1% share of the available audience. Then there is ABC. On Monday they had four programs in the Top Ten. #6 was ‘Australian Story’ with an average 965,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Four Corners’ which finished with an average 954,000 viewers. #8 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 950,000 viewers. And, #10 was ‘7.30’ with an average 853,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished fourth with 17.8% share.


The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 6.3% share of the available audience.

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