‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, NBC finished #1 as ‘‘America’s Got Talent’‘ was the top program. BBC One was #1 in the UK as ‘The Great British Bake Off’ was the top program with nearly 10 million viewers. Nine finished #1 in Australia as ‘‘Nine News’ was the top program. THURSDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (Posted on September 3, 2015)
The Peacock Network finished #1 again on Wednesday for the third prime time night in a row as the summer television programming winds down. At 8P, ‘America’s Got Talent’ lifted NBC to a Wednesday victory with an average 9.07 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/11 share of the available audience. At 9P, the new comedy, ‘The Carmichael Show’ continued to grow with an average 4.82 million viewers and a 3.3/6. At 930P, another new episode of ‘The Carmichael Show’ finished with an average 3.99 million viewers and a 2.8/5. At 10P, ‘Last Comic Standing’ finished the evening at 30 Rock with an average 4.20 million viewers and a 3.0/6. With an all-original programming Wednesday, Sarnoff Sity won going away.
The Tiffany Network finished second again as their summer of hopeful supremecy decidedly took a down turn as its summer programming dropped from the previous summer. At 8P, ‘Big Brother’ finished with an average 6.53 million viewers and a 4.1/7 in the household overnight ratings. At 9P, another disappointing performance of ‘Extant’, while finishing #1 in its time slot, finished with 4.78 million viewers and an average 3.3/5. Then at 10P, a rerun of ‘Criminal Minds’ finished with an average 4.93 million viewers and a 3.4/6. Paley’s Pals just looked old and sluggish on Wednesday.
The Animal Network of Broadcast finished third, a huge jump from Tuesday. At 8P, ‘MasterChef’ finished with an average 4.56 million viewers and a 3.3/6. Then at 9P, ‘Home Free’ finished with an average 3.37 million viewers and a 2.3/4. With all original programming it beat Walt’s World. Put a victory up for Murdoch’s Minions. They beat the Mouse on Wednesday.
The Alphabet Network has not had the summer it intended to have. At 8P, speaking of old, a rerun of ‘The Middle’ finished fourth in its time slot with an average 3.84 million viewers and a 2.7/5. Then at 830P, a rerun of ‘The Goldbergs’, also finishing fourth, finished with an average 3.35 million viewers and a 2.4/4. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Modern Family’ finished third with an average 4.01 million viewers and a 3.0/5. Then at 930P, another rerun of ‘Black-ish’ finished fourth with an average 3.23 million viewers and a 2.3/4. At 10P, the season finale of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ finished last in its time slot with an average 2.86 million viewers and a 2.3/4. The network the Mouse built simply has to do better then this if it wants to compete. It should try ‘Dancing With The Stars’ in agonizing practice instead of this old hash.
The Little Network That Couldn’t again did not. At 8P, ‘America’s Next Top Model’ finished with an average 1.21 million viewers and a 1.1/2. At 9P, ‘A Wicked Offer’ finished with an average 640,000 friends and family as it had a horrible 0.4/1. Axe ‘Wicked’ immediately and save the embarrassment. Frankly nobody cares about this program.
For The Record
NBC finished #1 Wednesday with an average 5.890 million viewers and a 4.1/7. CBS finished #2 with an average 5.415 million viewers and a 3.6/6. FOX finished #3 with an average 3.965 million viewers and a 2.8/5. ABC finished #4 with an average 3.357 million viewers and a 2.5/4. Univision finished with an average 2.522 million viewers. Telemundo finished with an average 1.700 million viewers. The CW finished with an average 928,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1966, the landmark television series ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ ended after 14 years.
Retail Sales News
Year-over-year decreases in sales, traffic and more for retail stores in the US
The first half of the year established a clear trend of negative growth compared to the same month in the prior year for sales, traffic and transactions, which have all been down during each period. Conversions have been slightly up each month, however, and returns have also been down.
Average transaction values and sales per shopper are rising as well.
Based on the RetailNext data, stores in the Midwest were hurting the most. Sales were down 11.0% in June, and it was the only region where average transaction value and sales per shopper were also down.
Despite these trends, eMarketer believes 2015 will be a solid year for retail sales, with sales rising by 3.6%. In Q1 and Q2, however, we estimate sales were up by just 1.5% and 0.8%, respectively, with most of the year’s growth expected to occur during the second half of the year, especially during the holiday season.
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
‘The Martian’ starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean
Coming November 20, 2015
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
The Big One has Mary. AT 8P, ‘The Great British Bake Off’ showed no signs of slowing down in the ratings on Wednesday evening as last night’s episode of arctic rolls and pitta breads attracted an average audience of 9.83 million viewers (43.8%), up from last week by about 300,000 viewers. At 9P, ‘Kolkata’ followed with an average 4.56 million viewers (22.9%).
The Independent One at 8P presented ‘You Saw Them Here First’ and it didn’t stand a chance against Mary as it finished with an average 2.13 million viewers (9.5%). At 9P, a new show, ‘The Nick’ finished with an average 2.44 million viewers (12.3%).
The Little Two at 730P, began with ‘Great British Menu’ and it brought in an average 1.42 million viewers (7.1%). It was followed at 8P by ‘Horizon’ and it got buried by Mary with only 896,000 viewers (4.0%). AT 9P, ‘Ascent of Woman’ fell further with an average 738,000 viewers (3.7%).
The Big Four at 8P presented ‘Posh Pawn’ and it was watched by an average 1.08 million viewers (4.8%). At 9P it was followed by ‘One Born Every Minute’ with 1.23 million viewers (6.2%). At 10P, ‘Katie Piper’s Extraordinary Births’ finished with an average 923,000 viewers (6.3%).
The Viacom Five at 8P had ‘Nightmare Neighbor Next Door’ and it brought in an average 1.03 million viewers (4.6%). At 9P, ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ finished as the top program on Five on Wednesday with an average 1.21 million viewers (6.1%). At 10P, ‘Wentworth Prison’ fell to about half of ‘CBB’ with only 621,000 viewers (4.1%).
The Little Three at 9P had ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ and it brought in an average 664,000 viewers (3.3%).
Network Nine finished #1 on Thursday with an average 27.7% share of the available audience. And once again, the #1 program in the nation was ‘Nine News’ with an average 1.066 million viewers. #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ which finished with an average 1.049 million viewers. #6, ‘A Current Affair’ finished with 953,000 viewers. #7 was ‘The Hotplate-Winner Announced’ as it drew 850,000 viewers. #9 was ‘The Hotplate-Grand Final’ and it finished with an average 783,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished second with an average 26.0% share. #4 was ‘Seven News’ as it finished with an average 970,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ and it finished with an average 955,000 viewers. #10 was ‘The Force-Behind The Line’ and it finished with an average 778,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network finished #3 with a 21.1% share of the available audience. #3 was ‘The Bachelor Australia’ and it finished with an average 984,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network of Australia finished fourth with a 19.0% share. #8 was ‘ABC News’ and it finished with an average 844,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with a 6.2% share of the available audience.
*THURSDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
*THURSDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
Network Nine dominated Thursday for the second straight night as it earned a 33.5% share of the available audience. #1 program in the nation once again was ‘Nine News’ with an average of 1.014 million viewers, the only program in the country to finish above 1 million viewers. Then #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 995,000 viewers. #7, ‘A Current Affair’ finished with an average 801,000 viewers. #9 was ‘The Footy Show’ as it drew in 663,000 viewers.
The Second Commercial Network edged into second place with a 22.3% share, well behind the leader but just a fraction ahead of Ten. ‘Seven News’ finished #4 for the evening with an average 941,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 888,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Home and Away’ with an average 677,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia just fell a tad short of the second spot to finished #3 on Thursday with a 22.2% share of the available audience. #3 was ‘The Bachelor Australia’ as it pulled in an average 942,000 viewers. Appropriately, #10 was ‘The Project 7PM’ on Network Ten with an average of 653,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished fourth with a 15.1% share. #6 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 828,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 on Thursday with a 6.9% share of the available audience.
As you can see, no matter where you are, people were ‘Switching Channels’.
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