‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Sunday, September 27, 2015, NBC finished #1 as ‘‘Sunday Night Football’‘ was the top program. ITV #1 in the UK as ‘Downton Abbey’ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘Seven News Sunday’ was the top program. MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Sunday, September 27, 2015 (Posted on September 28, 2015)
The Peacock Network had football on Sunday evening and that was enough to top the night. At 7P, ‘Football Night in America’ finished with an average 10.16 million viewers and a 2.9/5. At 730P, ‘Football Night In America Part 2’ finished with an average 10.16 million viewers and a 5.6/10. At 8P, ‘Sunday Night Football Pre-Game’ finished with an average 15.97 million viewers and a 8.4/14. At 830P, ‘Sunday Night Football’ with the Denver Broncos defeating the Detroit Lions, 24-12, at Ford Field in Detroit, finished with an average 19.71 million viewers and a 13.9/23, down 15% from the previous week when Green Bay beat Seattle.
The Tiffany Network said good-bye to a cornerstone of their network Sunday evening and welcomed back one of their stars, William Peterson. At 7P, the NFL overrun, Chicago Bears against the Seattle Seahawks, finished with an average 18.06 million viewers and a 13.3/24. At 730P, a 90 minute ’60 Minutes’, with Russian President Putin and Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump finished with an average 16.35 million viewers and a 10.9/18. At 9P, a series finale of ‘CSI’ finished with an average 12.47 million viewers and an 8.1/13. It ran for 15 years with 337 episodes. For the record, the longest running programs in the U.S. are: ‘Gunsmoke’ (CBS); #2 ‘Law & Order’ (NBC); #3 ‘Lassie’ (CBS); #4 the current ‘Law & Order:SVU (NBC) and tied with ‘CSI’ for #5, ‘ER’ (NBC).
The Alphabet Network introduced two new programs on Sunday. At 7P, ‘Dark Swan Rises: Once Upon a Time Fan Celebration’ finished with an average 3.50 million viewers and a 2.1/4. At 8P, the season premiere of ‘Once Upon A Time’ kicked off with an average 5.88 million viewers and a 3.7/6. Then at 9P, the series premiere of ‘Blood and Oil’, starring Don Johnson, drew an average 6.32 million viewers and a 4.5/7. If it felt like a remake of ‘Dallas’, you wouldn’t be wrong. Now it is set in North Dakota. At 10P, the long anticipated ‘Quantico’, starring Priyanka Chopra, opened with an average 7.05 million viewers and a 5.3/9. It was sensational and appears to be one of the most favorable program of the new season, along with NBC’s ‘Blindspot’ before CBS’ ‘Code Black’ airs this week.
The Animal Network of Broadcast had its animation domination Sunday and frankly felt old, outdated and lack look-in interest. At 7P, a rerun of ‘Family Guy’ finished with an average 2.34 million viewers and a 1.5/3. At 730P, the season premiere episode of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ finished with an average 2.66 million viewers and a 1.7/3. At 8P, the season premiere of ‘The Simpsons’ finished with an average 3.26 million viewers and a 2.2/3. At 830P, the season premiere of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ finished with an average 3.14 million viewers and a 2.1/3. At 9P, the season premiere of ‘Family Guy’ finished with an average 2.90 million viewers and a 2.1/3. At 930P, the season premiere of ‘The Last Man on Earth’ finished with an average 3.07 million viewers and a 2.1/3.
For The Record
NBC finished #1 Sunday with an average 16.85 million viewers and a 10.8 HH rating and an 18% share of the available audience. CBS finished second with an average 13.95 million viewers and a 9.8/16. ABC finished a distant third with an average 5.69 million viewers and a 3.9/6. FOX finished with an average 2.89 million viewers and a 1.9/3.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1955, the World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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AMC’s ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ was Sunday night’s top-rated entertainment series drawing about 6.7 million total viewers. Entire Top Ten will be posted when available.
Top Ten Box Office September 25-27 2015 Weekend (Domestic)
1 ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ $47,500,000 in 3,754 theaters
2 ‘The Intern’ $18,225,000 in 3,305 theaters
3 ‘Maze Runner:The Scorch Trials’ $14,000,000 in 3,792 theaters
4 ‘Everest’ (2015) $13,090,000 in 3,006 theaters
5 ‘Black Mass’ $11,510,000 in 3,188 theaters
6 ‘The Visit’ $ 6,750,000 in 2,967 theaters
7 ‘The Perfect Guy’ $ 4,750,000 in 1,889 theaters
8 ‘War Room’ $ 4,275,000 in 1,920 theaters
9 ‘The Green Inferno’ $ 3,494,000 in 1,540 theaters
10 ‘Sicario’ $ 1,770,000 in 59 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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The Independent One dominated Sunday in the UK. ‘The X Factor UK’ finished with an average 7.2 million viewers and a 33% share of the available audience. But it was at 9P, ITV blew the lid off as the second episode of the final season of ‘Downton Abbey’ finished with an average 7.5 million viewers and a 33.3% share of the available audience.
The Big One finished number two on Sunday. ‘Countryfile’ began the evening with an average 4.4 million viewers and a 24% share. At 730P, ‘Antiques Roadshow’ brought in 5.3 million viewers and a 24% share. At 830P, ‘Cider with Rosie’ finished with an average 3.8 million viewers and a 17% share.
The Big Four did not have a good night. At 9P, ‘This is England ’90’ finished with an average 1.2 million viewers and a 6.0%. Of note, the U.K. government is considering a sale of the publicly owned broadcaster Channel 4, when a government official on Friday was photographed holding a document identifying privatization as an option. Culture secretary John Whittingdale, who is in charge of U.K. broadcasting policy, has previously denied that a sale is being considered at present.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 again on Sunday with a 32.2% share of the available audience. #1 program was ‘Seven News Sunday’ with an average 1.126 million viewers. #4 was ‘The X Factor Australia’ with an average 1.011 million viewers. #10 was a rerun of the movie, ‘Pitch Perfect’ which brought in an average 500,000 viewers.
Network Nine finished #2 with a 29.1% share. #2 was ‘The Block’ which finished with an average 1.052 million viewers. #3 was ‘Nine News Sunday’ with an average 1.040 million viewers. #5 was ’60 Minutes’ with an average 868,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #3 with a 15.9% share. #6 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ with an average 854,000 viewers. #7 was ‘Vera’ which finished with an average 596,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Doctor Who’ which finished with an average 541,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #4 with a 15.4% share. #9 was ‘Family Feud Sunday’ with an average 508,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with a 7.3% share of the available audience.
*MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
*MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
Seven won for the zillionth day in a row as it finished #1 with a massive 36.3% share of the available audience. And #1 again was ‘Seven News’ with an average 1.153 million viewers. #2 was ‘2015 AFL Brownlow Medal’ which drew an average 1.048 million viewers. #5 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 1.001 million viewers.
Network Nine is fast becoming the ‘Avis of Australian Television Networks’ as it finished second again with a 24.8% share. Nine had four in the top ten with #3 being ‘Nine News’ with an average 1.024 million viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1.009 million viewers. #6 was ‘The Block’ with an average 947,000 viewers. #7 was ‘A Current Affair’ with an average 936,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network of Australia finished #3 with a 18.4% share. #8 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 931,000 viewers. #9 was ‘7.30’ with an average 779,000 viewers. #10 was ‘Australian Story’ with an average 747,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished fourth with a 10.9% share.
The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished with a 5.0% share of the available audience.
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