ESPN #1 Monday in the U.S. ITV #1 in the UK. Seven #1 in Australia.

‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Monday, September 28, 2015, ESPN finished #1 but CBS’ ‘‘The Big Bang Theory’‘ was the top program. ITV #1 in the UK as ‘Doc Martin’ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘Seven News’ was the top program. TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)

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For Monday, September 28, 2015 (Posted on September 29, 2015)

ESPN #1 Monday but CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' was the top program.

ESPN #1 Monday but CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was the top program.


The Disney Sports Network finished #1 on Monday as pro football showcased their sport at the not so-‘Frozen Tundra’ of Lambeau Field. At 8P, the Green Bay Packers dismantled the Kansas City Chiefs, 38-28, and in the process finished as the #1 network on the evening averaging 13.514 million viewers and an 8.9 rating, well ahead of the next closest network, NBC. ESPN’s telecast drew a 13.1 rating in Milwaukee and a 10.6 in Kansas City. The game was simulcast on local affiliates in both markets, earning a 34.5 on Milwaukee’s ABC affiliate. WISN, and a 19.4 on Kansas City’s ABC affiliate KMBC. Las Vegas (15.1) was the top neutral market, with Denver (14.4) and San Diego (13.3) rounding out the top five. Final results will be posted when available.


The Peacock Network had an evening of singing and investigating. At 8P, ‘The Voice’ finished with an average 12.090 million viewers and an 8.0/12. Then at 10P, in ‘The Battle @ Ten’ ‘Blindspot’ finished with an average 9.110 million viewers and a 5.9/10.


The Alphabet Network had an evening of dancing and investigating. At 8P, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finished with an average 11.040 million viewers and a 7.9/12, down 7% from the year previous. At 10P, in ‘The Battle @ Ten’, ‘Castle’ finished with an average 6.700 million viewers and a 4.7/8, down 34% from the comparable date one year ago. With new show runners and a hugely unpopular plot line where Beckett leaves Castle in the end of this episode could backfire on ABC as this is not the way fans want to see this relationship continue. They are treading on dangerous ground as ‘Castle’ fell to the basement on Monday in this time slot. Not good for the ABC affiliates. Note: The ABC affiliates in Kansas City and Milwaukee aired ‘Monday Night Football’ which could have inflated ABC’s overnight performance.


The Tiffany Network had an evening of comedy and investigating. At 8P, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ finished #1 in its time slot and #1 among all programming on television Monday with an average 15.230 million viewers and a 10.3/16. At 830P, the new comedy, ‘Life In Pieces’ finished with an average 8.710 million viewers and a 5.8/9. Then at 9P, ‘Scorpion’ in a story line that sent the team to Cuba but looked like the back lot of Paramount, finished with an average 9.490 million viewers and a 6.6/10, down 24% from the same comparable date last year. At 10P, in ‘The Battle @ Ten’, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ finished with an average 7.660 million viewers and a 5.2/9, down 13% from the same comparable date last year.


The Animal Network of Broadcast brought comic book fun with a new minority investigating. At 8P, ‘Gotham’ finished with an average 4.650 million viewers and a 3.4/5. Then at 9P, ‘Minority Report’ finished with an average 2.560 million viewers and a 1.9/3.

The CW

The Little Network That Couldn’t didn’t try. It continued to duck the news season programming battle. At 8P, ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ finished with an average 1.340 million viewers and a 1.0/2. At 9P, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ finished with an average 1.252 million viewers and a 0.9/1. And at 930P, ‘Significant Mother’ finished with an average 670,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

Late Night

At 1135P, CBS’ ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, with guest First Lady Michele Obama, finished tied for #1 on Monday with a 2.8/7.

NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’, with guest Rob Lowe, also finished with a 2.8/7. ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, with guest Dr. Phil, finished third with a 2.0/5. At 1235A, all three programs finished virtually tied. ABC’s ‘Nightline’ finished with a 1.2/4. NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ finished with a 1.2/4. CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ finished with a 1.2/4. At 135A, NBC’s ‘Last Call with Carson Daly finished with a 0.7/3.

For The Record

ESPN finished with an average 13.514 million viewers and an 8.9 HH rating. NBC finished #2 on Monday with an average 10.91 million viewers and a 7.3 HH Rating and a 12 share of the available audience. ABC finished #3 with an average 10.40 million viewers and a 6.8/11. CBS finished with an average 9.62 million viewers and a 6.6/10. FOX finished with an average 3.62 million viewers and a 2.6/4. Univision finished with an average 2.20 million viewers and a 1.1/2. Telemundo finished with an average 1.300 million viewers and a 1.0/1. The CW finished with an average 1.21 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

Today In TV History

On this date in 1953, Danny Thomas’ ‘Make Room for Daddy’ premiered on ABC-TV.

Cable Top TV Program Ratings on Monday

#1 ‘Monday Night Football’ ESPN 13.514 million viewers @ 815P
#2 ‘WWE Entertainment’ USA 3.476 million viewers @ 8P
#3 ‘WWE Entertainment’ USA 3.326 million viewers @ 9P
#4 ‘WWE Entertainment’ USA 3.188 million viewers @ 10P
#5 ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ FOXNC 2.569 million viewers @ 8P
#6 ‘Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’ VH-1 2.494 million viewers @ 8P
#7 ‘Monday Night Countdown’ ESPN 2.445 million viewers @ 8P
#8 ‘Black Ink Crew’ VH1 2.172 million viewers @ 9P

Mobile Research
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Millennials spend 41% of their media time on mobile devices.
Those in the 35-54 demo, 34% spend their media time on mobile devices.
Those in the 55+ demographic, 16% spend their media time on mobile devices.
Cinema News

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

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

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

‘Legend’ Tom Hardy, Emily Browning

‘The Revenant’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy


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ITV #1 in the UK Monday as 'Doc Martin' top program

ITV #1 in the UK Monday as ‘Doc Martin’ top program


The Independent One began Monday at 8P with ‘Britain As Seen On ITV’ finished with an average 2.49 million viewers (31.2%). Then at 9P, Martin Clunes continued to be the king of Monday nights by finishing #1 the ratings outside soaps as ‘Doc Martin’ was seen by an average overnight audience of 6.12 million (28.7%).


The Little Two at 8P once again had ‘University Challenge’ and it was the top program on the network as it finished with an average 2.67 million viewers (12.2%). At 830P, ‘Only Connect’ finished with an average 2.05 million viewers (9.2%). At 9P, ‘Countdown to Life’ finished with an average 1.14 million viewers (5.3%).


The Big One really had a very weak schedule on Monday and didn’t compete for the top spot. At 830P, ‘Room 101’ finished with an average 2.20 million viewers (9.9%). At 9P, it was followed by ‘All Change at Longleat’ which finished with an average 2.65 million viewers (12.4%).

Channel 4

The Big Four at 8P presented ‘Jamie’s Super Food’ and it finished with an average 1.24 million viewers (5.7%). It was followed at 830P by ‘Food Unwrapped’ and it was again the top program on the network with an average 1.66 million viewers (7.4%). AT 9P, ‘The Catch’ finished with an average about one-half in size as 878,000 viewers (4.1%) watched. At 10P, ‘Sex Diaries: Webcam Couples’ didn’t do much better as it finished with an average 840,000 viewers (6.0%).

Channel 5

The Viacom Five at 8P had 'Police Interceptors' and it finished with an average 864,000 viewers (3.9%). It was followed at 9P by the controversial 'Autopsy:The Final Hours of Amy Winehouse' which finished as the network's top program Monday with an average 1.08 million viewers (5.1%).

BBC Three

The Little Three at 9P presented the documentary ‘KKK:Fight for White Supremacy’ was seen by 907,000 viewers (4.3%).

Down Under

Seven #1 on Monday as 'Seven News' top program.

Seven #1 on Monday as ‘Seven News’ top program.


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.



The Second Commercial Network will soon have to be renamed ONE as it has been #1 for well over a week as Seven finished with a solid 32.2% share of the available audience. It had the top four programs on the evening with #1 being ‘800 Words’ which finished with an average 1.170 million viewers. #2 was ‘Seven News’ with an average 1.110 million viewers. #3 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 1.093 million viewers. And, #4 was ‘The X Factor Australia’ with an average 1.083 million viewers. And, to complete one-half of the top ten programming, #10 was ‘Home and Away’ with an average 827,000 viewers.


The National Network Nine will soon have to be renamed TWO as it has been in the AVIS position for an equal time period and on Monday finished #2 with a 25.0% share. #5 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1.037 million viewers. #6 was ‘Nine News’ with an average 1.022 million viewers. #7 was ‘A Current Affair’ with an average 965,000 viewers. And #9 was ‘The Block’ with an average 855,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network is aptly named as it finished #3 on Monday with a 19.0% share of the available audience.


The Alphabet Network of Australia finished #4 with a 18.6% share. #8 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 918,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 on Monday with a 5.2% share of the available audience.

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