CBS #1 Tuesday in the U.S. BBC One #1 in the UK. Seven #1 in Australia.

‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, CBS finished #1 as ‘‘NCIS’‘ was the top program. BBC One #1 in the UK as ‘New Tricks’ was the top program. Seven finished #1 in Australia as ‘800 Words’ was the top program. There are 3.734 Billion Unique Mobile Users as of this quarter, accounting for a 51% worldwide penetration. Direct uploads of user videos to Facebook now exceed YouTube. 88% of Twitter users are on mobile. The Google+1 button is hit 5 billion times per day. 80% of Internet users on Pinterest are female. LinkedIn has 347 million registered members. 600 million users on Whatsapp. WEDNESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)

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For Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (Posted on September 30, 2015)

CBS #1 Tuesday was 'NCIS' was the top program.

CBS #1 Tuesday was ‘NCIS’ was the top program.


The Tiffany Network let out its complete and powerful lineup Tuesday and came home with the #1 network position. At 8P, the world’s most watched drama, ‘NCIS’, with an episode titled ‘Personal Day’ won its time slot and the evening as the top program with an average 16.530 million viewers and a 10.4/17. But did you notice that Tony never answered Gibbs question: do you want to be a leader, or not? At 8P, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ finished with an average 12.860 million viewers and a 8.0/13. At 10P, the new drama, ‘Limitless’ finished with an average 9.730 million viewers and a 6.3/11.


The Peacock Network put up it new Tuesday lineup to try an unseat Black Rock with reality and variety. At 8P, the two-hour ‘The Voice’ finished with a respectable 13.600 million viewers and an 8.8/14. At 10P, ‘Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris’ finished with an average 5.990 million viewers and a 4.0/7.


The Alphabet Network had a bit of a problem as its lead off dropped like a rock. At 8P, ‘The Muppets’ fell 28% from its premiere last week to finished with an average 5.780 million viewers and a 4.2/7. The viewers who took a look at the first episode may have found it to be very dated and a bit like a rerun. Just sayin that it may not hold up well in the second decade of the 21st Century. Shockingly, it was the top program on the night on Disney’s Big Boy Network. At 830P, ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ finished with an average 4.740 million viewers and a 3.3/5, as ‘The Grinder’ beat it by 13%. At 9P, the season premiere of ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’ in now its third season finished with an average 4.900 million viewers and a 3.4/5. Then at 10P, a further sampling of the season premier rerun of ‘Quantico’ finished with an average 4.210 million viewers and a 3.1/6. There is not much continuity in this schedule as it goes from old comedy format to a new comedy, to a comic strip feature to a drama. If there is a line of audience building in this missmash of a programming schedule, let us know.


The Animal Network of Broadcast brought out its new Tuesday lineup for the first time. At 8P, the series premiere of ‘Grandfathered’, starring John Stamos, finished with an average 5.340 million viewers and a 4.0/6. Then at 830P, the series premiere of ‘The Grinder’, starring Rob Lowe, Fred Savage and William Devane, finished with an average 4.980 million viewers and a 3.8/6. At 9P, the second episode of ‘Scream Queens’ finished with an average 3.460 million viewers and a 2.5/4. But it has a hidden secret. Last week it exploded on Twitter and have a remarkable growth in its Live+3 ratings as it went from an initial live rating of 4.04 million viewers to a Live+3 rating of 7.3 million viewers.

The CW

The Little Network That Couldn’t failed miserably on Tuesday. At 8P, ‘The iHeartRadio Music Festival’ fell 14% from last year as it finished with 890,000 viewers and a 0.6/1. In other words, who cares about this program.

Late Night

At 1135P, NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ finished with an average 2.8/8. CBS’ ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ finished with an average 2.6/7. ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ finished with a 1.9/5. At 1235A, NBC’s ‘Seth Meyers’ finished with a 1.3/5. CBS’ ‘James Corden’ finished with a 1.2/5. ABC’s ‘Nightline’ finished with a 1.2/4. At 135A, NBC’s ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ finished with a 0.8/4.

For The Record

CBS finished #1 Tuesday with an average 12.734 million viewers and an 8.2 rating and a strong 14 share of the available audience. NBC finished second with an average 10.931 million viewers and a 7.2/12. ABC finished #3 with an average 4.763 million viewers and a 3.4/6. FOX finished with an average 4.335 million viewers and a 3.2/5. Univision finished with an average million viewers and a 1.1/2. Telemundo finished with an average 1.300 million viewers and a 0.9/2. The CW finished with an average 910,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

Today In TV History

On this date in 1982, the first episode of ‘Cheers’ aired on NBC. The show aired for 11 years.

Top Cable TV Programs Tuesday

#1 The O’Reilly Factor FOXNC 3.263 million viewers @ 8P
#2 The Kelly File FOXNC 2.762 million viewers @ 9P
#3 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.343 million viewers @ 10P
#4 If Loving You Is Wrong OWN 2.328 million viewers @ 9P
#5 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.253 million viewers @ 930P
#6 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.202 million viewers @ 9P
#7 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.146 million viewers @ 1030P
#8 The Big Bang Theory TBS 2.089 million viewers

130 Local TV Stations Could Go Dark
More than 130 local TV stations could go dark in the next 48 hours on DirecTV, Dish Network and U-verse as contract talks go down to the wire.

Dish Network and Tegna (formerly Gannett Broadcasting) set a 24-hour extension Wednesday morning on a contract that was to have expired at 7 p.m. ET tonight. The sides are in negotiations for a new deal to cover 46 stations in such sizable markets as Phoenix (NBC’s KPNX), Denver (NBC’s KUSA), Washington, D.C. (CBS’ WUSA) and Atlanta (NBC’s WXIA, My Network’s WATL).

DirecTV is facing a midnight ET deadline for a new deal with Media General that would cover 62 stations in more than 40 markets. The big markets affected include San Francisco (My Network affiliate KRON), Tampa (NBC’ WFLA) and Nashville (ABC’ WKRN).

AT&T’s U-verse is negotiating against a midnight ET deadline with Tribune Media for carriage of 24 stations serving 19 markets, including Los Angeles (CW’s KTLA), Chicago (CW’s WGN), Dallas (CW’s KDAF) and Houston (KIAH), as well as the cable channel WGN America.

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

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

BBC One #1 Tuesday as 'New Tricks' was the top program.

BBC One #1 Tuesday as ‘New Tricks’ was the top program.


The Big One had the biggest program on Tuesday as it finished as the #1 network in the UK. At 9P, ‘New Tricks’ rose from last week to top the evening outside of soaps, with an average 5.38 million viewers (26.3%).


The Independent One presented at 8P, ‘Parking Wars’ as it attracted an average 2.37 million viewers (11.7%). At 9P, ‘Bear Grylls’s Britain’s Biggest Adventures’ finished with an average 1.25 million viewers (6.1%).


The Little Two at 8P had ‘Hairy Bikers Northern Exposure’ finished with an average 2.00 million viewers (9.9%). At 9P, ‘The Naked Choir’ finished with an average 1.78 million viewers (8.7%).

Channel 4

The Big Four at 8P presented ‘Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners’ and it finished with an average 1.15 million viewers (5.7%). AT 9P, ‘Educating Cardiff’ finished with an average 1.13 million viewers (5.5%).

Channel 5

The Viacom Five at 8P had ‘The Yorkshire Vet’ which finished with an average 1.05 million viewers (5.3%). It was followed at 9P by ‘Body Donors’ with an average 904,000 viewers (4.4%). At 10P, the final ever ‘CSI’ episode finished with an average overnight audience of 945,000 (8.4%).

BBC Three

The Little Three at 9P presented ‘Race Riots USA with Reggie Yates’ and it finished with an average 598,000 viewers (2.9%).

Down Under


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.


Nine finished #1 Wednesday but 'Seven News' top program.

Nine finished #1 Wednesday but ‘Seven News’ top program.


Network Nine pulled an upset by finishing #1 Wednesday, breaking Seven’s streak, with a solid 25.6% share of the available audience. #2 was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1.019 million viewers. #4 was ‘Nine News’ finished with 1.005 million viewers. #6 was ‘A Current Affair’ with an average 954,000 viewers. #10 was ‘The Block’ which finished with an average 776,000 viewers.


The Second Commercial Network slipped to #2 with an average 24.8% share. But it still had the #1 program as ‘Seven News’ was the top newscast in the nation with an average 1.097 million viewers. #3 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with an average 1.007 million viewers.


The Third Commercial Network finished #3 with an average 23.7% share of the available audience. The #5 program was ‘The Bachelorette Australia’ which finished with an average 992,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 with a 19.3% share. With three programs in the Top Ten on Wednesday, #6 was ‘Gruen’ with an average 917,000 viewers. #8 was ‘Utopia’ with an average 866,000 viewers. And, #9 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 815,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with a 6.5% share.

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1 Response to CBS #1 Tuesday in the U.S. BBC One #1 in the UK. Seven #1 in Australia.

  1. I’m surprised that channel 7 is the most popular in Australia, I hardly ever watch channel 7! haha
    I’m all about the ABC.

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