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

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For Sunday, October 4, 2015 (Posted on October 5, 2015)

NBC #1 Sunday as 'Sunday Night Football' top program.

NBC #1 Sunday as ‘Sunday Night Football’ top program.


The Peacock Network had football and that propelled it to #1 on Sunday. At 7P, ‘Football Night in America’ finished with a 8.78 million viewers and a 1.8/3. At 730P, ‘Football Night in America’ finished with an average 8.78 million viewers and a 4.6/8. At 8P, ‘Football Night in America’ finished with an average 17.55 million viewers and a 9.3/15. At 830P, ‘Sunday Night Football’, with the Dallas Cowboys loss, 26-20, at the New Orleans Saints in overtime, finished with 21.21 million viewers and an average 14.8 rating/24 share. New Orleans was the highest-rated market last night with a 46.1 rating/61 share, and Dallas ranked second (37.3/54).


The Tiffany Network finished second on Sunday with its regularly scheduled programming for the first time this fall. At 7P, ’60 Minutes’ finished with an average 11.6 million viewers and a 8.7/14. At 7P, ‘Madam Secretary’, starring Téa Leoni with an episode titled ‘The Show Must Go On’ finished as the top program of the evening on the network, the television’s top drama on Sunday, with an average 11.93 million viewers and a 8.4/13. Then at 8P, the season premiere of ‘The Good Wife’ finished with an average 9.37 million viewers and a 6.6/10. Then at 10P, the season premiere of ‘CSI: Cyber’, with Ted Danson joining the cast, finished with an average 7.02 million viewers and a 4.7/8. While this year’s schedule was not affected with a pro football overrun, the comparable schedule to last year really can’t be compared. However, a couple of observations can be made as it appears that ‘Madam Secretary’ is the new power drama on Sunday evenings. And, ‘The Good Wife’ with a free Julianna Margulies as the star, appears to be once again hitting on all cylinders, despite the loss of the provocative Archie Panjabi. ‘CSI: Cyber’ in the meantime, appears to be in a dog fight with ABC’s ‘Quantico’. After football season, this could be a bellwether for the future of the ‘Battle @ 10P on Sundays’. Network affiliates are anxiously awaiting.


The Animal Network of Broadcast had its entire programming block back for the first time this season and finished in a surprising third place on Sunday. At 7P, ‘NFL Football’, with the Green Bay Packers defeating the San Francisco 49ers, leaked over into prime time with 19.05 million viewers and a 15.5/27. Then at 730P, ‘The OT’ finished with an average 11.08 million viewers and a 8.6/14. At 8P, the season premiere of ‘The Simpsons’ finished with an average 6.0 million viewers and a 4.0/3. At 830P, the season premiere of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ finished with an average 4.1 million viewers and a 2.8/4. At 9P, ‘Family Guy’ finished with an average 3.63 million viewers and a 2.5/4. At 930P, ‘Last Man On Earth’ finished with an average 3.30 million viewers and a 2.3/4. Last season on the comparable date, there was no FOX NFL football overrun. While the network nearly doubled last year’s performance, let’s see how it does when there is a comparable schedule. Everything gets bloated with pro football’s popularity. Murdoch’s Minions cannot take a victory lap just quite yet.


The Alphabet Network fell on its face on Sunday and Mickey is not laughing as it finished 724,000 viewers below last year on the comparable date. At 7P, ‘The Muppets’ finished with an average 2.6 million viewers, down nearly 600,000 from a rerun of ‘Once Upon A Time’ last year in the comparable time slot. At 8P, ‘Once Upon A Time’ finished with an average 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3/5, down substantially as it drew 8.600 million last year in this time slot. At 9P, ‘Blood & Oil’ finished with an average 5.19 million viewers, down nearly 1 million viewers from ‘Resurrection’ which drew 6.153 million in the same time slot and was cancelled. At 10P, ‘Quantico’ finished with an average 6.94 million viewers and a 4.7/8. It finished over 2 million viewers ahead ‘Revenge’ which was in this time slot a year ago and drew 4.893 million viewers. So the moral of this store is: America misses their funniest home videos and ‘Quantico’ is a winner. The dudes programming Walt’s World better get on the stick and figure out what to do in the first three hours of Sunday prime time.


The #1 Hispanic Network in America didn’t really compete on this Sunday. At 7P, ‘Aqui y Ahora’ finished with a 0.9/2 HH Rating/Share. At 8P, ‘La Banda’ continued to shine as the Ricky Martin/Simon Cowell program finished with a 1.2/2 HH Rating/Share. But at 9P, ‘La Banda’ finished with a network high for the evening with a 1.4/2 HH Rating/Share. At 10P, ‘Sal y Pimienta’ finished with a 1.2/2 HH Ratings/Share.

For The Record

NBC finished #1 on Sunday with an average 17.64 million viewers and a 11.2 rating and 18 share of the available audience. CBS finished second on Sunday with 9.98 million viewers and a 7.1/11. FOX finished #3 with an average 7.85 million viewers and a 5.9/9. ABC finished #3 with an average 5.01 million viewers and a 3.2/5. Univision finished with an average 1.700 million viewers and a 1.2/2. Telemundo finished with a 0.4/1.

Today In TV History

On this date in 1969, ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ debuted on BBC television.

Pay Cable TV Programs Sunday

‘Homeland’ kicked off its 5th season Sunday averaging 1.66 million viewers (up 3% from last year’s premiere of 1.64 million viewers). ‘The Affair’ averaged 815,000 viewers (up sharply over last year’s debut of 507,000 viewers).

Media Research
4 In 10 Americans Don’t Trust Mass Media
Trust in the mass media remains at a record low, according to Gallup, with just 40% of American adults surveyed reporting a great deal or fair amount of trust in the mass media – such as newspaper, TV and radio – when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately and fairly. Trust has fallen from a high of 55% in 1999, with the erosion most significant among Americans aged 18-49, of whom just 36% now trust the mass media.

Cinema News

Top At the Box Office This Weekend 2-4 October 2015 (Domestic Only)
#1 The Martian $55.0
#2 Hotel Transylvania 2 $33.0
#3 Sicario $12.1
#4 The Intern $11.6
#5 Maze Runner $7.7

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 in the UK Sunday as 'Strictly Come Dancing' top program.

BBC One #1 in the UK Sunday as ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ top program.


The Big One edged into #1 Sunday as dancing beat singing. At 715P, the BBC One dancing competition, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ was the top program of the evening with an average 7.83 million viewers (33.2%). At 745P, the results show was watched by an average 8.06 million viewers (33.5%). ‘Antiques Roadshow’ brought in an average 5.54 million viewers (23.8%). ‘From Darkness’ began with an average 4.05 million viewers (17.8%).


The Independent One gave its all but just fell a bit short o Sunday. At 7P, ‘The X Factor’ rose to a Sunday series high of 7.12 million viewers (30.8%). But it wasn’t enough to beat ‘Strictly’. At 745P, ‘The X Factor’s Six Chair Challenge’ finished with an average 6.71 million viewers (27.9%). At 9P, ‘Downton Abbey’ continued its final season with an average 6.91 million viewers (30.7%).


The Little Two at 8P presented ‘Licence to Thrill: Paul Hollywood Meets Aston Martin’ and it finished with an average 974,000 viewers (4.2%). At 9P, ‘Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week’ was the top program on the network Sunday as an average 1.38 million viewers (6.1%) watched.

Channel 4

The Big Four began the evening with ‘Homes by the Sea’ which finished with an average 735,000 viewers. Then ‘Secret History’ finished with an average 735,000 viewers (3.2%). ‘This Is England ’90’ as it concluded with an average 1.03 million viewers (5.1%). Homes by the Sea and Secret History averaged 735k (3.2%) and 1.27 million (5.5%) respectively.

Channel 5

The Viacom Five at 710P presented the Will Smith movie ‘Hancock’ and it drew an average 539,000 viewers (2.3%) from. Then at 9P, Adam Sandler’s ‘That’s My Boy’ finished a bit higher with an average 591,000 viewers (3.3%).

BBC Four

The Little Four hand ‘Rome’s Lost Empire’ as it was watched by 459,000 viewers (2.2%)


The Indy Two had ‘The Xtra Factor’ and it finished with an average 426,000 viewers (1.9%).

Down Under

Nine #1 Sunday in Australia as 'RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL 2015' was the #1 program with over 2.3 million viewers.

Nine #1 Sunday in Australia as ‘RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL 2015’ was the #1 program with over 2.3 million viewers.


Network Nine overwhelmed the television ratings on Sunday as Rugby was king as the network finished with a 45.2% share of the available audience. With nearly half of the available nation watching, the #1 program was ‘Rugby League Grand Final’ which finished with an average 2.315 million viewers. A whopping 909,000 viewers watched in Sydney while 752,000 viewers watched in Brisbane. 409,000 watched in Melbourne.#2 was the ‘Rugby League Grand Final Presentation’ which drew 2.202 million viewers. #3 was ‘Rugby League Grand Final Entertainment’ which drew 1.308,000. #4 was ‘Nine News Sunday’ which drew 1.265 million viewers. #9 was ‘Rugby League Grand Final 1st Division’ with 499,000 viewers. And finally #10 was ‘The Footy Show Presents-Highway To Happiness-Encore’ with an average 450,000 viewers.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished well behind on Sunday to end up second with a 23.9% share. #5 was ‘Seven News Sunday’ with an average 1.038 million viewers. #6 was ‘Sunday Night’ with an average 869,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #3 with an average 13.8% share. #7 was ‘Vera’ with an average 648,000 viewers. #8 was ‘ABC News Sunday’ with an average 587,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #4 with a 12.0% share.


The Special Broadcast Service finished #3 with a 5.0% share of the available audience.


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

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


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 on Monday with a 30.1% share of the available audience. #1 was ‘Seven News’ with an average 1.089 million viewers. #6 was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ finished with an average 1.020 million viewers. #8, ‘The X Factor Australia’ finished with an average 910,000 viewers.


Network Nine finished #2 with a 27.3% share. #2 was a tied between the two national Nine newscasts. ‘Nine News 6:30’ with an average 1.068 million viewers and ‘Nine News’ which finished with the same average of 1.068 million viewers. #5 was ‘The Block’ which finished with an average 1.021 million viewers. #7, ‘A Current Affair’ finished with an average 969,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network finished #3 with an average 20.1% share. #4 was ‘Australia Story’ with an average 1.047 million viewers. #9, ‘7.30’ finished with an average 910,000 viewers. And #10 was ‘ABC News’ with an average 866,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished with a 17.2% share.


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

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