‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Monday, November 16, 2015, ABC finished #1 as ‘Dancing With The Stars’‘ was the top program. ITV was #1 in the UK as ‘I’m A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!’ was the top program. Nine finished #1 in Australia as ‘Second Test–AU V NZ Session3’ was the top non-news program and ‘Nine News’ was the nation’s top newscast. ‘Spectre‘ #1 at Cinema weekend 13-15 November 2015 (Domestic) ‘Spectre‘ #1 International. There are 3.734 Billion Unique Mobile 68% Social Ad Clicks Are Now Mobile. Users as of this quarter, account 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. TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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For Monday, November 16, 2015 (Posted on November 17, 2015)
The Alphabet Network had the top broadcast program but slipped to second because of the ‘Battle @ 10P’ yet still eaked out a narrow victory Monday in the preliminary overnight ratings. At 8P, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finished with an average 12.235 million viewers and an 8.0/12. At 10P, the fading ‘Castle’ finished with an average 6.797 million viewers and a 4.5/7. Although they got back together ever so briefly for their delayed Anniversary, Kate and Rick are fading because of the crazy story arc which is letting fans know they don’t care any more about what Kate’s problems are. Blame this fall on the writers and the runners. As for Rick Castle, fans love him.
The Peacock Network brought out its big guns to stop CBS’ four day winning streak and finished as the #2 broadcast network on Monday in the preliminary overnight ratings. At 8P, ‘The Voice’ finished with an average 11.49 million viewers and a 6.9/11. Then at 10P, ‘Blindspot’ finished with an average 8.187 million viewers and a 5.0/9 to win the ‘Battle @ 10P’ on Monday. NOTE: the NBC Affiliate in Cincinnati carried the NFL game thus may have influenced NBC’s overnight ratings.
Walt’s Sport Network presented ‘Monday Night Football’. It was expected to win the night with its contest between the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals, which averaged an 8.6 overnight household rating, according to Nielsen, up from last week’s season-low 8.1 for the Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers. The Texans’ surprise victory, 10-6, over the previously undefeated Bengals delivered a 26.1 rating in Houston (15.7 on ESPN and a 10.4 on KIAH-CW) and a 44.6 in Cincinnati (15.6 on ESPN and 29.0 on WLWT-NBC). Dayton (20.8), Columbus (13.5) and Las Vegas (12.4) rounded out the top five markets. Final numbers will be posted when available.
The Tiffany Network had its regular lineup on Monday but it wasn’t enough. At 8P, ‘Supergirl’ finished with an average 7.874 million viewers and a 4.9/8. Then at 9P, ‘Scorpion’, with one of the most exciting episodes this season as the team fights in the UN, finished with an average 9.079 million viewers and a 5.6/9. At 10P, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ finished with an average 7.784 million viewers and a 5.0/9.
The Animal Network of Broadcasting had some good news and bad. At 8P, the good news was that ‘Gotham’ finished with an average 4.368 million viewers and a 2.7/4. This programs screams for having Fish Mooney back. It’s losing steam. Then at 9P, ‘Minority Report’ is the bad news as it finished with an average 1.175 million viewers and a 1.1/2 as it has lost all of the steam it ever had.
The Little Network That Couldn’t tried. At 8P, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ is making some kind of comeback as it is now averaging 1.172 million viewers and a 0.7/1, quite a hike up in the past several weeks. Then at 9P, ‘Jane The Virgin’ finished with an average 1.451 million viewers and a 1.0/1. The network increased its viewership Monday compared to the similar day the previous year.
At 1135P, NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ finished with a 2.7/7. CBS’ ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ finished with a 2.6/7. ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ finished with a 2.0/5. At 1235A, ABC’s ‘Nightline’ finished with a 1.4/5. NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ finished with a 1.4/5. CBS’ ‘Late Late Show with James Corden’ finished with a 1.1/4.
For The Record
ABC finished #1 on Monday, just 36,000 viewers ahead of NBC with an average 10.452 million viewers in the preliminary overnight ratings and a 6.8/11. NBC finished #2 Monday with an average 10.416 million viewers and a 6.3/10. CBS finished with an average 8.246 million viewers and a 5.2/8. FOX finished with an average 3.06 million viewers and a 1.9/3. Univision finished with an average 1.70 million viewers 1.2/2. The CW finished with an average 1.312 million viewers and a 0.9/1. Telemundo finished with an average 1.30 million viewers and a 0.9/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1968, one of the biggest television programming blunders in history took place as NBC-TV cut away from the final minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV special, ‘Heidi’, on schedule. The Raiders came from behind to beat the Jets 43-32.
Germany calls off Football match between the Netherlands due to information that suggested there were going to be explosions at the stadium Tuesday evening. A German police official has told local television that the match was canceled after information that a bomb attack was planned in the stadium (via Reuters). German daily Bild is reporting that anti-terror units are on their way to the stadium now
Alert: You Are Now Naked! Ads Sync Inaudible Sound To Your Devices
Surreptitious cross-device tracking is now searching your movements, your questions, your life. In an article by Dan Goodin wrote in ars Technica (111615), there is a new threat that uses inaudible, high-frequency sounds to surreptitiously track a person’s online behavior across a range of devices, including phones, TVs, tablets, and computers. Earwitnesses now can say you are being tracked!
The ultrasonic pitches are embedded into TV commercials or are played when a user encounters an ad displayed in a computer browser. While the sound can’t be heard by the human ear, nearby tablets and smartphones can detect it. When they do, browser cookies can now pair a single user to multiple devices and keep track of what TV commercials the person sees, how long the person watches the ads, and whether the person acts on the ads by doing a Web search or buying a product.
Cross-device tracking can be performed through the use of ultrasonic inaudible sound beacons. Compared to probabilistic tracking through browser fingerprinting, the use of audio beacons is a more accurate way to track users across devices. When a user encounters a cross-device tracking advertiser on the web, the advertiser drops a cookie on the computer while also playing an ultrasonic audio through the use of the speakers on the computer or device. The inaudible code is recognized and received on the other smart device by the software development kit installed on it. Some also embed audio beacon signals into TV commercials which are “picked up silently by an app installed on a device unknown to the user. The audio beacon enables companies to know which ads the user saw, how long the user watched the ad before changing the channel, which kind of smart devices the individual uses, along with other information that adds to the profile of each user that is linked across devices.
The user is unaware of the audio beacon, but if a smart device has an app on it that uses the software development kit, the software on the app will be listening for the audio beacon and once the beacon is detected, devices are immediately recognized as being used by the same individual. The only factor that hinders the receipt of an audio beacon by a device is distance. There is NO way for the user to opt-out of this form of cross-device tracking. The users have no knowledge of which apps are using this technology. As of April of 2015, software is used by 67 apps and the company who provides this cross-tracking, monitors 18 million smartphones. Is your smartphone one of them?
The marketers who use this cross-tracking assemble a shockingly detailed snapshot of the person being tracked. The Center for Democracy and Technology wrote in recently filed comments to the Federal Trade Commission, “For example, a company could see that a user searched for sexually transmitted disease (STD) symptoms on her personal computer, looked up directions to a Planned Parenthood on her phone, visits a pharmacy, then returned to her apartment. While previously the various components of this journey would be scattered among several services, cross-device tracking allows companies to infer that the user received treatment for an STD. The combination of information across devices not only creates serious privacy concerns, but also allows for companies to make incorrect and possibly harmful assumptions about individuals.”
“As a person goes about her business, her activity on each device generates different data streams about her preferences and behavior that are siloed in these devices and services that mediate them,” CDT officials wrote. “Cross-device tracking allows marketers to combine these streams by linking them to the same individual, enhancing the granularity of what they know about that person.”
The FTC has scheduled a workshop on Monday to discuss the technology.
Bloomingdale’s, once a bastion for superb display and advertising, has hit the low mark in advertising copy writing. One can only imagine who wrote this, who edited this and who approved this. It certainly could not have been done by anyone who should be aware of how wrong this actually is.
Top Ten Box Office 13-15 November 2015 Weekend (Domestic Only)
#1 ‘Spectre’ $35.40 million from 3,929 locations (Critique:https://www.facebook.com/cinemacritique/)
#2 ‘The Peanuts Movie’ $24.20 million from 3,902 locations
#3 ‘Love The Coopers’ $ 8.40 million from 2,603 locations
#4 ‘The Martian’ $ 6.73 million from 2,788 locations
#5 ‘The 33’ $ 5.85 million from 2,452 locations
#6 ‘Goosebumps’ $ 4.65 million from 2,805 locations
#7 ‘Bridge of Spies’ $ 4.29 million from 2,688 locations (Critique:https://www.facebook.com/cinemacritique/)
#8 ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ $ 2.40 million from 286 locations
#9 ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ $ 2.35 million from 1,834 locations
#10 ‘TheLast Witch Hunter’ $ 1.50 million from 1,479 locations
International Box Office
James Bond dominated the Chinese box office this weekend as it opened with $48 million for the Friday-Sunday weekend, a record for a non 3D U.S. film. The Chinese launch has pushed the ‘Spectre’ worldwide gross to nearly $550 million, led by $140.7 million in the U.S. after 10 days. In China, ‘Spectre’ is only $11 million short of the entire run of ‘Skyfall’, which was $59 million in 2012. Its opening day gross of $15 million on Friday set four other records for China, the biggest Friday opening any 2D U.S. film; the biggest November opening day; the biggest Bond opening and the biggest Sony Pictures opening day of all time. The film which reportedly needs $650 million to break even, will be profitable. The only question is how profitable will it be? And, will it beat ‘Skyfall’ box office? See Critique:https://www.facebook.com/cinemacritique/ for top Bond film box office results.
#1 ‘Spectre’ $188.0 million
#2 ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ $ 33.4 million
#3 ‘The Peanuts Movie’ $ 26.7 million
#4 ‘The Martian’ $ 12.0 million
#5 ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ $ 11.2 million
#6 ‘The Priests’ $ 9.3 million
#7 ‘Love The Coopers’ $ 8.4 million
#8 ‘Goosebumps’ $ 7.0 million
#9 ‘The Last Witch Hunter’$ 6.7 million
#10 ‘A Journey Through Time With Anthony’ $ 6.0 million
Coming November 20, 2015
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‘Joy’ They’re back. Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper
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Across The Pond
The Independent One had the big program on Monday as it was the top network in the UK. At 9P, ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ was the most-watched show on Monday night. An average overnight audience of 8.18 million viewers (34.6%).
The Big One didn’t have the programs to compete on Monday. At 830P, ‘Panorama’ finished with an average 2.83 million viewers (12.5%). That was followed at 9P by ‘Crimewatch’ with an average 2.58 million viewers (10.9%).
The Little Two at 8P presented Only ‘University Challenge’ which finished with an average 2.99 million viewers (13.3%), bigger than any program on its older brother’s schedule on Monday. At 830P, ‘Simply Nigella’ challenged ‘Panorama’ as it finished with an average 2.11 million viewers (9.4%). And at 9P, Ben Whishaw’s ‘London Spy’ pulled in an average 1.73 million viewers (7.3%).
The Big Four at 830P presented ‘The Shoppers’ Guide to Saving Money’ and it finished with an average 1.26 million viewers (5.6%). It was followed at 9P by ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ with 1.14 million viewers (4.8%). Then FX’s ‘Fargo’ finished with only 400,000 viewers (2.6%).
The Viacom Five at 8P had ‘Police Interceptors’ ad it finished with an average 809,000 viewers (3.6%).
Murdoch’s Broadcast Network UK Style at 9P had AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ and it finished with an average 672,000 viewers (2.8%).
The Tiny Four at 9P brought us ‘Made in Chelsea’ as it averaged 301,000 viewers (1.3%). And it seems nobody watches FOX’s ‘Scream Queens’ on any side of the ocean as it finished with only 69,000 friends and family (0.4%).
Network Nine finished #1 for the fifth consecutive day as it delivered a 29.6% share of the available audience. The network finished with both the #1 non-news program, ‘Second Test-Australia vs New Zealand Session #3’ which drew 969,000 viewers and the nation’s top newscast, ‘Nine News’ with an average 1.105 million viewers, the top rated program in the nation on Monday.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #2 with a 28.7% share. The network’s top program was ‘The X Factor Australia’ which finished with an average 958,000 viewers. The network’s top newscast was ‘Seven News’ which finished #3 with 1.058 million viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #3 Monday with a 19.3% share of the available audience. The network’s top program was ‘7.30’ which drew an average 776,000 viewers. The network’s top newscast was ‘ABC News’ which drew 860,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #4 with a 18.0% share. The network’s top program was ‘TBL Families’ with 732,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with a 4.4% share of the available audience.
Top Ten Non-News Programs in Australia Monday
#1 2nd Test–AU V NZ SES#3 Nine 969,000 viewers Melbourne #1 program 389,000
#2 The X Factor Seven 958,000 viewers #1 everywhere ex Melbourne
#3 The Block Nine 945,000 viewers Melbourne top market 317,000
#4 A Current Affair–TERROR Nine 861,000 viewers Melbourne top market 282,000
#5 7.30 ABC 776,000 viewers Sydney top market 249,000
#6 Home And Away Seven 747,000 viewers Sydney top market 211,000
#7 TBL Families TEN 732,000 viewers Sydney top market 258,000
#8 Australian Story ABC 692,000 viewers Melbourne top market 208,000
#9 You Paying Attention? TEN 678,000 viewers Melbourne top market 227,000
#10 Q&A-LE ABC 672,000 viewers Melbourne top market 247,000
Top Newscast in Australia Monday
#1 NINE NEWS Nine 1,105,000 viewers #1 in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
#2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 1,101,000 viewers Melbourne top market 399,000
#3 SEVEN NEWS Seven 1,058,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide 97,000 & Perth 179,000
#4 SEVEN NEWS/TodayTonight Seven 1,012,000 viewers Melbourne top market 323,000
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 860,000 viewers Melbourne top market 271,000
*TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
*TUESDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
Network Nine won again for the sixth consecutive day as it was #1 Tuesday with a 29.6% share of the available audience. It had the top newscast in the nation as ‘Nine News’ finished with an average 1.095 million viewers.
The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #2 with 28.6% share. The top non-news program was ‘The X Factor Australia’ which finished with 920,000 viewers.
The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 19.9% share of the available audience. The network’s top program was ‘The Biggest Loser Australia Families’ which finished with an average 814,000 viewers.
The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 with a 16.7% share. The network’s biggest program on the evening in prime time was ‘7.30’ which finished with 718,000 viewers.
The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with a 5.3% share of the available audience.
Top Ten Non-News Program in Australia Tuesday
#1 The X Factor Seven 920,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth
#2 THE BLOCK Nine 861,000 viewers Melbourne #1 market
#3 TBL FAMILIES TEN 814,000 viewers #1 in Sydney 277,000
#4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 804,000 viewers Sydney #1 market
#5 2nd Test–AU V NZ SES 3 Nine 792,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne 300,000
#6 HOME AND AWAY Seven 757,000 viewers #1 in Brisbane 173,000
#7 7.30 ABC 718,000 viewers Melbourne #1 market
#8 World’s ODD’st Animals Seven 713,000 viewers Sydney #1 market
#9 2nd Test–AU V NZ SES 3 Nine 666,000 viewers Melbourne #1 market
#10 THE PROJECT 7PM TEN 616,000 viewers Melbourne #1 market
Top Newscast in Australia Tuesday
#1 NINE NEWS Nine 1,095,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne & Brisbane
#2 SEVEN NEWS Seven 1,076,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth
#3 Seven News/TodayTonight Seven 1,011,000 viewers Melbourne #1 market
#4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 1,006,000 viewers #1 in Sydney 309,000
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 848,000 viewers Melbourne #1 market
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