CBS #1 Wednesday in the U.S. ITV #1 in the UK. Nine #1 in Australia.

‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, CBS finished #1 broadcast network but FOX’s ‘Empire’‘ 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 ‘The Block Winner Announced’ was the top non-news program and ‘Seven News’ was the nation’s top newscast. ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2‘ #1 at Cinema weekend 20-22 November 2015 (Domestic) ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2‘ #1 weekend 20-22 November 2015 (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. THURSDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)

Today, traditional TV still accounts for the lion’s share of video viewing, but online and mobile are where the growth is. When managed together, TV/digital/mobile hold the potential to drive real impact for advertisers—enabling them to maximize the customers they reach and/or reinforce key messaging across screens. After all, ‘It’s all about screens’.

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For Wednesday, November 25, 2015 (Posted on November 26, 2015)

CBS #1 Wednesday as FOX's 'Empire' top program.

CBS #1 Wednesday as FOX’s ‘Empire’ top program.


The Tiffany Network had strength throughout its Wednesday schedule to win handily. At 8P, a two hour edition of ‘Survivor’ finished with an average 8.18 million viewers. Then at 10P, ‘Code Black’ with an episode titled ‘The Son Rises’ finished with an average 7.58 million viewers.


The Animal Network of Broadcast had the top program of the evening in prime time. At 8P, ‘Rosewood’ finished with an average 4.63 million viewers. Then at 9P, ‘Empire’ featuring guest star Alicia Keys, finished with an average 9.11 million viewers.


The Alphabet Network had it regular Wednesday schedule, in reruns. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Middle’ finished with an average 5.898 million viewers. At 830P, a rerun of ‘The Goldbergs’ finished with an average 5.154 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Modern Family’ finished with an average 4.679 million viewers. At 930P, a rerun of ‘Black-ish’ finished with an average 4.091 million viewers. Then at 10P, a rerun of ‘Jimmy Kimmel LIVE’ finished with an average 2.517 million viewers.


The Peacock Network had nothing. At 8P, ‘Making ‘The Wiz Live’ finished with an average 2.80 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Saturday Night Live’ finished with 3.498 million viewers. Then at 10P, another rerun of ‘Saturday Night Live’ finished with an average 4.039 million viewers.

The CW

The Little Network That Couldn’t just ran a film. At 8P, the rerun of ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ finished with an average 1.78 million viewers.

For The Record

CBS finished #1 on Wednesday with an average 7.982 million viewers. FOX finished with an average 6.578 million viewers. ABC finished third with a complete rerun schedule and drew 4.142 million viewers. NBC finished with an average 3.446 million viewers. The CW finished with an average 1.78 million viewers. Univision finished with an average 1.70 million viewers. Telemundo finished with an average 1.30 million viewers.

Today In Communication History

On this date in 1989, ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ aired as a special. The show debuted as a regular weekly series on January 14, 1990 on ABC.

Traditional Media Consumption From Online Adults
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Among online US adults, Baby Boomers (46-65) spend almost twice as much time on a daily basis with TV, radio and print as do Millennials (16-3) per newly-released data from a TNS study. In fact, while Baby Boomers report spending more than double the time with TV (3.4 hours per day) as with TV and video online (1.3 hours), Millennial estimate spending more time with digital than offline TV (2.7 vs. 1.9 hours per day).
For comparison, Nielsen figures suggest that while youth watch substantially less traditional TV than their older counterparts, traditional TV viewing among Millennials is in excess of 2 hours per day, surpassing 3 hours per day for the 25-34 demographic.

Baby Boomers in the U.S. is estimated to be 75+ million. Aside from the sheer size of the boomer population, they are also affluent. Some estimates have them controlling 70% of the disposable income in the U.S. Also, boomers are tech savvy. They are heavy consumers of television programming, and they spend as much or more time online.
A Google/Ipsos study of consumers 45 and over found that the amount of time spent on the Internet and traditional television viewing were comparable. They found that the Internet is the top source for gathering information on topics of interest. In the DMN3 Study, the top three online activities of Boomers are: 1) Using search engines (96%); 2) Using email (95%); and 3) Shopping for products or services (92%).

Cinema News
Top Ten Box Office 20-22 November 2015 Weekend (Domestic Only)

#1 ‘Mockingly 2’ $101.0 million from 4,175 locations
#2 ‘Spectre’ $14.60 million from 3,659 locations (Critique:
#3 ‘The Peanuts Movie’ $12.80 million from 3,671 locations
#4 ‘The Night Before’ $10.10 million from 2,960 locations
#5 ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ $ 6.63 million from 2,392 locations
#6 ‘Love the Coopers’ $ 3.93 million from 2,603 locations
#7 ‘The Martian’ $ 3.70 million from 2,086 locations
#8 ‘Spotlight’ $ 3.60 million from 589 locations
#9 ‘The 33’ $ 2.24 million from 2,452 locations
#10 ‘The Bridge of Spies’ $ 1.95 million from 1,532 locations (Critique:

International Box Office
#1 ‘The Hunger Games’ $146.0 million
#2 ‘Spectre’ $ 65.7 million (Critique:
#3 ‘Our Times’ $ 12.0 million
#4 ‘Inside Man’ $ 10.2 million
#5 ‘Transporter Refueled’ $ 9.8 million
#6 ‘Spanish Affair 2’ $ 7.4 million
#7 ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ $ 5.8 million
#8 ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ $ 4.2 million
#9 ‘The Priests’ $ 3.8 million
#10 ‘Return Of The Cuckoo’ $ 3.7 million

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Across The Pond

ITV #1 in the UK Wednesday as 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' top program.

ITV #1 in the UK Wednesday as ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’ top program.


The Independent One had Lady L. at 9P, ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!​’ widened the gap over its BBC One reality rival, ‘The Apprentice​’ as ‘IAC…GMOOH’ finished wth an average 7.09 million viewers (30.2%) on Wednesday night.


The Big One had Sir ‘You’re Fired!’. At 7P, ‘Cuffs’ finished with an average 3.21 million viewers (15.1%). At 8P, ‘All-Star Mr & Mrs finished with an average 3.10 million viewers (14.5%). Then at 9P, ‘The Apprentice​’, finished with a series low of 4.95 million viewers (21.1%).


The Little Two at 8P had ‘MasterChef: The Professionals​’ and it finished with an average 2.87 million viewers (13.5%). On

Channel 4

The Big Four at 8P had ‘Superset​’ and it pulled in an average 1.78 million viewers (8.3%). It was followed at 9P by ‘Grand Designs​’ with 1.26 million viewers (5.4%). At 10P, ‘Peep Show​’ finished with an average 726,000 viewers (4.1%). It was followed at 1030P by ‘Toast of London​’ with 443,000 viewers (3.3%).

Channel 5

The Viacom Five at 9P had ‘Can’t Pay, We’ll Take It Away​’ and it finished with 1.05 million viewers (4.4%). AT 10P, ‘Suspects’​ finished with only 329,000 viewers (2.1%).

Down Under

Nine #1 Wednesday as 'The Block Winner Announced' #1 non-news program & 'Seven News' #1 newscast

Nine #1 Wednesday as ‘The Block Winner Announced’ #1 non-news program & ‘Seven News’ #1 newscast


Network Nine was back on Top Wednesday as it finished with a huge 35.2% share of the available audience. The #1 program was ‘The Block-Winner Announced’ which drew an amazing 1.812 million viewers.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #2 with a 24.1% share.

ABC finished #3 with a 19.1% share of the available audience.
Ten finished #4 with a 16.1% share.
SBS finished #5 with a 5.6% share of the available audience.

Top Ten Non-News Programs In Australia Wednesday
#1 THE BLOCK-WINNER ANN’D Nine 1,812,000 viewers #1 in all markets
#2 THE BLOCK -GRAND FINAL Nine 1,579,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#3 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 908,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 HOME AND AWAY Seven 761,000 viewers Sydney top market
#5 7.30 ABC 717,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 KITCHEN CABINET ABC 626,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#7 Home With SarahFerguson ABC 613,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#8 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Seven 571,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#9 THE PROJECT 7PM TEN 551,000 viewers Sydney top market
#10 THE VERDICT Nine 548,000 viewers Melbourne top market

Top Newscast In Australia Wednesday
#1 SEVEN NEWS Seven 1,050,000 viewers #1 in Perth
#2 SEVEN NEWS/TodayTonight Seven 996,000 viewers #1 in Sydney & Adelaide
#3 NINE NEWS Nine 980,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 976,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne & Brisbane
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 855,000 viewers Melbourne top market


Seven #1 in Australia on  Thursday  but ABC's '7.30  was the top non-news program as 'Seven News' was the top newscast.

Seven #1 in Australia on Thursday but ABC’s ‘7.30 was the top non-news program as ‘Seven News’ was the top newscast.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 Thursday with a 31.6% share of the available audience. The #1 newscast in the nation was ‘Seven News’ with an average 933,000 viewers.


Network Nine finished #2 with a 25.7% share. ‘Nine News’ was the top program on the network Thursday as it finished with an average 910,000 viewers.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 20.4% share of the available audience. The ‘Project 7PM’ finished with an average 472,000 viewers.

The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 with a 16.4% share. The #1 non-news program in the nation was ‘7.30’ which finished with an average 734,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 6.0% share of the available audience.

Top Ten Non-News Programs In Australia Thursday
#1 7.30 ABC 734,000 viewers #1 program in Sydney & Adelaide
#2 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 718,000 viewers #1 program in Melbourne & Brisbane
#3 HOME AND AWAY Seven 670,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 INSIDE QUEEN MARY 2 Seven 642,000 viewers #1 program in Perth
#5 SURVEILLANCE OZ:DASHCAM Seven 623,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 ALISA & LYSANDRA RESCUE Nine 583,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#7 CHASER’S MEDIA CIRCUS ABC 536,000 viewers Sydney & Melbourne top markets
#8 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Seven 532,000 viewers Sydney top market
#9 HOT SEAT Nine 490,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#10 THE PROJECT 7PM TEN 472,000 viewers Sydney top market

Top Newscasts In Australia Thursday
#1 SEVEN NEWS Seven 933,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth
#2 NINE NEWS Nine 910,000 viewers #1 in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
#3 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 899,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 855,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 760,000 viewers Sydney top market
#6 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS @5 TEN 489,000 viewers Melbourne top market

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