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

‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, CBS finished #1 broadcast network as ‘Survivor Cambodia Second Chance‘ season finale was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘The Apprentice‘ was the top program. ‘Star Wars:The Force Awakens‘ explodes internationally on Wednesday. Nine finished #1 Tuesday as ‘Seven News ‘ was #1 newscast and ‘A Current Affair was the top non-news program. ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2‘ #1 on weekend 11-13 December 2015 (Domestic) ‘Surprise-Journey To The West‘ #1 on weekend 11-13 December 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, December 16, 2015 (Posted on December 17, 2015)

CBS #1 Wednesday as 'Survivor:Cambodia' season finale was the top program.

CBS #1 Wednesday as ‘Survivor:Cambodia Second Chance’ season finale was the top program with over 9 1/2 million viewers.


The Tiffany Network has the original reality program do its thing on Wednesday. At 8P, ‘Survivor:Cambodia Second Chance‘ season finale finished with an average 9.53 million viewers as Jeremy was the winner. At 10P, ‘Survivor Reunion‘ finished with an average 6.79 million viewers.


The Alphabet Network did a rerun thing. At 8P, a rerun of ‘The Middle‘ finished with an average 5.73 million viewers. At 830P, a rerun of ‘The Goldbergs‘ finished with an average 4.73 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Modern Family‘ finished with an average 4.81 million viewers. At 930P, a rerun of ‘Black-ish‘ finished with an average 4.00 million viewers. Then at 10P, ‘Nashville: On the Record 3‘ finished with an average 2.51 million viewers, the lowest rated show in its time slot.


The Peacock Network did not due well due to a very low-rated first program. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Elf:Buddy’s Musical Christmas‘ finished with an average 3.08 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Law & Order:SVU‘ finished wth an average 3.51 million viewers. At 10P, a rerun of ‘Chicago PD‘ drew an average 4.59 million viewers, tops for the network on Wednesday.


The Animal Network of Broadcast flip-flopped their normal Wednesday schedule. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Empire‘ finished with an average 2.76 million viewers. Then at 9P, a rerun of ‘Rosewood‘ finished with an average 2.77 million viewers, tops for Disneyville on Wednesday.


The #1 Hispanic Network in America finished with an average Wednesday. At 8P, ‘Antes Muerta Que Lichita’ finished with an average 2.217 million viewers. At 9P, ‘Pasion y Poder’ finished with an average 2.282 million viewers and was the network’s top program on Wednesday. At 10P, ‘Yo No Creo En Hombres’ finished with an average 2.147 million viewers.

The CW

The Little Network That Couldn’t didn’t. At 8P, a rerun of ‘Arrow‘ finished with an average 1.16 million viewers. And at 9P, a rerun of ‘Supernatural‘ finished with an average 947,000 viewers.

For The Record

CBS finished #1 Wednesday with an average 8.617 million viewers. ABC finished #2 with an average 4.047 million viewers. NBC finished #3 with an average 3.727 million viewers. FOX finished with an average 2.765 million viewers. Univision finished with an average 2.215 million viewers. Telemundo finished with an average 1.30 million viewers. The CW finished with an average 1.054 million viewers.

Today In Communication History

On this date in 1989, the first episode of ‘The Simpsons’ aired on FOX. Twenty-six years later, it still leads most Sunday’s on FOX.

Social Media News
Facebook Facebook Launches Yelp Competitor
A desktop-only feature called Facebook Professional Services lets users find reviews and information on local businesses. Search Engine Land first reported about it Monday night. A click on one of Facebook’s business categories brings up a list of well-rated local businesses, with links to their business profile pages. There’s a host of categories to choose from. Facebook is in the “early stages” of testing the service, a company spokesperson told Mashable saying the feature is a “way for people to easily find more Pages for the services they’re interested in.” Since many small businesses use Facebook as their primary web presence, a Yelp-like directory makes a lot of sense.

Television News
SAG/AFTRA Nominations

Cinema News

Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ brought in an astounding $14.1 million at the international box office on Wednesday. The 7th film in the space saga debuted in 12 international markets, including France, Italy, Sweden, and Norway. It was the biggest opening day ever in Belgium, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Across all of the markets that it debuted, it represents the best ever launch for a ‘Star Wars’ film. The film will debut in most major foreign markets over the weekend, the notable exceptions being China, India, and Greece. On Thursday, it will open in 32 additional markets including Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, Korea, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. In the U.S. it has pre-sold more than $100 million in tickets BEFORE the movie debuts, the biggest in film history. Disney invest $200 million to make the film and another $100 million to promote it. It invested $4 billion to buy Lucasfilm, bringing the franchise to the Wonderful World of Walt.

Top Ten Box Office 11-13 December 2015 (Domestic Only)

#1 ‘HungerGames:Mockingjay2’$11.30 million in 3,651 theaters
#2 ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’$11.01 million in 3,103 theaters
#3 ‘The Good Dinosaur’ $11.00 million in 3,606 theaters
#4 ‘Creed’ $10.12 million in 3,502 theaters
#5 ‘Krampus’ $ 8.01 million in 2,919 theaters
#6 ‘Spectre’ $ 4.00 million in 2,640 theaters (Critique:
#7 ‘The Night Before’ $ 3.90 million in 2,674 theaters
#8 ‘The Peanuts Movie’ $ 2.65 million in 2,653 theaters
#9 ‘Spotlight’ $ 2.51 million in 1,089 theaters
#10 ‘Brooklyn’ $ 1.98 million in 947 theaters

International Box Office

#1 ‘Surprise-Journey’ $17.00 million in 1 territory
#2 ‘Mockingjay2’ $ 15.40 million in 93 territories
#3 ‘The Good Dinosaur’ $ 14.30 million in 48 territories
#4 ‘Spectre’ $ 12.90 million in 95 territories (Critique:
#5 ‘In The Heat Of The…’$ 12.60 million in 53 territories
#6 ‘Point Break’ $ 12.30 million in 8 territories
#7 ‘The Martian’ $ 8.10 million in 11 territories
#8 ‘Bridge of Spies’ $ 6.70 million in 47 territories (Critique:
#9 ‘Inside Many’ $ 5.00 million in 3 territories
#10 ‘The Master’ $ 4.20 million in 1 territory

Coming Soon

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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BBC One #1 in the UK Wednesday as 'The Apprentice' was the top program.

BBC One #1 in the UK Wednesday as ‘The Apprentice’ was the top program.


The Big One finished #1 on Wednesday. First, at 8P, the final ever ‘Cuffs​‘ brought in an average 3.16 million viewers (15.6%). Then at 9P, ‘The Apprentice​‘ with the interview stage finished with an average overnight audience of 5.68 million viewers (26.5%).


On BBC Two, at 8P, ‘MasterChef: The Professionals​‘ semifinals continued its run with an average 2.93 million viewers (14.4%). It was followed, at 9P, by the documentary ‘Love You To Death​’ which fell to 1.12 million viewers (5.2%). At 10P, ‘You’re Fired!​‘ was seen by an average 1.85 million viewers (10.3%).


The Independent One found itself in third place on Wednesday. At 8P, ‘You Saw Them Here First‘ finished with a challenging 2.47 million viewers (12.2%). Then at 9P, the second episode of ‘Prey​‘ could not complete as it finished with an average 2.45 million viewers (11.5%).

Channel 4

The Big Four had at 8P, ‘Superset‘ which finished with an average 1.92 million viewers (9.5%). At 830P, the final ever ‘Peep Show‘ which was not competitive as it drew only 557,000 viewers (3.1%). But at 9P, ‘24 Hours in A&E​‘ brought back some normality with an average 1.50 million viewers (7.0%) even with those low rated lead-ins.


The IndyBe at 10P presented ‘TOWIE​ Christmas‘ special which drew an average 514,000 viewers (3.2%).​

Down Under


Network Nine won for the second consecutive night in Australia with a 28.2% share of the available audience. ‘A Current Affair‘ finished #1 non-newscast program in Australia on Wednesday.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished second with a 25.6% share. ‘Seven News‘ was the #1 newscast in Australia on Wednesday.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 19.3% share of the available audience. The network’s top program finished #12 non-news was a rerun of ‘Jamie’s Cracking Christmas‘ with 521,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 with a 18.0% share. The network’s top program was ‘7.30‘ which drew an average 626,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with an 8.9% share.

Top Ten Non-Newscast Program in Australia on Wednesday
#1 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 742,000 viewers #1 in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
#2 7.30 ABC 626,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS Seven 616,000 viewers #1 in Perth
#4 Yearly Charlie PickeringABC 592,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 HIGHWAY PATROL (R) Seven 578,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 RBT Nine 573,000 viewers Sydney top market
#7 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Seven 570,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#8 BANGKOK AIRPORT Nine 560,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#9 MOTORWAY PATROL (R) Seven 557,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#10 READY FOR TAKEOFF Nine 556,000 viewers Melbourne top market

Top Newscast In Australia on Wednesday
#1 SEVEN NEWS Seven 1,042,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth
#2 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 983,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne
#3 NINE NEWS Nine 983,000 viewers #1 in Sydney & Brisbane
#4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 934,000 viewers Sydney top market
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 752,000 viewers Sydney top market


Ten #1 Thursday in Australia as 'Cricket: Big Bash Game#1 Session 2' top non-news program.

Ten #1 Thursday in Australia as ‘Cricket: Big Bash Game#1 Session 2’ top non-news program.


The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 Thursday wth an 28.8% share of the available audience. And it had the #1 non-news program in the nation as ‘Cricket: Big Bash League Game 1 Session 2‘ finished with an average 813,000 viewers. Before it, Game 1 finished #2 with an average 797,000 viewers. The opening match of the KFC Big Bash League’s fifth season has been a ratings smash, peaked with more than 1.5 million people tuning in for the Sydney derby between the Thunder and the Sixers. The match was also a hit on social media, with #BBL05 the No.1 trending topic around Australia. Put it this way, it was a Cricket Thursday.


Network Nine finished #2 on Thursday with a 24.4% share. ‘A Current Affair‘ finished with an average 719,000 viewers as it was the top non-news or sport program Thursday. ‘Nine News 6:30‘ finished with an average 873,000 viewers.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 Thursday with a 23.4% share of the available audience. But it did have the #1 newscast in the nation as ‘Seven News‘ with an average 888,000 viewers. ‘Better Homes & Gardens-Countdown To Christmas‘ finished with an average 523,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 with a 16.0% share. ‘7.30‘ was the network’s top non-news program with 561,000 viewers. ‘ABC News‘ finished with an average 692,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with a 7.0% share of the available audience on Thursday.

Top Ten Non-News Program Thursday in Australia
#1 CRICKET:Big Bash Gm#1S2 TEN 813,000 viewers #1 in Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide
#2 CRICKET:Big Bash Gm#1S1 TEN 797,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne
#3 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 719,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 7.30 ABC 561,000 viewers Melbourne top market
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS Seven 523,000 viewers #1 in Perth
#6 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Seven 490,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#7 FAMILY FEUD TEN 461,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#8 GREAT GETAWAYS Nine 460,000 viewers Sydney top market
CHRISTMAS Nine 451,000 viewers Sydney top market
#10 THE PROJECT 7PM TEN 440,000 viewers Melbourne top market

Top Newscast In Australia Thursday
#1 SEVEN NEWS Seven 888,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth
#2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 873,000 viewers #1 in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
#3 NINE NEWS Nine 837,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 833,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 692,000 viewers Sydney top market
#6 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS @5 TEN 442,000 viewers Melbourne top market

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