NBC #1 Sunday 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 Sunday, December 20, 2015, NBC finished #1 broadcast network but CBS’ ‘NFL Overrun Denver vs Pittsburgh‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘Sports Personality of the Year‘ was the top program. Nine finished #1 Tuesday as ‘Nine News‘ was #1 newscast and ‘Cricket:Big Bash League was the top non-news program. ‘Star Wars‘ dominated the weekend as it exploded with $238 million box office in the U.S. & $279.0 Internationally. 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. MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)

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For Sunday, December 20, 2015 (Posted on December 21, 2015)

NBC #1 Sunday but CBS' 'Denver vs Pittsburgh' overrun finished as the top program with over 23 million viewers (Credit: AP / Don Wright)

NBC #1 Sunday but CBS’ ‘Denver vs Pittsburgh’ overrun finished as the top program with over 23 million viewers (Credit: AP / Don Wright)

https://youtu.be/kT8WegeE048 (Credit: Getty Images/ Rich Schultz)

https://youtu.be/kT8WegeE048 (Credit: Getty Images/ Rich Schultz)

The Peacock Network finished #1 on Sunday as NFL football was the only programming on its schedule. At 7P, ‘Football Night In America‘ finished with 6.105 million viewers. At 830P, ‘Sunday Night Football‘ finished with an average 15.26 million viewers as the Arizona Cardinals clinched the Western Division of the NFC title with a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the City of Brotherly Love.


https://youtu.be/SVoaBKRa6RA (Credit: AP/ Fred Vuich)

https://youtu.be/SVoaBKRa6RA (Credit: AP/ Fred Vuich)

The Tiffany Network finished Sunday with an adjusted schedule. At 7P, ‘NFL Overrun‘ featuring Denver vs Pittsburgh finished with an average 23.711 million viewers. At 8P, ‘60 Minutes‘ finished with an average 11.838 million viewers. Then at 9P, ‘Undercover Boss‘ debuted for another season with an average 6.890 million viewers. At 10P, ‘CSI: Cyber‘ finished with an average 6.148 million viewers.


The Alphabet Network finished Sunday with an unusual lineup. At 7P, ‘The Sound Of Music:Sing-a-Long‘ finished wth an average 4.717 million viewers as it ran all night long.


The Animal Network of Broadcast brought us a beauty pageant. At 7P, ‘Miss Universe‘ finished with an average 6.158 million viewers. ‘There she is….nope. There she is…Miss Universe.’

For The Record

NBC finished #1 Sunday with an average 12.974 million viewers. CBS finished #2 with an average 12.147 million viewers. FOX finished with an average 6.158 million viewers. ABC finished with an average 4.717 million viewers.

Today In Communication History

On this date in 1963, Neil Sedaka performed “Bad Girl” on ‘American Bandstand’.


Fifa: Sepp Blatter & Michel Platini Get Eight-Year Bans
The money train has finally ended for the Sepp of Blatter, football’s bully as he said it was a sad day for FIFA. FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation. They were found guilty of breaches surrounding a £1.3m ($2m) “disloyal payment” made to Platini in 2011. The Fifa ethics committee found Blatter and Platini had demonstrated an “abusive execution” of their positions. “I will fight for me and for Fifa,” Blatter, 79, said at a news conference. Platini said the decision was a “masquerade” intended to “dirty” his name.

Both men continue to deny wrongdoing and intend to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).
Swiss Blatter and 60-year-old Frenchman Platini have also been fined £33,700 ($40,000) and £54,000 ($80,000) respectively.
Despite the ban, both Blatter and Platini will be allowed to attend matches – including Euro 2016 in France – if they buy tickets in a private capacity. Fifa boss since 1998, Blatter had already announced he was quitting with a presidential election in February. Platini was tipped as a future leader of football’s world governing body and is a three-time European Footballer of the Year. He is also a former captain of France and has been in charge of Uefa – European football’s governing body, since 2007.

► The payment made in February 2011 had “no legal basis” in the contract signed by both men when Platini started working for Blatter on 25 August, 1999.
► Both men’s explanation that there was an “oral agreement” over the payment was rejected as “not convincing”.
Blatter’s actions did not show “commitment to an ethical attitude”, and both men were found to be in “a conflict of interest”.
► Platini also failed to act with “complete credibility and integrity” and showed “unawareness of the importance of his duties”.
► The committee said there was “not sufficient evidence” to establish the payment was a bribe, but both men demonstrated an “abusive execution” of their positions.

Blatter blamed the U.S. for the eight-year ban handed down by FIFA over ethics violations on Monday, an apparent jab at a federal investigation responsible for several indictments of officials from soccer’s international governing body. “If we had awarded the World Cup in 2022 to the USA, we would not be here,” Blatter said in Italian at the meandering, nearly one-hour news conference.

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 opened 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. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is firing on all cylinders, bringing in an estimated $57 million from Thursday evening “previews”, breaking the previous record of $43.5 million set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2 back in 2011. Additionally, the film’s international rollout, which began on Wednesday in 12 markets, continued yesterday with an additional 32 markets and it has now crossed $72.7 million in its first two days internationally, with a global cume that now stands at $130 million. Star Wars adds Japan and Spain today along with its first full day in 4,134 North American theaters (a December record) as the sky is the limit on just how high this one will go. $57 million is enough to break the all-time Thursday single day record of $50 million, which was set by ‘Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith’ in 2005. As is standard operating procedure, Disney will be rolling these Thursday numbers into their overall Friday gross, which will almost certainly break the largest Friday, opening day and single day record currently held by ‘Deathly Hallows-Part 2’ at $91 million. As a matter of fact, once it crosses $84.62 million on Friday it will have already broken the December opening weekend record previously set by ‘The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey’. Add to that, it has already obliterated the largest December single day, also previously owned by ‘The Hobbit’, $37.13 million by comparison. 3D accounted for 47% of the evening’s take along with $5.7 million from IMAX screenings, breaking the previous IMAX record of $3 million set by ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ earlier this year.

Thursday preview numbers do include the ‘Star Wars’ marathon screenings, which included back-to-back-to-back-etc. screenings of the first six ‘Star Wars’ films leading up to the release of ‘Force Awakens’. Prices were upwards of $59.99 at AMC theaters per USA Today. Additionally, there is no set time as to when theaters specifically report Thursday preview numbers. Some may report grosses only up to midnight on Thursday, while others may report well into the Friday AM. With Friday’s performance, the film now accounts for the largest single day of all time in UK/Ireland ($14.4m), Germany ($7.1m), Norway ($1.1m) and Sweden ($1.7m). Along with those four territories, it also accounts for the largest opening day in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, Switzerland (French-speaking), Austria, Ukraine, Slovakia, Croatia, Iceland, Serbia, Chile and Peru. It opens in Japan and Spain Saturday. ‘Force Awakens’ brought in $279 million Internationally, #3 opening of all time behind ‘Jurassic World’ ($316 million) and the final ‘Harry Potter’ film ($314 million). It came in No. 1 everywhere, except in South Korea and Vietnam.

Put it this way…’Star Wars’ has made back its cost + promotional expenses through Saturday. Every ticket sold from this point forward is profit. The only question is how much profit will it produce.

Top Ten Box Office 18-20 December 2015 (Domestic Only thru Saturday)

#1 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’$238.00 million in 4,134 theaters
#2 ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks:
The Road Chip’ $ 14.40 million in 3,653 theaters
#3 ‘Sisters’ $ 13.42 million in 2.962 theaters
#4 ‘The Hunger Games:
Mockingjay – Part 2’ $ 5.65 million in 2,653 theaters
#5 ‘Creed’ $ 5.09 million in 2,745 theaters
#6 ‘The Good Dinosaur’ $ 4.31 million in 2,744 theaters
#7 ‘Krampus’ $ 3.78 million in 2,371 theaters
#8 ‘In The Heart of the Sea’$ 3.47 million in 3,101 theaters
#9 ‘Dilwale’ $ 1.88 million in 268 theaters
#10 ‘Bajiao Mastani Eros’ $ 1.66 million in 304 theaters

International Box Office 18-20 December 2015 (Thru Saturday)

#1 ‘Star Wars’ $279.00 million

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Across The Pond

BBC One #1 Sunday in the UK.

BBC One #1 Sunday in the UK.


The Big One had a couple of big ones as it finished #1 in the UK Sunday. First, ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ ran long but finished with 5.78 million viewers (25.6%) as Andy Murray won the BBC ‘s 2015 awards. It was the #1 program of the night. Then at 9P, ‘The Apprentice​’ season final for 2015 finished with an average 5.31 million viewers (25.9%). It is also one of the most-watched shows on iPlayer.


The Independent One presented a bit of music on Sunday. At 730P, ‘Sound of Music Live​‘ brought in an average audience of 3.82 million viewers (16.2%).

Channel 4

The Big Four had a bear and a President. At 8P, NBC’s ‘Bear Goes Wild with Barack Obama​‘ finished with a strong 2.74 million viewers (11.5%). At 9P, Showtime’s ‘Homeland​‘ continued with 1.05 million viewers (4.4%).


The Little Two at 7P presented ‘University Challenge Christmas​‘ and it finished with an average 1.63 million viewers (7.9%).

Down Under

Nine #1 Sunday but Ten's 'Cricket: Big Bash' top non-news program while 'Nine News' #1 newscast

Nine #1 Sunday but Ten’s ‘Cricket: Big Bash’ top non-news program while ‘Nine News’ #1 newscast


Network Nine in Australia gave it a battle and finished #1 with a 27.8% share. ‘Nine News Sunday‘ finished as the #1 newscast in the nation with an average 919,000 viewers.

The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished with the top non-news program but just a shade behind Nine on Sunday as it finished with a 27.0% share of the available audience. The #1 & #2 non-newscast programs in Australia were on Ten as ‘Cricket: Big Bash league Game 5, Session 2‘ finished with an average 910,000 viewers. Four of the top ten programs were on Ten.


The Second Commercial network finished #3 in Australia on Sunday as it delivered a 21.8% share of the available audience, just ahead of Nine. ‘Sunday Night‘ finished with an average 623,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 with a 16.8% share. ‘Grand Designs‘ was the to non-newscast program on the network with an average 573,000 viewers.


The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished #5 with a 6.8% share of the available audience.

Top Non-Newscast TV Programs In Australia Sunday
#1 CRICKET:BigBash Gm5-S2 TEN 910,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth
#2 CRICKET:BigBash Gm5-S1 TEN 834,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#3 60 MINUTES Nine 705,000 viewers #1 in Sydney & Brisbane
#4 SUNDAY NIGHT Seven 623,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 CRICKET:BigBash Gm4-S2 TEN 582,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 GRAND DESIGNS (R) ABC 573,000 viewers Sydney top market
#7 INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY ABC 556,000 viewers Sydney top market
#8 CRICKET:BigBash Gm4Post TEN 555,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#9 ATLANTIC–Wildest Ocean Nine 542,000 viewers Sydney top market
#10 THE FORCE–BehindTheLine Seven 524,000 viewers Sydney top market

Top Newscast Sunday In Australia
#1 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Nine 919,000 viewers #1 in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide
#2 SEVEN NEWS Seven 861,000 viewers #1 in Brisbane & Perth
#3 ABC NEWS SUNDAY ABC 669,000 viewers Melbourne top market


Seven #1 in Australia on  Monday as 'A Current Affair'  was the top non-news program as 'Seven News' was the top newscast.

Seven #1 in Australia on Monday as ‘A Current Affair’ was the top non-news program as ‘Seven News’ was the top newscast.


The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 Monday with a 29.5% share of the available audience. The #1 newscast ‘Seven News’ finished with an average 973,000 viewers.


Network Nine in Australia finished second with a 26.8% share of the available audience. The #1 non-newscast program was ‘A Current Affair‘ which finished with an average 825,000 viewers.

The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished #3 with a 21.6% share. The network’s biggest programs all week has been ‘Cricket:Big Bash League‘ and Game 6 Session 2 finished with an average 768,000 viewers.


The Alphabet Network in Australia finished #4 with a 16.3% share. The network’s top program was ‘Back Roads‘ which drew 729,000 viewers.

SBS finished #5 in Australia as it had a 5.9% share of the available audience.

Top Non-Newscast TV Program In Australia Monday
#1 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 825,000 viewers #1 in Sydney & Brisbane
#2 CRICKET:BigBash Gm6–S2 TEN 768,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne & Adelaide
#3 7.30 SUMMER ABC 739,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 BACK ROADS ABC 729,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 LOVE ACTUALLY Seven 656,000 viewers #1 in Perth
#6 CRICKET:BigBash Gm6–S1 TEN 566,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#7 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Seven 554,000 viewers Sydney top market
#8 THE EMBASSY Nine 553,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#9 THE BIG BANG THEORY Seven 545,000 viewers Sydney top market
#10 SCU: SERIOUS CRASH UNIT Seven 527,000 viewers Sydney top market

Top Newscasts In Australia Monday
#1 SEVEN NEWS Seven 973,000 viewers #1 in Sydney, Brisbane & Perth
#2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 959,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne & Adelaide
#3 NINE NEWS Nine 935,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 900,000 viewers Sydney top market
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 782,000 viewers Melbourne top market

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