CBS #1 Monday in the U.S. BBC One #1 in the UK. Seven #1 in Australia.

‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Monday, December 21, 2015, CBS finished #1 broadcast network as ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘John Bishop Christmas Special‘ was the top program. Seven finished #1 Tuesday as ‘Seven News‘ was #1 newscast and ‘A Current Affair 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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Due to the holiday season, ratings may be delayed. They will be posted when available.
For Monday, December 21, 2015 (Posted on December 22, 2015)

CBS #1 on Monday as 'The Big Bang Theory' was the top program

CBS #1 on Monday as ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was the top program


8P a rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ finished with 8.443 million viewers.
830P a rerun of ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ finished with 8.457 million viewers.
9P a rerun of ‘Supergirl‘ finished with 4.596 million viewers.
10P a rerun of ‘Scorpion‘ finished with 4.953 million viewers.


8P ‘A Great Christmas Light Fight‘ finished with 5.965 million viewers.
10P ‘The Great Holiday Baking Show‘ finished with 4.792 million viewers.


8P ‘Superstore‘ finished with 3.770 million viewers.
830P ‘Telenovela‘ finished with 2.650 million viewers.
9P ‘A Saturday Night Live Christmas‘ finished with 4.367 million viewers.


8P a rerun of ‘Gotham‘ finished with 1.572 million viewers.
9P a rerun of ‘Bones‘ finished with 1.878 million viewers.

The CW

8P a rerun of ‘Penn & Teller:Fool Us‘ finished with 1.659 million viewers.
9P a rerun of ‘Penn & Teller:Fool Us‘ finished with 1.566 million viewers.

For The Record

CBS finished #1 on Monday with 5.9996 million viewers.
ABC finished with 5.574 million viewers.
NBC finished with 3.981 million viewers.
FOX finished with 1.725 million viewers.
Univision finished with 1.7 million viewers.
The CW finished with 1.623 million viewers.
Telemundo finished with 1.30 million viewers.

Today In Communication History

On this date in 1931, the first experimental TV broadcast from a transmitter atop the Empire State Building took place. The transmitter was put up by NBC on October 30, 1931.

2015 Top 10 TV Programs
#1 NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” (23.3 million total viewers)
#2 CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” (21.1 million total viewers)
#3 CBS’s “NCIS” (20.9 million)
#4 AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (19.7 million)
#5 FOX’s “Empire” (17.7 million)
#6 CBS’s “Thursday Night Football” (17.7 million total viewers)
#7 CBS’s “NCSI: New Orleans” (17.3 million)
#8 NBC’s “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff” (17.1 million)
#9 CBS’s “Blue Bloods” (14 million)
#10 ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” (14.6 million)

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

Coming Soon

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‘Joy’ They’re back. Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper

‘Legend’ Tom Hardy, Emily Browning

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Across The Pond

BBC One #1 Monday in the UK

BBC One #1 Monday in the UK


7P ‘Cue the Queen‘ finished with 3.39 million viewers (16.6%)
9P ‘John Bishop Christmas Special‘ finished with 3.93 million viewers (18.4%) at 9pm.


8P ‘University Challenge‘​ finished with 2.52 million viewers (11.2%)
830P ‘Only Connect’ finished​ with 2.11 million viewers (9.4%).
9P ‘Gorilla Family and Me​‘ finished with 1.94 million viewers (9.1%).
10P ‘Mock the Week​‘ finished with 1.70 million viewers (9.4%).


8P ‘The Sound of Music Live​‘ finished with 2.17 million viewers (9.6%).
9P ‘BAFTA’s Downton Abbey​‘ celebration finished with 2.30 million viewers (10.8%).

Channel 4

8P ‘Food Unwrapped Christmas​’ finished with 1.73 ​million viewers (7.7%).
9P ‘Rich Kids of Instagram​‘ finished with 1.05 million viewers (4.9%).
10 ‘Fargo​‘ finale finished with 590,000 viewers (3.6%).

9P ‘Made in Chelsea​ Christmas‘ special finished with 460,000 viewers (2.2%).

Down Under

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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