‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Wednesday, December 23, 2015, CBS finished #1 broadcast network as ‘I Love Lucy Christmas Special‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘Snow Chick‘ was the top program. Nine 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.
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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Due to the holiday season, ratings may be delayed. They will be posted when available.
For Wednesday, December 22, 2015 (Posted on December 24, 2015)
8P ‘I Love Lucy Christmas Special‘ was the #1 program and finished with an average 7.399 million viewers.
9P ‘Hawaii Five-0‘ rerun finished with an average 4.992 million viewers.
10P ‘Criminal Minds‘ rerun finished with an average 5.001 million viewers.
8P ‘The Middle‘ rerun finished with an average 4.129 million viewers.
830P ‘The Goldgergs‘ rerun finished with an average 3.419 million viewers.
9P ‘Modern Family‘ rerun finished wth an average 3.836 million viewers.
930P ‘Black-ish‘ rerun finished with an average 3.269 million viewers.
10P ‘Fresh Off The Boat‘ rerun finished with an average 2.735 million viewers.
1030P ‘Black-ish‘ with another rerun finished with an average 2.577 million viewers.
8P ‘Dr Seuss:How The Grinch Stole Christmas‘ rerun finished with an average 4.919 million viewers.
830P ‘How Murray Saved Christmas‘ rerun finished wth an average 3.562 million viewers.
9P ‘Adele Live in New York‘ rerun finished with an average 5.032 million viewers.
10P ‘Michael Buble’s Christmas Special‘ rerun finished with an average 3.498 million viewers.
8P ‘Empire‘ rerun finished with an average 1.854 million viewers.
9P ‘Rosewood’ rerun finished with an average 1.787 million viewers.
8P ‘Arrow‘ rerun finished with an average 1.161 million viewers.
9P ‘Supernatural‘ rerun finished with an average 874,000 viewers.
For The Record
CBS #1 Wednesday with an average million viewers.
Today In Communication History
On this date in 1948, for the first time ever, a midnight Mass was broadcast on television. It was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
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.
‘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.
On Monday, ‘Star Wars’ fid $40 million domestically. And on Tuesday, it did $37.4 million at the box office, nearing $700 million since opening.
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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‘Legend’ Tom Hardy, Emily Browning
‘The Revenant’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
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830P ‘Snow Chick‘ finished #1 with an average 3.68 million viewers (17.5%).
930P ‘Boomers‘ finished with an average 2.41 million viewers.
8P ‘Christmas University Challenge‘ finished with an average 2.6 million viewers (12.3%).
830P ‘MasterChef: The Professionals‘ finished with an average 2.93 million viewers (14%).
930P ‘Christmas Shopping Fever: John Lewis and the Retail Race‘ finished with an average 2.31 million viewers (12%).
9P ‘Prey‘ finished with an average 2.04 million viewers (9.8%).
8P ‘Posh Pawn at Christmas‘ finished with an average 1.15 million viewers (5.5%)
9P ‘24 Hours in A&E‘ finished with an average 1.5 million viewers (7.2%).
10P ‘Toast of London‘ finished with an average 360,000 viewers (2%).
9P ‘Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!‘ finished with an average 1.26 million viewers (6%).
10P ‘Detectorists’ Christmas Special‘ finished with an average 547,000 viewers (3%)S
#1 Network Nine finished #1 Wednesday with a 28.9% share.
#2 Ten finished #2 on Wednesday with a 25.2% share.
#3 Seven finished #3 Wednesday with a 21.7% share.
#4 ABC finished #4 Wednesday with a 16.6% share.
#5 SBS finished #5 Wednesday with a 8.4% share.
Top Non-News Programs in Australia Wednesday
#1 CRICKET:BigBash Gm8SES2 TEN 731,000 viewers
#2 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 693,000 viewers
#3 7.30 ABC 557,000 viewers
#4 CRICKET:BigBash PostGm TEN 536,000 viewers
#5 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Seven 526,000 viewers
#6 CRICKET:BigBash Gm8SES1 TEN 524,000 viewers
#7 QI CHRISTMAS (R) ABC 518,000 viewers
#8 MOTORWAY PATROL Seven 445,000 viewers
#9 RBT Nine 441,000 viewers
#10 SCU: SERIOUS CRASH UNIT Seven 437,000 viewers
Top Newscasts in Australia Wednesday
#1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 907,000 viewers
#2 NINE NEWS Nine 898,000 viewers
#3 SEVEN NEWS Seven 885,000 viewers
#4 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 828,000 viewers
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 639,000 viewers
#6 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS @5 TEN 456,000 viewers
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