NBC #1 Christmas Even 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 Thursday, December 24, 2015, NBC finished #1 broadcast network as ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ was the top program. ITV finished #1 in the UK as ‘Coronation Street‘ was the top program. Nine finished #1 Tuesday as ‘Seven News‘ was #1 newscast and ‘Carols By Candlelight 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 Thursday, December 24, 2015 (Posted on December 25, 2015)

NBC #1 Christmas Eve as CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' top program

NBC #1 Christmas Eve as CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ top program


8P ‘It’s A Wonderful Life‘ rerun finished with an average 3.740 million viewers.\

8P ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ rerun finished with an average 5.912 million viewers.
830P ‘Life In Pieces‘ rerun finished with an average 4.276 million viewers.
9P ‘Mom‘ rerun finished with an average 3.882 million viewers.
930P ‘2 Broke Girls‘ rerun finished with an average 3.152 million viewers.
10P ‘Elementary‘ rerun finished with an average 2.682 million viewers.

8P ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ rerun finished with an average 4.149 million viewers.
9P ‘It’s Your 50th Christmas‘ rerun finished with an average 2.786 million viewers.
10P ‘Great Christmas Light Fight‘ rerun finished with an average 3.389 million viewers.

8P ‘TV’s Funniest Animated‘ rerun finished with an average 1.201 million viewers.
9P ‘TV’s Funniest Animated‘ rerun finished with an average 1.354 million viewers.

The CW
8P ‘Mr Magoo’s Christmas’ rerun finished with an average 897,000 viewers.
9P ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ rerun finished with an average 756,000 viewers.
930P ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ rerun finished with an average 845,000 viewers.

For The Record

NBC finished #1 on Christmas Eve with an average 3.81 million viewers. CBS finished with an average 3.76 million viewers. ABC finished with an average 3.07 million viewers. FOX finished with an average 1.28 million viewers. The CW finished with an average 850,000 viewers.

Today In Communication History

On this date, Conan O’Brien gave his Christmas message: “I just want to say to the kids out there watching: You can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it too.”

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.

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

Coming Soon

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‘The Revenant’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy


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Across The Pond

ITV #1 in the UK on Christmas Eve

ITV #1 in the UK on Christmas Eve

730P ‘Emmerdale‘ finished with an average 5.4 million viewers (25.7%)
8P ‘Coronation Street‘ finished with an average 6 million viewers (27.2%)

7.30P ‘Pointless Celebrity Christmas Special‘ drew an average 3.87 million viewers (18.3%).
8P ‘EastEnders’ finished with an average 5.7 million viewers (24.8%).
905P ‘Peter Kay: 20 Years of Funny‘ was the top non-soap program with 4.84 million viewers (22.7%).
1005P ‘Walliams and Friend‘ finished with an average 3.83 million viewers (20.4%).

730P ‘Christmas University Challenge‘ finished with an average 1.48 million viewers (6.9%).
8P ‘The MasterChef: The Professionals‘ season finale finished with an average 2.75 million viewers (12.2%)
9P ‘The Great History Quiz: The Tudors‘ finished with an average 1.17 million viewers (5.4%).

Channel 4
7P ‘Jamie’s Night Before Christmas‘ brought in an average 1.1 million viewers (5.3%).
8P ‘My Crazy Christmas Lights‘ finished with an average 1.06 million viewers (4.7%).
9P ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Christmas Special‘ finished with a network high of 1.8 million viewers (7.4%)
10P ‘Rude Tube: Christmas Cracker‘ finished with an average 1.07 million viewers (5.8%).

Channel 5
855P ‘The Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show‘ rerun finished with an average 964,000 viewers (4.5%)

BBC Four
8P ‘All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride‘ finished with an average 316,000 viewers (1.4%).

Down Under

Nine #1 Christmas Eve in Australia as 'Carols By Candlelight' & 'Seven News' were the top programs.

Nine #1 Christmas Eve in Australia as ‘Carols By Candlelight’ & ‘Seven News’ were the top programs.

Network Nine #1 Christmas Eve in Australia with a 48.9% share of the available audience.
Seven finished #2 with 21.1% share.
Ten finished #3 with an average 13.5% share.
ABC finished #4 with an average 13.0% share.
SBS finished #5 with an average 4.2% share.

Top Ten Non-Newscast Program in Australia Christmas Eve
#1 CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Nine 1,496,000 viewers
#2 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 685,000 viewers
#3 SHREK THE HALLS Network Nine 587,000 viewers
#4 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Seven 519,000 viewers
#5 HOT SEAT Nine 429,000 viewers
#6 M- FROZEN(R) Seven 423,000 viewers
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (R) ABC 396,000 113,000 130,000 63,000 39,000 51,000
#8 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA(R) Seven 370,000 90,000 125,000 65,000 45,000 46,000
#9 CHRISTMAS BOUNTY Nine 357,000 99,000 163,000 54,000 31,000 11,000
#10 FAMILY FEUD FAVOURITES TEN 316,000 89,000 80,000 46,000 51,000 51,000

Top Newscasts In Australia Christmas Eve
#1 SEVEN NEWS Seven 854,000 viewers
#2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 840,000 viewers
#3 NINE NEWS Nine 822,000 viewers
#4 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 803,000 viewers
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 534,000 viewers
#6 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS @5P TEN 417,000 viewers
#7 NINE’S AFTERNOON NEWS 5 Nine 356,000 viewers

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