‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015, CBS finished #1 broadcast network as ‘48 Hours‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘And Then There Were None‘ finale was the top program. Seven finished #1 Tuesday as ‘Nine News‘ was #1 newscast and ‘2ND TEST–AU VS W INDIES SES 3 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. SUNDAY 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 Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015 (Posted on December 27, 2015)
8P ‘Hawaii Five-0‘ rerun finished with an average 4.810 million viewers.
9P ‘48 Hours‘ finished with an average million 5.852 viewers.
10P ‘48 Hours‘ finished with an average million 6.605 viewers and finished as the #1 program of the evening.
8P ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos‘ rerun finished with an average 3.660 million viewers.
9P ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos‘ rerun finished with an average 3.438 million viewers.
10P ‘20/20‘ finished with an average 3.537 million viewers.
8P ‘Sound of Music Live‘ rerun finished with an average 1.706 million viewers.
8P ‘Bones‘ rerun finished with an average 1.711 million viewers.
9P ‘Sleepy Hollow‘ rerun finished with an average 1.274 million viewers.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 on Saturday with an average 5.756 million viewers. ABC finished with an average 3.545 million viewers. NBC finished with an average million viewers. FOX finished with an average 1.443 million viewers.
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On this date in 1947, the children’s television program ‘Howdy Doody’, hosted by Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC.
‘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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7P ‘Dickensian‘ finished with an average 4.99 million viewers (24.9%).
730P ‘EastEnders‘ finished with an average 5.68 million viewers.
8P ‘Still Open All Hours‘ finished with an average 5.15 million viewers 24.9%).
830P ‘Dickensian‘ finished with an average 4.34 million viewers (20.9%).
9P ‘And Then There Were None‘ debuted with an average 6.01 million viewers (27.5%).
7P ‘Surprise, Surprise‘ finished with an average 2.46 million viewers (12.0%).
8P ‘Peter & Wendy‘ finished with an average 1.44 million viewers (6.8%).
1005P ‘The Jonathan Ross Show‘ finished with an average 1.13 million viewers (6.2%).
8P ‘Inside Lego at Christmas‘ finished with an average 1.77 million viewers (8.5%).
9P ‘Big Fat Quiz of the Year‘ finished with an average 2.14 million viewers (10.6%).
8P ‘Top Gear: From A to Z‘ finished with an average 1.36 million viewers (6.6%).
7P ‘Christmas Makes You Laugh Out Loud‘ finished with an average 622,000 viewers (3%).
9P ‘A Gert Lush Christmas‘ finished with an average 830,000 viewers (3.8%).
Top Ten Non-Newscasts In Australia Saturday
2 2ND TEST–AU VS W INDIES SES 3 Nine 999,000 viewers
4 THE CRICKET SHOW Nine 885,000 viewers
6 2ND TEST–AU VS W INDIES SES2 Nine 875,000 viewers
7 2ND TEST–AU VS W INDIES SES1 Nine 722,000 viewers
8 SISTER ACT Seven 679,000 viewers
9 SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT Seven 600,000 viewers
10 DOCTOR WHO: ABC 575,000 viewers
11 ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE Seven 502,000 viewers
12 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS Nine 478,000 viewers
13 CRICKET:BigBash Gm9–SESSION 1 TEN 403,000 viewers
Top Newscast Saturday in Australia
#1 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Nine 1,122,000 viewers
#2 ABC NEWS ABC 894,000 viewers
#3 SEVEN NEWS Seven 880,000 viewers
*SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
*SUNDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
Network Nine finished #1 in Australia Sunday with an average 25.9% share of the available audience.
Seven finished #2 Sunday in Australia with an average 24.1% share.
ABC & Ten tied for #3 Sunday in Australia with an average 20.8% share of the available audience.
SBS finished #5 on Sunday in Australia with an average 8,5% share.
Top Ten Non-Newscast Programs In Australia Sunday
#1 2ND TEST–AU V W INDIES SES3 Nine 1,094,000 Viewers #1 everywhere except Brisbane
#2 2ND TEST–AU V W INDIES SES2 Nine 991,000 viewers #1 in Brisbane
#3 2ND TEST–AU V W INDIES SES1 Nine 711,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 THE CRICKET SHOW Nine 697,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 60 MINUTES -SUMMER Nine 696,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 VERA ABC 684,000 viewers Sydney top market
#7 SUNDAY NIGHT-SUMMER Seven 623,000 viewers Sydney top market
#8 GRAND DESIGNS (R) ABC 591,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#9 Cricket:BigBash Gm10SES2 TEN 574,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#10 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Seven 528,000 viewers Sydney top market
Top Newscast In Australia Sunday
#1 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Nine 1,050,000 viewers #1 everywhere except Brisbane & Perth
#2 SEVEN NEWS Seven 940,000 viewers #1 in Brisbane & Perth
#3 ABC NEWS SUNDAY ABC 704,000 viewers Melbourne top market
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