ESPN/CBS #1 Wednesday 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 Wednesday, December 30, 2015, CBS finished #1 broadcast network as ABC’s ‘The Middle‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘David Attenborough Great Barrier Reef‘ was the top program. Seven finished #1 as ‘Nine News‘ was #1 newscast and ‘A Current Affair was the top non-news program. ‘Star Wars‘ #1 box office in the U.S. & 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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For Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (Posted on December 31, 2015)

CBS #1 Wednesday as ABC's 'The Middle' top program. Wisconsin beats U.S.C. to win Holiday Bowl in San Diego on ESPN.

CBS #1 Wednesday as ABC’s ‘The Middle’ top program. Wisconsin beats U.S.C. to win Holiday Bowl in San Diego on ESPN.

The Entertainment & Sports Network finished as the #1 overall network on Wednesday in prime time. At 8P, Louisville’s win over Texas A&M, 27-21, in the ‘Music City Bowl‘ finished with an average 5.423 million viewers. It was followed by the Wisconsin victory over USC 23-21 in the ‘Holiday Bowl‘, as it drew an average 4.249 million even though it started at 1140P (ET).


8P ‘I Get A Lot Of That‘ series debut finished with an average 4.995 million viewers.
9P ‘Code Black‘ rerun finished with an average 4.047 million viewers.
10P ‘Criminal Minds‘ rerun finished with an average 4.995 million viewers.


8P ‘Law & Order:SVU‘ rerun finished with an average 4.444 million viewers.
9P ‘Law & Order:SVU‘ rerun finished with an average 5.094 million viewers.
10P ‘Chicago PD‘ rerun finished with an average 4.184 million viewers.


8P ‘The Middle‘ rerun finished with an average 5.173 million viewers.
830P ‘The Goldbergs‘ rerun finished with an average 4.108 million viewers.
9P ‘Modern Family‘ rerun finished with an average 4.518 million viewers.
930P ‘Black-ish‘ rerun finished with an average 3.720 million viewers.
10p ‘The Goldbergs‘ rerun finished with an average 2.883 million viewers.
1030P’Black-ish‘ rerun finished with an average 2.662 million viewers.


8P ‘Empire‘ rerun finished with an average 2.317 million viewers.
9P ‘Rosewood‘ rerun finished with an average 2.036 million viewers.

The CW

8P ‘iHeartRadio Jingle Ball‘ rerun finished with an average 1.238 million viewers.
9P ‘iHeartRadio Jingle Ball‘ rerun finished with an average 1.051 million viewers.
930P ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?‘ rerun finished with an average 1.118 million viewers.

For The Record

ESPN finished as the #1 network overall Wednesday with an average 5.423 million viewers. CBS finished as the #1 broadcast network Wednesday with an average 4.679 million viewers. NBC finished #2 with an average 4.574 million viewers. ABC finished with an average 3.844 million viewers. FOX finished with an average 2.126 million viewers. Univision finished with an average 1.700 million viewers. Telemundo finished with an average 1.300 million viewers. The CW finished with an average 1.161 million viewers.

Today In Communication History

On this date in 1972, ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ special aired for the first time.

NOTE:Nielsen is expanding its sample of TV viewers to include new homes with meters that record the channel being watched — but not the demographics of the people watching. That will be estimated using data modeling and an algorithm Nielsen has developed, and added to the current sample that does include people meters that measure demos.

Mobile News
PayPal Demonstrates Shopping Service Using Smartphones At A Nescafe Store
More Consumers Use Mobile Devices To Pay In Stores
According to a survey of consumers who visit the shopping website, 43% of respondents have used a mobile device to make a purchase inside a retail store. That’s up from 36% who one year ago reported using a mobile wallet to make an in-store payment in Retale’s first such survey. Half of the survey respondents said they’d be most likely to use PayPal if they were making an in-store payment using a mobile device during the 2015 holiday season, and 27% said they would be most likely to pay in stores with their bank’s mobile payment app. 20% of respondents said they would be most likely to use Apple Pay and 17% said they would likely use Android Pay.

Consumers increasingly expect retailers to support mobile payments in stores. Sixty-three percent of respondents said they believe retailers should offer an in-store mobile payment option, compared with 57% surveyed a year earlier. Eighty-three percent said they think mobile payments are convenient, compared with 76% who reported the same a year ago

Smartphones Continue to Drive Mobile Video Consumption
Mobile video viewing is growing as a share of all digital video viewing. And the overall mobile share of online video starts continues to grow in large part due to the increase of smartphone viewing. Adobe Digital Index revealed that in Q3 2015, the share of smartphone digital video starts worldwide was 18.1%, an increase from the year before where the share was 13.6%. The share of digital videos viewed on a smartphone was up 33.0% year over year. Tablet video viewing, on the other hand, saw a slight decrease. For example, in Q3 2015, the tablet share of digital video starts was at 12.6%. A year prior, it was at 13.5%. Overall, the share of digital videos viewed on a tablet was down 7%.
Separate research from Ooyala also found that the share of mobile phone digital views worldwide has increased, from September 2013 through September 2015. In fact, in September 2013, the share of mobile phone digital video views worldwide was at 7%. Fast-forward to September 2015 and that share was at 39%. Tablet share has remained relatively flat.

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

#1 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’$153.52 million in 4,134 theaters
#2 ‘Daddy’s Home’ $ 38.80 million
#3 ‘Joy’ $ 17.50 million
#4 ‘Sisters’ $ 13.88 million
#5 ‘Concussion’ $ 11.00 million
#6 ‘Alvin & The Chipmunks’ $ 12.70 million
#7 ‘The Big Short’ $ 10.52 million
#8 ‘Point Break’ $ 10.22 million
#9 ‘Hunger Games:Mock2’ $ 5.30 million
#10 ‘The Hateful Eight’ $ 4.54 million

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

#1 ‘Star Wars’ $133.30 million
#2 ‘Devil and Angel’ $ 55.00 million
#3 ‘Morin:The Lost Legend’ $ 44.00 million
#4 ‘Mr. Six’ $ 27.29 million
#5 ‘The Peanuts Movie’ $ 25.00 million
#6 ‘The Himalayas’ $ 14.50 million
#7 ‘Alvin & The Chipmunks’ $ 8.10 million
#8 ‘The Good Dinosaur’ $ 8.00 million
#9 ‘Hunger Games:Mock1’ $ 6.40 million
#10 ‘Spectre’ $ 5.60 million (See Critique@

Top Ten Box Office Worldwide 2015 (Thru 122915)

#1 Jurassic World $1,669.0
#2 Furious 7 $1,515.0
#3 Avengers: Age of Ultron $1,405.0
#4 Star Wars:Force Awakens $1,265.0
#5 Minions $1,157.3
#6 Inside Out $ 856.1
#7 Spectre $ 850.6
#8 Mission:Impossible-RN $ 682.3
#9 HungerGames:Mockingjay2 $ 619.4
#10 The Martian $ 594.2

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BBC One #1 Wednesday as 'David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef' was top program.

BBC One #1 Wednesday as ‘David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef’ was top program.


8P ‘Antiques Roadshow‘ finished with an average 3.65 million viewers (17.0%)
9P ‘Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough‘ finished with an average 4.08 million viewers (19.0%).
1025P’Catherine Tate’s Nan‘ finished with an average 2.97 million viewers (18.7%).


8P ‘Top Gear‘ finished with an average 1.25 million viewers (5.8%).
9P ‘Charlie Brooker’s 2015 Wipe‘ finished with an average 1.6 million viewers (7.4%).

8P ‘Big Star’s Little Star‘ finished with an average 3.24 million viewers (15.1%).
9P ‘It’ll Be Alright‘ finished with an average 3.04 million viewers (14.2%).

Channel 4

8P ‘What Britain Bought in 2015 with Mary Portas‘ finished with an average 1.64 million viewers (7.7%)
9P ‘24 Hours in A&E‘ finished with an average 1.52 million viewers (7.1%).
10P ‘The Millionaire Party Planner‘ finished with an average 720,000 viewers (4.3%).

Channel 5

8P ‘Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild‘ finished with an average 631,000 viewers (3.0%).

Down Under

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

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

Seven finished #1 Wednesday in Australia with a 25.0% share of the available audience, just tenths ahead of Ten and Nine.
Ten finished #2 with a 24.7% share.
Nine finished #3 with a 24.6% share.
ABC finished #4 in Australia on Wednesday with a 17.0% share.
SBS finished #5 with a 8.7% share.

Top Ten Non-Newscast Programs In Australia on Wednesday

#1 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 692,000 viewers #1 in Sydney
#2 CRICKET:BigBashGM13–S#2 TEN 669,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne & Adelaide
#3 HIGHWAY PATROL (R) Seven 642,000 viewers #1 in Brisbane & Perth
#4 BORDER SECURITY–AUFRONT Seven 621,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 CRICKET:BigBashGM13–S#1 TEN 550,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 MOTORWAY PATROL (R) Seven 531,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#7 MIDSOMER MURDERS (R) ABC 531,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#8 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Seven 519,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#9 RBT (R) Nine 455,000 viewers Sydney top market
#10 RBT Nine 448,000 viewers Sydney top market

Top Newscasts In Australia Wednesday

#1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 907,000 viewers #1 in Sydney
#2 NINE NEWS Nine 896,000 viewers #1 in Brisbane
#3 SEVEN NEWS Seven 895,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth
#4 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 878,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 661,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS @5 TEN 461,000 viewers Sydney top market

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