NBC #1 Saturday in the U.S. #1 in the UK. Ten #1 in Australia.

‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Saturday, January 2, 2016, NBC finished #1 broadcast network as ‘NCIS‘ was the top program. BBC One finished #1 in the UK as ‘Sherlock Special‘ was the top program. Ten finished #1 as ‘ABC News Saturday‘ was #1 newscast and ‘CRICKET:BigBashGM17SES1 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 Saturday, January 2, 2016 (Posted on January 3, 2016)


8P ‘Dateline Saturday Mystery‘ finished with an average 4.319 million viewers.
9P ‘Dateline Saturday Mystery‘ finished with an average 5.487 million viewers.
10P ‘Saturday Night Live‘ prime time rerun finished with an average 3.123 million viewers.


8P ‘Scorpion‘ rerun finished with an average 3.724 million viewers.
9P ‘NCIS: New Orleans‘ rerun finished with an average 4.344 million viewers.
10P ‘48 Hours‘ finished with an average 4.103 million viewers.


8P ‘Galavant‘ rerun finished with an average 1.597 million viewers.
9P ‘Galavant‘ rerun finished with an average 1.492 million viewers.
10P ‘20/20‘ finished with an average 2.809 million viewers.


8P ‘Gotham‘ rerun finished with an average 921,000 viewers.
9P ‘Rosewood‘ rerun finished with an average 1.020 million viewers.

For The Record

NBC finished #1 on Saturday with an average 4.310 million viewers. CBS finished #2 with an average 4.057 million viewers. ABC finished #3 with an average 1.966 million viewers. FOX finished with an average 970,000 viewers.

Today In Communication History
On this date in 1949, the ‘Colgate Theater‘ debuted on WNBT (WNBC) as a 30-minute dramatic television anthology series telecast on NBC during 1949 and 1958 for a total of 50 episodes in two different formats. The first edition, a live television anthology, was telecast on Sunday nights at 830P (ET) through the summer of 1950. The second series airing on Tuesdays at 930P (ET) consisted of filmed TV pilots of unsold series, and was a last-minute replacement for the game series ‘Dotto‘, which ended during August 1958, due to accusations that it was rigged. This latter program served as a filler for the sponsor until ‘The George Burns Show‘ premiered on October 14, 1958. Bill Goodwin was host for the 1958 series.

NOTE:We have entered a new era in screen ratings. 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. The Panel Expansion (NPX), in which 12,900 households have been added to the national sample, is at the center of this change. The household ratings in these homes are measured by meters on each television in the home, while the demographic ratings in these homes will be assigned by Nielsen using a statistical algorithm. This is the first time since 1987 that homes in the national sample are not equipped with PeopleMeters, which measure both the program viewed and the people watching it.

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 Retale.com, 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@ https://www.facebook.com/cinemacritique/?fref=ts)

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

Coming Soon

‘Legend’ Tom Hardy, Emily Browning

‘The Revenant’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy


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Across The Pond

Ratings for Saturday are delayed. They will be posted when available.

LIVE+7 Ratings For Past Week:

‘Downton Abbey’ 10.9 million viewers (up 4m)
‘CTM’ 9.3 milllion viewers (+3.5m)
‘Mrs. Brown’ 9.5 million viewers (+3.1m)
‘Stick Man’ 9.3 million viewers (+2.9m)
‘And Then There Were None’ 8.6 million viewers (+2.6m).

Down Under

Ten #1 Saturday in Australia as 'CRICKET:BigBashGM17SES1' was the top program and 'ABC News Saturday' top newscast.

Ten #1 Saturday in Australia as ‘CRICKET:BigBashGM17SES1’ was the top program and ‘ABC News Saturday’ top newscast.

Ten finished #1 Saturday in Australia with a strong 30.6% share of the available audience.
Nine finished #2 with a 23.7% share.
Seven finished #3 with a 22.8% share.
ABC finished #4 with a 15.9% share.
SBS finished #5 with a 7.0% share of the available audience.

Top Ten Non-Newscast Programs In Australia Saturday
#1 CRICKET:BigBashGM17SES1 TEN 778,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth
#2 Cricket:BigBashGM16SES2 TEN 765,000 viewers #1 in Sydney & Melbourne
#3 ‘OUR ZOO’ ABC 565,000 viewers #1 in Brisbane
#4 Cricket:BigBashGM16SES1 TEN 526,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 CRICKET:BigBashGM17SES2 TEN 517,000 viewers Perth top market
#6 ‘DJANGO UNCHAINED’ Seven 377,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#7 ‘HAIRSPRAY’ Network Nine 337,000 viewers Sydney top market
#8 ‘MONSTER HOUSE’ Network Seven 284,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#9 ‘THE WEDDING SINGER’ Nine 266,000 viewers Sydney top market
#10 CRICKET:WOMEN’S BigBash TEN 254,000 viewers Melbourne top market

Top Newscasts In Australia Saturday
#1 ABC NEWS ABC 754,000 viewers #1 in Sydney & Adelaide
#2 SEVEN NEWS Seven 734,000 viewers #1 in Brisbane & Perth
#3 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Nine 718,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne
#4 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SAT TEN 416,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 SEVEN NEWS AT 5 Seven 278,000 viewers Sydney top market
#6 WEEKEND SUNRISE Seven 269,000 viewers Sydney top market

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Natalie Cole ‘Unforgettable’

Natalie Cole & Frank Sinatra ‘I Get A Kick Out Of You’

Natalie Cole & Andrea Bocelli ‘Christmas Song’

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