‘It’s All About Screens.’ This is the Daily Diary of Screens. On Friday, January 29, 2016,
CBS finished #1 broadcast network as ‘Blue Bloods‘ rerun was the top program.
In the UK, TV Ratings delayed. Will be posted when available.
Nine finished #1 in Australia as ‘Nine News‘ was #1 newscast and ‘Twenty | 20 Australia vs India’ ‘ was the top non-news program.
‘The Revenant‘ #1 box office in the U.S.
‘The Revenant‘ #1 at the International box office.
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. Facebook has 1.59 billion monthly users. 88% of Twitter users are on mobile. An average of 500 million tweets are sent every day. 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. Weibo has 100 million daily users. 600 million users on Whatsapp. Facebook has 1.55 billion monthly active users. Netflix now has 75 million streaming subscribers. Cliptomize has 50,000 users and 70,000 clipbooks. SATURDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS (*SEE BELOW)
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 Friday, January 29, 2016 (Posted on January 30, 2016)
The Tiffany Network on Friday decided to throw down two reruns of their top Friday evening programs.
8P ‘Undercover Boss‘ (‘Marco’s Pizza’) finished with an average 7.275 million viewers.
9P ‘Hawaii Five-0‘ rerun (‘Mai ho`oni i ka wai lana milieu’-Do Not Disturb the Water That Is Tranquil) finished with an average 6.528 million viewers.
10P ‘Blue Bloods‘ rerun (‘Absolute Power’) finished with an average 7.765 million viewers.
The Alphabet Network ran out its normal, all original, line up on Friday.
8P ‘Last Man Standing‘ finished with an average 6.838 million viewers.
830P ‘Dr. Ken‘ finished with an average 5.133 million viewers.
9P ‘Shark Tank‘ finished with an average 6.779 million viewers.
10P ‘20/20‘ finished with an average 5.410 million viewers.
The Peacock Network had a LIVE telecast and a ‘Dateline’.
8P ‘Undateable‘ LIVE finished with an average 2.749 million viewers.
9P ‘Grimm‘ (‘Eve of Destruction’) finished with an average 3.794 million viewers.
10P ‘Dateline‘ finished with an average 4.944 million viewers.
The Animal Network of Broadcast had a finale and a great new program.
8P ‘MasterChef Jr‘ season 4 finale finished with an average 4.726 million viewers.
9P ‘Second Chance‘ (‘From Darkness, The Sun’) finished with an average 2.228 million viewers. Must See TV ON DEMAND episode.
The Little Network That Couldn’t
8P ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ (‘Hell Is Other People’) finished with an average 1.235 million viewers.
9P ‘The Originals‘ (‘A Ghost Along the Mississippi’) finished with an average 930,000 viewers.
For The Record
CBS finished #1 Friday with an average 7.189 million viewers.
ABC finished with an average 6.058 million viewers.
NBC finished with an average 3.829 million viewers.
FOX finished with an average 2.319 million viewers.
The CW finished with an average 1.083 million viewers.
Today In Communication History
On this date in 1950, 67 years ago today, NBC-TV debuted ‘Robert Montgomery Presents‘. The show lasted for seven seasons.
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.
February Sweeps Period begins February 4, 2016 and ends March 2, 2016.
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, set to air live in the U.S. on Saturday, January 30 on TNT and TBS, with Global (Canada), Turner (Latin America), RTL-CBS (Southeast Asia), M-Net (Africa), DR (Denmark), ABS-CBN (Philippines), Turner (Germany), Power TV (Turkey), and FOX International Channels (Belgium/ Netherlands).
Nexstar Buys Media General
The drama between Nexstar, Meredith and Media General is officially over. Nexstar has agreed to purchase Media General for $4.6 billion in cash and stock. The new, combined company will be called Nexstar Media Group. As part of the deal, Nexstar will acquire all outstanding shares of Media General for $10.55 a share and 0.1249 of a share of Nexstar Class A common stock for each Media General Share. The agreement also allows for a CVR or contingent value right that lets Media General shareholders profit from the sale of the company’s spectrum in the upcoming auction. When all is said and done, Nexstar Media Group will own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 171 television stations in 100 markets, reaching 39 percent of all U.S. TV households. This total surpasses Sinclair’s 164 stations in 79 markets. The FCC says an entity can own as many stations as it wants “so long as the station group collectively reaches no more than 39 percent of all U.S. TV households.” Media General operates or services 71 TV stations in 48 markets, including KRON-MY in San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, WIVB-CBS and WNLO-CW in Buffalo, N.Y., and WTEN-ABC and WXXA-FOX in Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y. The combined company’s broadcast and digital media platforms will have annual revenue of more than $2.3 billion.
Sinclair Buys The Tennis Channel
Sinclair Broadcast Group says it’s buying the Tennis Channel for $350 million. The Tennis Channel, which includes established over-the-top subscription services, TC Plus and TV Everywhere, holds rights to 90 percent of all the televised tennis in the U.S. and boasts comprehensive coverage including the top 100 tournaments in the sport, including the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, and more. The Sinclair deal will increase Tennis Channel’s reach to 50 million homes, up from 30 million. The deal has been in the works for some time. It helps fulfill Sinclair’s stated goal of expanding beyond its core broadcast TV station business into cable channels with the potential for larger national distribution and appeal to advertisers. Sinclair is one of the nation’s largest TV station owners with 171 stations serving 81 markets reaching nearly 40 percent of U.S. TV households. In total, Sinclair’s deal gives Tennis a current value of about $65 million.
CBS Will Live Stream Super Bowl 50 & Ads To Connected Devices
Consumers will be able to view this year’s Super Bowl for the first time on devices that connect to their televisions such as Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One and Roku. National ads will be included in the live stream.
Will this be a blow to local television stations who count on their local advertising bonanza every couple of years? And, what does it mean to the long term picture of local TV audiences?
◉ 60% of consumers saying their positive opinion of a retailer would increase by offering mobilized coupons and offers that they could save to their mobile devices.
◉ It’s been long predicted by analysts and insiders that mobile is set to transform loyalty, and consumers agree. Data shows that making current loyalty programs smartphone-accessible can have a powerful, positive impact on consumer perceptions of loyalty programs – and the brand or retailer that offers it.
◉ Over three-quarters (77%) of smartphone users say receiving surprise points/ rewards, exclusive content, and special birthday/anniversary messaging would have a positive impact on their brand loyalty.
◉ Mobile advertising offers brands and retailers an excellent opportunity to reach consumers at any time and any place – all through their smartphones. While consumers are particular about the kinds of mobile ads they are willing to tap on, data shows strong consumer interest in mobile ads that link to mobile coupons.
If You Are Doing Business In China, Go Mobile
Despite widespread economic uncertainty in China, mobile ad spending is rising rapidly there, as marketers look to connect with the world’s largest mobile audience. Last year marked a key tipping point for marketers in China, as mobile ad spending surpassed desktop spending for the first time. A new eMarketer report, “China Mobile Advertising: Heady Growth amid Economic Uncertainty”, explores the trends in the space.
eMarketer estimates that outlays on mobile ads soared more than twofold in 2015 to reach $15.82 billion. Mobile made up 22.3% of total media ad spending in China—a higher level than in any other market worldwide. The sharp increase in mobile ad spending in China came amid slowing economic growth and an alarming slump on the stock market. Still, eMarketer predicts total mobile ad spending in China will climb 58.0% this year, and annual growth will expand by at least 20% through 2019. The increased spending on mobile is partly attributed to the continued growth of consumer spending in China, which accounted for 60% of GDP growth in H1 2015, according to a July 2015 Bloomberg article. eMarketer‘s estimate for mobile ad spending in China is considerably higher than other sources. Our 2016 estimate of $24.99 billion is almost 20% higher than the next largest estimate of $21.06 billion from Analysys International. The gap is even wider when compared with estimates from CyberZ, iResearch Consulting Group and others.
eMarketer’s estimates are based on an analysis of all available data, including estimates from third-party sources such as Analysys. For ad spending estimates, we tend to give more weight to reported financial results of publicly traded companies. For mobile ad spending in China, therefore, we rely heavily on the revenue data reported by such major players as Baidu and Alibaba.
In that light, eMarketer‘s estimates might be seen as conservative, given that we assign roughly three-quarters of the total mobile ad market to just five players. However, it is worth noting that our most recent China estimates were completed in September 2015. The full impact of China’s stock market downturn and its tumbling currency is difficult to assess. The recent economic temblors in China make it difficult to forecast mobile ad spending, but on balance the data argues for continued rapid growth.
Business Leaders Increase New Media Budgets, Not Legacy Media
Fifty-Six (56%) percent of business leaders are expecting to increase their marketing budgets this year, report Selligent and StrongView in newly-released survey data. Email appears to be a primary recipient of increased budgets, according to the StrongView report and a separate study from Campaigner. Six in ten respondents reported planning to increase their email marketing spending this year, the broadest consensus of the all the channels measured. Closely following were social media (56.3% increasing spend) and display advertising (55.9%), with mobile marketing spend also expected to climb for a slight majority (51.9%) of respondents. These are the for the most part more buoyant expectations than found in last year’s survey, in which only one channel (email) was slated for an increase by a majority of respondents.
Meanwhile, traditional channels fall lower on the spectrum again. Still, more than twice as many respondents plan to increase (26.8%) than decrease (11.5%) their direct mail spending. Research from MarketingCharts has found that US consumers, particularly Baby Boomers, ascribe strong purchase influence to direct mail. Respondents were also more likely to say they would increase (16.3%) than decrease (12.9%) their tradeshow and event budgets. Research has similarly shown that in-person events are particularly effective for B2B marketers. Finally, more respondents expect to decrease than increase their print and TV/radio advertising budgets, though fewer than half of respondents overall appear to advertising on radio and TV.
Email Priorities and Challenges
Returning to the Selligent and StrongView survey, a closer look at email marketing indicates that respondents are most likely to increase spending for the following email programs:
◉ Social media channel growth – 44.8%;
◉ Promotional (batch) – 43.1%; and
◉ Triggered/transactional programs – 39.7%.
Specific to lifecycle email marketing programs, the largest proportion of respondents plan increases for:
◉ Welcome (67.7%);
◉ Loyalty (60.6%); and
◉ Winback/re-engagement (56.8%).
Turning to email marketing challenges, the report indicates that the biggest challenge heading into 2016 is leveraging customer data from multiple channels and data sources, though many also say that improving segmentation and targeting will be a challenge. Of note, the biggest challenge to leveraging more data in email marketing programs is data cleanliness and quality, per respondents. A recent survey from Ascend2, noted improving list quality was cited as the most important goal of respondents’ list strategies. A recent survey from Phrasee found that data quality is considered to be the top element affecting email response rates.
Finally, respondents to the Campaigner survey indicate that earning new subscribers will be their biggest email marketing challenge this year, an interesting result given previously-released StrongView data showing that email marketers are far more focused on increasing subscriber engagement in the year ahead than they are on growing their lists.
Social Media News
Facebook has introduced live video broadcasting through its iPhone app in the US, with plans to offer it globally and add support for Android devices. The service is similar to Twitter’s Periscope app.
Which Social Platforms Do Users Feel Are Best For Keeping Up With The News?
Facebook narrowly edges Twitter as the social platform that users believe is best for keeping up to date with news, sports or politics, per survey results from Ipsos. The study, commissioned by Pinterest, finds that users generally feel Pinterest is best for collecting project ideas, pursuing hobbies, expressing creativity and shopping, among others.
Facebook gets the nod for staying connected with, and communicating with, friends and family.
Twitter is second to Facebook in terms of keeping up with the news, it is the platform that users feel is best for keeping up-to-date with their favorite celebrities.
Facebook Doing Away With ‘Like’ Button
Facebook product chief Chris Cox says the social network’s iconic “like” button is a blunt tool that’s too crude for the kinds of communication that Facebook hopes to facilitate. The company is preparing to roll out a replacement called Reactions to let people respond with a range of positive and negative emoticons derived from users’ most common responses to shared content. The like button is the engine of Facebook and its most recognized symbol. A giant version of it adorns the entrance to the company’s campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s 1.6 billion users click on it more than 6 billion times a day—more frequently than people conduct searches on Google—which affects billions of advertising dollars each quarter. In an article by Sarah Fisher in Bloomberg News (http://bloom.bg/1nPoCvD) stated ‘Changing the button is like Coca-Cola messing with its secret recipe.’ Yet, people like Coke. Real marketers hate the ‘Like’ button because it is not indicative of engagement.
SAG Awards Ready To Push Via Social
The Screen Actors Guild Awards are getting more social this year. TNT and TBS are working with People to expand digital and social media surrounding the 22nd annual event, which airs live on Saturday, January 30, from the Shrine Auditorium in LA. New are a live webcast of the red carpet preshow presented by People.com beginning at 6P, and behind-the-scenes coverage.
Box Office Weekend 29-31 January 2016 (Domestic)
#1 ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ $52.4 million in 3,955 theaters
#2 ‘The Revenant’ $10.89 million in 3,330 theaters
#3 ’50 Shades of Black’$10.38 million in 2,075 theaters
#4 ‘Star Wars’ $ 9.86 million in 2,556 theaters
#5 ‘The Finest Hours’ $ 8.96 million in 3,143 theaters
#6 ‘Dirty Grandpa’ $ 6.67 million in 2,912 theaters
#7 ‘Ride Along 2’ $ 6.23 million in 2,410 theaters
#8 ‘The 5th Wave’ $ 5.37 million in 2,908 theaters
#9 ’13 Hours’ $ 5.15 million in 2,803 theaters
#10 ‘The Boy’ $ 5.07 million in 2,671 theaters
Box Office Weekend 22-24 January 2016 (International)
#1 ‘The Revenant’ $33,800,000
#2 ‘Star Wars’ $23,300,000
#3 ‘The 5th Wave’ $15,900,000
#4 ‘The Big Short’ $10,100,000
#5 ‘Creed’ $ 9,050,000
#6 ‘Hateful Eight’ $ 7,500,000
#7 ‘The Walk’ $ 6,700,000
#8 ‘Ride Along 2 $ 6,500,000
#9 ‘Boonie Bears III’ $ 6,000,000
#10 ‘Daddy’s Home’ $ 5,900,000
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Across The Pond
UK TV Ratings have been delayed for Friday. They will be posted when available.
It’s been 90 years this week since television’s first live broadcast on 26 January 1926.
1035P ‘The Graham Norton Show‘ with guests Will Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Toby Jones
830P ‘Birds of a Feather‘
9P ‘Mr. Selfridge‘
9P ‘Celebrity Big Brother’
Friday proved one big thing: Cricket in Australia is more important than the nation’s Major Tennis event. Nine won going away because it had Cricket.
Network Nine finished #1 Friday in Australia with a 34.3% share of the available audience.
Seven finished #2 Friday with a 32.7% share.
Ten finished #3 Friday with a 13.9% share of the available audience.
ABC finished #4 Friday with a 12.9% share.
SBS finished #5 Friday in Australia with a 6.2% share of the available audience.
Top Ten Non-News Programs Friday In Australia
#1 TWENTY/20-AUvsINDIA GM2 Nine 1,037,000 viewers #1 in all markets except Melbourne
#2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN–NIGHT12 Seven 869,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne & Brisbane
#3 CRIMSON TIDE Seven 623,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 FAMILY FEUD TEN 522,000 viewers Sydney top market
#5 THE PROJECT 7PM TEN 521,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 509,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#7 HOT SEAT Nine 495,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#8 7.30 SUMMER ABC 450,000 viewers Sydney top market
#9T A TASTE OF LANDLINE ABC 409,000 viewers Sydney top market
#9T THE PROJECT 6.30PM TEN 409,000 viewers Sydney & Melbourne top markets
Top Newscasts Friday In Australia
#1 NINE NEWS Nine 1,096,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne & Brisbane
#2 SEVEN NEWS Seven 845,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth
#3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 748,000 viewers #1 in Sydney
#4 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 747,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 ABC NEWS ABC 714,000 viewers Sydney top market
#6 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS @5P TEN 534,000 viewers Sydney top market
*SATURDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
*SATURDAY AUSTRALIAN OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
Seven wins Saturday in Australia with a massive 38.8% share of the available audience.
Nine finished #2 Saturday with a 23.4% share.
ABC finished #3 Saturday with a 17.8% share.
Ten finished #4 Saturday with a 13.5% share.
SBS finished #5 Saturday in Australia with a 7.0% share of the available audience
Top Ten Non-News Programs In Australia Saturday
#1 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN –
WOMEN’S FINAL PRES Seven 1,769,000 viewers #1 everywhere except Adelaide
#2 201 AUSTRALIAN OPEN–
MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL Seven 1,626,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide
#3 2016-AUSTRALIAN OPEN –
WOMEN’S FINAL Seven 1,393,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN–
WOMEN’S PREVIEW Seven 534,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 OUR ZOO ABC 486,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 FOYLE’S WAR (R) ABC 414,000 viewers Sydney top market
#7 LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS Nine 294,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#8 BORDER SECURITY (R) Seven 287,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#9 INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY ABC 284,000 viewers Sydney top market
#10 THE WONDER OF BRITAIN SBS 253,000 viewers Melbourne top market
Top Newscasts In Australia Saturday
#1 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Nine 917,000 viewers #1 in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth
#2 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Seven 844,000 viewers #1 in Brisbane
#3 ABC NEWS-SA ABC 767,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide
#4 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SAT TEN 322,000 viewers Sydney top market
#5 SEVEN NEWS AT 5 Seven 300,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 WEEKEND TODAY–SATURDAY Nine 299,000 viewers Sydney top market
#7 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT Seven 289,000 viewers Sydney top market
#8 WEEKEND SUNRISE–SatLATE Seven 271,000 viewers Sydney top market
#9 WEEKEND TODAY–SAT– LATE Nine 266,000 viewers Sydney top market
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