CBS #1 Friday in the U.S. BBC One #1 in the UK. Ten #1 in AU.

Drama, reality and cricket ruled the English Speaking World on television Friday.
The Daily Diary Of Screens #dailydiaryofscreens 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇦🇺💻📱📺🎬. For Friday, December 23, 2016.
CBS #1 broadcast network as ‘Blue Bloods‘ was the top broadcast program.
In the UK, BBC One #1 as ‘Strictly Len Goodman‘ was the top program.
In Australia, ‘Ten‘ finished #1 broadcast network as ‘Seven News‘ was the #1 newscast as ‘Cricket:The Big Bash League Game 5‘ finished as the #1 program.

Rogue One:A Star Wars Story‘ #1 at the U.S. box office on Friday 16 December 2016.
Rouge One:A Star Wars Story‘ #1 at the International box office weekend 16-18 December 2016.

This Weekend in 1941, ‘All Through The Night‘ premiered directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt and Kaaren Verne.

This weekend in 1941, ‘“Chattanooga Choo Choo”‘ featuring Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Tex Beneke and the Four Modernaires, was the #1 record.

Movie ticket prices fell 2.5% in Q3 2016. Sales of movie theater ads jumped 13.4% in 2015 as it reached $716 million in advertising sales. 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.
The latest social media stats include this: Americans spend 25% of their time on social media. Facebook having 1.7 billion monthly users watching 8 billion videos each day. In addition, 81% of all shares come from Facebook. Instagram has 400 million users. 88% of Twitter users are on mobile. An average of 500 million tweets are sent every day with 320 million active users. The Google+1 button is hit 5 billion times per day. 80% of Internet users on Pinterest are female.
Pinterest has 110 million monthly active users. LinkedIn has 347 million registered members with 100 million active users. Tumblr has 555 million users and Weibo has 100 million daily users. Skype has 300 milllion active users and there are 1.000 billion users on Whatsapp. With 900 million active users on Facebook Messenger, 60 billion messages are sent via Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp every day. Netflix now has 75 million streaming subscribers. QQ has 853 million active users. WeChat has 697 million active users while QZone has 640 million. Baidu Tieba has 300 million active users while Viber has 249 million. Sina Weibo has 222 million active users while Line has 215 million. Snapchat has 200 million users and 150 million users are active each day, watching 10 billion videos each day. YY has 122 million active users; VKontakte has 100 million active users as does BBM and Telegram.

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For Friday, December 23, 2016 (Posted on December 24, 2016)

CBS #1 Friday as 'Blue Bloods' again the top program.

CBS #1 Friday as ‘Blue Bloods’ again the top program.

The Tiffany Network

8P ‘Home For The Holidays‘ finished with an average 4.407 million viewers.
9P ‘Hawaii Five-0‘ rerun finished with an average 5.173 million viewers.
1P ‘Blue Bloods‘ rerun finished with an average 6.264 million viewers.

The Alphabet Network

8P ‘Last Man Standing’ rerun finished with an average 5.022 million viewers.
830P ‘Dr. Ken‘ rerun finished with an average 3.769 million viewers.
9P ‘Shark Tank‘ rerun finished with an average 3.827 million viewers.
10P ‘20/20‘ finished with an average 4.818 million viewers.

The Peacock Network

8P ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas‘ finished with an average 4.830 million viewers.
830P ‘How Murray Saved Christmas‘ finished with an average 3.585 million viewers.
9P ‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love‘ finished with an average 4.187 million viewers.
10P ‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love‘ finished with an average 4.270 million viewers.

The Animal Network of Broadcast

8P ‘Taraji’s White Hot Christmas‘ rerun finished with an average 1.886 million viewers.
9P ‘Sleepy Hollow‘ rerun finished with an average 1.030 million viewers.

The CW
The Little Network That Couldn’t

8P ‘Terry Crews Saves Christmas‘ finished with an average 661,000 viewers.
9P ‘Terry Crews Saves Christmas‘ finished with an average 560,000 viewers.

For The Record

CBS finished #1 Friday in prime time with an average 5.281 million viewers.
ABC finished with an average 4.346 million viewers.
NBC finished with an average 4.222 million viewers.
FOX finished with an average 1.458 million viewers.
The CW finished with an average 611,000 viewers.

Broadcast (English Speaking) Networks on Friday in prime time finished with an estimated average 15.918 million viewers.

Today In Communication History

On this date in 1948 – For the first time ever, a midnight Mass was broadcast on television. It was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

Quote Of The Day
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’
Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?


VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.’

Cinema News
Disney has crossed the $7 billion mark in film box office in 2016, the firs time every a film studio has achieved that milestone. This year the studio has released the four top-grossing films of 2016 so far: Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War ($1.15 billion), Pixar’s Finding Dory ($1.03 billion), Disney Animation’s Zootopia ($1.02 billion) and, from its live-action studio, The Jungle Book ($967 million).

Box Office Weekend 16-18 December 2016 (Domestic)

#1 ‘Rouge One’ $155,000,000 in 4,157 theaters
#2 ‘Moana’ $11,664,000 in 3,587 theaters
#3 ‘Office Christmas Party’$ 8,450,000 in 3,210 theaters
#4 ‘Collateral Beauty’ $ 7,000,000 in 3,028 theaters
#5 ‘Fantastic Beasts’ $ 5,030,000 in 3,036 theaters
#6 ‘Manchester By The Sea’ $ 4,156,338 in 1,208 theaters
#7 ‘La La Land’ $ 4,020,000 in 200 theaters (See review
#8 ‘Arrival’ $ 2,775,000 in 2,157 theaters
#9 ‘Doctor Strange’ $ 2,036,000 in 1,930 theaters
#10 ‘Nocturnal Animals’ $ 1,391,380 in 1,246 theaters

Box Office Weekend 16-18 December 2016 (International)

#1 ‘Rouge One’ $135,500,000 in 54 territories
#2 ‘The Great Wall’ $ 67,400,000 in 1 territory
#3 ‘Moana’ $ 15.500,000 in 54 territories
#4 ‘Fantastic Beasts’ $ 14,500,000 in 66 territories
#5 ‘Sing’ $ 6,600,000 in 15 territories
#6T ‘La La Land’ $ 4,700,000 in 14 territories
#6T ‘Sully’ $ 4,700,000 in 24 territories
#8 ‘Office Christmas Party’$ 4,600,000 in 32 territories
#9 ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’$ 3,400,000 in 55 territories
#10 ‘Arrival’ $ 3,300,000 in 42 territories

La La Land‘ (See review

Passengers‘ December 21, 2016

‘The Great Wall’ February 2017

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets July 2017

Blade Runner 2049


The Mummy


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Across The Pond

BBC One #1 Friday as 'Strictly Len Goodman' top  program.

BBC One #1 Friday as ‘Strictly Len Goodman’ top program.

The Big One

7P ‘Strictly Len Goodman’ finished with an average 3.9 million viewers and a 19.7% share.
8P ‘EastEnders
830P ‘Citizen Khan
9P ‘Have I Got News For You
930P ‘Walliams and Friend

The Little Two

730P ‘Wild Things From The Village
830P ‘Saving Mr. Banks

The Independent One

8P ‘The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug

Channel 4
The Big Four
8P ‘Food Unwrapped Does Christmas
9P ‘The Last Leg

Channel 5
The Viacom Five
8P ‘Christmas With The Double Acts
9P ‘The Morecambe and the Wise Story:Look Back In Laughter

NOTE: While Australian considers Prime Time 6P-Midnight, we use the US prime time system to measure television effectiveness in Australia. Thus 7P-10P is the standard from which this rating is based. Newscasts are considered only as newscasts and not television programs inside or outside of this period except in special periods.

Ten #1 Friday in Australia as 'Cricket:Big Bash League Game 5' top program.

Ten #1 Friday in Australia as ‘Cricket:Big Bash League Game 5’ top program.

The Third Commercial Network in Australia continued #1 for the fourth straight night as cricket brought in an average 733,250 viewers and a 29.6% share.

6P ‘Cricket:KFC Big Bash League Game 4‘ featuring Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes finished with an average 728,000 viewers.

915P ‘Cricket:KFC Big Bash League Game 5′ featuring Perth Scorchers V Adelaide Strikers finished with an average 749,000 viewers.

The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished with a 25.1% share.

7P ‘Better Homes And Gardens Summer‘ finished with an average 547,000 viewers.
830P ‘Inception‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.

The First Commercial Network in Australia finished with a 21.9% share.

7P ‘A Current Affair‘ finished with an average 494,000 viewers.
732P ‘The Secret Life Of The Zoo‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.
838P ‘Red Dog‘ finished with an average 325,000 viewers.

The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a 16.8% share.

730P ‘7.30‘ finished with an average 454,000 viewers.
801P ‘A Taste Of Landline‘ finished with an average 361,000 viewers.
831P ‘Vera‘ rerun finished with an average 457,000 viewers.

The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished with a 6.6% share.

730P ‘Wild Canada‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.
830P ‘Kon-Tiki‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.

Top Newscasts In Australia Friday

#1 SEVEN NEWS Seven 766,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth

#2 NINE NEWS Nine 730,000 viewers #1 in Sydney & Melbourne
#3 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 725,000 viewers #1 in Brisbane

#4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 660,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 ABC NEWS-EV ABC 563,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 EYEWITNESS NEWS 1st @5P Ten 420,000 viewers Melbourne top market

*Saturday Australian Overnight TV Ratings

NOTE: While Australian considers Prime Time 6P-Midnight, we use the US prime time system to measure television effectiveness in Australia. Thus 7P-10P is the standard from which this rating is based. Newscasts are considered only as newscasts and not television programs inside or outside of this period except in special periods.

Television ratings in Australia were delayed. The will be posted when available.

The First Commercial Network In Australia

7P ‘Shrek The Halls
728P ‘Merry Madagascar
8P ‘Carols By Candlelight

The Second Commercial Network in Australia

7P ‘Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
915P ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West

The Third Commercial Network in Australia

630P ‘Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
9P ‘Have You Been Paying Attention

The Alphabet Network in Australia

732P ‘Father Brown: Christmas Special
830P ‘Midsomer Murders:The Christmas Haunting

The Special Broadcast Service in Australia

730P ‘Secrets Of Britain
835P ‘The Adventures Of Tintin

More Screens…More Options To View

Australian homes have more screens, channel and platform choices than ever before. These choices deliver greater opportunities to watch television and other video, and together affect the time consumers spend with various devices.

These are the findings from the Regional TAM, OzTAM and Nielsen Q3 (July-September) 2016 Australian Multi-Screen Report, which show people continue to spread their viewing across seemingly infinite options within a finite number of available hours each day.

Other trends from the report include:

‘Traditional’ television viewing remains dominant as 20.19 million Australians, or 86% of the population in people metered markets, watch at least some broadcast TV (free-to-air and subscription channels) on in-home sets weekly.
Connected screens in the home continues to rise, while the number of TVs has fallen slightly
The average Australian home now has 4.5 connected screens in addition to their TV sets, up from 3.9 four years ago.

The number of TV sets per home is fractionally lower today at 1.8.

The way Australians use their TV sets is changing, most noticeably in prime time as the TV screen can also be used for many activities in addition to watching TV, therefore the proportion of time people spend using their TV sets for other purposes is growing.

‘Longer tail’ viewing is growing.

While the majority of TV material played back through the TV set happens within the first seven days, 1.7% of all broadcast TV watched on in-home sets in any four-week period is time-shifted between eight and 28 days later. In prime time the proportion of 8-28 day playback is 1.6%.

Regional TAM Chairman and General Manager, Prime Television, Tony Hogarth said: “The Australian Multi-Screen Report once again provides a comprehensive national overview of Australians’ viewing habits. Analysing television viewing based on ‘when watched’ data has allowed for this viewing to be accounted for at the time of day the TV content is being consumed as opposed to the time of broadcast. In regional Australia, looking at when watched viewing, audiences consumed an average of 103 hours and 45 minutes of broadcast television each month, which is just over 8 hours more than the national average.”

Nielsen Managing Director, Media, Craig Johnson said: “Today, consumers have more control than ever before and, are without a doubt leveraging that autonomy. The growing penetration of connected devices and increasing popularity of subscription-based streaming services, time-shifted and over-the-top viewing is fundamentally changing the TV industry. The ability to measure and report on all content across all devices – such as expanding the “long tail” out to 28 days – provides the industry with further, critical insights on how viewers are using technology to control their own viewing experiences.”

OzTAM CEO Doug Peiffer said: “The number of connected screens in Australian homes is at an all-time high, and Australians are taking advantage of the opportunities this creates to watch broadcast content and other video. While this choice contributes to the viewing ‘spread’ we’ve observed for some time, all age groups still spend more of their viewing time on any single device watching broadcast TV on in-home TV sets. Across the population that equates to more than 86 per cent of total viewing – including all devices, platforms and video content.”

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