CBS #1 Thursday in the US. BBC One #1 in the UK. Ten #1 in AU. UNI #1 HDN.

ALERT:Malicious software that blocks access to computers is spreading swiftly across the world, snarling critical systems in hospitals, telecommunications and corporate offices, apparently with the help of a software vulnerability originally discovered by the National Security Agency. The reports of the malware spread began in Britain, where the National Health Service reported serious problems throughout Friday. But officials and cybersecurity experts later described a far-more extensive problem spreading across the Internet and unbounded by national borders. See Story below.

This was the Fifteenth Day of the May Sweeps rating period. May Sweeps runs from April 27 through May 24, 2017.
Comedy and Reality dominated the top television viewing choices in the English Language World on Thursday in prime time.
The Daily Diary Of Screens #dailydiaryofscreens 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇦🇺💻📱📺🎬. For Thursday, May 11, 2017. This is your North America, Central America, South America, India, UK and Australian Daily Television Ratings Platform.
In the U.S., CBS was the #1 broadcast network as ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ season finale was the #1 program in the English Language World Thursday.
UNI #1 in Hispanic network as ‘La doble vida de Estela Carrillo‘ premiere was #1 Hispanic program.
In the UK, BBC One #1 broadcast network as ‘MasterChef UK‘ was the #1 program and ‘EastEnders‘ top soap.
In Australia, Ten was the #1 broadcast network as ‘MasterChef AU‘ was the #1 program as ‘Seven News‘ was the top newscast.
In Canada, CTV Total #1 network week of 24 April 2017 as ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ was the #1 program in Canada.
In Argentina, Telefe #1 broadcast network as ‘El Sultan‘ was the top program.
In Chile, MEGA #1 broadcast network as ‘Perdona Nuestros Pecados‘ was the top program in Chile Thursday.
In Perú, ‘América TV‘ #1 broadcast network as ‘Esto es Guerra‘ top program in Perú Thursday.
In Colombia, Caracol #1 braadcast network as ‘Yo Me Llamo’‘ top Colombian program Wednesday.
In México, Canal 5 #1 broadcast network as ‘FSN Tigres v Monterrey‘ was the top Mexican program.
In India, Zee TV #1 broadcast network as ‘Kumkum Bhagya‘ season premiere was the top program week of 22-29 April 2017.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2‘ #1 at the U.S. box office weekend 5-7 May 2017. Complete box office Top Ten this weekend listed below.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2′‘ #1 at the International box office weekend 5-7 May 2017. Complete box office this weekend listed below.

This Weekend in 1942, ‘My Gal Sal‘ was directed by Irving Cummings, and starring Rita Hayworth and Victor Mature. The film pulled in $1.7 million at the box office in 1942.

This weekend in 1942, ‘Moonlight Cocktail‘ Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Ray Eberle and the Modernaires was #1 record on Billboard. It was #1 for ten (10) straight weeks. The music was composed by Luckey Roberts with lyrics by Kim Gannon. The song was originally recorded by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The song had its first public performance in January 1942 on KABC radio in New York City. The 78 rpm disc was released by Bluebird Records as #11401. Vocals were by Ray Eberle and The Modernaires. “Happy in Love” was on the B-side. It was the best-selling record in the United States for ten weeks, from February 28, 1942 to May 2, 1942, and was the number two record for that year after Bing Crosby’s White Christmas.

Movie ticket prices fell 2.5% in Q3 2016, to $8.65 per ticket. 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.YouTube has viewers now watch 1 billion hours of video each day. 85% of digital video viewers will be YouTube viewers as daily usage of YouTube, is estimated the video-sharing platform will reach 185.9 million monthly US users in 2017 Facebook having 1.79 billion monthly users watching 8 billion videos each day. In addition, 81% of all shares come from Facebook. 41% of Millennials use Facebook every day. And, there are now 5 million active advertisers on its platform, up from 4 million in September 2016 and 2 million in February 2015. Instagram has 500 million users. 88% of Twitter users are on mobile. An average of 500 million tweets are sent every day with 320 million active users. Twitter had 9 million new members sign up in Q1 2017. 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.

Instagram has unveiled a new campaign, #HereForYou, to raise awareness of mental health and thank users on the platform who help others by speaking out about their experiences. “Instagram has become an important community of support. We are inspired by these voices,” the company said.

Remember, social media marketing isn’t always the tech. It’s the people.

Social Thought
Mashable debuted a vertical-viewing format attuned to mobile devices. Mashable Reels somewhat duplicates the experience on Snapchat and Instagram Stories, with each Reel consisting of sequential vertical cards that can bring together animation, music, text and video.

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 Thursday, May 11, 2017 (Posted on May 12, 2017)

CBS #1 Thursday as ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was the top program in the English Language World.

The Tiffany Network had the #1 comedy in the world on Thursday.

8P ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ (‘The Long Distance Dissonance’) season finale finished #1 in the English Language World with an average 12.602 million viewers and an 8.5/15.
830P ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ finished with an average 10.062 million viewers and a 6.4/11.
9P ‘Mom‘ (‘Lockjaw and a Liquid Diet’) season finale finished with an average 8.205 million viewers and a 5.4/9.
930P ‘Life In Pieces‘ (‘Poison Fire Teats Universe’) season finale finished with an average 6.015 million viewers and a 4.0/7.
10P ‘Amazing Race‘ finished with an average 4.083 million viewers and a 2.8/5.

The Alphabet Network had TGIT and finished second once again.

8P ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ (‘True Colors’) finished with an average 6.907 million viewers and a 5.4/10.
9P ‘Scandal‘ (‘Head Games’) finished with an average 5.241 million viewers and a 3.9/7. It was announced that next season will be the last season of this program.
10P ‘The Catch‘ (‘The Mockingbird’) series finale finished with an average 2.978 million viewers and a 2.3/4. It was cancelled earlier in the afternoon.

The Peacock Network presented an interest schedule for a potential Thursday next season.

8P ‘Law & Order:SVU‘ (‘Genes’) finished with an average 2.775 million viewers and a 2.0/4.
9P ‘Chicago Med‘ season finale (‘Love Hurts’) finished with an average 6.785 million viewers and a 4.6/8.
10P ‘The Blacklist‘ (‘The Debt Collector’) finished #1 in the time slot with an average 4.963 million viewers and a 3.3/6.

The Animal Network of Broadcast

8P ‘MasterChef Junior‘ finished with an average 2.824 million viewers and a 2.2/4.
9P ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘ rerun finished with an average 1.426 million viewers and a 0.9/2.
930P ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘ rerun finished with an average 1.258 million viewers and an 0.8/1.

The CW
The Little Network That Couldn’t …

8P ‘Supernatural‘ finished with an average 1.428 million viewers and a 1.0/2.
9P ‘Riverdale‘ season finale finished with an average 951,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.

For The Record

CBS finished #1 Thursday in prime time with an average 7.508 million viewers and a 5.0/9.
ABC finished with an average 5.042 million viewers and a 3.8/7.
NBC finished with an average 4.841 million viewers and a 3.3/6.
FOX finished with an average 2.440 million viewers and a 1.6/3.
The CW finished with an average 1.258 million viewers and a 0.9/1.

Broadcast (English Language) Networks finished Thursday in prime time with an estimated 21.089 million viewers.

Today In Communication History

On this date in 1960, Elvis Presley guest-starred on ‘Welcome Home Elvis‘. The TV special was hosted by Frank Sinatra. Elvis sang “Witchcraft” and Sinatra sang “Love Me Tender.”

Quote Of The Day

Elvis Presley would be 82 years old on Saturday.
‘Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.’
Bob Dylan


Per the Washington Post, Malicious software that blocks access to computers is spreading swiftly across the world, snarling critical systems in hospitals, telecommunications and corporate offices, apparently with the help of a software vulnerability originally discovered by the National Security Agency. The reports of the malware spread began in Britain, where the National Health Service (NHS) reported serious problems throughout Friday. But government officials and cybersecurity experts later described a far more extensive problem growing across the Internet and unbounded by national borders. Europe and Latin America were especially hard hit. “This is not targeted at the NHS,” British Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters. “It’s an international attack, and a number of countries and organizations have been affected.”

Cyber experts said the malicious software works by exploiting a flaw in Microsoft software that was described in NSA documents stolen from the agency and leaked publicly by a criminal group called Shadow Brokers. Microsoft released a patch fixing the flaw in March, but it was apparently applied inconsistently, with many computers continuing to be unprotected. The malicious software, called “ransomware” because it encrypts systems and threatens to destroy data if a ransom is not paid, is spreading among computers that have not been patched, experts said.

So-called “phishing” attacks are delivering the malicious software by tricking email recipients to open misleading links that take over computers. Such attacks have become increasingly common in recent years, mainly because they are simple to execute and lucrative for attackers.

But the speed and scale of the spread of the malicious software startled experts. “It’s one of the first times we’ve seen a large international global campaign,” said Chris Camacho, chief strategy officer for Flashpoint, a cyber-intelligence company. This ransomware program has hit companies including FedEx and the Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica. “Like many other companies, FedEx is experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware. We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible. We regret any inconvenience to our customers,” FedEx said in a statement Friday.

The program is called Wanna Decrypt0R 2.0 and appears to support 28 different languages, indicating its potential worldwide reach. A shorthand for the ransomware’s name “#wannacry” began trending on Twitter on Friday.

The ransomware locks computers and then launches a ransom note in a text file, according to researchers at the Avast security software company in the Czech Republic. The note says that “you need to pay service fees for the decryption” and asks for $300 worth of Bitcoin to be sent electronically to an address. It was not clear who would receive the funds, nor the group or individual behind the attack. A sum of $300 is a fairly low ransom when compared to some previous attacks, such as last June at the University of Calgary, which agreed to pay nearly $16,000 in bitcoin currency to an unknown group of hackers.

The WannaCry ransom note also says, dryly: “Don’t worry about decryption. We will decrypt your files surely because nobody will trust us if we cheat users.” Though the exploit used by the ransomware attack relies on a computer flaw discovered by the NSA, some experts said responsibility for the wide spread of Friday’s problems lies with the failure of many institutions to keep their computers updated.

In a statement Friday, Microsoft said: “Today our engineers added detection and protection against new malicious software known as Ransom:Win32.WannaCrypt. In March, we provided a security update which provides additional protections against this potential attack. Those who are running our free antivirus software and have Windows Update enabled, are protected. We are working with customers to provide additional assistance.”

The BBC broadcast a screen shot of a message apparently sent to National Health Service medical facilities demanding payments for unlocking computer files that had been “encrypted” by the attack.

Officials made no public comment on the possible source of the hack, which touched off havoc and confusion across the state-run health system. Operations were canceled, emergency room services were scaled down, and medical personnel went back to using handwritten notes.

Health officials offered no indication of when services might return to normal, or whether patient records could be permanently lost to the attack. “The most exploitable industry in the world is the health-care sector,” said Tom Kellerman, chief executive of Strategic Cyber Ventures. He said the industry is chronically hobbled by regulation and insufficient investment in computer security. A statement from NHS Digital — the computer services arm of the health service — said at least 16 hospitals or doctor’s offices were directly affected by the attack. Officials later acknowledged the number was rising, though they did not give a precise figure. Other health-care centers, meanwhile, turned off their computers to avoid potential infiltration. NHS Digital said it did “not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed.”

There also was no immediate evidence to suggest disruptions to medical procedures that use high-tech tools. But the basic business of hospitals was being thrown into turmoil.

The style of attack that appeared to be on display Friday has become increasingly common in recent years, said Cornell University computer science professor Emin Gun Sirer. . The attackers typically demand payment be made in bitcoins because “there are no take-backs. Once a transfer has been made, it’s final.”

Sirer said ransomware has become a lucrative business for criminal syndicates that can make millions of dollars a day from such attacks. Once a victim has been successfully attacked, their choices are limited. “Undoing the hack is going to be just about impossible,” he said. “The only options are to wipe the machines and move on or to pay the ransom.”

Nigel Inkster, former director of operations and intelligence for MI6, told Sky News that one of the reasons the NHS in particular was vulnerable was its outdated software system. “A lot of hospital trusts in the U.K. — 40-plus last time I checked — are running their systems on Windows XP software, which hasn’t been supported by Microsoft for two or three years,” he said. “In other words, Microsoft is no longer looking for and seeking to repair vulnerabilities in the system.”
Attacks on health-care systems can also be especially high-stakes, creating potential life-or-death situations and raising the chances that the victim will ultimately pay.
Signs hung on the door at the emergency ward at the Royal London Hospital Friday afternoon read: “The emergency department has no IT facilities”

Across England on Friday, as well as at a handful of facilities in Scotland, internal tech systems were down in hospitals ranging from the center of London to rural parts of the country’s south and north.

The attack affected emergency services in some locations, and patients were urged to avoid visits to the emergency room unless absolutely necessary.

NHS Digital said it would be working with Britain’s National Cyber Security Center in efforts to resolve the outage. It soon became clear that the assault extended far beyond Britain’s health service.

“This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organizations from across a range of sectors,” NHS Digital said in its statement without giving details.

The attack came as Spain’s National Cryptologic Center announced a “massive ransomware attack” against Spanish companies. The statement said the attackers were demanding a ransom payment in bitcoins.

The attack in Britain had immediate impacts in hospitals across the country. Richard Harvey, 50, was just about to undergo surgery Friday afternoon on his leg following a motorcycle accident when a nurse told him that the procedure had been canceled due to a cyberattack. “I’m a bit of a nervous person and had to get settled about the operation, which I was. Now I had to go through that again,” said Harvey, a former hospital porter who had been fasting since the previous evening in preparation for the operation at Royal London Hospital in east London. “A cyberattack? That doesn’t happen every day.”
Stephen Hirst, a doctor in the northern English town of Preston, told the BBC that the first sign of the infiltration was an error message warning that “we’d have to pay money to unlock the computer because it’s been encrypted. “It’s compromising having to open files and complete prescriptions. It’s interfering with day-to-day functioning,” Hirst said.

Doctors were using pen and paper as the National Health Service struggled to get computers back online. Routine appointments were being canceled.

The BBC reported that a list of affected locations included London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire.

Cybersecurity has been high on the agenda of many high-level gatherings of Western military and political leaders.

A report issued Wednesday by the European Commission called for greater attention to cyberthreats as the world becomes “more vulnerable to cyberattacks, with security breaches causing significant damage.” It said the commission plans a full review of European Union cybersecurity measures by September.

Social Media Research

Facebook Tests Mobile Retail Rewards Feature
According to TechCrunch, Facebook is making moves to offer another retail feature.
Dive Brief:

◉ Facebook has added a Facebook Rewards feature in its mobile app, allowing users to scan a personalized QR code to achieve benefits when they purchase items at participating brick-and-mortar stores, TechCrunch first reported.

◉ The social media giant told TechCrunch it has been running a “small test” of the feature in recent months to help the participating businesses to better connect with their customers. The customer benefits come in the form of discounts that can be used at the stores, or loyalty program bonuses.

◉ The new program comes almost exactly four years after Target announced its Cartwheel service, which leveraged Facebook interactions to allow users to earn discounts that could be applied to in-store purchases.

Facebook also offered a similar Facebook Offers program as early as 2012, TechCrunch reported, noting that it allowed users to connect with discounts they could use in brick-and-mortar stores, though that was when mobile apps and the need to support omnichannel shopping experiences were little more than potential future concern for retailers and brands. Now, that concern is real, and the sector is constantly looking for ways to bridge mobile, social media and in-store experiences and interactions.

Loyalty programs have also exploded in recent years, and Facebook appears to be designing something around the now common notion of a member rewards program. Facebook‘s use of a personal QR code that can be used multiple times and in multiple places is also a fresh take on such programs, which normally involve paper cards.

Overall, it sounds like a great way for Facebook to increase and prove its value to both Facebook users and retailers. Retailers benefit from increased foot traffic stoked by special offers being dangled in front of Facebook users. Also, as TechCrunch pointed out, Facebook could earn more ad revenue from participating retailers and collect more data that could be helpful to those retailers and to Facebook.

This move comes as other social networks are trying to build similar bridges between their communities and brick-and-mortar retail. Snapchat recently launched a geotargeting program to match online ads to in-store consumer traffic. Twitter also announced the Twitter Offers mobile coupon program more than two and a half years ago.

Then, of course, there’s Target‘s Cartwheel program, which reminds us that retailers might have a stake in launching their own mobile loyalty programs that allow users to build up in-store benefits. It’s not clear which of these programs has the right recipe for popular usage, or if perhaps all of them do, but they show that even companies outside of retail aren’t ready to sit idle while brick-and-mortar transforms.

Canadian TV Ratings Week of 24-30 April 2017

#1 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ CTV Total 3.342 million viewers
#2 ‘Survivor’ Global Total 2.083 million viewers
#3 ‘Designated Survivor’ CTV Total 1.816 million viewers
#4 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ CTV Total 1.610 million viewers
#5 ‘Criminal Minds’ CTV Total 1.506 million viewers
#6 ‘Blue BLoods’ CTV Total 1.498 million viewers
#7 ‘NCIS:Los Angeles’ Global Total 1.395 million viewers
#8 ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Global Total 1.383 million viewers
#9 ‘CTV Evening News’ CTV Total 1.379 million viewers
#10 ‘Chicago Fire’ Global Total 1.375 million viewers

México TV Ratings Monday 10 May 2017

#1 ‘FSN Tigres v Monterrey’ Canal 5 2.100 million viewers.
#2 ‘Enamorándome de Ramón’ Las Estrellas 2.000 million viewers.
#3 ‘La rosa de Guadalupe’ Las Estrellas 1.800 million viewers
#4T ‘Hechos noche’ Azteca 13 1.500 million viewers
#4T ‘En punto’ Las Estrellas 1.500 million viewers
#6 ‘La Ley y el orden’ Canal 5 1.400 million viewers
#7T ‘Enamorandonos’ Azteca 13 1.300 million viewers
#7T ‘El Bienamado’ Las Estrellas 1.300 million viewers
#9T ‘La doble vida’ Las Estrellas 1.200 million viewers
#9T ‘MRES’ Azteca 13 1.200 million viewers
#9T ‘La fiscal’ Azteca 13 1.200 million viewers
#9T ‘1000 maneras’ Canal 5 1.200 million viewers

Colombia TV Ratings Wednesday 26 April 2017

#1 ‘Yo Me Llamo’ Caracol 14,8R 43,4S
#2 ‘La ley del Corazon’ RCN 8,3R 23,5S
#3 ‘Polvo Carnavalero’ Caracol 8,2R 23,2S
#4 ‘Alias JJ’ Caracol 7,2R 26,8S
#5 ‘Venganza’ RCN 5,2R 19,2S
#6 ‘Francisco el matematico RCN 4,2R 12,4S

Argentina TV Ratings Thursday 10 May 2017

#1 ‘El Sultan’ Telefe 15,4R 43,37S
#2 ‘Josue y la terra p. Telefe 13,8R 39,27S
#3 ‘Amar después de amar’ Telefe 11,1R 38,29S
#4 ‘Telenoche 13’ El Trece 11R 37,31S
#5 ‘A todo o nada’ El Trece 10,5R 29,41S
#6 ‘Quiero vivir a tu lado’ El Trece 9,3R 33,13S
#7 ‘Telefe noticias’ Telefe 9R 31,53S
#8 ‘Benedita’ Canal 9 3,4R 15,42S
#9 ‘Mejor de Noche’ Canal 9 3,6R 9,82S
#10 ‘Tele 9 Central’ Canal 9 3,4R 12,78S

Chile TV Ratings Thursday 27 April 2017

#1 ‘Perdona Nuestros Pecados’ Mega 26,5R 39,3S
#2 ‘Ahora noticias’ Mega 20,5R 30,1S
#3 ‘Tranquilo papa’ Mega 20,5R 35,1S
#4 ‘Doble tentación’ Mega 15,8R 28,5S
#5 ‘Vertigo’ Canal 13 15,2R 26,5S
#6 ‘CVH noticias central’ CVH 13,2R 19,6S
#7 ‘Teletrece’ Canal 13 11,2R 16,7S
#8 ’24 horas Central’ TVN 8,4R 12,6S
#9 ‘Caso Cerrado’ CHV 8R 14S
#10 ‘Caso Cerrado Prime’ CHV 8R 12,2S

Perú TV Ratings Peru Wednesday 26 April 2017

#1 ‘Esto es Guerra’ América TV 938,000 viewers
#2 ‘Solo Una Madre’ América TV 815,000 viewers
#3 ‘Moises’ Latina 694,000 viewers
#4 ‘Yo soy’ Latina 657,000 viewers
#5 ‘Se robo me vida’ Latina 453,000 viewers
#6 ‘Combate comando’ ATV 252,000 viewers
#7 ‘Beto a saber’ ATV 250,000 viewers
#8 ‘Documentales’ PanAmericana 182,000 viewers
#9 ’24 horas’ PanAmericana 180,000 viewers

India Top Hindi Television Programs Week 17 2017 April 22-28, 2017-

#1 ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ Zee TV 6.482 million impressions
#2 ‘Naggin’ season premiere Colors 6.433 million impressions
#3 ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ StarPlus 5.774 million impressions
#4 ‘Amul Sa Re GaMaPa LittleChamps’ Zee TV 5.673 million impressions
#5 ‘Shakti Astivta Ke Ehsaas Ki’ Colors 5.023 million impressions
NOTE: On May 11, 1940, BBC begins Overseas Service transmissions in Hindi.

Television Premiere & Finale Dates

Friday, May 12
I Love Dick (Amazon)
9P ‘Hawaii Five-0’ season finale (CBS)

Sunday, May 14
8P ‘NCIS:Los Angeles’ season finale (CBS)

Monday, May 15
830P’Man With A Plan’ season finale (CBS)
10P ‘Scorpion’ season finale (CBS)

Tuesday, May 16
8P ‘NCIS’ season finale (CBS)
10P ‘NCIS:New Orleans’ season finale (CBS)

Wednesday, May 17
9P ‘Criminal Minds’ season finale (CBS)

Friday, May 19
8P ‘Undercover Boss’ season finale (CBS)

Saturday, May 20
8P ‘Training Day’ season finale (CBS)

Sunday, May 21
9P: Dark Angel (PBS), Twin Peaks (Showtime)
9P ‘Madam Secretary’ season finale (CBS)
10P ‘Elementary’ season finale (CBS)

Tuesday, May 23
Casual (Hulu)
9P ‘Bull’ season finale (CBS)

Wednesday, May 24
8P: Dirty Dancing (ABC)
8P ‘Survivor:Game Changers’ season finale (CBS)

Tuesday, May 30
House of Cards (Netflix)

Wednesday, May 31
8P: Kingdom (Audience Network)

Thursday, June 1
8P ‘Amazing Race’ season finale (CBS)

Cinema News

Box Office Weekend 5-7 May 2017 (Domestic)
#1 ‘Guardians of Galaxy 2’ $145,000,000 in 4,329 theaters
#2 ‘Fate of the Furious’ $ 8,500,000 in 3,599 theaters
#3 ‘Boss Baby’ $ 6,200,000 in 3,284 theaters
#4 ‘How to be Latin Lover’ $ 5,300,000 in 1,203 theaters
#5 ‘Beauty and the Beast’ $ 5,000,000 in 2,680 theaters
#6 ‘The Circle (2017) $ 4,020,000 in 3,163 theaters
#7 ‘Baahubali 2:Conclusion $ 3,242,532 in 418 theaters
#8 ‘Gifted’ $ 2,055,000 in 1,874 theaters
#9 ‘Going in Style (2017) $ 1,900,000 in 2,033 theaters
#10 ‘Smurfs:Lost Village $ 1,820,000 in 1,902 theaters

Box Office Weekend 5-7 May 2017 (International)

#1 ‘Guardians of Galaxy 2’ $126,100,000 in 55 markets
#2 ‘Baahubali 2’ $ 43,900,000 in 10 markets
#3 ‘Fate of the Furious’ $ 30,000,000 in 66 markets
#4 ‘Baby Boss’ $ 18,700,000 in 76 markets
#5 ‘Beauty and the Beast’ $ 11,900,000 in 38 markets

La La Land‘ (See review

Coming This Weekend In New York
Chasing Trane

Coming Soon
Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets July 2017

Blade Runner 2049


The Mummy


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In the UK, Peak time is defined as Early Peak is 17:30 to 20:00 and Late Peak is 20:00 to 23:00.
Across The Pond

BBC One #1 in the UK Thursday as ‘MasterChef UK’ was top program and ‘EastEnders’ #1 soap.

The Big One finished #1 Thursday in the UK.

8P ‘MasterChef UK‘ The Finals finished with an average 4.9 million viewers.
9P ‘The Truth About (‘Sleep)‘ finished with an average 4.0 million viewers.
NOTE: Soaps ‘EastEnders‘ finished with an average 5.6 million viewers which was the most watched program of the evening in the UK.

The Little Two

8P ‘The World According To Kids
9P ‘Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure‘ Season premiere

The Independent One

8P ‘Emmerdale‘ finished with an average 5.4 million viewers.
830P ‘Joanna Lumley’s Postcards
9P ‘Car Crash Britain:Caught On Camera‘ finished with an average 2.6 million viewers.

Channel 4
The Big Four

8P ‘The Supervet‘ finished with an average 1.4 million viewers.
9P ‘Born To Kill‘ finished with an average 1.1 million viewers.

Channel 5
The Viacom Five

8P ‘On Benefits
9P ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords‘ finished with an average 1.0 million viewers.

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. The % share is based on the Australian Prime Time 6P-Midnight period.

Ten #1 Thursday in Australia as ‘MasterChef AU’ again the top program.

The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished with an estimated average 778,000 viewers and a 23.5% share.

7P ‘The Project‘ finished with an average 643,000 viewers.
730P ‘MasterChef Australia‘ finished #1 in Australia Thursday with an average 875,000 viewers.
940P ‘Law & Order:SVU‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.

The Second Commercial Network in Australia finishes with an estimated average 525,333 viewers and a 27.1% share.

7P ‘Home and Away‘ finished with an average 648,000 viewers.
830P ‘Holiday Horrors Caught On Camera‘ finished with an average 429,000 viewers.
930P ‘The Front Bar‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.

The First Commercial Network in Australia finished with an estimated average 469,833 viewers and a 27.5% share.

7P ‘A Current Affair‘ finished with an average 736,000 viewers.
729P ‘RBT‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.
833P ‘The Footy Show‘ finished with an average 461,000 viewers.

Nine’s Sporting Network finished with an estimated average 391,667 viewers.

655P ‘As Time Goes By‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.
730P ‘Nine’s Live Thursday Night Football‘ featuring Canterbury Bulldogs V North Queensland Cowboys finished with an average 400,000 viewers.

The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a 14.6% share.

730P ‘Budget 2017:Opposition Reply‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.
8P ‘7.30‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.
832P ‘Seven Types of Ambiguity‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.
929P ‘Joanna Lumley’s Japan‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.

The Special Broadcast Service in Australia finished with a 7.3% share.

730P ‘Great British Railway Journeys
805P ‘The Chef’s Line
835P ‘Italy Unpacked
940P ‘Medici: Masters Of Florence

Top Newscasts In Australia Thursday

#1 SEVEN NEWS Seven 1,018,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth

#2 NINE NEWS Nine 969,000 viewers #1 in Sydney & Brisbane
#3 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 957,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 913,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne
#5 ABC NEWS-EV ABC 687,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 EYEWITNESS NEWS 1st @5P Ten 473,000 viewers Sydney top market

Friday 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. The % share is based on the Australian Prime Time 6P-Midnight period.

Seven #1 in AU Friday as ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ was the top program.

The Second Commercial Network in Australia finished #1 Friday in Australia with an average 440,500 viewers and a 33.5% share.
7P ‘Better Homes & Gardens‘ finished #1 in Australia Friday with an average 666,000 viewers.
730P ‘AFL Live Pre-Game‘ finished with an average 369,000 viewers.
8P ‘AFL Live‘ featuring Rnd 8: West Coast V Western Bulldogs finished with an average 402,000 viewers.

The Third Commercial Network in Australia finished with an estimated average 431,333 viewers and a 16.9% share.

7P ‘The Project‘ finished with an average 496,000 viewers.
730P ‘The Living Room‘ finished with an average 478,000 viewers.
830P ‘The Graham Norton Show‘ finished with an average 393,000 viewers.
930P ‘Have You Been Paying Attention‘ rerun did not finish in the top 20 programs.

The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with an estimated average 365,000 viewers and a 14.5% share.

730P ‘The Link‘ finished with an average 380,000 viewers.
8P ‘QI‘ finished with an average 369,000 viewers.
832P ‘River‘ finished with an average 363,000 viewers.
933P ‘Silent Witness‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.

The First Commercial Network in Australia finished with an estimated average 386,000 viewers a % share.

7P ‘A Current Affair‘ finished with an average 566,000 viewers.
720P ‘Vet On The Hill‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.
830P ‘You’ve Got Mail‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.

Nine’s Sporting Network

7P ‘As Time Goes By‘ did not finish in the top 20 programs.
730P ‘Nine’s Live Friday Night Football‘ featuring Wests Tigers V South Sydney Rabbitohs did not finish in the top 20 programs.

The Special Broadcast Service finished #5 with a 9.9% share.

730P ‘Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi Final‘ semi-final 1 from from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine, finished with an average 403,000 viewers.

The Top Newscasts In Australia Friday

#1 SEVEN NEWS Seven 935,000 viewers #1 everywhere except Melbourne
#2 SEVEN News/TodayTonight Seven 844,000 viewers Sydney top market

#3 NINE NEWS Nine 841,000 viewers #1 in Melbourne
#4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 790,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#5 ABC NEWS-EV ABC 588,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 EYEWITNESS NEWS 1st @5P Ten 462,000 viewers Sydney top market

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