TNT #1 Overall & #1 Cable Net. ABC #1 Broadcast Net. ITV #1 in the UK. Ten #1 in AU.

Basketball/Comedy, Soap/Reality and Cooking dominated viewing on television throughout the world on Thursday.
The Daily Diary Of Screens #dailydiaryofscreens 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇦🇺💻📱📺🎬🌎🗺️🇮🇳. For Thursday, May 24, 2018. This is your North America, Central America, South America, India, UK and Australian Daily Television Ratings Platform.
In the U.S., TNT #1 cable network & #1 network overall Thursday in prime time as ‘NBA Playoffs’ was the top program with an average 9.236 million viewers.
In the U.S., ABC #1 broadcast network but CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ rerun was the top program with an average 6.738 million viewers.
In the UK, ITV #1 broadcast network as BBC One’s ‘Ambulance‘ was the top non-soap program but ‘Emmerdale‘ was the top program/soap with nearly 5.4 million viewers.
In Australia, Ten #1 broadcast network as ‘MasterChef AU‘ was the top broadcast program and ‘Seven News‘ #1 newscast.
Avengers: Infinity War‘ was the #1 film at the domestic box office this weekend. See Below.
Avengers: Infinity War‘ was the #1 film at the international box office this weekend. See Below.
In Canada, CTV Total #1 network week of 16-22 April 2018 as ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ with 3.192 million viewers was the #1 program in Canada.
In Canada, TVA #1 network week of 16-22 April 2018 as ‘La Voix‘ with 1.784 million viewers was the #1 program in Québec
In Argentina (AR), Telefe #1 broadcast network as ‘100 dias‘ was the top program 10 May 2018.
In Uruguay (UL), Canal 10 was the #1 broadcast networks as ‘Uruguayos En El Mundo‘ was the top program 10 May 2018.
In Chile (CL), MEGA #1 broadcast network as ‘PNP‘ was the top program 14 May 2018.
In Perú (PE), ‘AméricaTV‘ #1 broadcast network as ‘Ojitos hechiceros‘ top program 9 May 2018 with 1.2 million viewers.
In Colombia (CO), Caracol #1 broadcast network as ‘Noticias Caracol‘ top program 14 May 2018.
In México (MX), Las Estrellas #1 broadcast network as ‘Futbol‘ finale was the top Méxican program 13 May 2018 with 4.6 million viewers.
In India (IN), Star Sports 1 Hindi #1 Hindi broadcast network as ZEE TV’s ‘Kundali Bhagya‘ was the top program with 6.892 million impressions and ‘Comedy Central‘ was the #1 English broadcast network (341,000 impressions) during week #17 on 21-27 April 2018.

Avengers:Infinity War‘ #1 at the U.S. box office weekend 4-6 May 2018. Complete box office Top Ten this weekend listed below.

Rampage #1 at the International box office weekend 4-6 May 2018. Complete box office Top Ten this weekend listed below.

This Weekend in 1943, ‘Above Suspicion‘ directed by Richard Thorpe and starred Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Ownen and Conrad Veidt.This film marked the end of Crawford’s 18-year career with MGM before signing with Warner Bros, and the last for character actor Conrad Veidt who died of a heart attack a few weeks after shooting ended. At the box office, ‘Above Suspicion’ finished with $2.6 million (Adjusted to today, $77.3 million) finishing #117th highest box office for the year.

This weekend in 1943, ‘‘I’ve Heard That Song Before’‘ Harry James and His Orchestra with Helen Forrest was the #1 record. This was the Eleventh of 12 straight weeks at #1 on Billboard.

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. YouTube overall, and even YouTube on mobile alone, reaches more 18-34 and 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the U.S. Facebook having 2.047 billion monthly active users watching 8 billion videos each day. 100 million hours of video content are watched on Facebook daily. 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 700 million users of which 250 million are daily users. 51% of Instagram users access the platform daily and 35% say they look at the platform several times per day. Most Instagram users are between 18-29 years old. 88% of Twitter users are on mobile. An average of 500 million tweets are sent every day with 330 million active users. Twitter had 6 million new members sign up in Q1 2018. It now has 336 million monthly active users. 81% of millennials check Twitter at least once per day. The Google+1 button is hit 5 billion times per day. 80% of Internet users on Pinterest are female. Eighty-one percent of US consumers use Facebook regularly, compared with Google (79%), Twitter (43%) and Instagram (40%), System1 Research reported.

Pinterest has 110 million monthly active users. 93% of Pinterest users use the platform to plan or make purchases. Pinterest drives 25% of all retail website referral traffic. LinkedIn has 450 million registered members with 100 million active users who spend 17 minutes per month on the site. 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, each with over 1 billion daily users. 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. Over 400 million snaps are shared on Snapchat per day, and almost 9,000 photos are shared every second. YY has 122 million active users; VKontakte has 100 million active users as does BBM and Telegram. Of note, Almost 80% of time spent on social media platforms happens on mobile.

Twitter Releases Major Events Calendar for May to Assist with Strategic Planning. May is here already? To help with your strategic planning, and enable you to tap into relevant events, Twitter has released its latest monthly calendar, which outlines all the major dates to be aware of, along with their relative tweet volume, showing you where the platform’s audience is most engaged.

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

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 24, 2018 (Posted on May 25, 2018)
According to Nielsen’s National Television Household Universe Estimates, there are 119.6 million TV homes in the U.S. for the 2017-18 TV season.

TNT #1 overall network Thursday as ‘NBA Playoffs’ featuring Houston v Golden State top program.

Ted’s NBA Place finished #1 overall as well as #1 cable network Thursday in prime time with NBA Playoffs.

8P ‘NBA Playoffs Pre-Game‘ finished with an average 1.760 million viewers.
9P ‘NBA Playoffs Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors‘ finished #1 Thursday in prime time with an average 9.236 million viewers.
10P ‘NBA Playoffs‘ finished with an average 9.236 million viewers.

The Alphabet Network finished #1 with all original first run programming.

8P ‘Last Days Michael Jackson’ finished with an average 5.581 million viewers.
9P ‘Last Days Michael Jackson‘ finished with an average 5.581 million viewers.
10P ‘What Would You Do?‘ finished with an average 3.585 million viewers.

The Tiffany Network finished #2 Thursday in prime time with a complete schedule of reruns.

8P ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ rerun finished #1 broadcast network progamming with an average 6.738 million viewers.
830P ‘Young Sheldon‘ rerun finished with an average 6.219 million viewers.
9P ‘Mom‘ rerun finished with an average 5.066 million viewers.
930P ‘Life In Pieces‘ rerun finished with an average 3.845 million viewers.
10P ‘SWAT‘ rerun finished with an average 3.545 million viewers.

The Peacock Network

8P ‘American Ninja Warrior‘ finished with an average 3.675 million viewers.
9P ‘Hollywood Game Night‘ finished with an average 3.253 million viewers.
10P ‘Red Nose Day‘ finished with an average 2.042 million viewers.

The Animal Network of Broadcast

8P ‘Terrance Howard‘ finished with an average 1.526 million viewers.
9P ‘Showtime At The Apollo‘ finished with an average 2.312 million viewers.

The CW
The Little Network That Couldn’t …

8P ‘Supernatural‘ rerun finished with an average 810,000 viewers.
9P ‘Black Lightening‘ rerun finished with an average 557,000 viewers.

For The Record

TNT finished #1 overall Thursday in prime time and #1 Cable Network with an average 6.744 million viewers.
ABC finished #1 broadcast network Thursday with an average 4.916 million viewers.

CBS finished with an average 4.826 million viewers.
NBC finished with an average 2.990 million viewers.
FNC finished with an average 2.663 million viewers.
MSNBC finished with an average 2.156 million viewers.
FOX finished with an average 1.919 million viewers.
The CW finished with an average 683,500 viewers.

Broadcast (Big Five) Networks finished with an estimated million viewers.

Today In Communication History

On this date in 1927, The “Movietone News” was shown for the first time at the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City.

Quote Of The Day

‘We cannot blame the schools alone for the dismal decline in SAT verbal scores. When our kids come home from school do they pick up a book or do they sit glued to the tube, watching music videos? Parents, don’t make the mistake of thinking your kid only learns between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.’
George Bush

Television News

29.2 Million U.S. Viewers Tuned Into 2018 Royal Wedding
It made Saturday one of the biggest Saturday viewing days of all time. 29.185 million people tuned into the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and American actress Meghan Markle (now officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) on Saturday May 19, per Nielsen data. Viewership of yesterday’s festivities was significantly up from the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011 (22.8 million). In the U.S., while coverage varied by network the wedding ceremony of was carried live from approximately 7A to 815A EST on 15 networks. The networks carrying live coverage of the ceremony included ABC (inclusive of Freeform simulcast), BBC America, CBS, CNN, CNNe, E!, Fox News Channel, HLN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, Telemundo, TLC and Univision. Comparatively, 11 networks carried the 2011 Royal Wedding in the U.S.: ABC, CBS, NBC, TEL, UNI, BBCA, CNN, E!, FOXNC, MSNBC, TLC

From 6A-9A,
NBC delivered 6,417,000 total viewers
ABC delivered 6,348,000 total viewers
CBS delivered 4,786,000 total viewers
Fox News delivered 1,941,000 total viewers
CNN delivered 1,793,000 total viewers
MSNBC delivered 994,000 total viewers

Cinema News

Box Office Weekend 4-6 May 2018 Domestic

#1 ‘Avengers:Infinity War’ $114,6774,810 in 4,474 theaters
#2 ‘Overboard’ $ 14,711,101 in 1,623 theaters
#3 ‘A Quiet Place’ $ 7,763,085 in 3,413 theaters
#4 ‘I Feel Pretty’ $ 5,050,520 in 3,232 theaters
#5 ‘Rampage’ $ 4,637,400 in 3,151 theaters
#6 ‘Tully’ $ 3,282,610 in 1,353 theaters
#7 ‘Black Panther’ $ 3,254,977 in 1,641 theaters
#8 ‘Truth Or Dare’ $ 1,887,970 in 1,904 theaters
#9 ‘Super Troopers 2’ $ 1,871,303 in 2,118 theaters
#10 ‘Blockers’ $ 1,751,340 in 1,672 theaters

Box Office Weekend 27-29 April 2018 (International)

#1 ‘Avengers:Invinity War’ $382,700,000 in 52 markets
#2 ‘Rampage’ $ 16,200,000 in 61 markets
#3 ‘Ready Player One’ $ 8,600,000 in 63 markets
#4 ‘A Quiet Place’ $ 6,600,000 in 57 markets
#5 ‘Peter Rabbit’ $ 5,700,000 in 55 markets

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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

The Independent One finished #1 broadcast network in the UK Thursday evening.

7P ‘Emmerdale’ finished with an average 5.3 million viewers.
730P ‘Tonight’ finished with an average 2.4 million viewers.
8P ‘Emmerdale’ finished #1 program/soap with an average 5.4 million viewers.
830P ‘Paul O’Grady:For The Love of Dogs’
9P ‘A&E Live’ finished with an average 2.5 million viewers.

The Big One

7P ‘The One Show’
730P ‘EastEnders’ finished with an average 5.2 million viewers.
8P ‘Britain’s Best Home Cook’ finished with an average 2.4 million viewers.
9P ‘Ambulance’ finished #1 non-soap program with an average 3.5 million viewers.

The Little Two
7P ‘Back to the Land with Kate Humble’
8P ‘RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018
9P ‘Million Pound Menu’ finished with an average 1.1 million viewers.

Channel 4
The Big Four

8P ‘Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It’
9P ‘Humans’ finished with an average 900,000 viewers.

Channel 5
The Viacom Five

7P ‘Cricket on 5: England v Pakistan
8P ‘Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords’
9P ‘The Trouble with M&S’ finished with an average 1.4 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 broadcast network in Australia Thursday as ‘MasterChef AU’ top program.

The CBS Commercial Network in Australia finished with a % share.

7P ‘The Project‘ finished with an average 503,000 viewers.
730P ‘MasterChef AU‘ finished #1 broadcast program Thursday evening with an average 781,000 viewers.
9P ‘MasterChef AU MasterClass‘ finished with an average 558,000 viewers.

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

7P ‘A Current Affair‘ finished with an average 741,000 viewers.
730P ‘Thursday Night NRL Live‘ finished with an average 388,000 million viewers.
9P ‘The Footy Show‘ finished with an average 387,000 viewers.

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

7P ‘Home and Away‘ finished with an average 549,000 viewers.

The Alphabet Network in Australia finished with a 1% share.

730P ‘7.30 Report‘ finished with an average 401,000 viewers.
801P ‘Stargazing‘ finished with an average 379,000 viewers.

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

#1 SEVEN NEWS Seven 930,000 viewers #1 in Adelaide & Perth

#2 NINE NEWS Nine 894,000 viewers #1 in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
#3 SEVEN NEWS/TT Seven 875,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine 853,000 viewers Melbourne top market

#5 ABC NEWS-EV ABC 641,000 viewers Melbourne top market
#6 EYEWITNESS NEWS Ten 425,000 viewers Melbourne top market

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