Saturday, February 25, 2017

NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) 02/26/2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending February 26th 2017


10 - The Undoing Project - Michael Lewis
(10 weeks on list)
How the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decision making process.

9  -  Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Shetterly
(6 weeks on list)
The black women mathematicians who worked at then segregated NASA.

8  -  Tears We Cannot Stop - Michael Eric Dyson

(4 weeks on list)
A frank and searing discussion of race.

7  -  You Are The Universe - Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos
(Debut)
Defining a human universe in which each of us is a co-creator of reality.

6  -  Big Agenda - David Horowitz
(Debut)
A battle plan for the Trump White House

5  -  The Book of Joy - Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
(17 weeks on list)
A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.

4  -  Three Days In January - Bret Baier

(5 weeks on list)
Eisenhower's farewell address and his role in the Kennedy transition.

3  -  The Magnolia Story - Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines
(17 weeks on list)

2  -  Killing The Rising Sun - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(22 weeks on list)

1  -  Hillbilly Elegy - J. D. Vance 
(29 weeks on list)
A Yale law school graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.




NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 02/26/2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week of February 26th 2017


10 - Universal Harvester - John Darnielle
(Debut)
A mystery/thriller set in Iowa

9  -  My No So Perfect Life - Sophie Kinsella
(Debut)
A young woman fired from her job in London is forced to reconsider the meaning of success.

8  -  The Girl Before - J.P. Delaney
(3 weeks on list)
A sadistic architect builds a modern house that controls its (young,female) inhabitants in this psychological thriller.  Soon to be a major motion picture.

7  -  Two By Two - Nicholas Sparks
(19 weeks on list)

6  -  The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
(27 weeks on list)

5  -  Right Behind You - Lisa Gardner
(2 weeks on list) (#1 last week)
The former F.B.I. profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, foster a girl whose older brother murdered their drunken father.  Now, eight years later, he has killed again.

4  -  The Whistler - John Grisham
(16 weeks on list)

3  -  Never Never - James Patterson and Candice Fox
(4 weeks on list)
Harriet Blue, a Sydney sex crimes detective, is sent to the outback (the never never) to investigate the disappearance of a mine worker.  The first in a new series.

2  -  Echoes in Death - J.D. Robb
(Debut)
Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPD investigates a fatal home invasion.

1  -  Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
(Debut)
A retelling of Norse folklore



Friday, February 24, 2017

Top Ten US Movies (Feb 17-19 2017)

The Top 5 Movies in the US
The weekend of February 17th - 19th 2017

1 - The LEGO Batman Movie  ($32.6 million)
2 - Fifty Shades Darker    ($20.2 million)
3 - The Great Wall  ($18.4 million/opening weekend)
4 - John Wick :  Chapter Two  ($16.2 million)
5 - Fist Fight  ($12.2 million/opening weekend) 

Tonight Show Hashtags: #IfIWonThePowerball


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nielsen Top 25 Broadcast Shows (Feb 13-19 2017)

Nielsen Top 25 Network Broadcast Shows
Total Viewers
Week of February 13th - 19th 2017


1 - NCIS   (CBS)  Tuesday  8pm   15.2 million
2 - The Big Bang Theory   (CBS)  Thursday  8pm   13.5
3 - Bull  (CBS)  Tuesday  9pm   10.6
4 - 60 Minutes  (CBS)  Sunday 7pm  10.35
5 - NCIS : New Orleans  (CBS)   Tuesday  10pm   10.32
6 - Blue Bloods  (CBS)  Friday 10pm   10.1
7 - Hawaii Five-O  (CBS)  Friday  9pm   9.6
8 - This Is Us  (NBC)  Tuesday  9pm   9.0
9 - NCIS : Los Angeles  (CBS)  Sunday  9pm   8.6
10 - The Great Indoors  (CBS)  Thursday 830pm  8.0
11 - Mom  (CBS)  Thursday  9pm  7.8
12 - Kevin Can Wait  (CBS)  Monday  8pm  7.8
13 - Grey's Anatomy  (ABC)  Thursday  8pm   7.6
14 - The Bachelor  (ABC)  Monday  8pm   7.5
15 - Criminal Minds  (CBS)  Wednesday  9pm   7.3
16 - Superior Donuts  (CBS)  Monday  9pm  7.25
17 - MacGyver  (CBS)   Friday  8pm   7.24
18 - Scorpion  (CBS)  Monday  10pm   7.23
19 - Man With A Plan  (CBS)  Monday  830pm   7.20
20 - The Good Fight  (CBS)  Sunday  8pm  7.1
21 - Modern Family  (ABC)  Wednesday   9pm   6.9
22 - Chicago Fire  (NBC)  Tuesday  10pm  6.7
23 - Chicago PD  (NBC)  Wednesday   10pm   6.6
24 - Last Man Standing  (ABC)  Friday  8pm  6.54
25 - The Goldbergs   (ABC)  Wednesday   8pm  6.50

Friday, February 17, 2017

Old Time Radio Show of the Week

Lux Radio Theater 
"Johnny Apollo" 
February 17th 1941
. A man's father is sent to jail for embezzlement. When the father's friends turn against him, the son takes up with racketeers in an effort to win his parole. A well-done crime drama. 

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

June 10th 1991
Magic Johnson of the Lakers in his last of 9 NBA Finals and Michael Jordan of the Bulls in his first of 6 NBA Finals.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nielsen Top 25 Network Shows February 6th - 12th 2017

Nielsen Top 25 Network Broadcast Shows
Total Viewers
Week of February 6th - 12th  2017


1 - 59th Grammy Awards   (CBS)  Sunday  8pm   26 million
2 - NCIS  (CBS)  Tuesday  8pm   15.5
3 - The Big Bang Theory  (CBS)  Thursday 8pm   14.1
4 - Bull   (CBS)  Tuesday  9pm   10.7
5 - Blue Bloods   (CBS)  Friday  10pm   10.6
6 - Grammy Awards Red Carpet   (CBS)  Sunday 730pm   10 million
7 - Hawaii Five-O   (CBS)  Friday 9pm   9.8
8 - This Is Us  (NBC)  Tuesday  9pm   9.5
9 - NCIS :  New Orleans   (CBS)  Tuesday   10pm   9 million
10 - Grey's Anatomy  (ABC)  Thursday  8pm   8.46
11 - 60 Minutes Presents  (CBS)  Sunday 7pm   8.43
12 - MacGyver   (CBS)  Friday  8pm   8 million
13 - Kevin Can Wait   (CBS)  Monday  8pm  7.9
14 - Scorpion  (CBS)  Monday  10pm  7.7
15 - Mom  (CBS)  Thursday  9pm  7.5
16 - The Bachelor  (ABC)  Monday  8pm  7.48
17 - The Great Indoors  (CBS)   Thursday 830pm   7.43
18 - Modern Family  (ABC)  Wednesday 9pm   7.3
18 - Superior Donuts  (CBS)  Monday  9pm  7.3
20 - Man With A Plan  (CBS)  Monday  830pm  7.2
21 - Law and Order : SVU  (NBC)  Wednesday  9pm  6.9
22 - Chicago Fire  (NBC)  Tuesday  10pm  6.8
23 - Criminal Minds  (CBS)  Wednesday  9pm   6.7
24 - The Middle  (ABC)  Tuesday  8pm   6.3
25 - Chicago PD  (NBC)   Wednesday  10pm  6.2

Jeff Gordon Wins 1st Dayton 500



February 16, 1997, 25-year-old Jeff Gordon claims his first Daytona 500 victory, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the 200-lap, 500-mile National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) event, dubbed the “Super Bowl of stock car racing.” Driving his No. 24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the Hendrick Motorsports racing team, Gordon recorded an average speed of 148.295 mph and took home prize money of more than $377,000. According to NASCAR.com, Gordon was “a veritable babe in a field that included 27 drivers older than 35, 16 at least 40.” Gordon’s Hendrick teammates Terry Labonte and Ricky Craven finished the race second and third, respectively.