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Our soothsaying group of former NBC head of Scheduling Mitch Metcalf, longtime head of NBC Current Programming Ted Frank and myself is continuing to set out instant, perhaps foolhardy predictions of what next fall’s primetime ratings will be. Yesterday we covered Monday, and appropriately enough, it’s now time for a look at a Tuesday [...]
Updated telecast rankings for the week ending Sunday.
Viewers have started to exit the season before it’s even ended, as neither premieres nor finales excited anyone last night. NBC: THE VOICE, as usual, won the night for NBC, but with its lowest-rated Monday episode ever, a 3.4 that was down 0.4 from last week. In that context, REVOLUTION looked good by holding [...]
The first season of BATES MOTEL pulled one of the season’s more interesting sleights of hand. In theory a prequel to Psycho, more often than not it used the source material as pretext for a quite different kind of series. (Unlike Hannibal, which for all its distinctive, archly disgusting visuals and doomy mood has [...]
THE GOODWIN GAMES: Monday 8:30PM on FOX – If Nothing Else Is On… Note: we reviewed the original pilot for this show back in August. Since then, however, it underwent fairly significant recasting and reshooting, so it seemed fair to give the new version another look. The term “busted pilot” is fairly well known, [...]
MOTIVE: Thursday 9PM on ABC – Change the Channel It’s a paradoxical truth that when TV’s “summer” begins, cable networks get adventurous and creative, and the US broadcast networks get generic. (And Canadian.) There may be some bright spots this season–certainly CBS’s Stephen King miniseries Under the Dome sounds like it could break the [...]