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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.28.2015

  NETWORK UPDATE:  There was an avalanche of 0.1 drops from preliminary numbers:  CBS’s NFL PRESEASON game, ABC’s SHARK TANK rerun, WHAT WOULD YOU DO and 20/20, NBC’s reruns of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and DATELINE, and CW’s MASTERS OF ILLUSION and PENN & TELLER: FOOL US rerun all faced the same result.  The WHOSE LINE IS IT […]

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  For the moment, BIG BROTHER is ahead of preseason football. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2). Ratings […]

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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 8.29-30.2015

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30, 2015. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Click here for a look at sports ratings from the same calendar weekend last year. Football […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Fear the Walking Dead”

  FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:  Sunday 6PM on AMC   Previously… on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:  Something odd is happening in Los Angeles, years before and a continent away from Rick Grimes and his troupe of survivors.  People are dying and then coming back to life, hungry for more than sushi and protein shakes.  High […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Falling Skies”

  The past two seasons of FALLING SKIES have been something of a wreck, all the way through to tonight’s flat finale, and with its ratings echoing the show’s title, it’s hard to regard the show’s departure with much beyond relief.  Under showrunner David Eick, Season 4 featured a spectacularly wrongheaded series of plotlines that […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/30/15

  OPENINGS:  Every time a Christian movie sells some tickets, the pundits treat it as though they’ve seen… well, a miracle.  But at this point there have been plenty of these “miracles,” and people should just accept that the films fill a sizable niche.  (And that because of their narrow-yet-intense audience, they’re nearly always underestimated […]