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THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 8/28/14

  There were so many preemptions in local markets for NFL preseason games last night that it’s pointless to try and gauge the ratings at this point.  The numbers below are presented for the record, and we’ll take a closer look this afternoon once adjusted ratings are available. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL The chart above goes beyond [...]

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THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Defiance”

  In its second season, Syfy’s DEFIANCE continued to be erratic, although sometimes in a more satisfying way than in Season 1.  Under the helm of series co-creator and new showrunner Kevin Murphy (replacing fellow co-creator Michael Taylor), Defiance was less bound by its initial efforts to be a neo-western–set in a post-apocalyptic St. Louis [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals: 8.27.2014

  NETWORK UPDATE:  EXTANT lost its slight gain from this morning, down 0.1 in final numbers, and TAXI BROOKLYN fell by 0.1 as well. Below are ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts of the day, along with a few lower-rated shows of interest.  If there are any series you’d like [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Divide”

  Hardly anyone in America watched THE DIVIDE this summer, and it wasn’t because the series was some kind of bleak, off-putting experiment in reinventing the form of television drama, taking pleasure in alienating all but the most esoteric viewers.  On the contrary, the series was a big-tent crime melodrama that energized its traditional format with [...]

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THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 8/27/14

  Another summer Wednesday, another night for Big Brother and America’s Got Talent. CBS:  BIG BROTHER remained at last week’s 2.3.  The two-hour helping of EXTANT was slightly up from last week with 1.1 in its first hour and then 1.0 in the 2d. NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT slipped 0.1 to 1.8 (although it could [...]

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THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: CBS’s “Stalker”

  STALKER:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS starting October 1 – Change the Channel PLAYERS:  Series creator Kevin Williamson, of The Following, The Vampire Diaries and Scream fame.  Stars Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott, and a supporting cast that includes Victor Rasuk, Mariana Klaveno and Elisabeth Rohm (the latter added in a recasting after the pilot [...]