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THURSDAY BOX OFFICE: “Hobbit” Armies Take Casualties On Day 2

  The answer to yesterday’s box office question–would THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (New Line/MGM/Warners) look more like The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King or Twilight: Eclipse along the course of its 5-day weekend opening–it leaning toward the vampires, which is not good news for Middle-Earth.  On its 2d full day [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12.18.2014

  TV is beginning its holiday hibernation. 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 analysis and comparisons follow [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Covert Affairs”

  In a way, COVERT AFFAIRS typifies the uncertain place where USA Network finds itself these days.  The series began in 2010 as one of USA’s mostly light-hearted “blue-sky” procedurals.  It centered around young, naive language expert Annie Walker (Piper Perabo), who was literally seduced into joining the CIA on a beach vacation, and who [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.17.2014

  NETWORK UPDATE:  The overrun past 10PM didn’t affect the SURVIVOR finale’s rating in final numbers, but SURVIVOR REUNION fell 0.1.  Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs): AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW (FX) slipped just a hundredth from last week to once [...]

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Wednesday Box Office: “Hobbit” Opens Big, But…

  THE HOBBIT:  THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (New Line/MGM/Warners) opened on Wednesday to $24.5M, which is both the 12th-highest opening Wednesday ever (and 3rd-highest in December) and the lowest opening day for a Peter Jackson Tolkien adaptation since The Fellowship of the Ring ($18.2M) back in 2001.  The Armies start was below the Wednesday [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12.17.2014

  It was SURVIVOR’s turn for a cycle finale win. 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 analysis [...]