In The Spotlight

TV test pattern large Articles


  Even football was subdued on a very quiet night. CBS:  A blowout win by Atlanta over Tampa Bay tested even NFL fans, as THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL crashed by 2.2 from last week to a 3.3 preliminary rating.  That will go up in final numbers, but not enough to make up the difference. NBC:  THE [...]

you're the worst Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “You’re the Worst”

  Everyone on Stephen Falk’s FX comedy YOU’RE THE WORST is a wreck, and yet the pieces of the show have fallen together rather neatly.  The series isn’t so much an anti-rom-com as a kicking and screaming one, peopled by characters who, if they aren’t doing terrible things, do right ones for the worst possible [...]

satisfaction Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Satisfaction”

  No, honestly:  what the hell was that? All snark aside, it was admirable and really long past due for USA Network to try to get out of the “characters welcome,” franchise-centric box it had put itself into.  When people start using the phrase “well, it was sort of like a USA show” as disparagement, [...]

Top 25 Cable WED Sep 17 2014 Articles

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals: 9.17.2014

NETWORK UPDATE:  THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA lost 0.1 in final numbers to 2.0.  With quarter-hour info, the spread between the end of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (which gained 0.1 in adjusted numbers) and LAURA also got starker:  a 1.1 gap between the 2.9 NBC had at 9:45PM and the 1.8 still watching LAURA at 10:30PM.  Of [...]

TV test pattern large Articles

SHOWBUZZDAILY Network Scorecard: 9.17.2014

  The first big volleys of the Fall TV season were… inconclusive. NBC:  The network would be delighted if MYSTERIES OF LAURA could duplicate last night’s 2.1 rating when it airs in its regular timeslot.  On the face of it, the show did a solid job of retaining its 2.3 lead-in from the season finale [...]

extant Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Extant”

  It’s a mystery how some network messes ever get on the air, but that wasn’t the case with CBS’s EXTANT.  On the contrary, its path was completely clear.  After the network had a surprise smash hit last summer with Under the Dome, one that came with hardly any risk because of a co-financing deal [...]