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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Succession”

  In its second season, HBO’s SUCCESSION found an exquisite middle ground between Dallas and Shakespeare.  The show is still a somewhat rareified taste–it’s routinely been the lowest-rated show in the network’s current Sunday line-up–but as evidenced by its surprise writing Emmy a few weeks ago, its quality is recognized. The Season 2 finale, written […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.11.2019

        NETWORK FINALS:  BLUE BLOODS lost 0.1 in final numbers.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TBS’s NLCS MLB PLAYOFFS game dominated Friday cable at 1.13.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game was at 0.54.  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH returned at 0.48, with a lead-in hour at […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10.13.2019

  BATWOMAN stayed in the cave for its 2nd airing. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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). […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.13.2019

  OPENINGS:  THE ADDAMS FAMILY (BRON/MGM) proved to be a still-fertile source of IP with a solid $30.3M US start, and the cartoon should benefit from closed schools on Columbus Day for a robust 4-day weekend total.  Production costs were reportedly on the low end of animation, so a 3x multiple to $90M should go […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 10.13.2019

  WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -5% below last year’s comparable span and now +1% above this point the past four years ($8.047 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $21.4 billion […]

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The Sked: Saturday Network Scorecard 10.12.2019

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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). PREVIOUS SATURDAY NETWORK SCORECARDS (FAST NATIONALS) PREVIOUS SATURDAY CABLE & […]