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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Elementary”

  ELEMENTARY:  Thursday 10PM on CBS Nothing makes ELEMENTARY look better than the arrival of ABC’s Forever, an even more ersatz updated Sherlock Holmesisn procedural that features a fantastically knowledgeable British detective partnered with a more practical American (and adds a supernatural element, as Forever‘s hero is immortal).  Forever is simplistically sentimental and overly ingratiating, [...]

mom Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Mom”

  MOM:  Thursday 8:30PM on CBS MOM is a grittier brand of sitcom than CBS’s usual variety.  It features three generations of teen moms, and its lead characters, Christy Plunkett (Anna Faris) and her mother Bonnie (Allison Janney), are recovering addicts and alcoholics.  The family members as often as not regard each other with outright [...]

Top 25 Cable WED Oct 29 2014 Articles

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.29.2014

  NETWORK UPDATE:  WORLD SERIES GAME 7 adjusted up to 6.6 in final ratings.  Although the basketball in Chicago may be responsible for lowering THE 100 by 0.1, ARROW retained its morning rating.  On ABC, THE GOLDBERGS and MODERN FAMILY both rose by 0.1, but NASHVILLE lost the same amount.  STALKER gained 0.1, putting some distance [...]

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SKEDBALL: World Series Ratings through Game 7 (Updated with Official Nationals)

Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday night averaged a 5.6 adult 18-49 fast national rating, which we are estimating will go up to around a 6.6 6.64 adult 18-49 rating in the official nationals (after time zone adjustment for this live telecast).  Another record low, but not enormously off the pace of the previous low [...]

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  It took Game 7 of the World Series, but America finally watched baseball. 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 [...]

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  THE MCCARTHYS:  Thursday 9:30PM on CBS  – Change the Channel! PLAYERS:  Series creator Brian Gallivan, and because up till now he’s been a junior-level TV writer (on Happy Endings and Are You There, Chelsea?), showrunner Mike Sikowitz, a much more seasoned sitcom vet whose recent credits include Rules of Engagement and Welcome To the [...]