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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 [...]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 10.31-11.2.2014

Weekend #44 of 2014 is looking like $73 million for the top 12 films this weekend, down 40% from the norm for this weekend.  This weekend though is really an afterthought, as the calendar trashed it as it does every seven years by placing Halloween on a Friday.  Some half-hearted openings this odd weekend, and [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (with Updated Chart & Network Update): 10.28.2014

NETWORK UPDATE:  WORLD SERIES GAME 6 adjusted up to 3.5 in final numbers.  THE VOICE and MARRY ME swapped 0.1s, the former up and the latter down.  Both NCIS and PERSON OF INTEREST rose 0.1, tying the latter with CHICAGO FIRE for the 10PM lead.  THE FLASH gained back 0.1 of the morning’s loss. Ratings [...]

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SKEDBALL: World Series Ratings through Game 6 (Updated with Official Nationals)

Game 6 of the World Series Tuesday night averaged a 3.0 adult 18-49 fast national rating, which we are estimating will go up to around a 3.5 adult 18-49 rating in the official nationals (after time zone adjustment for this live telecast).  Previous record low for Game 6 (a 5.7 in 2013 for Boston-St. Louis, a [...]

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  Perhaps Game 7 of the World Series will do what Game 6 didn’t. 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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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Benched”

  BENCHED:  Tuesday 10:30PM on USA – If Nothing Else Is On… BENCHED, USA Network’s latest attempt to broaden its repertoire beyond its core of light-hearted procedurals, doesn’t have much of a pilot, but there’s some potential for growth.  The pilot, written by series co-creators Michaela Watkins (better known as an actress–she was the dippy [...]