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Weekend Box Office Predictions 10.24-26.2014

Weekend #43 of 2014 is looking like $100 million for the top 12 films this weekend, up 12% from the norm for this weekend. Opening at around 2,700 theaters Friday (just below the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the last two years), Ouija from Universal should average a very solid $7,400 per theater for [...]

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SKEDBALL: World Series Ratings Track Game by Game

Clunk.  Game 1 of the World Series averaged a 3.4 adult 18-49 rating Tuesday, setting a new record low for the opening game of the Fall Classic.  The previous record low was a 3.6 in 2012 for San Francisco-Detroit and 2006 for St. Louis-Detroit.  For the record, the high in the Nielsen PeopleMeter era is a 12.4 adult [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.21.2014

  NETWORK UPDATE:  WORLD SERIES GAME 1 did manage to climb half a point in final numbers, but its final 3.4 was still far below last year’s 4.3 for Game 1.  AGENTS OF SHIELD found an extra 0.1, as did THE FLASH, and THE VOICE climbed 0.2, but MARRY ME (which probably started at 9:01PM) [...]

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  An ugly night in general, but especially for Major League 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 of 2). [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Marry Me”

  MARRY ME:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC Previously… on MARRY ME:  Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino) are a longtime couple who have finally become engaged.  That unleashes a whole new set of neuroses in them, which they will weather with their friends, recently divorced Gil (John Gemberling), vain Dennah (Sarah Wright Olsen), and [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.20.2014

  NETWORK UPDATE:  CW’s Monday ratings were apparently swollen by preemption in Houston for the local simulcast of the night’s NFL game.  As a result, in adjusted numbers, THE ORIGINALS lost 0.1, and JANE THE VIRGIN dropped 0.2, leaving that show not up but down from last week’s premiere–although at 0.5 it’s still retaining most of [...]