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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “New Girl”

  NEW GIRL:  Tuesday 9PM on FOX NEW GIRL returned for its fourth season tonight with something to prove.  Rarely has an acclaimed, popular comedy plunged so quickly and so badly, both critically and with viewers:  the series that premiered in 2011 with a 4.8 rating had lost three-quarters of that audience by last May, [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 9.15.2014

  NETWORK UPDATE:  DANCING WITH THE STARS hung on better than expected in adjusted network numbers, retaining all of this morning’s 2.4 (still a season premiere low).  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR gained 0.1. Ratings for Monday’s Top 25 original cable telecasts (now with all three individual hours of wrestling on USA and a few additional programs added): ESPN’s [...]

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THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 9.15.2014

  Dancing With the Stars lost another step. ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS had its worst season premiere ever, down 0.8 from last fall and 0.2 from Spring 2014 to 2.4–and it’s only going to get worse, because the ABC station in Indianapolis carried a simulcast of the ESPN Monday Night Football game.  That will [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 9.13.2014

  Ratings for the Top 25 original cable telecasts Saturday (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs): SATURDAY CABLE was dominated by college football, which will be the case for most of the fall.  Note that Lifetime’s backdoor pilot DELIVERANCE CREEK had a 0.27 rating in 18-49s, with 926K total viewers.  That was down [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals: 9.14.2014

NETWORK UPDATE:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted up 0.9 to 8.5.  On CBS, where the schedule slid 50 minutes due to afternoon football overrun, BIG BROTHER gained 0.3 to 2.5.  The MISS AMERICA PAGEANT grew 0.2 to 1.7, and the COUNTDOWN special that preceded it was up 0.1 to 0.7. THE STRAIN (FX) topped SUNDAY CABLE, [...]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Friday Cable Originals: 9.12.2014

  NETWORK UPDATE:  There was no good news for UTOPIA in final numbers, although 2 other 8PM shows (48 HOURS and MASTERS OF ILLUSION) went up 0.1 each.  DATELINE lost 0.1. FRIDAY CABLE:  Technical issues kept it off the Top 25 chart below, but Syfy’s premiere of Z NATION was actually the #2 cable original of [...]