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THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/23/14

  Extant is getting lost in space. In addition to the traditional adult 18-49 ratings grids below (for last night, the same night last year and same night last week), please take a look at our  new chart further down the page with even more ratings detail for each program last night, including other important [...]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions JULY 25-27

Weekend #30 of 2014 is looking like $128 million for the top 12 films this weekend, -13% below the norm for this weekend.  Not a disaster like the previous three weekends (-27% to -34%), but the sixth down weekend in a row.  Opening at 3,172 theaters Friday (somewhat above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends [...]

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UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK TUESDAY SCORECARD – 7/22/14

  NETWORK UPDATE:  EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS and CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP each gained 0.1 in final numbers. TUESDAY CABLE:  THE DEADLIEST CATCH (Discovery), PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (ABCFamily) and RIZZOLI & ISLES (TNT) were bunched together at 1.0, which was up 0.1 for RIZZOLI.  The dramas’ companion shows didn’t fare as well, with both PERCEPTION and CHASING LIFE [...]

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THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder”

  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER:  Thursday 10PM on ABC starting September 25 – Potential DVR Alert PLAYERS:  Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes–and you can repeat that name several more times without overstating her importance.  The actual series creator, Peter Nowalk (a Scandal/Grey’s Anatomy alumnus).  A cast headed by the estimable Viola Davis, and with [...]

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UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK MONDAY SCORECARD – 7/21/14

  NETWORK UPDATE:  BACKPACKERS adjusted down to a truly horrifying 0.1 rating, which would get it canceled on most cable networks. MONDAY CABLE:  An even bigger night than usual for VH1, where LOVE & HIP-HOP ATLANTA and HIT THE FLOOR were both up 0.2, to 2.1 and 1.2 respectively.  (The former’s re-airing added another 0.8.)  [...]

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UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SUNDAY SCORECARD – 7/20/14

  NETWORK UPDATE:  BIG BROTHER, WIPEOUT and the FAMILY GUY rerun each gained 0.1 in final numbers. SUNDAY CABLE:  Lifetime’s THE LOTTERY premiered at 0.4, 0.1 behind its WITCHES OF EAST END lead-in (which was down 0.1 from last week).  HBO took the night, with TRUE BLOOD in the lead, up 0.2 to 1.9.  In [...]