In The Spotlight


UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.24.2018

        NETWORK FINALS:  As expected, football adjustment lowered DANCING WITH THE STARS and THE GOOD DOCTOR by 0.1 each.  In addition, THE BIG BANG THEORY gained 0.1 in final numbers.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL featured Pittsburgh vs. Tampa […]



  MANIFEST kicked off the new broadcast season by flying high. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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 […]


UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.22.2018

        NETWORK FINALS:  ABC’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game adjusted to 1.2, and FOX’s game held at 0.9.           Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  COLLEGE FOOTBALL was the story on Saturday cable, too, with ESPN’s games occupying 4 of the Top 7 slots at 1.12/0.67/0.55/0.38, Fox […]


UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.23.2018

        NETWORK FINALS:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 6.4, down 0.06 from last week’s final.  Football also affected FOX, where 9-1-1 adjusted up 0.3 to 2.6, and both reruns of FAMILY GUY and REL lost 0.1.  On CBS, BIG BROTHER gained 0.1, and both 60 MINUTES and the NCIS: LA rerun dropped […]


SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 9.22-23.2018

Here are the weekend sports ratings for Saturday and Sunday September 22-23, 2018.  Eligible programs include sporting events on broadcast and cable networks (minimum audience size 300K P2+).  Programs are grouped by sport and ranked within each sport by P2+ audience size. For comparison, here is the same chart for the same weekend last year, September 23-24, […]

Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Manifest”

  MANIFEST:  Mondays 10PM on NBC Of all the Lost rip-offs we’ve seen over the years, NBC’s MANIFEST seems from its pilot to be the laziest, and perhaps the worst.  Creator Jeff Rake (he has the eminently forgettable The Mysteries of Laura to his credit) has replaced the dense mythology of Lost with a set-up […]