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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 5.1.2015

  NETWORK UPDATE:  BEYOND THE TANK rose 0.1 in final numbers, which meant it impressively held onto 100% of its SHARK TANK lead-in.  In addition, THE AMAZING RACE climbed 0.1, but CEDRIC’S BARBER BATTLE lost 0.1. CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Sports was well-represented in Friday’s Top 10, with 2 feeds of the NFL Draft (ESPN2’s at 0.84 […]

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  SECRETS & LIES was strongest of the night’s season finales. 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). Ratings […]

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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 5.2-3.2015

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3, 2015. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Click here for a look at sports ratings from the same weekend last year. Triple Crown: Kentucky […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/3/15

  OPENINGS:  Can the 2d-biggest US opening of all time fairly be considered a mild disappointment?  Certainly AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (Marvel/Disney), for all its giant $187.7M start, underperformed compared to widespread expectations, not only failing to beat the $207.4M opening of The Avengers, but coming in $20M below that mark despite 5 more hours […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 5.1-3.2015

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now +5% above last year and +8% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.827 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $8.6 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates 5.1-3.2015

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #18 of 2015 now looks like $221 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down from yesterday’s estimate ($249 million) but still above the norm for this weekend as summer gets going early.  Saturday was fairly soft at the box office because of a huge day in TV sports […]