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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.13.2017

Posted August 13, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  There have been a lot of busted franchises this summer, but ANNABELLE: CREATION (New Line/Warners) held strong, with a $35M opening weekend that was down just 5% from the first Annabelle.  The new entry is considerably more frontloaded than the first, down 22% on Saturday compared to 10%, which may mean a US […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.13.2017

Posted August 13, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is now down -1% from last year and now +3% above the average for this point the past four years ($6.645 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have […]

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The Sked: Saturday Network Scorecard 8.12.2017

Posted August 13, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

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). PREVIOUS SATURDAY NETWORK SCORECARDS (FAST NATIONALS) PREVIOUS SATURDAY CABLE & BROADCAST NATIONALS […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8.11.2017

Posted August 12, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

  CBS and NBC numbers below inflated by local pre-emptions for NFL Preseason games: CBS (Pittsburgh and Kansas City pre-emptions) and NBC (New York and Tampa). 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 […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Annabelle: Creation” Solid, “Nut Job 2″” & “Glass Castle” Weak

Posted August 12, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  ANNABELLE: CREATION (New Line/Warners) will easily take the weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $15.1M, slightly below the $15.5M for 2014’s original Annabelle, but Creation is much more frontloaded, with $4M from Thursday night, almost double the $2.1M for Annabelle.  That suggests a lower weekend multiple than Annabelle‘s 2.4, and […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.10.2017

Posted August 11, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

    NETWORK FINALS:  As we noted this morning, the preliminary ratings were more or less useless because of NFL preemptions, so we’ll do a full network rundown here. NBC:  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’s summer Weekend Update series debuted at a solid 1.2, well above its 0.7 lead-in from THE WALL (down 0.3 from 2 weeks […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY PRELIMINARY THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8.10.2017

Posted August 11, 2017 by Mitch Salem

NOTE: The preliminary ratings below are inflated by multiple major-market pre-emptions for NFL preseason games, impacting each network. We’re not going to attempt any analysis of the numbers until the finals are in this afternoon.  We will point out, though, that the adjustments shouldn’t affect how shows on a network rate relative to one another, […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.9.2017

Posted August 10, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  As we noted last week, NFL exhibition season means plentiful local preemptions and thus adjustments.  The chief victim on Wednesday was ABC, which saw its STORY OF DIANA fall 0.3 to 0.7 in final numbers.  In addition, the sitcom reruns aired earlier that night were respectively down 0.2 (THE […]

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