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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.7.2017

Posted November 8, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  THE MIDDLE gained 0.1 in final numbers, while THE MAYOR lost the same.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Last Tuesday night was both Halloween and World Series Game 6, so the trend was generally up.  ESPN’s 30 FOR 30 documentary […]

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THE SKED: FRIDAY Ratings This Fall

Posted September 16, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> FRIDAYS this Fall officially start September 23, and no one really cares.  Very few new shows are premiering on the night, and many premieres will be delayed.  If you have some time on your hands, click “read more” to see the latest RATINGS PROJECTIONS for Friday nights.  Or just go ahead and skip to Sunday night’s […]

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Sign of the Times 2: Netflix the Network

Posted April 22, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The other notable story of the day was contained in Netflix’s 1st Quarter 2013 financial report, which showed that the company grew by 3 million subscribers during that period (2M in the US and 1M more internationally).  That gives the company 29.2M US streaming subscribers, plus 7.1M overseas.  (DVD subscribers are shrinking, but that’s […]

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THE SKED: Midseason Moves For CBS

Posted February 14, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  CBS has announced what’s expected to be its last round of midseason schedule changes, affecting Thursdays and Fridays.  Starting February 27, 2 1/2 MEN and THE CRAZY ONES will switch slots, with Crazy Ones moving to 9:30PM.  That’s likely going to dent the Robin Williams series, which will get a lower lead-in from Men […]

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On Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted February 2, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Philip Seymour Hoffman, now ridiculously,  shockingly dead at 46, had two films at Sundance this year, and as will always happen, the way one thinks of those movies changes in the light of this awful event. Neither film, the John LeCarre adaptation A MOST WANTED MAN or John Slattery’s feature directing debut GOD’S POCKET, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY MUSIC: “Secret Circle” Leaves Me Sighing From Too Much Trying

Posted October 4, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> I’m not sure why shows on the CW feel it necessary to over-saturate with wall to wall and poorly placed music in order to appeal to viewers.  It seems to me that the target demo that voraciously downloads music is also a generation that is much savvier than any of us was pre-iTunes.   A […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9.27.2016

Posted September 28, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  Just about everything took the expected Week 2 dip. 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 analysis […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.12.2017

Posted March 16, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  Since at this point Nielsen is issuing preliminary ratings and finals simultaneously as they catch up on their missing nights, we’ll skip to the finals and provide analysis here: ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (1.0) and ONCE UPON A TIME (0.9) held at last week’s numbers.  TIME AFTER TIME […]

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