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March 18, 2017

SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3.17.2017



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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.




22 Comments


  1. Destiny

    I thought The Originals wouldn’t survive this season, and clearly, it won’t. It seems the night was a quiet one all round as far as the numbers go.


    • FlopWatch

      Agreed, it was already a weak low rated show that dragged its’ way to syndication numbers.


      • Destiny

        And that will be the end of Julie Plec on the CW lol. There’s no room for her on the Berlanti network anymore!


        • FlopWatch

          She was already given the boot when Berlanti overtook half the network and booted her shows to Fridays, it’s only a matter of time. She also struggled to find a hit outside jumping on the TVD franchise in its prime.


          • Destiny

            Where do you think Plec will end up next? Cable? Or perhaps a big comeback on The CW for the 2018-19 season?


          • FlopWatch

            Idk, her other shows haven’t done so well, so she’s just going to have to hope for something.


          • Destiny

            Outside of Vampires, she hasn’t had any luck with shows. Especially with Containment and The Tomorrow People flopping. It’s hard to imagine what she could come up with that would be a hit. Maybe she’ll bide her time until people like Vampires again?


        • Jay

          One man can only do so much. Berlanti is probably at his breaking point now, or close to it. The CW is going to have to go with another producer soon. It also isn’t wise to have one person responsible for so many series by putting so much leverage into Berlanti’s hands.

          Plec could always land at cable’s Freeform, which seems to be the “CW of cable”, or is CW the “Freeform of broadcasting”?


          • Destiny

            He almost certainly has varying degrees of involvement with shows he’s attached too. He’s not going to be sat in every writers room meeting for every hero show on the CW. That would be impossible lol.


          • FlopWatch

            Basically the same reason why Dick Wolf, Ryan Murphy, and to a lesser extent Shonda Rhimes have a bunch of shows.


    • Barney

      It only got over a million viewers on 4 out of 22 episodes last season, and yet it got renewed. So why do you think this rating for the premiere means it won’t survive?


      • FlopWatch

        Because it’s already passed syndication after this season, and most of the low rated shows end after 4 seasons/70-ish episodes.


        • Douglas from Brazil

          So, CW will have Fridays open for two veterans shows to fill. Maybe CeG and Jane?


          • Destiny

            Crazy Ex Girlfriend sure, the other slot is up in the air. But Jane is a good possibility assuming CBS wants two of its shows on Friday.


          • FlopWatch

            CEG is already filling up a slot, probably JTV to free up the post Supergirl slot.


          • Destiny

            I could imagine a new CBS show taking the post Supergirl slot next season.


    • Rithvik Lee Pack

      Have you all watched any show on the cw and their ratings the show can definitely get a season 5 renewal


      • Destiny

        Not the super low rated ones, no. The low rated shows meet their end after passing the 70 episode mark.


        • Rithvik Lee Pack

          oh ok. well you’re saying the show will get cancelled after this season or can it still somehow survive?


          • Destiny

            I actually said long before this television started that the CW will rid itself of The Originals this season. And in the same conversation I had on here, I mentioned The Vampire Diaries will end up being the “Final” season too before it was announced. It’s eerie how spot on I was there. 😉


          • Destiny

            television season*


  2. Rithvik Lee Pack

    Well I hope Julie makes a comeback somewhere because I actually enjoy her writing



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