2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR Full Season Network Report Cards: NBC

Posted May 9, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  Has there ever been a #1 network as screwed up as this year’s edition of NBC? Full Season To Date (through May 3) 18-49 Rating Average:  2.04 (#1), Down 13.7% From Last Season Season Grade:  D+ What Happened:  Sunday:  NBC is at the top of the broadcast networks for one and a half reasons.  […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: NBC’s “Constantine”

Posted May 11, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  CONSTANTINE:  Friday 10PM on NBC THE FACTS:  John Constantine (Matt Ryan) has the ability to see demons and spirits hidden from the outside world and the ability to defeat them; unfortunately, he’s also been damned to hell for actions in his past.  Trying to redeem himself, he sets out to protect Liv (Lucy Griffiths), […]

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THE SKED: NBC Fall Premiere Dates

Posted June 2, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  NBC has struck first in releasing the dates of its fall premieres.  Most of its new shows will launch during the official Premiere Week starting Monday September 22, but there are a few exceptions (new series are in ALL CAPS): Sunday Sept 7:  NFL Sunday Night Football Thursday Sept 11:  The Biggest Loser Monday […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: NBC’s “Marry Me”

Posted May 11, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MARRY ME:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC THE FACTS:  Happy Endings creator David Caspe reunites with Casey Wilson, one of that show’s stars, for a rom-com that pairs her with Ken Marino, as a longtime couple who finally get engaged. WHAT’S IT SAYING:  The NBC quirky single-camera rom-com brand is in good hands:  Happy Endings […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Fearless Fall Ratings Predictions – Thursday

Posted May 21, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Thursdays are going to look very different next season, so let’s jump right into our very early fall ratings predictions.  We’ve already taken a look at Monday,  Tuesday, and Wednesday, and as before, our predictions cover the September 22-December 7 period when all the networks are running fresh episodes of just about all their […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: CW Makes Its Decisions

Posted May 8, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Once again, CW demonstrated that it operates under different economics than the other broadcast networks.  Much of its revenue comes from episodes streamed online via Netflix and Hulu, which makes sometimes puny on-air ratings acceptable.  Also, virtually everything it airs is produced by one of its in-house studios, Warner Bros Television or CBS Television […]

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NIELSENWAR 2014-15: The NBC Schedule – Grid and Instant Analysis

Posted May 11, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

  NBC has kept a lot of is pieces in place, but also made some significant changes for next season, especially on its once-signature Thursday night.  Let’s dig in. MONDAY:  No surprise that THE VOICE is staying where it is, but 10PM is a risk.  NBC will keep THE BLACKLIST there only until November 10, […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: FOX’s “Mulaney”

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MULANEY:  Sunday 9:30PM on FOX THE FACTS:  John Mulaney, in real life a stand-up comic and TV comedy writer (most notably on SNL, where his biggest claim to fame may be co-creating Bill Hader’s Stefon character), plays one in the sitcom he created for himself, too.  His TV show boss is Martin Short, and […]

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