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THE SKED: “Luck” Doesn’t Have Much

Posted December 13, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> HBO, wanting to give its high-profile David Milch/Michael Mann/Dustin Hoffman/Nick Nolte horseracing drama LUCK the best possible promotional platform, premiered the pilot as a “special preview” following what turned out to be the shocking season finale of BOARDWALK EMPIRE.  The first part of the plan worked:  Boardwalk scored a terrific (by its standards) 1.3 […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.13.2017

Posted March 16, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  As with Sunday, Nielsen has released simultaneous preliminary and final network ratings for Monday, so our analysis will appear here with the more up-to-date numbers. ABC:  The season finale of THE BACHELOR was up half a point from last week to 2.7, which was down 0.2 from the 2016 […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.29.2014

Posted September 30, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

  NETWORK UPDATE:  As expected, ABC adjusted downward when its local football simulcasts were removed, with DANCING WITH THE STARS at 1.8 (down 0.4 from last week) and the season premiere of CASTLE at 2.2, the same as last season’s premiere.  Both the new episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY and SCORPION gained 0.1 in […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 7.14.2015

Posted July 15, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

  NETWORK UPDATE:  The ALL-STAR GAME adjusted to 3.1 in final numbers.  In addition, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT swapped 0.1, the first up and the second down. CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:   OWN’s THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS gained two-tenths to take the Tuesday cable lead at 1.01.  THE DEADLIEST CATCH didn’t air last week due to […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Update: 12.8.2015

Posted December 9, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

NETWORK UPDATE:  THE VOICE and THE FLASH each gained 0.1 in finals. Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  History’s THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND took Tuesday honors, up 0.09 from last week to 0.94, and with lead-out HUNTING HITLER up a tick to 0.52.  Discovery’s MOONSHINERS took a 0.18 leap to […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.5.2017

Posted April 6, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  Adjustments were friendly to ABC, where THE GOLDBERGS, SPEECHLESS and MODERN FAMILY all gained 0.1. CRIMINAL MINDS, SHOTS FIRED and SVU also went up 0.1 in final numbers, while CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS and the reruns of ARROW and WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY lost the same.     […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Saturday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.8.2015

Posted August 11, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

  NETWORK UPDATE:  The only adjustments from preliminary numbers were for reruns:  an 0.1 bump  for RUNNING WILD, and 0.1 decreases for HAWAII 5-0 and HOME FREE. CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  As we’ve noted before, we’re relying on readers telling us that the anime shows running on Adult Swim are originals in their current versions (although in some cases the […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.3.2016

Posted March 4, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  The only change in final numbers was a 0.1 bump for AMERICAN IDOL.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  That wacky reality series we call the REPUBLICAN DEBATES continued to score big, this time giving a 3.62 rating to Fox News […]

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