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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: SHOWBUZZDAILY’S Fearless Fall Ratings Predictions – Wednesday

Posted May 20, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SHOWBUZZDAILY has taken a look at Monday and Tuesday, and now we’ll pay an early visit to next fall’s network TV Wednesdays and stick out our necks with some early ratings predictions.  As we’ve noted, the period we’re covering is September 22-December 7, when all the networks will be introducing their new shows and […]

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

Posted May 19, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  We’re continuing with our 18-49 ratings predictions for the fall 2014 TV season.  As before, these predictions cover September 22 (the official start of the new season ) through December 7, and our views on the new series are based on looks at the trailers released last week.  We’ve already surveyed the fall’s Big […]

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

Posted May 19, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Last week, the glamorous part of the network “Upfronts” took place, largely for viewer and media purposes:  hordes of new shows were announced, stars were trotted out, executives madly spun this past season’s numbers so that every decline looked like a triumph, gala parties were held.  This week, however, the real Upfronts kick into […]

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NIELSENWAR: A Veterans Day Look At Veteran Network Series

Posted November 11, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  NOTE:  Season To Date and Network Week-to-Week Charts Are Below With today’s CW announcement that THE ORIGINALS, REIGN and THE TOMORROW PEOPLE have received full back orders, we know where we are with just about all this season’s fall premieres.  (HOSTAGES, BETRAYAL and ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, all technically “short season” shows, […]

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NIELSENWAR: The Shrinking Landscape of Network Television

Posted November 4, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The networks have announced most of their midseason plans by now, issuing back orders or canceling the series introduced to great fanfare just 6 weeks ago and shuffling some time slots, and one thing has becoming increasingly clear–and just plain increasing:  more and more, the networks are content with ratings under a 2.0 in […]

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THE SKED: How Much Do The Networks Make From Their Shows?

Posted October 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  AdWeek has published its annual survey of the actual prices advertisers agreed to pay in the Upfronts for 30-second spots in the network primetime line-ups, and as usual, it’s filled with fascinating information.  It helps, though, to keep the following in mind: A typical network hour contains about 20 30-second national ad spots.  The […]

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NIELSENWAR Week 3: Night-By-Night Network Ratings Impact

Posted October 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  What do we know that we didn’t know last week? Here’s the big-picture view of where each network’s primetime average stands in comparison to 2012-13 after 3 full weeks of the season: NBC: 2.84 (+0.9%) CBS: 2.18 ( -4.6%) FOX: 2.13 (-5.9%) ABC: 2.06 (-0.3%) CW:  0.50 (-1.7%)  Note, CW didn’t begin premiering its […]

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