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THE SKED’S NIELSENWAR: 2 Weeks In

Posted October 7, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  So… how’s it going? We’ve completed 2 full weeks of the 2013-14 broadcast TV season, and while there are still a few arrivals on the way (notably ABC’s Once Upon A Time in Wonderland and the NBC Friday line-up), we’ve seen enough to reach some early conclusions.  Let’s take a look. First, the big […]

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THE SKED’S Fall TV Ratings Predictions: Full Week Network Summary

Posted May 24, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  All this week, we’ve been giving you our predicted fall network ratings for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.  Let’s wind up our week of forecasts with an overview of how the fall is likely to go for each of the networks in summary.  We don’t see any precipitous drops, although we also […]

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THE SKED’S Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Sunday

Posted May 23, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  From a predicting point of view, Sunday is sort of an anti-climactic end to our week of fall TV ratings forecasts, since the winner is obvious and there are few changes from last fall.  (See our more interesting predictions for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.)   Still, here’s how we–that being former head of […]

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THE SKED’s Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Friday

Posted May 23, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  We’ve arrived at Friday in our tour of the fall primetime schedule, and former head of NBC Scheduling Mitch Metcalf, former head of NBC Current Programming Ted Frank and I have our predictions ready.  (Here are our predictions for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.)  Friday is the least-watched (other than barely-programmed Saturday) and least dramatic […]

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THE SKED’s Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Thursday

Posted May 23, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  We’re continuing our survey of the fall primetime schedule (our merry band includes former head of NBC Scheduling Mitch Metcalf, former head of NBC Current Programming Ted Frank and myself) with Thursdays, when CBS will finally do what people have been expecting for the past several seasons and expand to a 4-sitcom night.  (Here […]

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THE SKED’s Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Wednesday

Posted May 22, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

  Our journey through the fall primetime schedule–and by “our,” I mean former head of NBC Scheduling Mitch Metcalf, former head of NBC Current Programming Ted Frank and myself–takes us to what may be the most competitive night of the new season:  Wednesdays.  (You can find our predictions here for Monday and Tuesday.)   Our […]

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THE SKED’s Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Tuesday

Posted May 21, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Our soothsaying group of former NBC head of Scheduling Mitch Metcalf, longtime head of NBC Current Programming Ted Frank and myself is continuing to set out instant, perhaps foolhardy predictions of what next fall’s primetime ratings will be.  Yesterday we covered Monday, and appropriately enough, it’s now time for a look at a Tuesday […]

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THE SKED’s Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Monday

Posted May 20, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The Upfronts are over, which means the real Upfronts are about to begin–that is, the networks’ advance sale of advertising time (usually about 80% of the season’s total) for the Fall 2013 TV season.  Although last week’s Upfront presentations now serve a marketing and publicity purpose as well, their original–and still most important–goal is […]

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