2014-15 TV Season

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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THE SKED: FRIDAY Ratings This Fall

Posted September 16, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> FRIDAYS this Fall officially start September 23, and no one really cares.  Very few new shows are premiering on the night, and many premieres will be delayed.  If you have some time on your hands, click “read more” to see the latest RATINGS PROJECTIONS for Friday nights.  Or just go ahead and skip to Sunday night’s […]

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THE SKED: CW

Posted May 19, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> NEW SHOWS in BOLD.  New Time Periods in Italics. WHAT WE LIKE:  A lot of new shows (four new shows on a five-night network).  CW is playing like the clock is running out and trying to make something happen.  Four of five nights feature a new series, with three of the new shows (all […]

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THE SKED: INSIDE THE WAR ROOM – THE SHOW

Posted May 15, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> The week of network scheduling is all a build-up to each network’s Upfront presentation to advertisers, a show that’s as slickly entertaining as the network knows how to make it.  There are production numbers and stunts, surprise celebrity appearances and clever pre-taped mini-movies.  ABC, over the last few years, has had Jimmy Kimmel do […]

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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’S SCHEDULE: CBS

Posted May 13, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  Mitch Metcalf and I, along with veteran network executive Ted Frank, have put together our own versions of the schedules (the real ones will be announced at the nework Upfronts in New York next week). We’ve already posted our recommended NBC, FOX and ABC schedules.  CBS will be the last of the major networks […]

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THE SKED: 1st Pre-Look At ABC’s Midseason Dramas

Posted May 17, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> DISCLAIMER: These initial impressions are based on the clips (usually 3-5 minutes) released by the networks to use in their Upfront presentations and for promos.  They’re chosen to sell the show, not to accurately represent it.  So take the reactions below with a large satchel of salt–we may well feel differently about these shows […]

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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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