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THE SKED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’S FALL 2011/12 THURSDAY TV SCHEDULE

Posted May 13, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Welcome to ShowbuzzDaily’s coverage of the upcoming TV schedules for the 2011/12 TV season!  Above you see our guide to what to expect on Thursday nights this Fall:  the numbers are our projected Adults 18-49 ratings for each show; the capitalized titles are the new shows; and italics are for shows changing their time […]

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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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THE SKED: 1st Pre-Look At The CW’s New Dramas

Posted May 19, 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 once […]

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The Sked: The Value of Sports Programming and Updated Full Season Forecasts

Posted February 26, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

What does football mean to the broadcast networks?  For NBC and CBS, NFL coverage (along with other sports, mostly an occasional college football game) accounts for about 20-30% of the entire primetime rating for the network. For CBS, its 2.63 adult 18-49 rating for the season to date falls all the way down to a […]

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THE SKED: INSIDE THE WAR ROOM – THE RESEARCH

Posted May 15, 2011 by Mitch Salem

>When all the Sked PLAYERS gather in New York, the pilots have been screened for the network’s own executives, but the only “real people” who’ve seen them are those participating in Research testing.  The results of those tests become the only “objective” data regarding the appeal of a given show, so they’re a critical part […]

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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 CBS’s New Dramas

Posted May 19, 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 once […]

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THE SKED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’S FALL 2011/12 WEDNESDAY TV SCHEDULE

Posted May 13, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Welcome to ShowbuzzDaily’s coverage of the upcoming TV schedules for the 2011/12 TV season!  Above you see our guide to what to expect on Wednesday nights this Fall:  the numbers are our projected Adults 18-49 ratings for each show; the capitalized titles are the new shows; and italics are for shows changing their time […]

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