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THE SKED: INSIDE THE WAR ROOM – THE PLAYERS

Posted May 15, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> When the troops gather in New York the week before the Upfronts, just about every arm of the network is represented and gets to weigh in on the new shows and the schedule.  Each has its own vested interests: DEVELOPMENT:  They nurtured the pilot from pitch to script, through multiple rewrites, casting, production and […]

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THE SKED: Thoughts on FOX’s Schedule (and on Our Predictions)

Posted May 16, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> NEW SHOWS in Caps.  New Time Periods in Italics. WHAT WE LIKE:  It looks like another strong schedule from #1 Fox (and very close to our predicted schedule — more on that later).  Fox is very confident in its comedy development and is using strong assets like Glee and X Factor to launch new […]

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THE SKED: CBS Fall Schedule and Instant Analysis

Posted May 16, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  When you’re CBS, you don’t have to do much.   J   Let’s take a look, night by night: MONDAY:  CBS confounded expectations by not expanding its comedy presence on Thursdays.  So it was less important that the sitcom moving over there have a long potential lifespan, which allowed the network to instead shift […]

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2015-16 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: The FOX Fall Schedule (with Trailer Reviews)

Posted May 11, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  FOX may be in 4th place for the season, but it has the hot hand right now, with Spring blockbuster Empire and surprise success The Last Man On Earth livening up its season.  It’s trying to build on those with an aggressive Fall schedule (new shows are in ALL CAPS, new timeslots are in […]

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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: MONDAY Ratings Preview

Posted September 19, 2011 by Mitch Salem

>The new television season is here.  The kids are back in school, summer is a distant memory, and the Emmy telecast has ended.  It’s time for the networks to unleash a flurry of season premieres and series debuts in the span of a few weeks.  Tonight, ABC and NBC launch their new Monday schedules intact, […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: The CW Fall Schedule

Posted May 14, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  CW had a successful season in 2014-15. launching the smash hit THE FLASH and the critical darling JANE THE VIRGIN.  There wasn’t reason to change much, and the network didn’t.  Here’s a look (new shows are in ALL CAPS, new timeslots are in italics): MONDAY 8PM:  CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (trailer here) 9PM:  Jane the Virgin […]

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THE SKED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’S FALL 2011/12 SATURDAY SCHEDULE

Posted May 12, 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 Saturday 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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