2018-19 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: FOX Fall Schedule & Analysis (Includes 5-Network Grid)

Posted May 14, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder than ever to authoritatively analyze the thought process that goes into a broadcaster’s cancellation, renewal and pick-up decisions, because network ad revenues directly […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: The NBC Schedule – Grid and Instant Analysis

Posted May 11, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

  NBC has kept a lot of is pieces in place, but also made some significant changes for next season, especially on its once-signature Thursday night.  Let’s dig in. MONDAY:  No surprise that THE VOICE is staying where it is, but 10PM is a risk.  NBC will keep THE BLACKLIST there only until November 10, […]

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2019-20 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: The NBC Fall 2019 Schedule & Analysis

Posted May 12, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  We’ve reached the broadcast networks’ Upfront Week… which used to be a lot more central to our television lives than it is now.  Ratings everywhere are down, and there’s no reason to think they’ve hit bottom, which has caused seismic changes in the ways networks make scheduling decisions.  Among other things, with revenues from […]

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2019-20 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: The Fall 2019 FOX Schedule & Analysis

Posted May 13, 2019 by Mitch Salem

We’ve reached the broadcast networks’ Upfront Week… which used to be a lot more central to our television lives than it is now.  Ratings everywhere are down, and there’s no reason to think they’ve hit bottom, which has caused seismic changes in the ways networks make scheduling decisions.  Among other things, with revenues from on-air […]

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Articles

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Picks Up “Reckless”

Posted May 12, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The latest CBS drama pick-up for 2013-14 comes a bit out of left field:  RECKLESS, a legal soap about an illicit romance between a defense attorney (Cam Gigandet) and a prosecutor (Anna Wood) against the background of a police sex scandal.  This doesn’t just sound like an ABC show, it sounds like a specific […]

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Articles

THE SKED: The Full 4-Network Fall TV Schedule

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

  Here it is, your Fall 2013 network TV schedule.  Watch this space, because next week we’ll be bringing you night-by-night ratings predictions of which shows will win their hours and which are likely to perish.  But for now, peruse the below and figure out what you plan to watch, DVR or ignore starting in […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: CBS and Its Very CBS Pick-Ups

Posted May 9, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  CBS was, for the most part, very CBS in its choice of new series for next season, with a pair of spin-offs, some additional procedurals, one retread sitcom and another that fits right into the network’s multi-camera family comedy sweet spot.  The biggest surprise was the omission, at least for now, of How I […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: The CBS Schedule – Grid and Instant Analysis

Posted May 14, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  The big news at CBS is that the network is reducing its Monday comedy block to 1 hour, while leaving 2 sitcom hours on Thursday.  Consequently, the network is adding only one new half-hour in the fall.  (There was no last-minute pick-up for How I Met Your Dad, which until last week was regarded […]

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