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THE SKED PILOT REPORT: ABC’S “Man Up” – PREMIERING TONIGHT

Posted October 18, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques shouldn’t be taken as full reviews, but rather as a guide to the general style and content of the […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “We Are Men”

Posted May 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The CBS featurette for its new Monday 8:30PM comedy WE ARE MEN is at great pains to suggest that the cast–Chris Smith, Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell and Kal Penn, as divorcees who live in the same residential hotel–has as much fun together behind the camera as in front of it.  The bigger question is […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.9.2019

Posted January 10, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  CHICAGO FIRE lost 0.1 in final numbers.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader led Wednesday cable at 0.75/0.70.  On VH1, BLACK INK CREW dropped 0.07 to 0.48, and LOVE & HIP-HOP was down 0.12 to 0.44.  Bravo’s REAL […]

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The Sked: SATURDAY Ratings 9.20.2014

Posted September 21, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Saturday preliminary broadcast ratings: DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL The chart above goes beyond the adult 18-49 rating, adding other key advertiser sales demographics (adult 18-34 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares), and total viewership (ages 2 or more expressed in thousands of people).  

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UPDATED CHART: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 12.13.2014

Posted December 16, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

  Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs): As usual on Saturdays, sports took up most of the top cable slots.  The top-rated original show of the night was ESPN’s telecast of the HEISMAN TROPHY presentation, which was at 0.98 in the P18-49 […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.3.2017

Posted March 6, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

      NETWORK FINALS:  WHEN WE RISE finished its disastrous run by sinking 0.1 in final numbers to 0.4.           Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH again led Friday cable, up 0.04 to 1.05, with THE WHEEL up a tick to 0.41.  ESPN […]

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THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/1/11

Posted December 2, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Even with weakened competition on the other 2 networks, NBC and FOX weren’t able to capitalize. NBC:  There were holiday specials on ABC and reruns on CBS, and none of it did much for the NBC line-up.  COMMUNITY could only benefit by one or two ticks, and PARKS & RECREATION tied its season low.  […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2.8.2016

Posted February 9, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  THE X-FILES and LUCIFER were on a downward slope. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2). Ratings analysis […]

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