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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.19.2018

Posted August 19, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Color Force/SK Global/Warners) had a strong 42% Saturday bump, an especially bright sign for a film that might have been expected to play as front-loaded for a niche audience.  That pushed its weekend to $25.2M, with a total of $34M since its Wednesday opening.  It was just slightly below the […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.19.2018

Posted August 19, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film slates by studio. The studio totals also include 2018 dollars for films released in late 2017. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2018 to date is now +9% above last year and still +11% above the average for this point […]

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The Sked: Saturday Network Scorecard 8.18.2018

Posted August 19, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

NFL PRESEASON. The fast nationals for all networks below are inflated by a one- or two-tenths of a rating point by NFL Preseason pre-emptions in the following major markets: ABC (Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville) CBS (Dallas, Cincinnati) NBC (Tampa) FOX (Chicago, Seattle)   DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8.17.2018

Posted August 18, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

NFL PRESEASON. The fast nationals for all networks below are inflated by a one- or two-tenths of a rating point by NFL Preseason pre-emptions in the following major markets: ABC (Cleveland, Buffalo) CBS (Kansas City, Miami) NBC (New York) FOX (Detroit, New Orleans) CW (Atlanta, Charlottte) Since adjustments are likely to affect all networks, we’ll […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Crazy Rich Asians” Cashes In, “Mile 22” Dim, “Alpha” Fails

Posted August 18, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  The gamble of CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Color Force/SK Global/Warners) is paying off with solid returns.  The film opened on Wednesday and earned $8.8M in its first two days, and preliminary numbers at Deadline have its Friday at $7M.  That should give it a $21M 3-day weekend and around $30M since opening day.  A $70M […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.16.2018

Posted August 17, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  As we noted this morning, due to the many adjustments for sports in fast nationals, we’ll look at the week-vs-week comparisons here: ABC:  A special 20/20 salute to Aretha Franklin started the night at 0.6, then MATCH GAME was down 0.1 to 0.5, and TAKE TWO lost 0.2 to […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8.16.2018

Posted August 17, 2018 by Mitch Salem

NFL PRESEASON. The fast nationals for ABC, CBS and NBC below are inflated by a few tenths of a rating point by NFL Preseason pre-emptions in the following major markets: ABC (New York, Washington DC) CBS (Boston, Pittsburgh) NBC (Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Green Bay) In addition, FOX’s NASCAR race is subject to adjustment.  In light of […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.15.2018

Posted August 16, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  BIG BROTHER gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the SUPERGIRL rerun lost the same.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  VH1’s BLACK INK CREW led Wednesday cable, up a tenth to 0.60, with MARTHA & SNOOP’S POTLUCK DINNER at 0.35/0.28 compared […]

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