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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Need For Speed” Slows, “Single Moms” Flops

Posted March 16, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, the weekend box office will largely be in line with Friday’s results.  Both NEED FOR SPEED (DreamWorks/Disney) and SINGLE MOMS CLUB (Lionsgate) barely budged on Saturday from their Friday starts, with Speed up $300K and Moms up $100K.  That will push Speed down to 3d place for the […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Dark Shadows”

Posted May 11, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  DARK SHADOWS:  Watch it At Home – Loving Detail Isn’t Enough   DARK SHADOWS is one of the most confounding big-budget movies of recent years.  When Tim Burton (and his muse, Johnny Depp, one of the film’s producers as well as its star) announced that their next project would be a revisit to the […]

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THE SKED: Cable Ratings August 16-22

Posted August 24, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>A fairly typical summer week on cable.  Jersey Shore and True Blood land on top of the chart, while ESPN’s Monday Night Football (preseason) had a good showing.  Keeping Up with the Kardashians (featuring the taste and elegance of a wedding that only a cable reality series can muster) was up to a 2.0 rating […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions OCTOBER 11-13

Posted October 9, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

The 41st weekend of the year is looking like a fairly soft $106 million for the top 12 films, down 13% from this weekend last year but down a more moderate 5% from the multi-year average for this weekend. Opening at over 3,000 theaters Friday (slightly above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6.29.2015

Posted June 30, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

  Bachelors and ninjas are going toe-to-toe. 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 and comparisons follow […]

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The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS April 15

Posted April 16, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>A very ugly Sunday night in prime time on the broadcast networks, with no network averaging above a 2 rating for the night.  CBS premiered NYC 22 at 10 pm to a very lame 1.5 rating with Adults 18-49, while ABC aired part 4 of its Titanic mini-series (parts 1-3 aired Saturday night), scoring only […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Final Destination 5”

Posted August 13, 2011 by Mitch Salem

  FINAL DESTINATION 5 – Watch It At Home:  Death Takes No Holiday   There’s only one thing worth mentioning in FINAL DESTINATION 5… and it’s the one thing I can’t talk about.  Let’s just say that if you’ve been a follower of the series all along, the filmmakers (whether it was screenwriter Eric Heisserer […]

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THE SKED REVIEW: “Boss”

Posted October 22, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> BOSS:  Fridays 10PM on Starz – Potential DVR Alert BOSS is Starz’s bid to be taken seriously as a pay-TV producer of original programming.  Up until now, Starz has been both successful (Spartacus) and not-so successful (Camelot) in its original shows, but all of them have been somewhat junky–even Torchwood:  Miracle Day, with its […]

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