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The Sked: Thursday Week 4 — Not a Pretty Picture

Posted October 19, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The fourth Thursday of the season offered a big opportunity for ABC, CBS and NBC, as FOX had to pre-empt The X Factor for a postseason MLB game that no one cares about.  A lot of displaced X Factor viewers decided not to sample the other network fare and scattered to cable.  No broadcast network could claim  an […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 3.6-8.2015

Posted March 4, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #10 of 2015 is looking like $93 million for the top 12 films this weekend, significantly below the normal volume for this weekend (see track below). Opening at around 3,000 theaters Friday (slightly above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the last two years), Chappie from Sony should average $7,300 per theater for […]

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THE BIJOU REVIEW: “Green Lantern” – Shining Not So Bright

Posted June 17, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Watch It At Home:  For Fans of Florescent Green Another summer weekend; another superhero epic.  What used to be an extravagant event genre is now hard-pressed to muster more than a yawn.  What is there to say about GREEN LANTERN?  Well, it’s better than January’s sophomoric Green Hornet, so at least it’s got color […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.27.2017

Posted March 28, 2017 by Mitch Salem

          NETWORK FINALS:  There were quite a few 0.1 adjustments in final numbers:  up for THE GREAT INDOORS, THE VOICE and the BIG BANG THEORY rerun, down for QUANTICO, TAKEN, JANE THE VIRGIN and the SCORPION rerun.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart   CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1.6.2017

Posted January 7, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

  The night’s new arrivals didn’t stir viewers the way a veteran did. 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 […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.2.2017

Posted November 3, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  Now that we have final ratings for CBS, let’s take a look at how the line-up fared.  THE BIG BANG THEORY, at 2.7, was down 0.7 from its Thursday premiere last fall, a 20% drop.  YOUNG SHELDON held its lead-in well at 2.2, which was higher than the 1.9 […]

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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 5.6-7.2017

Posted May 9, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

Here are the weekend sports ratings for Saturday and Sunday May 6-7, 2017.  Eligible programs include sporting events on broadcast and cable networks (minimum audience size 300K P2+).  Programs are grouped by sport and ranked within each sport by P2+ audience size. Note: a reader asked about including coverage of NWSL soccer on Lifetime Saturday afternoons. The […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: “The Avengers” Awaits the Witching Hour – 5/3/12

Posted May 3, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> It seems like only yesterday that we were reviewing the records for midnight openings (actually, it was March 23, when The Hunger Games opened with a 7th-highest $19.7M Thursday midnight–the highest ever for a non-sequel).  Now we’re just a few hours away from the US arrival of THE AVENGERS, which… is it a sequel?  […]

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