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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 8.5-6.2017

Posted August 8, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

Here are the weekend sports ratings for Saturday and Sunday August 5-6, 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. For comparison, here is the same chart for the same weekend last year, August 6-7, […]

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THE SKED: Tuesday Ratings – Network Scorecard – 10/4/11

Posted October 5, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> The excitement of Premiere Week is over, and shows are settling into their “real” numbers. FOX: The small decline for NEW GIRL (which had another charming episode last night–the show has found its creative groove with remarkable speed) isn’t serious.  What may concern FOX, though, is that they promoted last night’s extremely earnest episode […]

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FRIDAY 11.14.2014 Box Office Report

Posted November 15, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #46 of 2014 looks like $128 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down 33% the norm for this weekend ($191 million) but up slightly (+7%) from the same weekend last year. Opening at 3,154 theaters, Dumb and Dumber To from Universal grossed $14.2 million Friday and is on track for a $36.0 […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.12.2014

Posted November 13, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

  NETWORK UPDATE:  MODERN FAMILY gained 0.1 and THE 100 lost 0.1 in final numbers. Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs): AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW (FX) dominated Wednesday cable, despite falling 0.34 from last week to 1.77.  SOUTH PARK (Comedy) lost […]

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Behind the Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/25/14

Posted May 25, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  (Note:  Most of the studios aggressively estimated their Sunday declines as being around 10%, even though last year’s Memorial Day Weekend Sunday drops were mostly steeper than that, so there could be a number of downward adjustments in store when final numbers are released.) OPENINGS:  X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (20th), oddly enough, was […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY OSCAR WATCH: THE WINNERS

Posted February 27, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> It’s a measure of how desperately this year’s Oscar needed some kind of surprise that the closest thing to a thrill all evening was Meryl Streep’s win as Best Actress.  Streep has been winning Academy Awards since 1979, and she’d been touted for her performance as Margaret Thatcher since months before THE IRON LADY […]

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2013: THE MOVIE YEAR TO COME (April-June)

Posted January 2, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Yesterday we took a look at what’s coming to theaters in the 1st quarter of 2013 (read it here).  Today we’ll start to delve into the studio’s favorite time of year:  summer.  (August-September is here, and October-December is here.) But first, there’s April, a month where the studios tend to reserve their big guns […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Nightcrawler” and “Ouija” Battle For Slow Weekend Title

Posted November 2, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  The movie business rebounded from Halloween on Saturday, with substantial gains for just about everything.  Somewhat surprisingly, the second weekend of OUIJA (Blumhouse/Universal) is challenging the new release NIGHTCRAWLER (Open Road) for the diminished weekend’s honors.  Ouija overperformed early estimates on Friday, pulling ahead with $3.5M to Nightcrawler‘s $3.2M.  According to preliminary numbers at […]

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