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The Sked: Time Zones & Their Impact on Ratings and Programming

Posted October 11, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> In addition to region (Northeast, Midwest, South and West), time zone is a very important geographic classification for television ratings analysis.  Almost half of the population (47.4%) lives in the Eastern time zone, while 29.0% call Central home, 17.1% live in the Pacific time zone, and 6.5% live in the relative obscurity of the […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Touch”

Posted June 2, 2012 by Mitch Salem

TOUCH is a show that thrives on impenetrable mysteries, so perhaps one day it will solve its own.  The show was FOX’s big midseason drama play (Terra Nova was the fall’s), by virtue of being created by Heroes writer Tim Kring and starring FOX’s own hero, Jack Bauer Kiefer Sutherland, and given the week’s plum […]

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The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS January 10

Posted January 11, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>ABC’s Work It is sinking fast (and Last Man Standing is struggling, as well), while the CBS Tuesday schedule continues to chug along and NBC’s line up ages toward irrelevance.               Nightly Adult 18-49 Rating Tuesday      CBS    NBC    ABC    FOX01.10.2012   3.2    2.1    1.9    1.101.11.2011   3.5    2.9    1.5    1.7 […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 6.30.2015

Posted July 1, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

    NETWORK RATINGS:  Note:  FOX’s WOMENS WORLD CUP telecast, once adjusted for time zones, began outside of primetime, running 6:41-9:11PM on the east.  The adjusted number is for the entire broadcast, not just the primetime portion reported this morning, and that puts it at 3.0.  In addition, BEAT THE CHAMPIONS, which followed the match on […]

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The Sked: Cable Ratings April 24-30

Posted May 1, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>Big time professional sports dominate the top of this week’s cable ratings chart.  The NFL Draft turned in an excellent 3.3 rating with Adults 18-49 and nearly 7 million viewers 2+.  The Draft finished in third place in the 8:00 half hour on Thursday (behind only Big Bang Theory on CBS with a 4.1 rating […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS May 24-26

Posted May 22, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

The 21st weekend of the year is looking like an outstanding $258 million for the top 12 films, over 50% better than typical Memorial Day weekends because three films serving very different audiences should open well in addition to continued solid business from Star Trek Into Darkness and Iron Man 3. Opening at over 3,600 […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS May 11-13

Posted May 9, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #19 of 2012 looks like it will be about $163 million for the top 12 films, up 26% from last year’s comparable weekend and up the same amount from the four-year average for this weekend.  Only one movie dares to open against the second weekend of The Avengers phenomenon.  Dark Shadows should actually have […]

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THE SKED Pilot Review: NBC’s “Sean Saves the World”

Posted October 4, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  SEAN SAVES THE WORLD:  Thursday 9PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… This is the kind of sitcom SEAN SAVES THE WORLD is.  A co-worker of Sean (Sean Hayes), Liz (Megan Hilty), walks into his office already talking, not realizing that he’s actually on speakerphone with their new boss.  When she’s called […]

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