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The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS June 7

It was another big night for the NBA and in this case ESPN as the scene shifted back to the Eastern Conference Finals.  A mammoth 4.8 rating with Adults 18-49 (and 11.1 million viewers 2+) watched LeBron James carry the Miami ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS June 8-10

Weekend #23 of 2012 looks like it will total about $174 million for the top 12 films, up 32% from last year’s comparable weekend and up 19% from the four-year average for the weekend.  A pair of decently-reviewed openers...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS June 6 — Updated Sports Ratings

FOX ruled summer Wednesday yet again last night with a 2.4 preliminary Adults 18-49 rating for So You Think You Can Dance from 8-10 pm (down from a 2.7 last week and a 2.8 on the same night last year). It wasn’t like ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS June 5

America’s Got Talent was the top-rated program on the broadcast networks again last night with Adults 18-49, averaging a 3.4 rating from 8-9 pm (up from Monday’s 3.2 but down from a 3.7 last Tuesday when AGT aire...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings May 29-June 4

The highest rated program on cable the past week was Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on ESPN, a very good 4.9 rating with Adults 18-49 Sunday night.  (Boston tied the series 2-2 with a 93-91 overtime victory over t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: MONDAY RATINGS June 4

FOX took control of Monday night with a double dose of Gordon Ramsay.  Hell’s Kitchen at 8 (2.4 rating) and MasterChef at 9 (2.3) combined for a 2.4 preliminary rating from 8-10 pm with Adults 18-49.  Last year FOX ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE May 28-June 3

Snow White and the Huntsman opened solidly above expectations this past weekend, but the past week marks another down weekend overall for the Hollywood studios.  Too many other movies have failed to catch fire as The Avengers ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT — June 4 Update

With his second movie opening this past weekend, Team Salem has crossed the $100 million mark in the second annual ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Fantasy Draft.  Salem’s slate totals $107 million through Sunday, still traili...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS June 3

NBC led the broadcast networks last night with a 1.6 Adult 18-49 rating from 7-11 pm in the preliminary fast nationals, although ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals and HBO’s Game of Thrones are cer...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through June 3

Men in Black 3 increased to $275 million overseas to date (up sharply from $132 million last week).  Battleship has stalled overseas — the foreign total is now $235 million (up marginally from $233 million last week)...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES June 1-3 — Snow White Leads Soft Box Office

Snow White and the Huntsman now looks like a $56.255 million weekend, according to the studio estimate this morning (up a touch from yesterday’s early estimate and exceeding our forecast in Wednesday’s ShowBuzzDail...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY JUNE 1 BOX OFFICE RESULTS: Snow White Surprises But Total Business Still Sags

The 22nd weekend of 2012 is looking like a soft $130 million for the Top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down 15% from this weekend last year.  Snow White and the Huntsman is opening much stronger than forecast (and the weekend overal...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS May 31 — Duets Dying Even with No Competition

ABC’s singing competition series Duets is fading, averaging a 1.5 rating from 8-10 pm last night (down from last week’s 1.7 premiere).  A drop in the second week is not abnormal, but keep in mind Duets faced st...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS May 30

With the NBA conference finals continuing last night and History’s hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys ending its short run last night, the best the broadcast networks could muster was a 2.6 Adult 18-49 rating for FO...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings May 22-28

On the cable front this past seven days, only the NBA could stop History’s rampaging Hatfield & McCoys.  On Monday night, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals (Boston Celtics at Miami Heat) averaged a 4.1 rating ...
by Mitch Metcalf