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The Sked: WEDNESDAY OFFICIAL RATINGS October 19

>As expected, Game 1 of the World Series on FOX went up in the official nationals (to a 4.2 Adult 18-49 rating — not far off the 4.1 forecast yesterday in our post about the history of Game 1 ratings). Only a few oth...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS October 19

>The fast nationals for Wednesday give Game 1 of the World Series a 3.9 Adult 18-49 rating (yet to be time zone adjusted).  Last night we predicted a 3.8 in the fast nationals and a 4.1 in the official nationals.  Thi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS October 21-23

> This weekend looks like it will have a very solid opener (the best since August 5, when Rise of the Planet of the Apes bowed) but the weekend as a whole should still lag behind the same weekend last year.  The third...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings October 11-17

>ESPN’s Monday Night Football this week was down from a 6.9 to a 5.0 rating this week.  Blame AFC teams and a lopsided score.  Jersey Shore was down a tenth of a rating point and pushed into third place by a ver...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS October 18

>Airing on a special night (because of the World Series tonight), The X Factor scored another nightly victory for FOX with a 3.8 Adult 18-49 rating in the fast nationals.  Expect the rating to go up to a 3.9 or even 4.0 in...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: MONDAY RATINGS NOTES October 17

>With no postseason baseball last night and an inferior Monday Night Football game (the NY Jets beating the winless Miami Dolphins handily), network ratings levels rebounded for the most part.  CBS won the night with a 4.0...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE October 10-16

>The past week (seven days ending Sunday) is up 5% versus last year’s comparable week.  Year-to-date box office is now down 3.2% versus last year, the smallest year-to-year margin we’ve seen so f...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS October 16

>A sub-par Sunday Night Football game turned in a 5.7 Adult 18-49 rating in the fast nationals last night on NBC.  The game will probably go up to a 6.0 or 6.1 in the official nationals, enough to win the night but fa...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS October 16

>The Smurfs movie continues to inch closer to Cars 2 in worldwide box office (now $9 million away).  Real Steel is the only recent movie with any overseas box office pull.  Its overseas to date tally of $57 million ha...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES October 14-16

> Based on Friday and Saturday box office (and estimated Sunday numbers), we have a photo finish for #1, with Real Steel in its second weekend probably edging opener Footloose.  As for the other openers, The Thing opened w...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: FRIDAY RATINGS October 14

>Friday patterns are really set in stone.  CBS won another Friday with a 1.6 rating (same as last week) with three pricey scripted dramas:  A Gifted Man (1.3 rating, up 0.1 from last week), CSI: NY (1.7, up 0.1) ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

> What a catastrophe at the box office this weekend.  No film above $20 million for the weekend, and the top 12 films are down a staggering 37% from the same weekend last year (when Jackass 3-D opened to $50 million). ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS October 13

> The X Factor won Thursday (the fourth of the season) with a 3.6 Adult 18-49 rating.  The Thursday track for X Factor has been 4.3…3.9…4.0…3.6.  The 3.6 will probably go up to a 3.7 or 3.8 in the of...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS October 12

>ABC’s Wednesday is humming along and won the night with a 3.4 Adult 18-49 rating in the fast nationals.  Modern Family at 9 led the way of course with a 5.7 (the same as last week).   Suburgatory seems to ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS October 14-16

> This weekend looks to be very weak.  The projected total volume of $85 million would be down 29% versus the same weekend last year (when Jackass 3-D opened to a staggering $50 million) and down 18% from the average ...
by Mitch Metcalf