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UPDATED With Oscar Finals: SHOWBUZZDAILY SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2.26.2017

    OSCAR FINALS:  The accelerated final ratings for the Oscar telecast have been released, and the 18-49 rating climbed only to 9.1, a record-setting low (and an ugly 1.4 lower than 2016).  There were 32.9M total v...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Oscars Live-Blog

  We’re live-blogging the Oscars tonight, for what may be a historic night for La La Land–or not  The red carpet arrivals were notable for their lack of political commentary, and we’ll see how long that ...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.26.17

  OPENINGS:  GET OUT (QC/Blumhouse/Universal) had a remarkable Saturday performance for a horror movie, rising 17% in a genre that usually drops sharply on its 2d day of release.  That’s better than the 13% bump fo...
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Get Out” Slams Door on “LEGO Batman,” “Rock Dog” & “Collide”

  GET OUT (Blumhouse/Universal) is the latest hit from the prolific low-budget horror production company that still has Split in the market, off to a fast start according to preliminary numbers at Deadline with $10.5M on F...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2.23.2017

  In a battle of doubleheaders, MURDER killed THE BLACKLIST. 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...
by Mitch Salem
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The Blacklist Redemption

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Blacklist: Redemption”

  THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION:  Thursday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION is for all those who longed to see what The Blacklist would look like without James Spader, a group that could probab...
by Mitch Salem
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Big Little Lies

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Big Little Lies”

  BIG LITTLE LIES:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert We no longer blink when movie stars sign on for TV work, and this week’s arrivals are Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, not to mention Shailen...
by Mitch Salem
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The Good Fight

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Good Fight”

  THE GOOD FIGHT:  Episodes Release Each Sunday On CBS All Access – Binge-Worthy If THE GOOD FIGHT were actually a CBS drama, the spin-off of The Good Wife would instantly become the network’s best show–...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.19.17

  OPENINGS:  THE GREAT WALL (Legendary/Universal) scraped its way to $18.1M in the US, and should add another $3M or so on Monday.  The $50M it will hope to reach here will barely pay for its US marketing campaign, so th...
by Mitch Salem
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Billions

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Billions”

  BILLIONS:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime The second season of Showtime’s financial intrigue soap BILLIONS isn’t in a tremendous hurry to get started.  The story picks up a few weeks after the Season 1 finale, eno...
by Mitch Salem
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The Great Wall

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Great Wall,” “Fist Fight,” “Cure For Wellness” Fall to “LEGO Batman”

  A weak slate of newcomers is almost always good news for the holdovers in the market, and that will be the case this holiday weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (Warners Animati...
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The Sked: Wednesday Ratings 2.15.2017

  Another bad debut for a CBS drama. 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 skew...
by Mitch Salem
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Doubt

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Doubt”

  DOUBT:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS – If Nothing Else Is On… As highly prized as the talents of Shonda Rhimes are, it takes the continuing line of her failed imitators to remind us just how difficult it is to dupl...
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The Sked: Tuesday Ratings 2.14.2017

  On Valentine’s Day, the CBS demo snuggled up with a crossover. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49...
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The Young Pope

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Young Pope”

  Viewed in its 10-hour entirety, THE YOUNG POPE encompassed much of the good and bad of Auteur TV.  HBO, by all appearances, wrote a (very large) check to the arthouse filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino as creator, director and ...
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