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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.20.2018

  OPENINGS:  Although unquestionably huge, and sure to be enormously profitable against roughly $250M in production/marketing costs, DEADPOOL 2 (20th) opened on the low end of expectations, about 5% below the first Deadpo...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Once Upon A Time”

  Unwise bargains were a staple of ONCE UPON A TIME from the very beginning, so it was sadly appropriate that series creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz entered into one themselves in order to convince ABC to order a ...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  There was remarkably little rust on Shonda Rhimes’s GREY’S ANATOMY in its 14th season.  The series, now under the showrunning stewardship of longtime writer/producer Krista Vernoff (Rhimes herself is leaving...
by Mitch Salem
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NIELSENWAR: CW Fall Schedule & Analysis (With Full 5-Network Grid)

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder than ever t...
by Mitch Salem
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NIELSENWAR: CBS Fall Schedule & Analysis (Including 5-Network Grid)

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder than ever t...
by Mitch Salem
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NIELSENWAR: ABC Fall Schedule & Analysis (Includes 5-Network Grid)

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder than ever t...
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 5.13.2018

  A bubble show had a bit of a bump. 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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NIELSENWAR: FOX Fall Schedule & Analysis (Includes 5-Network Grid)

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder than ever t...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.13.2018

  OPENINGS:  Even with a big Mother’s Day bump of 24% (the same as last year’s Snatched), the $18.5M weekend for LIFE OF THE PARTY (New Line/Warners) is the lowest of Melissa McCarthy’s starring career, ...
by Mitch Salem
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NIELSENWAR: NBC Fall Schedule & Analysis [5-Network Program Grid Added]

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder tha...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Atlanta”

  When FX’s ATLANTA began its 2nd season at the beginning of March, it seemed like a big enough deal to note that with the departures of Louis C.K. and Ryan Murphy (for very different reasons), Atlanta‘s creato...
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Thursday Network Scorecard 5.10.2018

  The veterans showed why they’re still the elite. 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 rat...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5.6.2018

  A fairly steady night for all. 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 skews (w...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere: “Sweetbitter”

  SWEETBITTER:  Sunday 8PM on Starz – In the Quene Starz’s SWEETBITTER is, with Vida, part of the network’s unusual run of back-to-back half-hour dramas, each of them with a short 6-episode order.  Both...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.6.2018

  OPENINGS:  OVERBOARD (MGM/Pantelion/Lionsgate) opened in 45% more theatres than Eugenio Derbez’s How To Be A Latin Lover, and had a weekend that was 20% higher at $14.8M.  That’s not the cross-cultural brea...
by Mitch Salem