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Shooter

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Shooter”

  Aided by a compatible WWE Smackdown lead-in and a red state-friendly storyline, SHOOTER has been a sturdy performer for USA, already renewed for a second summer season.  The series is low-ambition compared to USA’...
by Mitch Salem
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The Young Pope

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “The Young Pope”

  THE YOUNG POPE:  Sunday/Monday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert The cinema-tization of television continues with HBO’s THE YOUNG POPE.  It’s been created and directed by the filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, who made...
by Mitch Salem
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Victoria

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Victoria”

  VICTORIA:  Sunday 9PM on PBS – In the Queue Female British monarchs are certainly having a television moment, with Elizabeth I a regular character on CW’s soon-to-return Reign, her current namesake at the ce...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/15/17

  OPENINGS:  It wasn’t so much that THE BYE BYE MAN (STX) overperformed at $13.4M for the 3-day weekend (that number should rise to $15M on Monday thanks to the Martin Luther King Day holiday), but that everything a...
by Mitch Salem
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Homeland

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime We’ve recently acquired the concept of “legacy media,” referring to things like newspapers that are actually printed on pieces of paper–still potentially useful,...
by Mitch Salem
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Patriots Day

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: MLK Weekend Goes Splat For “Patriots Day,” “Live By Night,” “Monster Trucks” and More

  Half a dozen films entered wide release over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, and none of them is likely to chart higher than 5th place, most ranging from major disappointments to outright disasters. The most unpl...
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Wednesday Ratings 1.11.2017

  STAR continued to drop. 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 (women 18...
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Tuesday Ratings 1.10.2017

  President Obama’s farewell address may lead to adjustments in final numbers. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adul...
by Mitch Salem
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Taboo

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Taboo”

  TABOO:  Tuesday 10PM on FX – Potential DVR Alert It may be that Tom Hardy will join Clive Owen and Michael Fassbinder among British leading men who never quite became the global superstars they seemed meant to be....
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Sunday Ratings 1.8.2017

  The GOLDEN GLOBES held steady. 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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Golden Globes

SHOWBUZZDAILY Golden Globes 2017 Live-Blog

  There probably isn’t a single nominee at tonight’s GOLDEN GLOBES AWARDS who could name 5 of the foreign journalists (and that term is used loosely) who vote for the prizes, but nevertheless the show has beco...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/8/17

  OPENINGS:  As we had forecast on Friday night, the margin of victory for the weekend box office was razor-thin, and we won’t really know who won until final numbers are released tomorrow.  For now, HIDDEN FIGURES...
by Mitch Salem
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Sleepy Hollow

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Sleepy Hollow”

  SLEEPY HOLLOW:  Friday 9PM on FOX FOX’s TV series version of SLEEPY HOLLOW is, of course, about a man who won’t stay dead, namely Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who died in the 18th century and was brought back ...
by Mitch Salem
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Emerald City

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Emerald City”

  EMERALD CITY:  Friday 9PM on NBC – Change the Channel EMERALD CITY will make you wish you’d stayed in Kansas.  It’s a muddle of The Wizard of Oz, Mad Max, Game of Thrones (in their dreams) and that te...
by Mitch Salem
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Hidden Figures

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Hidden Figures” Challenges “Rogue One” & “Sing”

  It’s shaping up to be a close race at the box office this weekend, and with the result likely to come down to performance on Sunday, we may not know the winner for sure until final numbers are issued on Monday.  H...
by Mitch Salem
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