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White Famous

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “White Famous”

  WHITE FAMOUS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime – Change the Channel Showtime’s shaky new comedy WHITE FAMOUS is spectacularly ill-timed for the week after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein.  The premiere half-hour ha...
by Mitch Salem
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Good Behavior

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Good Behavior”

  GOOD BEHAVIOR:  Sunday 10PM on TNT As TNT continues with its scorched-earth policy of shedding its old-guard mainstream successes (Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes) for the more adult, serialized dramas favored by netw...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.15.2017

  OPENINGS:  HAPPY DEATH DAY (Blumhouse/Universal) opened so well at $26.5M that inevitably, despite the fact that it appears to tell a completely closed-end story, talk of a franchise has started.  You can’t blame...
by Mitch Salem
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Halt and Catch Fire

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Halt & Catch Fire”

It isn’t the preference of networks and producers for obvious reasons, but for viewers, there can be something particularly thrilling about a series that finds its greatness after its first season.  Shows like Mad Men, T...
by Mitch Salem
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Happy Death Day

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Happy Death Day” Indeed; “The Foreigner” Soft; “Blade Runner 2049″” Fades

  HAPPY DEATH DAY (Blumhouse/Universal) continued a remarkable year for Blumhouse, following the giant successes of Split and Get Out.  Deadline has its Friday at a preliminary $11.3M (including $1M from Thursday night), ...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10.12.2017

  CW’s Thursday premieres were fairly 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)...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10.11.2017

  An up-and-down night at CW. 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 (wome...
by Mitch Salem
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Dynasty

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Dynasty”

  DYNASTY:  Wednesday 9PM on CW – In the Queue The new DYNASTY isn’t the fall’s worst new show, but it’s the most puzzling.  Was there really a surge of interest among CW’s 18-34 target demo...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10.10.2017

  The season continued settling downward. 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...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10.9.2017

  VALOR showed little grace under fire. 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 s...
by Mitch Salem
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Valor

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Valor”

  VALOR:  Monday 9PM on CW – Change the Channel VALOR is the CW version of a military drama, which makes it markedly different from NBC’s The Brave and CBS’s SEAL Team.  For one thing, it’s signif...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10.8.2017

  Week 2 ended on another depressing note for the networks. 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 ...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.8.2017

  OPENINGS:  Coming into this weekend, the discussion about BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Alcon/Sony/Warners) was mostly about whether with its critical raves it could exceed expectations by 20% or so and become October’s #1 o...
by Mitch Salem
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once upon a time

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Once Upon A Time”

  ONCE UPON A TIME:  Friday 8PM on ABC This season’s Version 2.0 of ONCE UPON A TIME exists because of dwindling ratings, which led to a reduced budget and consequently a cast dump.  (The show was also moved to a ...
by Mitch Salem
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Blade Runner 2049

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Blade Runner 2049″” Slow, “My Little Pony” & “Mountain Between Us” Moderate

  BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Alcon/Sony/Warners) was a high-risk bet, with roughly $300M in production and worldwide marketing wagered on an extremely serious 164-minute sequel to a 35-year old film that only became legendary afte...
by Mitch Salem
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