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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Big Little Lies”

  It’s odd for a successful TV series to be asked to justify its continued existence, but that’s where HBO’s BIG LITTLE LIES found itself after the network looked at the Season 1 ratings (not just high bu...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.21.2019

  OPENINGS:  THE LION KING (Disney) was expected to be the crown jewel in Disney’s recreations of its animated classics, and despite sharply mixed reviews, it delivered with a $185M opening weekend–and that st...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7.18.2019

  A bad night for ABC. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skew...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7.17.2019

  ABC’s line-up took a bit of a hit. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 rat...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7.15.2019

  Another strong night for THE BACHELORETTE. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 r...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.14.2019

  OPENINGS:  CRAWL (Paramount) may be an example of a studio outsmarting itself.  Paramount held no critics screenings, presumably because disdain was expected, and thus was unable to create any advance buzz around a res...
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 7.7.2019

  An uptick for ABC. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.7.2019

  OPENINGS:  SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Columbia/Sony) owned the Independence Day holiday, with $93.6M over the 3-day weekend, and a $185.1M total since its Tuesday opening.  Comparisons are inexact due to the 6-day holi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Flies, “Midsommar” Cools Fast

  The MCU continues to be America’s uber-franchise, as SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Columbia/Sony) became the first summer mega-movie in several weeks to fully live up to expectations.  Few films have opened on the Tu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Loudest Voice”

  THE LOUDEST VOICE:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime The rise of Fox News through its dark visionary Roger Ailes, and the resulting effect on media, politics and the world at large, is one of the most important sociopolitical st...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.30.2019

  OPENINGS:  ANNABELLE COMES HOME (New Line/Warners) had a $20.3M weekend, but it had opened on Wednesday, so its 5-day total was $31.2M.  Even so, its 5 days were lower than the 3-day weekends for Annabelle ($37.1M) and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6.26.2019

  The night’s biggest game show was a presidential debate. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-3...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6.24.2019

  Some drops from last week’s premieres. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.23.2019

  OPENINGS:  TOY STORY 4 (Pixar/Disney) opened with $118M in the US, and that’s obviously a huge amount of money and in a different dimension from the flops that Hollywood has weathered over the past several weeks....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6.18.2019

  NBC in a walk. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (wom...
by Mitch Salem