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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8.16.2017

  NBC’s MARLON debuted well–but with an asterisk or two. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 a...
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The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 8.13.2017

It was another night where preliminary ratings won’t necessarily mean very much.  The entire CBS schedule was pushed 18 minutes in most of the country because the PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ran late, and there were NFL preseason p...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “I’m Dying Up Here”

  I’M DYING UP HERE certainly wasn’t the worst show of the summer, but it did make one wonder how it had made its way through the development process and onto Showtime’s air.  Series creator Dave Flebott...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.13.2017

  OPENINGS:  There have been a lot of busted franchises this summer, but ANNABELLE: CREATION (New Line/Warners) held strong, with a $35M opening weekend that was down just 5% from the first Annabelle.  The new entry is c...
by Mitch Salem
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Orphan Black

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Orphan Black”

  ORPHAN BLACK is destined to be remembered more for the showcase it gave to the astonishing Tatiana Maslany than for its own narrative, although of course one couldn’t have existed without the other.  Series creato...
by Mitch Salem
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Annabelle: Creation” Solid, “Nut Job 2″” & “Glass Castle” Weak

  ANNABELLE: CREATION (New Line/Warners) will easily take the weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $15.1M, slightly below the $15.5M for 2014’s original Annabelle, but Creation is ...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY PRELIMINARY THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8.10.2017

NOTE: The preliminary ratings below are inflated by multiple major-market pre-emptions for NFL preseason games, impacting each network. We’re not going to attempt any analysis of the numbers until the finals are in this a...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Nashville”

  An odd thing happened to NASHVILLE in its 5th season, as it shifted networks to CMT and showrunners to Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick.  When series creator Callie Khouri and original showrunner Dee Johnson were in...
by Mitch Salem
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Mr Mercedes

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Mr. Mercedes”

  MR. MERCEDES:  Wednesday 8PM on Audience Network (DirecTV) – DVR Alert It’s been quite a week for the splintering of television.  FX announced that it, like AMC, would launch a pay version of its service, a...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8.8.2017

  WORLD OF DANCE ended its season with a kick. 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), aud...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8.7.2017

      THE BACHELORETTE’s season finale took the night.   DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34...
by Mitch Salem
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Ray Donovan

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Ray Donovan”

RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime Showtime has been having an awful summer, marked by the abject failure of I’m Dying Up Here and Twin Peaks, an 18-hour stunt that is filling the tiniest of niches.  (The soon-to-re...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.6.2017

  OPENINGS:  Not much changed between Friday’s results and weekend studio estimates.  THE DARK TOWER (MRC/Columbia/Sony) was unsurprisingly frontloaded between fans of the novels and bad word of mouth, and it dropp...
by Mitch Salem
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FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Dark Tower” Short, “Kidnap” OK, “Detroit” Low

  THE DARK TOWER (MRC/Columbia/Sony) will probably win the weekend, but in unimpressive fashion.  It had a $7.7M opening day (including $1.8M from Thursday night), putting it on track for a $19M weekend.  The production ...
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Wednesday Network Scorecard 8.2.2017

  BIG BROTHER’s gain couldn’t help SALVATION. 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 ra...
by Mitch Salem