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Great News

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Great News”

  GREAT NEWS:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s latest disposable sitcom GREAT NEWS hails from the House of Tina Fey, who serves as one of its Executive Producers.  Series creator Trace...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.23.2017

  Note:  Holdover titles tended to decline less than usual because comparisons include last week’s Easter Sunday. OPENINGS:  BORN IN CHINA (Disney) was at the top of an unimpressive group of debuts this weekend wit...
by Mitch Salem
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Unforgettable

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Fate” Slows But Outraces “Unforgettable,” “The Promise,” and the Rest

  Considering the almost laughably low level of the competition it faced, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal) didn’t hold up well on its 2d Friday.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have the day at $11.4M, down 75% f...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4.20.2017

Another dull night 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 ratings), audience skews (wo...
by Mitch Salem
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Fargo

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Fargo”

  FARGO:  Wednesday 10PM on FX Noah Hawley’s two FX series provide different models of the ways a television series can be ambitious.  Legion is so broad in its stylistic universe as to seem virtually without borde...
by Mitch Salem
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Famous In Love

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Famous In Love”

  FAMOUS IN LOVE:  Tuesday 9PM on Freeform (full season also available via online/VOD) – Change the Channel On the basis of its opening hour, Freeform’s new FAMOUS IN LOVE is pretty woeful stuff.  It’s ...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.16.2017

  OPENINGS:  We’ll find out tomorrow if the studio’s $100.2M US weekend estimate for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal), which counts on an influx of post-church Easter Sunday Christians, will slip into doubl...
by Mitch Salem
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Fate of the Furious

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Fate of the Furious” Loses Speed But Zooms Past Competition

  How big is big enough?  It’s a question that comes up on giant franchise installments, and the latest is THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal), the 8th in its series.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, ...
by Mitch Salem
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Now Playing: “Fate Of the Furious” Contest with Play The Future

  SHOWBUZZDAILY is taking part in something new this week.  We’re joining forces with the PLAY THE FUTURE app and contributing hints to a contest that awards prizes to users who can correctly predict the box office ...
by Mitch Salem
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Final Cable 2017 Apr 10.MON

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.10.2017

        NETWORK FINALS:  DANCING WITH THE STARS, THE VOICE and KEVIN CAN WAIT each gained 0.1 in final numbers.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIG...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
Better Call Saul

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Better Call Saul”

  BETTER CALL SAUL moves with the assurance of a series that knows exactly where it’s going to end up–and so do we, since we’re aware that sad sack attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) will ultimately win...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 4.9.2017

  Things aren’t getting easier for ONCE UPON A TIME. 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 r...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
Homeland

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Homeland”

  Although Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin are still present to provide a continuing center of gravity, the HOMELAND that concluded its sixth season tonight is almost unrecognizable from the one that premiered in 2011.  T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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The Sked: Friday Ratings 4.7.2017

  A trio of unscripted premieres didn’t excite anyone. 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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
Going In Style

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Boss Baby” vs. “Beauty” & “Smurfs” vs. “Going In Style”

  There are two neck-and-neck races at the top of the weekend box office, but neither is especially thrilling. The #1-2 slots will be fought between holdovers.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, THE BOSS BABY ...
by Mitch Salem