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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2/18/2018

  OPENINGS:  Disney is the land where dreams come true, but not even their wizards could have imagined the scale of BLACK PANTHER (Marvel/Disney), which has crashed through all expectations–not just as a big-budget ...
by Mitch Salem
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

  Something nagged at the first two seasons of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, and it’s right there in the title.  Rebecca Bunch (series co-creator Rachel Bloom) was lovable and hilarious, but she was also, well, unhinged.  B...
by Mitch Salem
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Black Panther

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Black Panther” A Super Hero Indeed

  BLACK PANTHER (Marvel/Disney) is, in a word, colossal.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $76.6M (including $25.2M from Thursday night), which would make it the #8 opening day of all time, an...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2.15.2018

  The WINTER OLYMPICS didn’t have Valentine’s Day as an excuse last night. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (ad...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2.14.2018

  Valentine’s Day was slow even for the WINTER OLYMPICS. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-...
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Monday Network Scorecard 2.12.2018

  Although the WINTER OLYMPICS towered over everything else, several of the other networks weren’t suffering. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary ke...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2.11.2018

  An already familiar WINTER OLYMPICS story. 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), audie...
by Mitch Salem
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Homeland

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime The endgame has begun for Showtime’s HOMELAND–the reported plan is for next year’s Season 8 to be the last, although the network hasn’t confirmed that–and ...
by Mitch Salem
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Here and Now

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Here and Now”

  HERE AND NOW:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – In the Queue HERE AND NOW is sort of the Alan Ball/HBO version of The Fosters, which means that its characters are a generation older, it has a lot of sex, a lot of talk, and a l...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.11.2018

  OPENINGS:  FIFTY SHADES FREED (Perfect World/Universal) declined a mild 17% from Fifty Shades Darker to $38.8M, suggesting that Freed will end up around $95M in the US  That wouldn’t be great compared to roughly ...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2.9.2018

  The WINTER OLYMPICS were dominant, but down. 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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50 Shades Freed

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “50 Shades Freed” Solid, “Peter Rabbit” OK, “15:17 To Paris” Slow

  Although still down steeply from Fifty Shades of Grey, FIFTY SHADES FREED (Perfect World/Universal) is opening on par with the initial sequel Fifty Shades Darker.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Freed ear...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2.8.2018

  No gold medal for the start of the WINTER OLYMPICS. 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 rating...
by Mitch Salem
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Sundance

ShowbuzzDaily’s Complete 2018 Sundance Film Festival Reviews

There are certain inevitabilities at Sundance, apart from snow:  something will go wrong (after I waited on line for 2 hours on opening day, the box office discovered that it had lost one of my passes), and no matter how caref...
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 2.4.2018

  Even a thrilling SUPER BOWL slipped in this new TV world. 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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