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SHOWBUZZDAILY MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6.26.2017

  ABC’s summer Mondays are still in flux. 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), au...
by Mitch Salem
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Preacher

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Preacher”

  PREACHER:  Monday 9PM on AMC Think of PREACHER as American Gods without the aspirations to greatness.  Both shows detail the gory interactions between (more or less) ordinary humans and supernatural beings; both tackle...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Veep”

  VEEP keeps setting new challenges for itself, and surpassing them.  Last season, it underwent a change at the top when series creator Armando Iannucci decided to move on, and new showrunner David Mandel kept the trains ...
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 6.25.2017

  Some improvement for ABC’s game show line-up. 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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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Power”

  POWER:  Sunday 9PM on Starz American Gods and Outlander may lean more to the Prestige end of Peak TV, but Starz’s only true original hit is the gangster soap POWER, which brought the network to new ratings heights...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.25.2017

  OPENINGS:  For a Wednesday opening, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (Huahua/Paramount) had a fairly good 27% Saturday bump in the US (by comparison, 2011’s Dark of the Moon went up just 5% on its parallel day), whic...
by Mitch Salem
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The Originals

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Originals”

  Season 4 of THE ORIGINALS had the chance to emerge from the shadow of its departing parent The Vampire Diaries–there was even a 5-year time jump to distance the two shows–but it didn’t really happen.  ...
by Mitch Salem
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Transformers

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Transformers” Clanks, “Wonder Woman” Holds, “Big Sick” & “Beguiled” Open Well

  Its studio did everything in its corporate power to keep the quality of TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (Huahua/Paramount) from infecting ticket sales, preventing any reviews from appearing until the projectors had started...
by Mitch Salem
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The Mist

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Mist”

  THE MIST:  Thursday 10PM on Spike – Change the Channel THE MIST is far from the most imaginative or robust of Stephen King’s works.  King has rarely been accused of too much concision, but he was only able ...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6.21.2017

  An older-skewing LITTLE BIG SHOTS didn’t stir any excitement. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 ...
by Mitch Salem
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Fargo

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Fargo”

  FX’s just-concluded third season of Noah Hawley’s FARGO was its most divisive, and the criticisms came from a number of directions.  One segment was simply done with Hawley’s theme-and variations appro...
by Mitch Salem
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Better Call Saul

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Better Call Saul”

  BETTER CALL SAUL reminds us that a gripping tale about well-drawn characters can hold audiences even if it’s not the story they thought they wanted to see.  Although it’s an off-shoot of Breaking Bad, Saul r...
by Mitch Salem
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American Gods

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “American Gods”

  It’s been fascinating to watch AMERICAN GODS play out side-by-side with David Lynch’s rebooted Twin Peaks on the past several Sunday nights, because Bryan Fuller (who created the TV version of Gods with Micha...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.18.2017

  OPENINGS:  Despite the advantage of a Father’s Day weekend start, CARS 3 (Pixar/Disney) had the lowest opening of its franchise with $53.5M, 19% below Cars 2, and even 11% behind 2006’s original Cars.  It&#...
by Mitch Salem
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Reign

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Reign”

  Many remarkable things have happened in the world of television over the past few years, but none may be odder than the fact that a story about the 16th century Mary, Queen of Scots ran on network TV for four seasons.  ...
by Mitch Salem
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