Posts Tagged ‘AMC’
 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 8/5/12

  Any negative ratings effect due to the Olympics seems to have subsided, as the numbers were generally up for cable on Sunday night. HBO:  TRUE BLOOD, of course, was in the lead, with a 2.7 rating that was up slightly fr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Walking Dead” Devours Ratings Records

> Frank Darabont who?  AMC returned THE WALKING DEAD to its schedule last night, and viewers were as ravenous for it as its monsters are for human flesh.  The show did an incredible 3.8 rating in 18-49s, outrating eve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED FALL FINALE REVIEW: “The Walking Dead”

  It’s odd to think that the biggest hit on American television is centered around the flesh-eating undead, but enough about Fox News…  THE WALKING DEAD is a genuine television phenomenon, in more ways than on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Hell On Wheels”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: The Return of The Walking (and Talking) Dead

> Since we last saw our rag-tag band of survivors, they’ve had to endure the loss of their leader, the man most responsible for mapping out their initial strategies and saving them along the way from all manner of deadly ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Breaking Bad” Breaks Big

  AMC executives may have felt like they’d been doing some meth themselves this morning–in a good way.  Five and a half seasons into its run, BREAKING BAD returned for its final 8 episodes with a vengeance, ex...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Mad Men”

  MAD MEN:  Sunday 10PM on AMC And still–there’s MAD MEN.  Even in an era of unparalleled TV drama, nothing else on the air is quite like Matthew Weiner’s masterwork, a TV series that simply isn’t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Breaking Bad”

  Visually, this season of BREAKING BAD has been typified by shots of Walter White’s looming, shaven, gleaming skull.  A bald pate may not have received this much loving camera attention since Brando’s in Apoc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Low Winter Sun”

  LOW WINTER SUN:  Sunday 10PM on AMC – Potential DVR Alert It’s been more than a decade since The Shield introduced US television to not just corrupt, but murderous cops as protagonists, and–well, it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S “MAD MEN”-INCLUDED SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/25/12

> Other shows aired last night besides Mad Men. AMC:  Nevertheless, let’s start there.  Early numbers on the MAD MEN premiere give it the show’s biggest audience ever, higher than the season 4 premiere by ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/22/12

> VEEP, properly enough, was #2 on HBO’s Sunday ticket. HBO:  VEEP premiered with a fairly strong 0.6 in 18-49s on its initial Sunday airing, plus another .14 for its repeat later that night (remember, HBO ratings re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Homeland” Finale Blows Up (In A Good Way)

> All the buzz and acclaim for Showtime’s HOMELAND started to pay off in the ratings for its season finale, which climbed from the show’s usual 0.4-0.5 level to a 0.7.  That’s still no blockbuster, but in...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY CABLE SCORECARD – 11/25/12

  AMC:  With one week to go until its fall finale, THE WALKING DEAD was of course at the top of the night, with a combined 7.0 (up 0.3 from last week) for its two primetime airings.  As has become traditional, this was o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/29/12

  Several networks opted not even to try and compete with Sunday’s Olympics coverage, and the effect of the games on the shows that remained was mixed. HBO:  TRUE BLOOD didn’t miss an artery, as its craziest s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Low Winter Sun”

  LOW WINTER SUN just kept going around in circles.  The most characteristic hour of its season may have been its penultimate one, which aired as the first half of a 2-hour season (very possibly series) finale.  (Hour 1 ...
by Mitch Salem