Posts Tagged ‘american idol’
 

 
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A New Way to Look at TV Viewers: The AUDIENCE MAP of American Idol & Empire

We spend a lot of time talking about demographics such as adults 18-49 or women 18-34, but those groups are still fairly broad abstractions of the television audience, which of course is made up of individual people.  Although...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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NIELSENWAR Network Midterm Grades: FOX

  The midseason part of the broadcast network schedule kicks off in a few hours, and we’ve spent the past few days taking a look at ABC, CBS and NBC.  Today it’s the turn of the most critical patient in the qu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED: FOX Retreats, Shifts “American Idol”

  AMERICAN IDOL used to be the school bully; now it cringes in the network equivalent of the assistant principal’s office.  FOX announced today that as of March 13, Idol is fleeing its Big Bang Theory competition an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/16/14

  American Idol‘s woes continued last night.  (So did everyone else’s.) FOX:  On a year-to-year basis, Thursday’s plunge for AMERICAN IDOL was even worse than Wednesday’s, down an awful 1.7 from last ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/15/14

  AFTERNOON UPDATE:  AMERICAN IDOL gained 0.1 in final numbers, but at 4.7, it was still nowhere near last year’s 6.0 premiere.  SVU, SUPER FUN NIGHT and THE TOMORROW PEOPLE all lost 1.0 from their already unimpressive...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED: FOX Midseason Schedule – “Idol” Gets Shorter and More

  FOX announced most of its midseason decisions today, and there were a few surprises.  Biggest was the reduction of AMERICAN IDOL‘s Thursday night results show to 30 minutes, with the new sitcom SURVIVING JACK at 8...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED’S Pre-Upfront Projected FOX Fall Schedule

  See Also:  THE SKED’s Pre-Upfront Projected NBC Fall 2013 Schedule We’re continuing with SHOWBUZZDAILY‘s versions of the Fall 2013 network schedules, which may or may not reflect what the networks will...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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Cable (and Broadcast) Ratings: The Week to Date

Here is how the week is shaping up for the top cable telecasts (in bold) and top broadcast programs (in regular type) for this week through Thursday, ranked by adult 18-49 rating.  The complete ranking for last week is provide...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/27/13

Even without The Voice as an excuse, most networks headed downward. FOX:  AMERICAN IDOL continued to plunge, down half a ratings point to 3.1, which happens to be just 0.1 ahead of X Factor’s average last fall. ABC:...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED: FOX Season Finales

  FOX has become the 2nd network (after CW’s announcement yesterday) to schedule its season finales: THURSDAY MARCH 28 9PM:  Raising Hope FRIDAY APRIL 26 9PM:  Touch MONDAY APRIL 29 8PM:  Bones 9PM:  The Followin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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The Sked: Idol Returns — Minaj and Carey Not the Answer

American Idol returned to the air last night, winning the night handily but continuing the show’s long slide from phenomenon to mere mortal status.  The two-hour premiere last night averaged a 6.0 adult 18-49 rating fro...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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THE SKED: FOX Midseason Premiere Dates

  FOX announced the bulk of its midseason premieres today (THE GOODWIN GAMES, widely expected to air in Ben and Kate‘s Tuesday 8:30PM slot, remains TBD). AMERICAN IDOL will make its seasonal arrival, complete with ne...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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The Sked: The Broadcast Season Final Results

With the end of the broadcast season comes a flurry of press releases from the broadcast networks.  FOX had the most to crow about as it won the entire season and the May sweep with Adults 18-49.  FOX’s headline: “...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS May 23 — The End of the May Sweep and the Broadcast Season

American Idol ended its season down a third from last year’s finale, but still over a 6 rating — enough to win the night handily and put the May Sweep away.  Look for a Sweep ratings update posting soon.   FO...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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The Sked: MAY SWEEP — (ALMOST) FINAL RESULTS

The May Sweep is almost in the books (official ratings for April 26-May 22 and fast national ratings for May 23), and FOX will finish #1 with the 2.4 rating we expected.  ABC closed well in the final few nights as CBS was in f...
by Mitch Metcalf