Posts Tagged ‘cable’
 

 

Top Cable (and Broadcast) Shows of the Week

Updated weekly ranking of top cable and broadcast programs.  A broadcast network reclaimed the top spot this past week (CBS’s Saturday night telecast of the Syracuse-Michigan Final Four game), mainly because Walking Dea...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

Top Cable Shows of the Week — Final Update

For broadcasters: The end of the world as you know it?  Walking Dead not only tops the cable ratings chart, but also beat everything else on TV — by far.  The highest-rated program in prime time last week on broadcast ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Top Cable Shows of the Week: A Returning Feature

A&E’s Duck Dynasty sits atop the cable ranking of all telecasts midway through this week.  Of course, we are saving the top spot for Sunday’s Walking Dead on AMC.  Easter Sunday is one of those rare holidays ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Covert Affairs”

  Cable’s USA Network has the reputation of being a place where procedurals basically repeat variations on the same episode over and over for years, until the series finally dies of old age.  That’s certainly ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Alphas”

  Like its central hero, Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), ALPHAS spent most of its Season 2 finale staggering about in a daze, apparently bleeding to death.  And–SPOILER ALERT— also like Rosen, as well as eve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Hell On Wheels”

  The 2nd season of HELL ON WHEELS was different, and perhaps somewhat better, than its first.  (Behind the scenes, experienced producer John Shiban was brought on to showrun with series creators Joe and Tony Gayton.)  I...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Dexter”

  DEXTER:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime WHERE WE WERE:  In a frozen instant of time, as Detective Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) watched her adopted brother Dexter (Michael C. Hall), a blood spatter expert on her own forens...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime WHERE WE WERE:  Wincing, as bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) underwent electroshock therapy, which we knew was going to make her forget the proof she had that former P...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Showtime’s Big Night

  The Sunday cable numbers will mostly be released tomorrow, but Showtime was in an understandable hurry to get out the fast news about last night’s numbers. In total audience (the 18-49 demo numbers are still in pro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Wilfred”

  After two seasons on the air, WILFRED remains the most confounding show on television–which presumably is just as its makers want it.  The season finale, written by the developer of the US version of the series, D...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Necessary Roughness”

  A very busy season of NECESSARY ROUGHNESS came to an end tonight with an unusually far-fetched hour.  The show isn’t exactly known for its hard-hitting realism, but this episode, written by series creators Liz Kru...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 8/26/12

  HBO:  This just in from the Department of Duh:  the season finale of TRUE BLOOD was the highest rated show on cable Sunday night, and would have been the highest rated on all of television if not for preseason football...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Copper”

  COPPER:  Sunday 10PM on BBCAmerica – If Nothing Else Is On… A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “True Blood”

  “Are you kidding me?  It’s always the weird stuff that’s the best,” Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) said at one point during tonight’s season finale of TRUE BLOOD–he was watching the birth o...
by Mitch Salem