Posts Tagged ‘cable’
 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings May 1-7

The NBA Playoffs continue to dominate the top of the weekly cable ratings chart, with two games hitting a 2.2 rating with Adults 18-49 (Oklahoma City at Dallas on Thursday and the L.A. Lakers at Denver on Sunday, both on TNT an...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 5/6/12

    It seems that no amount of violence in GAME OF THRONES will make anyone change the channel.   HBO:  GAME OF THRONES continued its ratings ascension with a gripping episode that could have been called A Tale ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: The “Client List” Gets Longer

    In news that ranks as a “no-brainer” in several respects, Lifetime has renewed its hit new series THE CLIENT LIST for a second season, this time for 15 episodes rather than 10.  (It’s not clear ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “In Plain Sight”

Although IN PLAIN SIGHT was never one of USA’s breakout hits or signature shows like Monk or Burn Notice, it gave the network 5 sturdy seasons, holding down slots on 3 different nights in the course of its run, and tonigh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings April 24-30

>Big time professional sports dominate the top of this week’s cable ratings chart.  The NFL Draft turned in an excellent 3.3 rating with Adults 18-49 and nearly 7 million viewers 2+.  The Draft finished in third...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/29/12

> An off-night if you didn’t have Thrones in your title. HBO:  GAME OF THRONES, airing an episode that started with a gasp-inducing surprise death (one less potential king for Westeros), was the highest-rated show on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Veep”

> 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 is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings April 17-23

>History’s Pawn Stars tops this week’s cable chart, with a 2.0 rating from 10:00-10:30 pm Monday with Adults 18-49.  Usually the 10:30 pm Pawn Stars is slightly higher rated (up a tenth of a rating point or two...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

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: Cable Ratings April 10-16

>The top few programs on cable this week were generally good enough for third place in their time periods, including broadcast competition.  The 10:30 pm edition of Pawn Stars on History Monday hit a 1.8 rating with Adults...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/15/12

> GIRLS doesn’t earn an HBO throne. HBO:  GIRLS received largely rhapsodic reviews, and those are critically important at HBO–if the show’s quality stays strong, it could easily be in line for Best Comedy...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings April 3-9

>History’s Pawn Stars returned with original episodes Monday at 10 pm, powering the reality hit to the top of the weekly cable ratings chart to a very good 2.0 rating with Adults 18-49.  That puts Pawn Stars tied for...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings March 27-April 2

>Two polar opposites in terms of programming quality occupy the top of the weekly cable ratings chart.  Two hours of USA’s WWE wrestling extravaganza and HBO’s Game of Thrones each rated a very solid 2.0 rating...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/1/12

> There’s almost an embarrassment of riches on Sunday night cable, enough good shows to overload a DVR.  Since many of these series are among the most talked-about (and honored) on all of television, we’re goin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Killing”

> THE KILLING:  Sundays 9PM on AMC No, really:  who did kill Rosie Larsen? WHERE WE WERE:  Possibly throwing something at the TV set.  It’s not all that unusual for a series finale to leave fans disapp...
by Mitch Salem