Posts Tagged ‘cable’
 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Hit & Miss”

  HIT & MISS:  WEDNESDAY 10pm on DirecTV Audience Network – Worth A Look   HIT & MISS is considerably less sensationalistic than its premise and first five minutes might lead you to expect.  By the end...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Damages”

  DAMAGES:  Wednesday 9PM on DirecTV Audience Network   WHERE WE WERE:  Recoiling from Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), the most untrustworthy attorney in New York.  Patty is a spider, constantly setting traps for everyo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: TUESDAY SCRIPTED CABLE NETWORK SCORECARD

  USA:  The season premieres of WHITE COLLAR and COVERT AFFAIRS were significantly down from last year’s summer launches, and we won’t know until next week if that’s attributable to premiering against ba...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “White Collar”

  WHITE COLLAR:  Tuesday 9PM on USA   WHERE WE WERE:  Watching Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and his closest crony Mozzie (Willie Garson) fly away.  Neal is a con man, art thief and forger let out of jail (with an ankl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/8/12

  The backlash to the Newsroom backlash backlash doesn’t seem to be hurting the show at all. HBO:  That sound you hear from the HBO boardroom is a sigh of relief:  THE NEWSROOM may or may not turn out to be Smash i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Perception”

  PERCEPTION:  Monday 10PM on TNT – Change the Channel   A man stands on a chair in the middle of a police station, earphones fastened to his head, and frantically conducts the symphony he’s listening to....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 2 REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

  Previously… On THE NEWSROOM:  Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his executive producer Mackenzie MacHale (Emily Mortimer), with the support and encouragement of News Division head Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) are ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Louie”

  LOUIE:  Thursday 10:30PM on FX WHERE WE WERE:  In the mind of Louis C.K.  It’s a place where a moderately successful working stand-up comic named Louie shares custody of two daughters with his ex-wife and lives ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/1/12

  We speculated yesterday that HBO might have carefully timed its renewal of THE NEWSROOM not to coincide with the show’s Episode 2 ratings, and we may have been right. HBO:  The Newsroom took a substantial hit from...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD

  If everyone who wrote a snarky blog post about THE NEWSROOM had a Nielsen box, the show would have outrated the Super Bowl. HBO:  THE NEWSROOM had a 1.0 18-49 rating on 2.1 million total viewers, meaning about 65% of it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “The Newsroom” Ratings

Full demo numbers for Sunday’s premiere of  Aaron Sorkin’s opus THE NEWSROOM on HBO won’t be available until tomorrow, but we do know that the initial 9PM telecast was watched by 2.1 million people (with an e...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

THE NEWSROOM:  Sundays 10PM on HBO – DVR Alert We live in an era of TV auteurs.  Although there will always be networks and studios writing the checks–just ask Dan Harmon–it’s arguably the case that wr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Devious Maids” Takes A Walk to Lifetime

  It’s rare for a busted network pilot to find a home somewhere else, but DEVIOUS MAIDS, which had been created by Desperate Housewives‘ Marc Cherry initially for ABC (and by its in-house studio), has accomplis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Wednesday Scripted Cable Scorecard – 6/20/12

Dallas isn’t a flash in the pan. TNT:  The 2d episode of DALLAS held up well from its premiere–surprisingly, even more so with younger audiences than with total viewers.  18-49 demo number fell from 1.5 to 1.3, a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 6/17/12

  A night loaded with season finales and premieres. HBO:  GIRLS has developed into exactly the kind of show HBO loves.  Even with all the hype that surrounded its arrival, it’s proven to be an ever-larger buzz magn...
by Mitch Salem