Posts Tagged ‘cable’
 

 

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
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings August 14-20

HBO’s True Blood hit a 2.8 rating with Adults 18-49 Sunday, almost working its way back to the season high (the 2.9 rating for the premiere episode on June 10). And VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta ended its seaso...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Political Animals”

  POLITICAL ANIMALS remained uncompelling to the very end, which is remarkable when you consider that its final episode threw in, among other things, the (apparent) death of the President of the United States.  The show ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Boss”

    BOSS:  Friday 10PM on Starz WHERE WE WERE:  In a state of depression.  By the end of last season, Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) had systematically murdered, driven away, destroyed and/or humiliated an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Franklin & Bash”

  With far less fanfare than last night’s farewell to The Closer, tonight TNT rang down the season’s curtain on FRANKLIN & BASH, a show that can barely be bothered to remember that a season finale is differ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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