Posts Tagged ‘cable’
 

 

THE SKED: Thursday Scripted Cable Scorecard – 7/26/12

  USA:  Another strong night for the BURN NOTICE/SUITS duo.  Burn, which uncharacteristically featured the killing of a major recurring character, was the highest-rated show on cable with 1.4 in 18-49s (slightly up from ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings July 17-23

HBO’s True Blood remains the highest-rated cable program with Adults 18-49 on our weekly ranking.  But watch out HBO, the most down-market, lowest common denominator, tawdry program on television (USA’s WWE Mond...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Alphas”

  ALPHAS:  Monday 10PM on Syfy   WHERE WE WERE:  Think X-Men without the big special effects, the cool gadgets and the costumes.  Dr. Lee Rosen (David Stathairn) is the shepherd to a group of Alphas, individuals wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 4 REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

  We’re at the halfway point in Season 1 of THE NEWSROOM (so, yay!), and Aaron Sorkin celebrated by firing almost his entire writing staff.  (In a delightfully self-referential touch that TMI Magazine would apprecia...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/15/12

  Breaking Bad‘s arrival was the big ratings news on Sunday night, while the launch of Political Animals wasn’t. HBO:  TRUE BLOOD, as usual, took the night with a 2.7 that was a tick higher than last week, bea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings July 10-16

HBO’s True Blood ticked up to a 2.7 rating, its best showing since the season premiere on June 10.  So far this season, True Blood started with a 2.9, then settled into a 2.6 for four straight weeks before hitting a 2...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Perception”

  PERCEPTION:  Monday 10PM on TNT 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,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Eureka”

  EUREKA, while never a breakout hit, was a sturdy performer for 5 years on Syfy–and one of the increasingly small number of shows on its air that was actually science-fiction, as opposed to superhero fantasy, horror...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED EARLY SUNDAY CABLE RATINGS – 6/15/12

  BREAKING BAD kicked off its 5th season in fine style for AMC last night, recording the show’s most-watched episode (2.9M viewers, up 14% from the Season 4 premiere), and what should be a 1.4 in the 18-49 demo, a wh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Political Animals”

  POLITICAL ANIMALS:  Sunday 10PM on USA – Potential DVR Alert   POLITICAL ANIMALS is a lot more Brothers & Sisters than it is The West Wing, which makes sense because it’s the work of Greg Berlanti, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/12/12

  Remember when ANGER MANAGEMENT was supposed to be a big deal? FX:  Charlie Sheen’s opus continued to fall steeply, down last night to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo (a 30% drop from last week, and an awful 55% fro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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