Posts Tagged ‘cable’
 

 

THE SKED: Cable Ratings August 2-8

>An interesting week on cable.  MTV’s Jersey Shore rocketed to a 4.3 18-49 rating in its season premiere, with a repeat of the same episode immediately following registering an impressive 1.8 rating.  A Friday p...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: Cable Ratings July 26-August 1

>Over the past seven days (last Tuesday through Monday night), the cable landscape again was led by the vampires of TRUE BLOOD on HBO’s signature Sunday night.  ENTOURAGE fell off our list (down to a 1.2 rating ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: AMC’s “Hell On Wheels”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Cable Ratings July 19-25

>In the past seven days of cable programs, HBO’s TRUE BLOOD leads the way in Adults 18-49 rating.  The next ten spots in the chart is a cavalcade of white trash characters and concepts, from PAWN STARS to WWE wrestli...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: Showtime’s “Homeland”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: The (Last) Return of “Entourage” and Cable Sundays

> On summer Sunday nights, the 4 broadcast networks air a grand total of zero hours of original scripted programming; instead, viewers get a strict diet of animated repeats (FOX) and unscripted series like Big Brother (CBS), Am...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Cable Ratings Update July 19-20

> Updating the cable hit chart (click “read more” to see it) with data from Tuesday and Wednesday, A&E’s Storage Wars joins the rankings of high-rated cable shows.  Other people’s junk is a very...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: The Cable Ratings World

>From time to time, we will check in with the cable networks to see what programs are resonating with the audience.  HBO’s True Blood and History’s Pawn Stars would be considered summer hits on any network.&nbs...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED CABLE REVIEW: USA’s “Necessary Roughness”

> Premieres Wednesday 10PM on USA:  Change the Channel NECESSARY ROUGHNESS departs from the USA Network formula in several ways:  our heroine Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) is the mother of teenagers, she doesn’t ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Premiering Tonight

> Click below for reviews of tonight’s premieres: SUITS (USA) review WILFRED (FX) review
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED @ CABLE REVIEW: FX’s “Wilfred”

> Premieres Thursday 10PM on FX:  Potential DVR Alert Is WILFRED more than a one-trick puppy?  We’ll see.  It joins the FX line-up of off-center comedies (Louie, The League, It’s Always Sunny in Phila...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED @ CABLE REPLAY; “Killing” Us Softly

> If you haven’t heard (and if you haven’t–and you care–consider this a SPOILER ALERT), the 13th episode of AMC’s series THE KILLING, its season finale, concluded on Sunday night without answering ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED @ CABLE REVIEW: “Falling Skies”

> FALLING SKIES – Sundays 10PM on TNT – If Nothing Else Is On… Or:  how is FALLING SKIES not Terra Nova?  I’ve raved about FOX’s Fall dinosaur spectacle, and here’s another Steven S...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED @ CABLE REVIEW: USA’s “Suits”

> Premieres Thursday 10PM on USA:  If Nothing Else Is On… (But it’s summer, so nothing is.) At this point, I think we could all identify a USA Network series blindfolded and with the soundtrack running backward...
by Mitch Salem