Posts Tagged ‘cbs’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Under the Dome”

  UNDER THE DOME hasn’t been particularly important as TV drama, but it’s provided some vital information to the broadcast network business.  After years–decades, really–of treating summer as a re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: March Madness TV Ratings through Third Saturday (Final Four)

Updated ratings for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament through the third Saturday of March Madness (the Semfinals). Two games have been added to the CBS averages. CBS is now averaging over 7.7 million viewers 2+ for th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS April 8

>CBS won Easter Sunday with the help of The Masters and a guy named Bubba, while the other networks, largely in repeats, failed to average above a 2 rating throughout the evening.              ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: The Broadcast Season Final Results

With the end of the broadcast season comes a flurry of press releases from the broadcast networks.  FOX had the most to crow about as it won the entire season and the May sweep with Adults 18-49.  FOX’s headline: “...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Broadcast Weekly & Season Averages: 4th of July Blues

The broadcast networks combined for a lowly 4.53 combined 18-49 rating in prime time from July 2-8, 18% below the 42nd week last year (which also included the 4th of July holiday — on Monday).  This is a significantly bi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

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

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 ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Broadcast Network Rankings through Jan 13

THE WEEK.  For the recently completed week ending Sunday (January 7-13, 2013), CBS pulled into first place with a preliminary 3.18 adult 18-49 rating, doubling last week’s 1.58 rating.  Two hours this week were unusua...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings — The Masters Rules

CBS Sports continues its springtime roll, with The Masters coverage over the weekend up about 25% from last year.  Sunday’s final round hit an impressive 10.2 household rating in the 56 local markets measured by Nielsen ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: March Madness TV Ratings through the First Thursday

CBS had a terrific start to the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament with its two late games Thursday, right around 5.5 million viewers ages 2+.  These audience levels are among the best ratings for this day in recent years:...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Vince Uncensored”

> See A Word About Busted Pilots Not even the presence of Michael Chiklis and Elizabeth Perkins could make VINCE UNCENSORED endurable.   Deservedly consigned by CBS to its trash-bin, this isn’t one of those pilots yo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “How To Be A Gentleman”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: MAY SWEEP UPDATE (through 6 nights)

>With six nights of the May Sweep in (Thursday-Monday’s official ratings and Tuesday’s fast national ratings), here’s an early look at the final major ratings sweep period of the broadcast season, when rati...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Broadcast Network Ratings — The Rough Season Continues

Week 37 of the broadcast season (May 28-June 3) recently concluded, the first full week of summer as defined by the broadcasters with almost all scripted shows in repeats and summer reality shows dominating the airwaves.  The ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: CBS’s “Vegas”

  VEGAS:  Tuesday 10PM on CBS – Potential DVR Alert VEGAS is CBS’s version of swinging for the fences, which is to say that it can also be seen as a neon-lit, gold-edged version of Longmire.  This time the wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S NIELSENWAR – Week 4

. We’re 4 full weeks into the season, and it’s time to ask:  What do we know now that we didn’t know a week ago? Reruns Are Bad.  In the past few days, ABC has ordered extra episodes of GREY’S ANATOMY,...
by Mitch Salem