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THE SKED’s Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Wednesday

  Our journey through the fall primetime schedule–and by “our,” I mean former head of NBC Scheduling Mitch Metcalf, former head of NBC Current Programming Ted Frank and myself–takes us to what may b...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S Pre-Upfront Projected CBS Fall Schedule

  See Also:  THE SKED’s Pre-Upfront Projected NBC Fall 2013 Schedule                  THE SKED’s Pre-Upfront Projected FOX Fall 2013 Schedule                  THE SKED’s Pr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S STATE OF THE NETWORK: CBS

  Every year, the pundits shake their heads dourly about the future of the broadcast networks, and every year, Les Moonves stands up and proclaims CBS the best of all possible networks in this best of all possible worlds....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/2/12

Something finally goes right for ABC this fall. ABC:  This was what the network had in mind when it announced its Friday schedule.  LAST MAN STANDING debuted to a 1.9, above the mid-1 numbers it was doing on higher-viewing Tu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/31/12

  Halloween is traditionally not a great night for network TV, especially on the younger-skewing side, brecause viewers have other plans.  Last night was no exception. ABC:  With all the promos for NASHVILLE, THE CMA AW...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/26/12

A happy Halloween for Grimm. NBC:  The 1.5 for busted pilot MOCKINGBIRD LANE probably isn’t enough to bring the costly project back from the grave.  However, the boost it gave GRIMM–at 1.9, the highest-rated show ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/19/12

Not a lot of support for scripted programming. ABC:  The Alphabet took the night, winning each hour with its unscripted trio of SHARK TANK (2.0, the highest rated show of the night), PRIMETIME (1.6) and 20/20 (1.4). CBS:  Som...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/12/12

  No one at CBS misses MADE IN JERSEY. CBS:  Without Jersey breaking up the night, both CSI NY and BLUE BLOODS were up by 0.2 to 1.4, giving the latter a tie for the 10PM lead.  Even the NCIS rerun at 8PM manage...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/10/12

  A superhero comes to the rescue. CW:  ARROW gave the beleagurered little network the best news it’s had literally in years, with a colossal (for CW) 1.3 rating that beat NBC in its first half-hour and was only na...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Nielsenwar Whacks Its First Victim

  Say fuhgeddaboudit to MADE IN JERSEY, as the CBS series has found its place in TV trivia history by becoming the first cancellation of the 2012-13 broadcast season.  (Technically it’s just been pulled off the sche...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/5/12

It’s getting to be time for the season’s first cancellation. CBS:  MADE IN JERSEY plummeted to 0.8, below even (gulp!) Fringe, and can’t be long for this world.  It probably didn’t have much effect on ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED NIELSENWAR CHRONICLES – Friday

  Friday isn’t yet Saturday for the broadcast networks–there’s still plenty of original programming on the night.  But declining ratings and revenues have made it something like the network Island of Mis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “CSI”

  CSI:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS   WHERE WE WERE:  This time, as they say, it was personal.  In last season’s finale, imprisoned former Las Vegas Undersheriff and more recently mob boss Jeffrey McKeen (Conor O&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S NIELSENWAR CHRONICLES: Wednesday

  Our saga of the hour-by-hour battle for territory on the broadcast network landscape continues.  Today, the motley group of series that make up Wednesdays–although due to scheduling strategies and the first Presid...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: CBS Fall Premiere Dates

  As befits the most traditional of the broadcast networks, CBS will launch almost all of its Fall 2012 premieres during Fall Premiere week, Sept. 24-30: Wed Sept 19 8PM:          SURVIVOR Mon Sept 24 8PM:    ...
by Mitch Salem