Posts Tagged ‘game of thrones’
 

 

STATUETTE STAKES: Game of Golden Globes

> Our thoughts on the movie Golden Globe nominations are here.  Meanwhile, in television: BREAKING BAD:  LOSER – Really, one should say Golden Globes Credibility:  Loser, because when you fail to even nomin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/29/12

> An off-night if you didn’t have Thrones in your title. HBO:  GAME OF THRONES, airing an episode that started with a gasp-inducing surprise death (one less potential king for Westeros), was the highest-rated show on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Drama Emmys

  We’ve taken a look at the major Comedy and Movie/Miniseries categories at Sunday’s Emmys, and now it’s time for the big guns:  the Dramas.  Incredibly, the state of TV drama is so strong these days that one c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

STATUETTE STAKES: The Globes – TV

> Possibly because the Golden Globes take place in much less proximity to the Emmys than they do to the Oscars, and thus aren’t the crucial part of network gamesplaying that they are for the movie studios, the Hollywood F...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 5/6/12

    It seems that no amount of violence in GAME OF THRONES will make anyone change the channel.   HBO:  GAME OF THRONES continued its ratings ascension with a gripping episode that could have been called A Tale ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE 10 BEST TV SHOWS OF 2014 and Other Small-Screen Thoughts

  How long can television (or “television,” since programming is now viewed on a multitude of screens and platforms) stay as good as it is right now?  It used to be tough to find 10 TV shows in a year worthy o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/30/12

> Don’t give up on Fringe just yet. FOX:  Maybe all the fans really were at The Hunger Games last week.  FRINGE had a huge rebound to 1.2 last night, which still put it in 3d place for the hour (this is Fringe, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings May 22-28

On the cable front this past seven days, only the NBA could stop History’s rampaging Hatfield & McCoys.  On Monday night, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals (Boston Celtics at Miami Heat) averaged a 4.1 rating ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Game of Thrones”

> GAME OF THRONES:  Sundays 9PM on HBO Bend the knee, everyone:  GAME OF THRONES is back. WHERE WE WERE:  Reeling from the decapitation of Eddard Stark, who until the loss of his head had seemed to be the stalwar...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 5/20/12

The throne is still occupied. HBO:  Like most of the spring cable series, GAME OF THRONES is heading into its homestretch, with just 2 episodes left (Stannis is about to reach King’s Landing!).  The show continues to be...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/1/12

> There’s almost an embarrassment of riches on Sunday night cable, enough good shows to overload a DVR.  Since many of these series are among the most talked-about (and honored) on all of television, we’re goin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings May 15-22

The NBA Playoffs continue to gain momentum: three games on TNT scored over a 3 rating with Adults 18-49, with Monday’s 9:43 pm contest hitting a 3.7 rating and over 8 million viewers 2+.  The bad news for NBA broadcast p...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings March 27-April 2

>Two polar opposites in terms of programming quality occupy the top of the weekly cable ratings chart.  Two hours of USA’s WWE wrestling extravaganza and HBO’s Game of Thrones each rated a very solid 2.0 rating...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings May 8-14

The NBA Playoffs are taking off for TNT, with Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals averaging a 3.1 rating with Adults 18-49 at 9:43 pm Monday (the Los Angeles Lakers getting pounded by the Oklahoma City Thunder).  Thre...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings April 3-9

>History’s Pawn Stars returned with original episodes Monday at 10 pm, powering the reality hit to the top of the weekly cable ratings chart to a very good 2.0 rating with Adults 18-49.  That puts Pawn Stars tied for...
by Mitch Metcalf