Posts Tagged ‘game of thrones’
 

 

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 SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/15/12

> GIRLS doesn’t earn an HBO throne. HBO:  GIRLS received largely rhapsodic reviews, and those are critically important at HBO–if the show’s quality stays strong, it could easily be in line for Best Comedy...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Emmy Thoughts

> Another TV year is officially in the books, and the statuettes have been handed out to prove it.  Since the Emmys end at 8PM LA time for the convenience of East Coast eyes, by midnight the main parties are trailing off, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Emmy Odds – Theirs and Ours: Drama

>With the help of some online bookmaking sites, we have the latest “official” odds for tonight’s Emmy Awards.  Let’s take a look about what they say about the conventional wisdom, and make some adju...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 

 

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 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
 

 

 

COUNTING TO 10: The Emmy Nominations

> The Emmys, of all show-business awards, lend themselves least to surprise.  That’s because they’re the only group that nominate and award continuing series, meaning that the same high-quality shows repeat yea...
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 SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 6/3/12

  On a night when nothing even came close to ESPN’s coverage of Game 4 of the Boston/Miami NBA PLAYOFFS with its lofty 4.9 rating, there was still plenty to see elsewhere on cable.   HBO:  GAME OF THRONES had a...
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
 

 

 

AUDIENCE MAP: Cable Dramas

The AUDIENCE MAP feature continues with a look across the cable drama landscape over the past 12 months (June 1, 2o14 to May 20, 2015).  The programs are arranged by network, ranked by overall audience size within each networ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

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: Cable Ratings May 1-7

The NBA Playoffs continue to dominate the top of the weekly cable ratings chart, with two games hitting a 2.2 rating with Adults 18-49 (Oklahoma City at Dallas on Thursday and the L.A. Lakers at Denver on Sunday, both on TNT an...
by Mitch Metcalf