Posts Tagged ‘NBC’
 

 

PREVIEWING TONIGHT POST-OLYMPICS – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’S “Go On”

  Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  These critiques shouldnR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: SNL with Seth MacFarlane

  The opening 15 minutes of the 38th season premiere of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (fun fact:  Barack Obama was 14 years old when the show first went on the air) set a blazing pace that the rest of the show, alas, couldn’t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: New Fall Show On-Air Promotion — September 6 Update

>With network on-air promotion activity tracked in hit summer shows (those near or above a 2.0 Adult 18-49 rating) for about seven weeks since mid-July, the networks’ promotional priorities are summarized below....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REPORT: PREMIERING TONIGHT – NBC’s “Awake”

>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 sho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: The Cycle of Failure (and Success) at a TV Network — Or How Matlock Replaced The Office and SVU Last Night

  UPDATE:  The Hollywood Reporter followed up on our story, and interviewed WKYC’s General Manager, who claims that the Matlock preemptions (which will continue next week), are merely to make up for the fact that th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Smash”

  SMASH:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC The intermission that began last May is over, and what SMASH desperately wants you to know isn’t just a second season but a full-fledged Version 2.0 kicks off with the self-aware lyric ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: New Fall Show On-Air Promotion — Update through August 8

>With network on-air promotion activity tracked in hit summer shows (those at or above a 2.0 Adult 18-49 rating) for about three weeks since mid-July, the networks’ promotional priorities are summarized below. FOX continu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR: The NBC Fall 2019 Schedule & Analysis

  We’ve reached the broadcast networks’ Upfront Week… which used to be a lot more central to our television lives than it is now.  Ratings everywhere are down, and there’s no reason to think they&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Thursday Ratings September 20 — NBC Thursday…Yikes

NBC Thursday premiered last night, landing in third place with a 1.5 Adult 18-49 rating from 8-11 pm.  A premiere night is often one of the highest rated nights of the year, especially when facing two networks in repeats like ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

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’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Whitney”

> 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 REVIEW: Saturday Night Live with Justin Bieber

  Well, the studio audience seemed to be having a great time at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE tonight.  There were more squeals than laughs to be had, what with Justin Bieber in the house as both host and musical guest.  The show ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Transplant”

  TRANSPLANT:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC A great many shows that we consider “American television” are actually produced in Canada, thanks to favorable tax credits and currency exchange rates.  The creators of thes...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “The Office”

  Has any great television series ever had the protracted, agonizing death of THE OFFICE?  We’re used to shows that stay on the air past their prime, and to those with disappointing or even disastrous finale episode...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Welcome To “Prime Suspect” Week On NBC

> PRIME SUSPECT had an awful 1.3 rating in 18-49s last week, despite NBC’s having given it a vote of confidence with an order for 6 additional scripts, which would allow for continuous production should the show receive a...
by Mitch Salem