Posts Tagged ‘NBC’
 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Save Me”

  SAVE ME had a late start, but it managed to be the worst network show to premiere during the 2012-13 season.  Unspeakably self-righteous, smug and narcissistic–and also not remotely funny–it was a series abo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Revolution”

  The second half of REVOLUTION‘s season tried to be interesting, God knows.  The initial run of episodes after the pilot mostly seemed to consist of our heroes trudging through forests, on the trail of militia-capt...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Weekly Broadcast Ratings: A Creaky Summer Begins

Projected weekly network ratings in prime time (based on four days of official nationals and three days of fast nationals).  NBC will win the week ending Sunday with a 1.42 adult 18-49 rating in prime time, identical to last w...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC Renews “Hannibal” and Network TV Changes Some More

  NBC’s decision, announced today, to bring back its series HANNIBAL for a second season (probably again at midseason) provides some insight into how the network television business has changed, and will continue cha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/26/13

  There was no curtain call for Smash.   NBC:  SMASH‘s 2-hour exit was an ignominious one.  Although its 0.5 was up 0.1 from its last Saturday airing, it was very nearly the lowest-rated show on a low-rated holida...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Smash”

  Nothing ever came up roses for SMASH, and tonight, after two misbegotten NBC seasons, on a holiday weekend buried against reruns and NASCAR, the show’s Broadway curtain came down for the last time.  The saddest th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S Fall TV Ratings Predictions: Full Week Network Summary

  All this week, we’ve been giving you our predicted fall network ratings for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.  Let’s wind up our week of forecasts with an overview of how the fall is l...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Save Me”

  Previously… on SAVE ME:  Beth Harper (Anne Heche), didn’t die when, after the latest of many drunken nights, she choked on a hero sandwich.  She was, in fact, saved by God Him/Herself, and is now a prophet ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – “Save Me”

  SAVE ME:  Thursday 8PM on NBC – Change the Channel Note:  This review was originally written after last year’s Upfronts, before it was known that SAVE ME would be held by NBC until the summer.  It’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Grimm”

  The second season of NBC’s GRIMM was considerably more satisfying than its first, although it did show the strain of trying to establish a series mythology.  The season’s final episode (really, last weekR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Weekly and Season to Date Network Ratings — ABC Will Win the Week Ending Sunday

Projected weekly network ratings in prime time (based on four days of official nationals and three days of fast nationals).  ABC wins the week, thanks mostly to the Billboard Music Awards, which is up 30% over the 2012 versio...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’s Fall TV Ratings Predictions – Monday

  The Upfronts are over, which means the real Upfronts are about to begin–that is, the networks’ advance sale of advertising time (usually about 80% of the season’s total) for the Fall 2013 TV season.  A...
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 2013 UPFRONTS: Grids of All 5 Network Schedules

  We’ll have head-to-head nightly ratings predictions next week, but for now, here are the fall schedules for each of the 5 broadcast networks:   CBS       ABC     FOX   Fall NBC. Midse...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: The Full 4-Network Fall TV Schedule

  Here it is, your Fall 2013 network TV schedule.  Watch this space, because next week we’ll be bringing you night-by-night ratings predictions of which shows will win their hours and which are likely to perish.  B...
by Mitch Metcalf