Posts Tagged ‘NBC’
 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings — Tiger Woods Is Winning Again and Viewers Return to Golf

PGA golf was the big winner this weekend (May 11-12, 2013), thanks to a resurgent Tiger Woods, who won his fourth tournament this year at the mini-major TPC in Florida.  NBC was up almost 50% over last year for the weekend cov...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: “Late Night” To Be With Seth Meyers

  Perhaps the worst-kept secret in recent network history is one no longer, as NBC officially announced today that it will be fellow former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host Seth Meyers who will take over from Jimmy ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Community”

  Truth be told, Season 4 of COMMUNITY was probably closer to what NBC thought it was buying when it originally ordered the show than any of the seasons that preceded it.  Eccentric but not insular, offbeat but not off-pu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings — Horse Racing Still Matters Three Saturdays a Year

The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown dominated the weekend sports ratings for Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5: NBC hit a 10.4 household rating during the 6 pm hour Saturday for coverage of the Kentucky Derby (up...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Weekly & Season to Date Network Rankings

Projected weekly network ratings in prime time (based on four days of official nationals and three days of fast nationals).  With basically full slates of original episodes now for the May sweep, the four broadcast networks co...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Weekly & Season to Date Network Ratings

Projected weekly network ratings in prime time (based on four days of official nationals and three days of fast nationals).  No network will finish above a 2 rating for the week, even as the May sweep (with plenty of original ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: The Censored “Hannibal”

  Tonight’s originally scheduled episode of HANNIBAL, entitled “Ceuf,” was pulled from the US air by NBC (it will air elsewhere in the world) because of its main storyline, which involved children induced...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC Losing its “Revolution”

  This morning, preliminary ratings had NBC’s REVOLUTION tying its series-low 2.2 rating.  But that turned out to be the good news.  When final numbers were released this afternoon, Revolution fell an unusually hea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings — NBA Playoffs Start Solidly; MLB Strikes Out

This weekend, the NBA playoffs got off to a solid start, with the eight games across two days and three networks up 6% from the same time periods last year.  The Lakers, Heat and Celtics/Knicks all broke a 3.5 household rating...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC No Longer “Ready For Love;” A Promotion for “Grimm”

  After two episodes proving that even a lead-in from The Voice can’t rescue some shows, NBC’s Eva Longoria-produced READY FOR LOVE is no more, yanked off the Tuesday schedule and with no airing of its remainin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings — The Masters Rules

CBS Sports continues its springtime roll, with The Masters coverage over the weekend up about 25% from last year.  Sunday’s final round hit an impressive 10.2 household rating in the 56 local markets measured by Nielsen ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Weekly & Season to Date Network Ratings

Projected weekly network ratings in prime time (based on four days of official nationals and three days of fast nationals).  CBS racks up another victory (helped by an hour of The Masters spilling into prime time Sunday). Week...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Smash” and A Broken Heart For Every Light On Broadway

  Believe it or not, now that it’s far too late and the closing notice has all but been posted, SMASH aired its best episode of the season last night–not remotely what some of us hoped the show would be at the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Hannibal”

  HANNIBAL:  Thursday 10PM on NBC A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: It’s Official – Leno Hands Over the “Tonight Show” Pink Slip to Jimmy Fallon

  Well, as TONIGHT SHOW transitions go, this one was relatively painless (so far).  NBC announced today what’s been an open secret for weeks:  in Spring 2014 (specific date TBD), after what’s sure to be an ex...
by Mitch Salem