Posts Tagged ‘NBC’
 

 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS May 24 — Summer Begins

FOX won the first night of summer with a 2.4 preliminary rating with Adults 18-49 for the two-hour premiere of So You Think You Can Dance from 8-10 pm.  This is down a disappointing 27% from last summer’s 3.3-rated pre...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Smash”

> 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: Olympics Ratings Day 5 — NBC Hoping Closing Ceremony Never Happens

Last night’s coverage of the fifth night of the London Summer Olympics averaged a 12.2 rating with Adults 18-49 on NBC in prime time.  The highlights of the night were the team competition for women’s gymnastics an...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea”

> 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 sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Broadcast Season to Date Rankings

SEASON TO DATE through nine full weeks (60 nights of official ratings and 3 nights of adjusted fast nationals through Sunday, November 25, 2012): NBC is averaging a 2.84 adult 18-49 rating in prime time (up 23% from the same p...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: SNL With Christina Applegate

  There were a few moments in this week’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE where you could actually have mistaken it for a place that offers trenchant political satire.  That’s hasn’t been SNL‘s mode since Tina...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings

CBS and the other networks carrying March Madness had a very good round three Sunday (round two if you are a purist and don’t count the silly “play in” games as round one).  The CBS tripleheader games yesterd...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: The Return of COMMUNITY! (And Other NBC Stuff)

> If you hear bells pealing and catch sight of Human Beings dancing (well, not so much dancing as meta-dancing that references obscure pop culture artifacts from 20 years ago), it’s because NBC has finally freed COMMUNITY...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “The Michael J. Fox Show” Is (All But Officially) Done

  NBC was desperate to get Michael J. Fox back on its air, so much so that it ordered 22 episodes of his series before a pilot had even been produced.  But viewers had much less interest in Fox’s return, especially ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS May 31 — Duets Dying Even with No Competition

ABC’s singing competition series Duets is fading, averaging a 1.5 rating from 8-10 pm last night (down from last week’s 1.7 premiere).  A drop in the second week is not abnormal, but keep in mind Duets faced st...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Weekly and Season Network Ratings: CBS Widens Its Lead

THE WEEK.  For the recently completed week ending Sunday (February 4-10, 2013), CBS won again with a preliminary 3.35 adult 18-49 rating for the week.  This week’s win is driven by last night’s Grammy Awards (pr...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Up All Night” 4.0–This Is A Real Thing

  Once upon a time, there was a single-camera sitcom pilot at NBC called UP ALL NIGHT.  It was the story of Reagan and Chris Brinkley (Christina Applegate and Will Arnett), who had to cope with becoming new parents and th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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: NBC Banishes “The Firm”

> It turns out there are some numbers so low that even NBC can’t endure them.  After an inconceivably bad 0.8 rating for THE FIRM last night–lower than most network shows score in reruns, and only 0.1 ahead of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: New “Office” Boss?

> One of the big questions marks over the Fall Thursday schedule has been NBC’s need to replace Steve Carell as the lead in THE OFFICE.  Reports are that James Spader, who brought his funny/creepy vibe to the show...
by Mitch Salem