Posts Tagged ‘NBC’
 

 

THE SKED: Week 1 + 1 – Network Scorecard

> None of the networks should be throwing a parade after the first 8 days of the new season, but some may be in more of a marching mood than others. FOX:  It was all going so well for FOX.  NEW GIRL launched as strong...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Grimm” is No Fairy Tale

> NBC, taking its successes where it can find them, has renewed GRIMM for a second season.  The show has done solidly on Friday nights, with ratings in the mid-1s that often win the hour, so it was never in any danger of b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Broadcast Network Rankings through January 6 — Football Still King

THE WEEK.  For the recently completed week ending Sunday (December 31, 2012-January 6, 2013), NBC maintained first place with a preliminary 2.75 adult 18-49 rating in prime time.  The week was supported by NBC’s final...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: Summer Broadcast Ratings Update August 8-14

>The broadcast week just concluded (August 8-14) was won by FOX, thanks to the finale of So You Think You Can Dance and NFL Preseason football on Friday (Tampa Bay at Kansas City).  The 1.6 rating for football does not sou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Community” and “Whitney” Stay On the Shelf

  Adjust all those DVRs set for the season premiere of the newly revamped COMMUNITY.  (And both of those set to record WHITNEY as well.)  The two shows had been scheduled to join the NBC Friday line-up on October 19, but...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS July 1: Olympic Fever Begins to Build

A terrific night for NBC as the Sports division took control of Sunday night from the Entertainment division.  U.S. Olympic Trials coverage of three sports dominated the other networks, posting a 2.5 preliminary Adult 18-49 ra...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Olympic Ratings — Night 14

On a night that featured gold medal victories for US women’s soccer, women’s water polo and men’s decathlon (none of which are particularly TV-friendly events), NBC Olympic coverage in prime time averaged a pr...
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
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Grimm” On Mondays Isn’t the “New Normal” Anymore

  Remember this morning when we were remarking on the confusing NBC promos last night that made it sound like GRIMM wouldn’t be airing again on Mondays, when it was scheduled for another Monday broadcast next week? ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Awake”

  Check Out THE SKED’s Complete Season Finale Reviews HERE. Maybe Kyle Killen and Taylor Kitsch should have coffee together.  Kitsch, of course, is now infamous as the only man in history to star in two $200M bombs ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Broadcast Weekly & Summer Averages: FOX Edges Up Versus Last Year; NBC In Freefall

Big Brother’s second episode aired last night, scoring a preliminary 2.2 rating with Adults 18-49.  Although it was the top-rated broadcast program Sunday night (and the only network program to top a 2.0 rating Sunday), ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC’s Not Done

  Some more pre-Upfront pick-ups and renewals from the Peacock.  This time the happy newcomers are 2 1-hours: DO NO HARM is a modern day Jekyll & Hyde thriller about a neurosurgeon (Steven Pasquale from Rescue Me) who...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Why Are the Networks Upbeat about the Upfront with Such Declining Ratings?

> We may all be looking at the wrong ratings. Each day, attention is paid to the previous night’s television ratings, generally the “Live+Same Day” ratings measuring any viewing of a program live or via DVR pl...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: NBC Cries Wolf

  Network regimes come and go, ratings rise and (recently) fall, but one thing has been consistent at NBC for almost a quarter-century:  the presence of producer Dick Wolf and his LAW & ORDER franchise.  Hard times h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Olympic Ratings through Closing Ceremony

Even the Closing Ceremony did extraordinarily well this Olympics.  In the preliminary fast nationals, NBC averaged an 8.8 Adult 18-49 rating from 8-11 pm last night.  NBC usually runs the lower-rated 7 pm hour on the final ni...
by Mitch Metcalf