Posts Tagged ‘new girl’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE(S) REVIEW: “New Girl”

  NEW GIRL:  Tuesday 9PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  In an apartment with four very strange inhabitants:  Jess (Zooey Deschanel) of the title, who does have her magic pixie dream girl moments but enough issues and grit of he...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S NIELSENWAR CHRONICLES: Tuesdays

  We’re continuing our week-long look at the hour-by-hour battles that will enliven the new network TV season.  Today it’s the turn of Tuesday, a night notable for its Invasion of the Sitcoms. 8PM:  THE VOICE...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/29/12

    The real question is whether Hatfields & McCoys outrated all the networks again. NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT is so far the dominant network show of the early summer, its 3.7 more than doubling every othe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: The Broadcast Season Final Results

With the end of the broadcast season comes a flurry of press releases from the broadcast networks.  FOX had the most to crow about as it won the entire season and the May sweep with Adults 18-49.  FOX’s headline: “...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: FOX Fall Schedule and Instant Analysis

FOX announced a very reasonable schedule–which is to say their choices were mostly in agreement with our recommendations.     A quick look at each night:
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SCHEDULE: FOX

  The broadcast networks will officially announce their schedules next week at the Upfronts in New York, but before that happens, Mitch Metcalf and I, along with veteran network executive Ted Frank, have put together our o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/8/12

        Season finales (some of them) shake things up. NBC:  THE VOICE finale was up almost 40% from last week’s episode, to a 4.3 that handed NBC the night.  The only stumble came from moving FASHIO...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “New Girl”

      It’s not all that unusual for a TV comedy to improve during the course of its first season, as it discovers its distinctive comic voice (that was the case with Happy Endings, and The Office as well)....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/1/12

  Little to be GLEEful about. FOX:  Despite a major episode that included NY auditions for 2 of the characters that the season had been building to (as well as, this being GLEE, a musical spousal abuse subplot, and a rock...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS May 1

>A night of disappearing rating points.  Last May, the first Tuesday of the sweep had a combined 12.6 rating points for the four major broadcast networks.  Last night the “big” four combined for 8.8 rating...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/24/12

> The final arrival of the season is a flop. CW:  THE LA COMPLEX has some promise, but as a low-budget, no-star version of the network’s usual fodder, it didn’t give the Marketing department much to work with.&...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS April 24

>Another close battle for first place Tuesday night between FOX and NBC.  Last week NBC beat FOX by one tenth of a rating point.  This week, FOX is ahead by one tenth on Tuesday night in the fast nationals, but adjust...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/17/12

> Another experiment fails. ABC:  PRIVATE PRACTICE has been comfortably successful on Thursdays, in the shelter of older sibling Grey’s Anatomy. but the network’s attempt to try it out on Tuesday nights–w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS April 17

>Last night every network was down from last week despite only one network (CBS) airing mostly repeats.  It’s a battle of mediocrity on Tuesday nights, with only half a rating point separating first place (2.4) from ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: PROMO WATCH — Starting to Prepare for the Summer

>The most recent Promo Watch numbers are based on prime time broadcast network programming between April 10 and April 16, with about 8 hours of programming sampled for each network over that period.  (Click “read mor...
by Mitch Salem