Posts Tagged ‘PBS’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Downton Abbey”

  In this era of peak TV, there are more shows than ever that we devour, that we obsess about and are thrilled by and that shock us and tear us apart.  There are fewer, however, that we simply love.  Julian Fellowes̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Mr. Selfridge”

  MR. SELFRIDGE:  Sunday 9PM on PBS MR. SELFRIDGE, the solace for PBS viewers between editions of Downton Abbey, has returned for its second season.  It lacks the dramatic urgency of Downton and is altogether a more conv...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Downton Abbey”

  By the time it reaches four seasons on the air, even a first-rate show can find it difficult to sustain its initial burst of energy and creativity, and the same holds true on the other side of the Atlantic as well, as th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Downton Abbey”

  DOWNTON ABBEY:  Sunday 9PM on PBS In its fourth season as the most successful regular series in PBS history, DOWNTON ABBEY operates as smoothly as a well-staffed ancestral estate.  Even though the larger subject of the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Mr. Selfridge”

  Think of MR. SELFRIDGE as the methadone to Downton Abbey‘s pure heroin.  It’s not remotely the real thing, but it serves to feed the craving through these many months until Downton returns in January 2014. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Mr. Selfridge”

  MR. SELFRIDGE:  Sunday 9PM on PBS To get the obvious over with quickly, MR. SELFRIDGE, PBS’s attempt to find a partner for its blockbuster hit Downton Abbey, isn’t in that show’s league.  Instead it&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: The Sun Doesn’t Set On “Downton Abbey”

  Viewership for the Season 3 finale of DOWNTON ABBEY wasn’t hurt at all (and may have been helped a bit) by the fact that its “surprise” death had been out there in the internet ether since the show aire...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Downton Abbey”

  The gap between British and US airings of DOWNTON ABBEY gives rise to some dislocations.  The series airs each fall in England, but PBS holds it for January-February because it doesn’t want to compete with the sta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Downton Abbey” Rules the (Air)waves

  DOWNTON ABBEY returned to PBS in spectacular fashion last night, with an enormous 5.1 household rating.  That was almost double the rating for Season 2’s premiere (almost 50% higher than the Season 2 finale, which...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Downton Abbey”

  Ah yes… the clink of silver on fine china, the lords and ladies sitting down to dinner in their best evening dress, the barely perceptible rustle of servants smoothly executing their duties behind the scenes–...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: NBC GOES BACK TO PRESCHOOL

> In recent years, the broadcast networks have largely outsourced their Saturday morning kids’ programming business.  Despite decades of history in the area, the networks have determined that news and sports are much...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Downton Abbey” Classes Up the Nielsens

> Matthew and Lady Mary 4Ever! The second season finale of DOWNTON ABBEY was watched by 5.4 million people, and while that may not sound like a lot (it’s about the same number as watched last night’s episode of Happ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

STATUETTE STAKES: The Globes – TV

> Possibly because the Golden Globes take place in much less proximity to the Emmys than they do to the Oscars, and thus aren’t the crucial part of network gamesplaying that they are for the movie studios, the Hollywood F...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Downton Abbey” – The Rich Get Richer

> PBS had to dust off its forms and sharpen the quill pens it uses to announce big ratings news, because DOWNTON ABBEY came back strong in its Season 2 debut. The network announced that Downton‘s premiere was watched by 4...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE: “Downton Abbey”

> It’s not an exaggeration to say that many people probably had to check their cable and satellite listings just to find out where their local PBS station was, once it became clear that the first season of what’s no...
by Mitch Salem