Posts Tagged ‘Showtime’
 

 

THE SKED: “Homeland” Finale Blows Up (In A Good Way)

> All the buzz and acclaim for Showtime’s HOMELAND started to pay off in the ratings for its season finale, which climbed from the show’s usual 0.4-0.5 level to a 0.7.  That’s still no blockbuster, but in...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SHOWTIME SCORECARD – 12/9/12

  With HBO, AMC, TNT, USA, Lifetime, A&E and virtually every other cable network that airs scripted Sunday programming on seasonal hiatus, this Sunday belonged to Showtime. HOMELAND rose to yet another all-time high in...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Showtime Premiere Dates

  It’s Showtime’s turn at TCA, so along with announcing some series pick-ups (Happyish with Philips Seymour Hoffman, and the probably self-explanatory The Affair), some premiere dates were unveiled. On Sunday, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Masters of Sex”

  MASTERS OF SEX:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – Potential DVR Alert After the macho angst of Ray Donovan and–notwithstanding its excellence–the heavy going of Homeland, Showtime smartly changes pace with MA...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “House of Lies”

  Showtime’s HOUSE OF LIES was a bit more ambitious in its second season, and that was a good move, even if the results were uneven.  In its initial season, House was all too clearly a companion piece for Californic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”

  PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime (available now via streaming/VOD) PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS is Showtime and John Logan’s not particularly promising attempt to turn his previous hit se...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Californication”

> CALIFORNICATION lost a step this season, which is what often happens when a series of limited scope reaches Year 5.  Unlike other Showtime series like Weeds and Dexter, Californication has never had the appetite for seas...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Showtime’s Big Night

  The Sunday cable numbers will mostly be released tomorrow, but Showtime was in an understandable hurry to get out the fast news about last night’s numbers. In total audience (the 18-49 demo numbers are still in pro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 8/12/12

  Status was mostly quo in the Sunday night cable ratings. HBO:  The craziness that is TRUE BLOOD was down just a tick from last week, still overwhelmingly beating the rest of cable with 2.6 (and almost 80% of its viewers...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “The Big C: Hereafter”

  Even though death is part of the daily menu of our television and movies, dying–lingering, fatal illness–is much rarer.  We prefer our deaths to be mere starting points for police investigations, or the bypr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Ray Donovan”

  Despite an abundance of first-rate acting, RAY DONOVAN may have been the biggest disappointment of the summer.  Ann Biderman’s dark family drama didn’t succeed at any of the things it seemed to be trying to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: Showtime’s “Homeland”

> 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
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE: “Californication”

> CALIFORNICATION has been a fairly reliable performer for Showtime, although not a breakout hit (last season, airing at 9PM, it was doing around a 0.2 in 18-49s, about the same as The Big C and a little below the network’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Top Cable and Broadcast Programs of the Week

Top broadcast and cable programs this week and last.  Shark Week kicked off Sunday on Discovery with the mockumentary Megalodon: Monster Shark at 9:00 pm, which matched the 2.2 True Blood rating with Adults 18-49 on HBO at...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Homeland”

  What kind of show, in the end, is HOMELAND?  Focus groups are often asked simply to describe whatever it is they’ve just seen, and Homeland has tried to be a romance, a thriller, an action adventure, a story about...
by Mitch Salem