Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED: “Walking Dead” Chomps On the Ratings

  In a time of steadily declining ratings for network television  THE WALKING DEAD is proof that there’s still a staggeringly large audience available for scripted drama that viewers want to see.  Last night’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/14/12

Another new show could be headed for the exits. ABC:  666 PARK AVENUE continued to fall, down another 0.2 to 1.5, and only a deal with the devil is likely to save it.  Worse for ABC, though, might have been the 3.0 for ONCE U...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Sunday Ratings and Network Averages for First Three Weeks

NBC had a very typical Sunday night win — we are projecting their Adult 18-49 rating for the night will go up to a 6.3 in the official nationals tomorrow.  FOX should have been a strong second place because it had the NF...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Walking Dead”

  THE WALKING DEAD:  Sunday 9PM on AMC WHERE WE WERE:  Finally leaving the farm owned by Herschel (Scott Wilson), where for most of a becalmed season, there had been at least as much soul-searching as zombie killing, muc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through October 14

Updated tracking of overseas box office.  Taken 2 is really starting to pick up steam overseas (up $65 million overseas since last week’s report), while Argo and Sinister open this weekend in the middle of the worldw...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES October 12-14

The weekend still looks like a very good $123 million for the top 12 films, a little better than it looked yesterday.  Argo and Sinister flipped places in the weekend rankings.  Argo opened with $5.93 million Friday and ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/12/12

  No one at CBS misses MADE IN JERSEY. CBS:  Without Jersey breaking up the night, both CSI NY and BLUE BLOODS were up by 0.2 to 1.4, giving the latter a tie for the 10PM lead.  Even the NCIS rerun at 8PM manage...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 12 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

The third up weekend in a row, weekend #41 will be about 16% ahead of the multi-year average for this weekend and a big 54% above last year’s disaster weekend.      Sinister from Summit & Lionsgate opened with $7....
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Baseball Playoffs Continue to Underwhelm

Major League Baseball’s 2012 Playoffs (or Postseason as MLB insists it is called) could not be more competitive or interesting on the field.  Most series in the Division Championship round going the limit to five games, ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Vampire Diaries”

Season-4-Promotional-Image-the-vampire-diaries-tv-show-32007005-500-338.png THE VAMPIRE DIARIES:  Thursday 8PM on CW WHERE WE WERE:  Witnessing heroine Elena (Nina Dobrev) die and then un-die, a presumptive vampire-to-be. To ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/11/12

  A truncated night, due to  the VP DEBATE.  Plus, a couple of the more important numbers may be distorted for now by NFL simulcasts.  Nevertheless: CW:  Football may have inflated these numbers due to a Pittsburgh NF...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/10/12

  A superhero comes to the rescue. CW:  ARROW gave the beleagurered little network the best news it’s had literally in years, with a colossal (for CW) 1.3 rating that beat NBC in its first half-hour and was only na...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Beauty & the Beast”

  BEAUTY & THE BEAST: Thursday 9PM starting 10/11 on CW – If Nothing Else Is On… Disclaimer: Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall. Pilots are often ree...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Wednesday Week Three

Two new shows premiered last night, both at 10 pm: Nashville (2.8 Adult 18-49 rating on ABC) and Chicago Fire (1.9 on NBC).  More on the individual shows below in the network sections, but looking at the networks’ ov...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS October 12-14

This weekend is poised to be the third solidly up weekend in a row.  Five films open this weekend, with four boasting positive critical acclaim and two in rave territory.  None looks to be a big commercial hit, but the total ...
by Mitch Metcalf