Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

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

Lingerie beats larynxes. CBS:  The VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, while down almost a ratings point from last year’s installment, still scored as the highest-rated show of the night (doubling recent numbers for Ve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: ABC Midseason Schedule

  ABC announced its midseason premieres and timeslots today, and while most of them were predictable (a pair of shortform reality series to fill in for the Dancing With the Stars results show between cycles on Tuesdays, re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY CABLE SCORECARD – 12/2/12

  SHOWTIME:  HOMELAND has flirted with 24-ness since it went on the air.  It’s in the show’s DNA, given its creators’ resumes and the overlapping subject matter.  This week, barring a startling reversa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/3/12

A night of mostly declines. NBC: THE VOICE fell 0.3 to 3.9,  still the highest-rated show of the night.  BLAKE SHELTON’S NOT SO FAMILY CHRISTMAS held very well, with a 2.8 that was higher than several recent episodes of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED FALL FINALE REVIEW: “Once Upon A Time”

  Having blown up the initial premise of their show in its Season 1 finale, ONCE UPON A TIME creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have inventively plotted a Season 2 that came to a satisfying Act 1 culmination in the s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED FALL FINALE REVIEW: “Revenge”

  REVENGE, in its second season, demonstrates the perils of stretching a good thing too far.  (Also being stretched:  ABC’s concept of a “fall finale,” since unlike shows like Revolution and The Walking...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Broadcast Network Rankings through Week 10

SEASON TO DATE through ten weeks (68 nights of official ratings and 2 nights of adjusted fast nationals through Sunday, December 2, 2012): NBC is averaging a 2.81 adult 18-49 rating in prime time (up 23% from the same period l...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE Nov 26-Dec 2

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between November 26 and December 2 grossed an terrific $146 million, up 26% from the four-year average for the week and up a big 40% from the same week la...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through December 2

Skyfall continues its incredibly impressive run, now over $900 million worldwide and approaching the overseas total for Dark Knight Rises. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is almost at $450 million overseas to date alread...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SUNDANCE 2013: The Premieres

  The Sundance Film Festival saved its most high-profile announcements for today, releasing the titles of its Narrative and Documentary Premieres.  The lion’s share of the festival movies that reach theatres/VOD wil...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

As usual, the late afternoon (4:30 pm) game was the highest-rated of the four Sunday NFL time periods (a 14.2 HH rating on CBS  in the 56 metedred-markets, mostly Pittsburgh at Baltimore).  However, the single game on FOX ave...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

CRITICS AWARDS: “Zero Dark” Fires the First Shot

  Year-end awards from critics groups have two purposes in the big-picture (which is to say the Oscar) context.  In the aggregate, if enough of the groups are in agreement to form a consensus, they can make an accolade se...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/2/12

ABC’s Fall Finale Sunday was a moderate success. ABC:  ONCE UPON A TIME could only hold even at 3.1 for its last episode of 2012.  REVENGE climbed 0.2 to 2.4, but that didn’t put it far above last week’s sea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Boardwalk Empire”

  The Season 3 finale of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, like the season itself, was an exercise in patience and a mix of satisfaction and anti-climax.   Written by series creator Terence Winter and Executive Producer Howard Korder, a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED FALL FINALE REVIEW: “The Walking Dead”

  It’s odd to think that the biggest hit on American television is centered around the flesh-eating undead, but enough about Fox News…  THE WALKING DEAD is a genuine television phenomenon, in more ways than on...
by Mitch Salem