Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Evil Dead”

  EVIL DEAD:  Watch It At Home – Plenty of Icky, Not So Much Scary A slick, Hollywood-budgeted remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 EVIL DEAD (actually there was a ‘the” in front of that one, the definite ar...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 4/5/13

  OPENINGS:  Saturday will tell the tale on EVIL DEAD (TriStar/FSony/FilmDistrict).  Its $11.9M Friday was stronger than the $10.1M/10.2M starts for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and Mama earlier this year (although it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/5/13

  Vegas doesn’t travel well. CBS:  It’s probably time for VEGAS to cash in its chips after a weak 0.9 Friday debut.  The number was particularly ugly because the shows that surrounded it, UNDERCOVER BOSS and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY APRIL 5 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #14 of 2013 is looking pretty good: $135 million for the top 12 films in North America, up 16% from the comparable weekend the past few years.  The two new openers this weekend are on t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE: “Evil Dead” Possesses Ticket Buyers

  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have the remake of EVIL DEAD (TriStar/Sony/FilmDistrict) on track for a solid weekend win, with $11.5M on Thursday night/Friday and a probable front-loaded weekend in the mid $20Ms.  That...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Cable (and Broadcast) Ratings: The Week to Date

Here is how the week is shaping up for the top cable telecasts (in bold) and top broadcast programs (in regular type) for this week through Thursday, ranked by adult 18-49 rating.  The complete ranking for last week is provide...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Trance”

  TRANCE:  Watch It At Home – Tricky But Unsatisfying Thriller From Danny Boyle TRANCE is both extremely clever and remarkably stupid.  I wish I could explain exactly how, but Danny Boyle’s thriller, written ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/4/13

  Hannibal doesn’t have much of an appetite.   NBC:  The positive spin on HANNIBAL‘s 1.6 debut is that it’s better than NBC has done in that awful timeslot in roughly a year, and a considerable boos...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Hannibal”

  HANNIBAL:  Thursday 10PM on NBC – Potential DVR Alert Bryan Fuller has a very unusual sensibility, especially for network TV.  He’s attracted both to gruesome crime stories and elaborate visual tableaux, as...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Roger Ebert (1942-2013): The Balcony Is Closed

  Roger Ebert, after enduring cancer with extraordinary fortitude for over a decade, passed away today.  Ebert was one of the smartest, hardest-working and most passionate film critics of his generation, and almost certai...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/3/13

  A solid start for ABC’s new sitcom. ABC:  The night’s new configuration worked out well, at least for now.  THE MIDDLE was up 0.2 to 2.0 (still 15% below its season average), while SUBURGATORY, although sli...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Rogue”

  ROGUE:  Wednesday 9PM on Audience Network (DirecTV only) – Change the Channel Remember when the phrase “cable drama” only implied a cheaper, racier version of a network cop show?  Subscribers to Direc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS April 5-7

The box office is starting to stabilize after a rough first quarter of the year.  This weekend’s top 12 films should total about $120 million, within 3% of the same weekend in recent years and the second weekend in a row...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Justified” Finale Runs Low On Ratings Bullets

  The critical consensus on this season of JUSTIFIED–including here–was that it was excellent, perhaps the best of the series so far.  Viewers, though, seemed less enthused, as last night’s season finale...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: It’s Official – Leno Hands Over the “Tonight Show” Pink Slip to Jimmy Fallon

  Well, as TONIGHT SHOW transitions go, this one was relatively painless (so far).  NBC announced today what’s been an open secret for weeks:  in Spring 2014 (specific date TBD), after what’s sure to be an ex...
by Mitch Salem