Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Nikita”

  NIKITA:  Friday 9PM on CW WHERE WE WERE:  Vanquishing Division.  Percy is finally, truly dead, Amanda is gone, and Nikita (Maggie Q) and her cohorts–lover and now fiance Michael (Shane West), protege Alex (Lynds...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: FOX Tries To Rescue Tuesday

  When we last left baseball’s beleageured network partner, FOX was trying to recover from a particularly knotty night of rain delays.  The result was that what was supposed to be Wednesday’s episode of THE X ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/18/12

Sometimes stunt casting works. CBS:  On a night when most of broadcast TV was even at best, 2/2 MEN was up a healthy half-ratings point from last week to 4.0, by far its best Thursday rating thus far.  The reason seems to be ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Thursday Week 4 — Not a Pretty Picture

The fourth Thursday of the season offered a big opportunity for ABC, CBS and NBC, as FOX had to pre-empt The X Factor for a postseason MLB game that no one cares about.  A lot of displaced X Factor viewers decided not to sa...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Beauty and the Beast”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Alex Cross”

  ALEX CROSS – Not At Any Price – A Pilot For A Show You Wouldn’t Watch ALEX CROSS is as generic as a cop movie can be–it’s a few commercial breaks away from airing on CBS or TNT–but the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Copper” Keeps Its Badge

  BBCAmerica has renewed its first original scripted drama COPPER for a 2d 13-episode season in 2013.  The network claims a total audience of 1M+ per episode, but that must count multiple airings and other platforms, sinc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “American Horror Story – Asylum”

  AMERICAN HORROR STORY – ASYLUM:  Wednesday 10PM on FX WHERE WE WERE:  Doesn’t matter.  It wasn’t clear until late in Season 1, but the gimmick of AMERICAN HORROR STORY is that each season will offer ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Animal Practice” Is Put Down

  Rizzo RIP. Last night’s 1.0 rating was too much for even NBC to stomach, and ANIMAL PRACTICE is the Peacock’s first victim of the season.  The show will continue to go through the motions for 3 more weeks, w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “American Horror Story” Draws Shrieks of Ratings Delight

  AMERICAN HORROR STORY returned last night with a different storyline, setting and cast, and also brought along some new viewers to scare.  Last night’s Season 2 debut had what should end up as a 2.0 18-49 rating, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/17/12

Only one of last week’s premieres held its number. CW:  What does it say about the broadcast season when the only good news on a fall night came from CW?  ARROW is looking like a genuine hit with a steady 1.3, beating h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Wednesday Week Four

Pretty much a train wreck on network TV last night.  CBS stumbled to a first place victory in the preliminary fast nationals with a 2.7 rating in prime time.  ABC plunged from a 3.3 last week to a 2.6 this week (mainly due to...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: Baseball Beans FOX

  Last night’s intermittent rain delay in the St. Louis/San Francisco NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS game caused a potential 2-night disaster for FOX (but an unexpected opportunity for ABC). The game had started a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Nashville”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS October 19-21

This weekend is on track to be the fourth weekend in a row to be up over the previous years.  Paranormal Activity 4 opens very large but will play out very quickly as the young, horror audience flocks to the first weekend.  T...
by Mitch Metcalf