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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 11/11/12

  OPENINGS: The weekend belonged to Bond.  James Bond.  SKYFALL (Sony/MGM) had by far the biggest start for any Bond movie in the US, with an estimated $87.8M.  That’s more than $20M ahead of the previous record-h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Saturday Ratings — College Football in a Rare Fumble

Last night ABC won prime time with a disappointing 1.7 adult 18-49 rating in the fast nationals for the Notre Dame-Boston College game in which the Fighting Irish extended their undefeated season.  The game will go up in the o...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: SNL With Anne Hathaway

  Anne Hathaway has been one of the most versatile of recent SNL hosts, and in her third stint tonight, the show used her heavily, featuring her in everything but the cold open, Update and a brief pre-taped commercial paro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 11/9/12

  Bond is Boxoffice.  Big boxoffice. OPENINGS:  SKYFALL (Sony/MGM) and its $30.8M opening day (that doesn’t include $2.2M from Thursday’s IMAX-only “previews”) was about 12% ahead of the first day...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/9/12

That didn’t take long. ABC:  At twin 1.6s, LAST MAN STANDING and MALIBU COUNTRY are still “hits” by Friday standards.  (Just ask NBC, which has been calling Grimm a hit for a year and a half with ratings at ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Friday Ratings — ABC Settles Down But Still Wins the Night

ABC turned in a 1.8 rating with adults 18-49 last night, down from the 2.0 last week but still #1 for the night.  Last Man Standing and Malibu Country each posted a 1.6 rating in their second week (down four-tenths of a rat...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Weekend #45 is on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by well over 20%.  Skyfall matched our bullish ShowbuzzDaily forecast and is on track to be the best-opening and best-grossing Bond film ever.   Wreck-I...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Malibu Country”

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 SKED: There Can Never Be Enough of “The Voice”

  NBC will, not unexpectedly, milk the fall cycle finale of THE VOICE for all it’s worth.  The first part of the finale will be shortened to 90 minutes from its usual Monday 2 hours, airing December 17 from 8-9:30PM...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

MIDNIGHT BOXOFFICE: “Skyfall” Arrives

  The first domestic boxoffice numbers are in for SKYFALL (on top of its spectacular $321M overseas total to date).  On Thursday, the newest Bond had an unusual 1-day preliminary run only in IMAX and other large format th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: CW Finds “Beauty & the Beast” Lovely Enough

  This is the time of year when tiny upticks in the ratings are taken for signs of health, and thus last night’s 0.1 increase for BEAUTY & THE BEAST bought it a full season back-order today, much as the previous ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/8/12

NBC grouts another night with its filling of choice. NBC:  So, yes–shoving THE VOICE into just about any timeslot on the schedule will lift both that slot and whatever follows it.  But last night’s special episode...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Thursday Ratings — NBC’s Temptation to Permanently Strip The Voice Continues

CBS won Thursday night, as NBC got into the game on the night (kind of — if you call a 2.1 rating from 8-11 pm competing).  Once again, The Voice solved some more problems on yet another night, improving 90 of the 180 ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Chicago Fire” Kindles a Full Season Order

  On Wednesday night, NBC aired a special episode of THE VOICE in the 8-10PM slot, thus giving CHICAGO FIRE a lead-in more than double the one it usually gets from SVU.  Not surprisingly, that perked Fire up more than hal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Lincoln”

  LINCOLN:  Worth A Ticket – The West Wing, Civil War Edition In today’s Hollywood, there aren’t many directors whose names are trademarks.  “A Martin Scorsese movie” doesn’t have the ...
by Mitch Salem