Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT – “Zero Hour”

  ZERO HOUR:  Thursday 8PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert ZERO HOUR‘s pilot is an engaging piece of nonsense, but whether it can work as a continuing TV series is another question.  The premise is a DaVinci Cod...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/13/13

A bad night for most. CBS:  SURVIVOR returned from its hiatus with its lowest cycle premiere ever, a 2.4 that was down 0.7 from last Spring’s start.  The show ran 90 minutes, and CBS filled in the gap with a 1.6 BIG BAN...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Happy Endings” Isn’t Heading For One

  It’s time to start hoping Netflix, or cable, or some other outlet with good taste and cash to burn will save HAPPY ENDINGS.  ABC, in a vote of no confidence, announced today that it’s yanking the sitcom from...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Beautiful Creatures”

  BEAUTIFUL CREATURES:  Watch It At Home – Many Witches, Little Magic BEAUTIFUL CREATURES can’t be dismissed as merely an overlong TV episode meant for the CW, but it never really comes together, either.  Ric...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS February 15-17

The 7th weekend of 2013 looks like it will be down from prior years but not at the excessive rates we have seen the past few weekends.  We expect $121 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, 6% to 15% below the normal pace...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Safe Haven”

  SAFE HAVEN:  Watch It At Home – Nicholas Sparks Churns Out Another This year’s Nicholas Sparks romantic melodrama SAFE HAVEN is so much like last year’s Sparks romantic melodrama The Lucky One that one...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/12/13

Thanks to the State of the Union Address, there was virtually no original programming on the broadcast networks last night. ABC:  You’d think things were set up perfectly for THE TASTE to overperform, with nothing but re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “A Good Day To Die Hard”

  A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD:  Not Even For Free – Yippee-Ki-Boo As part of its promotion campaign for the new A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, 20th Century Fox is holding a day-long series of Die Hard marathons around the count...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD 2/11/13

The Following is losing its own. FOX:  After two strong weeks to start, THE FOLLOWING had its second consecutive ratings drop, this time falling a serious 0.5 to an only moderately positive 2.4, just good enough for 3rd place ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Walking Dead” Keeps Chomping

  Last night’s midseason premiere of THE WALKING DEAD was disappointingly sluggish, uncompelling, and in its ending, downright silly.  None of that mattered at all to its hordes of fans, though.  The show returned ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: CW Kicks Off Renewal Season

  It’s always an advantage for shows to know they’re being renewed as quickly as possible.  With that security in hand, they can shore up their writing staffs before newly-ordered series begin making their pic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/10/13

The Grammys were big–but not as big as last year’s. CBS:  The 2013 GRAMMY AWARDS had a 10.1 rating, completely dominating the night.  However, that was steeply down from last year’s 14.1 (which may have been...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

SUNDAY SPORTS.  The second game of an NBA doubleheader on ABC drew decent ratings Sunday (Lakers at Heat), hitting a 5.0 household rating and 10 share in the 54 markets which were able to be measured over the weekend.  (The b...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Weekly and Season Network Ratings: CBS Widens Its Lead

THE WEEK.  For the recently completed week ending Sunday (February 4-10, 2013), CBS won again with a preliminary 3.35 adult 18-49 rating for the week.  This week’s win is driven by last night’s Grammy Awards (pr...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through February 10

Django Unchained continues to gain on Les Miserables (also released Christmas Day).  Quentin Tarantino’s Django collected $29 million overseas since last week, compared to $17 million for Les Miserables.  With a p...
by Mitch Metcalf