Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

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
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Suburgatory”

  SUBURGATORY:  Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:  Meeting Grandma.  In the season finale, having survived her first year in the titular Chatswin, Tessa (Jane Levy) met her long-absent mother’s mom–on M...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Arrow”

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’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Chicago Fire”

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: TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/16/12

Last night’s breakout star has a day job.  Someone sign the President to a development deal… in four years. CW:  The gambit of launching EMILY OWENS MD while the debate occupied all the other broadcast networks di...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Tuesday Week 4

Tuesday fast national ratings indicate NBC owned the night thanks to the continued domination of The Voice.  The night was interrupted by the second Presidential Debate.  For most networks, there will be around 80 minutes of ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE October 8-14

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between October 8 and October 14 grossed a decent $167 million, up 7% from the four-year average for the week and up 44% from the same week last year.  ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY CABLE SCORECARD – 10/14/12

  Zombies take over the world. AMC:  As yesterday’s numbers had promised, THE WALKING DEAD was a monster in more ways than one.  With a 5.8 18-49 rating in its 9PM airing and an additional 1.9 for the 10PM rebroadc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Major Crimes”

  MAJOR CRIMES has been doing for TNT what it was created to do–that is, fill the hole left by the departure of the network’s long-running hit The Closer–and it’s earned the Season 2 renewal it̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Emily Owens, MD”

  EMILY OWENS, MD: Tuesday 9PM on CW – If Nothing Else Is On… Say this for EMILY OWENS, MD:  it really makes you appreciate Shonda Rhimes.  The seeming ease with which Grey’s Anatomy mixes medical drama...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/15/12

You say you want a Revolution. NBC:  REVOLUTION, coming off its best episode thus far, leaped up 0.4 from last week to 3.4, making it by a substantial margin the biggest 10PM hit on broadcast TV.  Its lead-in from THE VOICE w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Monday Week Four

NBC Monday moved up again, a 4.3 Adult 18-49 prime time rating in the fast nationals (probably a 4.4 in the official nationals). CBS and ABC are even with recent weeks.  FOX earned a 1.3 in the fast nationals for Game 2 of St ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: SNL With Christina Applegate

  There were a few moments in this week’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE where you could actually have mistaken it for a place that offers trenchant political satire.  That’s hasn’t been SNL‘s mode since Tina...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S NIELSENWAR – Week 3

  Another week’s worth of ratings are in, and once again, we ask:  what do we know now that we didn’t know a week ago? NEXT CALLER MUST HAVE BEEN A REALLY, REALLY BAD SHOW.  Last week NBC stopped production o...
by Mitch Salem