Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS August 17-19

Weekend #33 of 2012 looks like an unusually robust third weekend of August.  Four new films open, with The Expendables 2 an atypically strong entry for this late weekend.  The top 12 films this weekend should total $143 milli...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8/14/12

NBC wins a night it would have won even without the Olympics. NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was the highest rated show of the night with the same 2.7 rating it had before the Olympics.  A cutdown version of the STARS EARN ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: America’s Got Talent Sees No Olympic Lift

NBC eked out a narrow victory Tuesday, averaging a 2.3 Adult 18-49 rating in prime time.  America’s Got Talent returned to the air with a 2.7 rating from 8-10 pm, exactly where it was on July 24, the last Tuesday teleca...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Franklin & Bash”

  With far less fanfare than last night’s farewell to The Closer, tonight TNT rang down the season’s curtain on FRANKLIN & BASH, a show that can barely be bothered to remember that a season finale is differ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 8/12/12

  Status was mostly quo in the Sunday night cable ratings. HBO:  The craziness that is TRUE BLOOD was down just a tick from last week, still overwhelmingly beating the rest of cable with 2.6 (and almost 80% of its viewers...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Major Crimes” Has Moderately Major Debut

  The older fans who cherished TNT’s THE CLOSER came out in force for its series finale on Monday night, boosting its total audience by 50% from last week to a massive (for cable) 9 million viewers.  In pure percent...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8/13/12

The party’s over…. NBC:  Quotes from a commercial that doesn’t exist– “NBC, you’ve just had 17 days of fantastic, record-breaking Olympics ratings, and spent every day promoting your new sho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: NBC’s Post-Olympic Reality

So much for an Olympic after-glow.  After 17 nights of near double-digit young adult ratings, NBC averaged a 1.8 Adult 18-49 rating last night.  After significant on-air promotion during the London Olympics, the two-hour prem...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Grimm”

  GRIMM:  Monday 9PM thru Sept 10; Friday 9PM starting Sept 14 on NBC – Worth A Look   WHERE WE WERE:  Meeting Mom.  Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is a Portland homicide detective who’s also a “...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Major Crimes”

  MAJOR CRIMES:  Monday 9PM on TNT – If Nothing Else Is On…   As soon as plans for the Closer spin-off MAJOR CRIMES were announced, the central question was always how a series could work whose main prota...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “The Closer”

  With the exception of those shows that don’t know they’re about to be canceled, rarely has a long-running series come to less of a conclusion than tonight’s last episode of THE CLOSER.  And with good r...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Animal Practice” Not Best In Show

  NBC wasn’t in any hurry today to release the ratings for last night’s “sneak peek” of its new sitcom ANIMAL PRACTICE, and now we can see why:  less than half the viewers for the Olympics Closing ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Olympic Ratings through Closing Ceremony

Even the Closing Ceremony did extraordinarily well this Olympics.  In the preliminary fast nationals, NBC averaged an 8.8 Adult 18-49 rating from 8-11 pm last night.  NBC usually runs the lower-rated 7 pm hour on the final ni...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

UPDATED–THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “Animal Practice”

  ANIMAL PRACTICE: Wednesday 8PM starting 9/26 on NBC – Change The Channel UPDATE:  Tonight NBC aired the recast version of the ANIMAL PRACTICE pilot as a last-gasp grab for the attention of its Olympics audience. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Hell On Wheels”

  HELL ON WHEELS – Sunday 9PM on AMC WHERE WE WERE:  Building the transcontinental railroad.  Our antihero, former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, joined the Union Pacific Railroad’s march to the west on...
by Mitch Salem