Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “White Collar”

  WHITE COLLAR:  Tuesday 9PM on USA   WHERE WE WERE:  Watching Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and his closest crony Mozzie (Willie Garson) fly away.  Neal is a con man, art thief and forger let out of jail (with an ankl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Covert Affairs”

  COVERT AFFAIRS:  Tuesday 10PM on USA   WHERE WE WERE:  At the CIA, where Annie Walker (Piper Perabo), the young, beautiful languages expert who supposedly works for the Smithsonian, is actually an agent.  (She me...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Perception” Perceived Mostly By Older Viewers

  TNT’s much-ballyhooed launch of PERCEPTION scored very well in total audience, with a viewership of 5.6M people, holding on to 90% of its lead-in, the final season premiere of THE CLOSER.  But like The Closer, Pe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings July 3-9

ESPN’s coverage of Major League Baseball’s (actually State Farm’s) Home Run Derby averaged a 2.7 rating with Adults 18-49, making it the top cable program in the past seven days and the top program on any ne...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Broadcast Weekly & Season Averages: 4th of July Blues

The broadcast networks combined for a lowly 4.53 combined 18-49 rating in prime time from July 2-8, 18% below the 42nd week last year (which also included the 4th of July holiday — on Monday).  This is a significantly bi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/8/12

  The backlash to the Newsroom backlash backlash doesn’t seem to be hurting the show at all. HBO:  That sound you hear from the HBO boardroom is a sigh of relief:  THE NEWSROOM may or may not turn out to be Smash i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/9/12

NBC does the other networks a favor. NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT didn’t air last night in favor of a FEAR FACTOR special, which shot a hole in the network’s ratings for the night.  Fear only managed a 1.3, an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

ShowbuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT July 8 Update: Now It’s Interesting

Team Salem’s slate in the second annual ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft now stands at $556 million, with a lot of upside left in Amazing Spider-Man, significant business left for Brave, and three movies left to open. ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE July 2-8: Huge Seven-Day Box Office Take

With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday, most of the past week performed like weekend days, driving the seven-day domestic box office haul to one of the highest in recent memory. The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume Al...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Perception”

  PERCEPTION:  Monday 10PM on TNT – Change the Channel   A man stands on a chair in the middle of a police station, earphones fastened to his head, and frantically conducts the symphony he’s listening to....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Closer”

  THE CLOSER:  Monday 9PM on TNT   WHERE WE WERE:  The LAPD, where Atlanta emigre Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), having triumphed over the initial prejudices of her all-male squad, has forged a w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: “Dark Knight” Begins To Rise

  We’re now just over 10 days from the 12:01AM July 20 launch of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, the summer’s last mammoth movie event, and The Hollywood Reporter has provided the first hard information about the epic&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/8/12

Another night with nothing on network television even scoring a 2 rating.  It’s a virtual guarantee that True Blood, airing in 25% of US homes, will top everything on broadcast television for the evening. ABC:  The netw...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 2 REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

  Previously… On THE NEWSROOM:  Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his executive producer Mackenzie MacHale (Emily Mortimer), with the support and encouragement of News Division head Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) are ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through July 8

The Amazing Spider-Man pulled its overseas total to $202 million to date (up from $50 million at this time last week).  We’ll give The Amazing Spider-Man an initial overseas target of $510 million, toward the high end...
by Mitch Metcalf