Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED’S MONDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/23/12

  Monday cable was dominated, as usual, by the unscripted (well, let’s pretend they’re unscripted) WWE WRESTLING on USA and LOVE & HIP-HOP ATLANTA on VH1.  (With VH1 back on DirecTV, Love & Hip-Hop had...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/24/12

Don’t trust ABC with your life. ABC:  The network’s semi-improvised comedy TRUST US WITH YOUR LIFE plummeted even from its awful premiere numbers, scoring 0.6 in both of its half-hours–that was below the sitc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings July 17-23

HBO’s True Blood remains the highest-rated cable program with Adults 18-49 on our weekly ranking.  But watch out HBO, the most down-market, lowest common denominator, tawdry program on television (USA’s WWE Mond...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “Guys With Kids”

  GUYS WITH KIDS: Wednesday 8:30PM starting September 26 on NBC (“sneak peek” Sept 12 after “America’s Got Talent” season finale) – Change the Channel Disclaimer: Network pilots now in c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: Galas and Special Presentations Announced

    The Toronto Film Festival is on its way, and SHOWBUZZDAILY will be there.  The Festival, which runs Sept 6-16, today announced the bulk of its highest-profile titles, those that will screen in the Gala and Specia...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Dark Knight Rises Box Office Update: Monday

The Dark Knight Rises grossed a preliminary $19.4 million Monday, bringing its four-day domestic total to $180.3 million.  Similar to Saturday and Sunday’s results, Monday lagged behind The Dark Knight‘s pace four ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/22/12

  HBO:  Another wacko episode of TRUE BLOOD (Lilith!) topped the night in cable (and beat everything on broadcast TV except the Bachelorette finale/epilogue) with a 2.6 (a splendid 75% of the viewers under 50), down just ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/23/12

The kitchen outrated the boudoir. ABC:  BACHELOR PAD wasn’t able to capitalize on the strong ratings for Sunday’s Bachelorette finale, premiering with a 1.4 that was way below last year’s 2.2 start.  That di...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Alphas”

  ALPHAS:  Monday 10PM on Syfy   WHERE WE WERE:  Think X-Men without the big special effects, the cool gadgets and the costumes.  Dr. Lee Rosen (David Stathairn) is the shepherd to a group of Alphas, individuals wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Broadcast Network Weekly & Summer Averages: Bring on the Olympics

Based on fast nationals for Friday-Sunday and official national ratings for Monday-Thursday, the week of July 16-22 looks like ABC and FOX in a tie for first place with CBS and NBC several notches below, fighting to stay out of...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through July 22

The Dark Knight Rises opened with $88 million overseas in a modest 17 territories.  We’ll give Rises a preliminary overseas target of $490 million, slightly higher than 2008’s The Dark Knight, which grossed $46...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE: July 16-22

A very solid week at the box office pushed total domestic revenues over $6 billion for the year to date, punctuated by strong opening for The Dark Knight Rises amid the real-life carnage in a Colorado movie theater. The Past We...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: ABC Evicts “The Neighbors”

  In a small but significant change to its fall schedule, ABC has switched the timeslots of SUBURGATORY and its new THE NEIGHBORS, shifting Suburgatory to the post-Modern Family slot at 9:30PM and moving Neighbors back to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: “Dark Knight Rises” Actual Weekend Numbers

  After a moratorium on official boxoffice pronouncements due to the tragic events in Colorado, Warners has officially released the weekend boxoffice figure for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES:  $160.9M.  This is where the unoffic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 4 REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

  We’re at the halfway point in Season 1 of THE NEWSROOM (so, yay!), and Aaron Sorkin celebrated by firing almost his entire writing staff.  (In a delightfully self-referential touch that TMI Magazine would apprecia...
by Mitch Salem