Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Nashville”

  NASHVILLE – Wednesday 10PM on ABC:  Potential DVR Alert ABC has become the network of soaps, and its big play in the genre for fall is NASHVILLE, which is inheriting Revenge‘s slot as the latter show gets pr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Arrow”

  ARROW: Wednesday 8PM on CW – If Nothing Else Is On It’s Comic-Con week in San Diego, and while we here don’t participate in that particular hullabaloo (waiting for hours just to see a trailer that’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “Chicago Fire”

  CHICAGO FIRE: Wednesday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel Network television doesn’t come more dully generic than NBC’s “new” CHICAGO FIRE, a series that seems to be assembling itself out of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/8/12

No one welcomes back Gossip Girl. NBC:  Although REVOLUTION slipped slightly to 3.1, at this point it’s fair to call the show a substantial hit, the first scripted one NBC has had since… well, since The Office.  U...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Monday Ratings Week Three

NBC Monday inched up a tenth of a rating point from the last two weeks — a very solid night top to bottom.  CBS appears to have had a good night (the best Monday in three weeks), but that 2.8 rating is probably inflated ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Community” and “Whitney” Stay On the Shelf

  Adjust all those DVRs set for the season premiere of the newly revamped COMMUNITY.  (And both of those set to record WHITNEY as well.)  The two shows had been scheduled to join the NBC Friday line-up on October 19, but...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Gossip Girl”

  GOSSIP GIRL:  Monday 9PM on CW WHERE WE WERE:  Blair (Leighton Meester) with Chuck (Ed Westwick), and then not.  Serena (Blake Lively) with Dan (Penn Badgley), and then not.  Mix, then repeat.  Other things happened...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “90210”

  90210:  Monday 8PM on CW WHERE WE WERE:  Mid car-crash.  A truck was plowing into Dixon (Tristan Wilds), in a way that would surely kill an actor in the middle of contract renegotiations.  Dixon’s love Adriana ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE October 1-7

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between October 1 and October 7 grossed a very strong $163 million, up 36% from the four-year average for the week and up 41% from the same week last year...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED NIELSENWAR – WEEK 2

  We’ve had a second week of ratings to examine, and it’s time once again to ask:  How goes the war?  And what do we know now that we didn’t know a week ago? ANYTHING OVER 1.5 IS THE NEW 2.5.  NBC and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: More Bad “Neighbors” Scripts On the Way

  Typically when a network orders additional scripts for a series, it does so at the Writers Guild minimum, so it’s a very minimal investment compared to ordering additional episodes–thousands rather than milli...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: FOX Joins the Backorder Brigade

  One trend of the early season seems to be networks willing to accept ratings from their newcomers that would have ensured cancellation just a few seasons ago.  Last week NBC gave a full-season order to The New Normal, w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/7/12

On a night when a pulse-pounding hour of HOMELAND conclusively answered the question “Can this season be as good as the first?” (the answer is Yes), the broadcast networks continued their fall in more ways than one....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Unofficial Standings for the First Two Weeks of the Season

With two weeks of the new season under our belts (11 nights of official ratings and 3 nights of adjusted fast national ratings), here is how the season stands for the four major networks:   Thanks to The Voice moving int...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Sunday Week Two

NBC will win another Sunday in the fall, although it will be one of the lower-rated Sunday Night Football nights of the season.  The 5.3 rating with Adults 18-49 in the fast nationals from 7:30-11 pm last night should go up to...
by Mitch Metcalf