Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS November 9-11

This weekend is looking very strong: over $150 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up 22% from a typical second weekend in November.  James Bond’s latest adventure starring Daniel Craig is eagerly awaited by audi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: NBC Wins Election Night, as Does Network TV

NBC won Election Night with a preliminary 4.6 adult 18-49 rating in primetime.  This very Voice-like rating is substantially higher than the 3.2 rating NBC has averaged on Tuesday night the first six weeks of the season. ABC ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY CABLE SCORECARD – 11/4/12

  AMC:  If a 6% decline to 4.9 (plus 1.7 for the 10PM rebroadcast) can be considered an “off” week, then THE WALKING DEAD was off this Sunday.  That 6.6 total will still be second only to Sunday Night Footbal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/5/12

A small cloud in NBC’s perfect Monday playground? NBC:  Last night REVOLUTION hit a new series low of 2.8.  That still makes it a tremendous hit, one that dominates its timeslot and indeed the 10PM hour in general…...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Monday Week 7

Another winning Monday night for NBC, although the 4.0 adult 18-49 rating in the preliminary fast nationals is actually at the low end for this season.  CBS, ABC and FOX are back to where they were three weeks ago, before the ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Election Night Viewing Guide

We all know that voters in around a dozen battleground states really decide the Presidential election (and more precisely, voters in a handful of very competitive counties in those states really decide who wins).  According to...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE Oct 29-Nov 4

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between October 29 and November 4 grossed a solid $163 million, up 6% from the four-year average for the week and up 18% from the same week last year.  ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Season Ratings Night by Night

Earlier, we saw the season to date ratings for each broadcast network.  Of course, the Monday-Sunday weekly primetime average does not tell the whole story.  Each night of the week has its own character and dynamics.  Here a...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Broadcast Network Standings through Six Weeks

A quick update. SEASON TO DATE through six full weeks (39 nights of official ratings and 3 nights of adjusted fast nationals), NBC is averaging a 2.77 rating in prime time (up 20% from the same period last year). CBS is back i...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/4/12

Bad news in Animation Domination land. FOX:  Thanks to baseball, FOX’s animated slate has been off the air for several weeks.  Absence, it appears, didn’t make the viewers hearts fonder.  On the first Sunday sinc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through November 4

Wreck-It-Ralph enters the worldwide chart with a modest $12 million overseas to date, but that will grow to match and probably exceed the $171 million we expect for the film domestically.  The film could end up with $350-375 ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES November 2-4

The weekend looks like a decent $125 million for the top 12 films, a little better than it looked yesterday (now slightly beating the multi-year average for this weekend).  Each of the three openers had good Saturday grosses...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 11/4/12

  OPENINGS:  Both of the weekend’s big arrivals found their audiences.  WRECK-IT RALPH (Disney) had to settle for $49.1M after Saturday’s 58% bump–not that huge for an animated title–but if those ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: SNL With Louis C.K.

  Add to Louis C.K.’s remarkable list of recent achievements the ability to intermittently brighten up a routine episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. They weren’t all gems, but a couple of tonight’s sketches w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 11/2/12

  OPENINGS:  WRECK IT FALPH (Disney) is proving itself to be a canny mix of kid-friendly action with a video game millieu that can appeal to adults.  It’s Walt Disney Animation’s most Pixar-ish production to ...
by Mitch Salem