Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 3 REVIEW: “The Newsroom”… and “Broadcast News”

  HBO has been airing a spiffy HD edition of James L. Brooks’ 1987 BROADCAST NEWS  in its recent rotation (it’s next scheduled for July 20 and 24), and that makes sense, since the Brooks film is one of the ack...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Joel Schumacher’s “Batman Forever”

  As Alex in A Clockwork Orange would say, this is the real and like tragic part of the story beginning, O my brothers.  After Batman Returns undergrossed Batman by $90M in the US, Warners, you might say, freaked out.  A...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED EARLY SUNDAY CABLE RATINGS – 6/15/12

  BREAKING BAD kicked off its 5th season in fine style for AMC last night, recording the show’s most-watched episode (2.9M viewers, up 14% from the Season 4 premiere), and what should be a 1.4 in the 18-49 demo, a wh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/15/12

Another Sunday with Game of Thrones probably beating everything on broadcast TV. CBS:  BIG BROTHER was the highest-rated show on the networks last night, with a 2.2 that was about 10% below the show’s Sunday premiere las...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Broadcast Weekly & Summer Averages: FOX Edges Up Versus Last Year; NBC In Freefall

Big Brother’s second episode aired last night, scoring a preliminary 2.2 rating with Adults 18-49.  Although it was the top-rated broadcast program Sunday night (and the only network program to top a 2.0 rating Sunday), ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Breaking Bad”

  BREAKING BAD:  Sunday 10PM on AMC   WHERE WE WERE:  Gasping, probably.  Walter White (Bryan Cranston), the former New Mexico high school chemistry teacher who took to cooking meth as a way to pay off his family m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Political Animals”

  POLITICAL ANIMALS:  Sunday 10PM on USA – Potential DVR Alert   POLITICAL ANIMALS is a lot more Brothers & Sisters than it is The West Wing, which makes sense because it’s the work of Greg Berlanti, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns”

  After the gigantic success of Batman, Tim Burton went on to direct Edward Scissorhands, which although naturally a smaller level of hit, was enormously important to Burton’s career, because it was a very personal p...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Tim Burton’s “Batman”

  It’s been 23 years since the pre-Christopher Nolan version of the Batman franchise launched into the boxoffice stratosphere, and a lot has changed in the movie landscape.  (1989 is so long ago that it was a topica...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 7/15/12

  Everyone enjoys a quiet weekend before the Bat-attack begins at 12:01AM Thursday night. OPENINGS:  The important number for ICE AGE:  CONTINENTAL DRIFT (20th) isn’t the $46M US opening (the lowest of the franchis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through July 15: The World to Save Ice Age 4 from American Indifference

Ice Age: Continental Drift enters the worldwide box office chart in 5th place among the movie released the last four months.  Our projected $177 million domestic total is at the low end of the franchise (the original Ice Age...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES July 13-15: A Bit of a Slowdown Before the Dark Knight Next Week

Before next weekend’s arrival of a bona fide hit, The Dark Knight Rises, this weekend was highlighted by a bit of a summer movie poser: Ice Age: Continental Drift (an estimated $46.0 million opening weekend, missing our f...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 7/14/12

  ICE AGE:  CONTINENTAL DRIFT (20th) continued with its underwhelming opening on Saturday, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.   The 4th in the animated series had no Saturday matinee bump, holding at $16.5M f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 7/13/12

  The continents drift, and so does the boxoffice. OPENINGS:  ICE AGE:  CONTINENTAL DRIFT (20th), at $16.5M, was 25% below the opening for Ice Age 2, and lower than the first Friday of Ice Age 3 (which opened on a Wedne...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/13/12

  Step up, one and all, for the death-defying showdown of… 2 newsmagazines? ABC:  On another deadly summer Friday, 20/20 beat Dateline with a 1.3 as the only original programming aired by any broadcast network for t...
by Mitch Salem