Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/21/12

ABC bundles up for a long, cold summer. ABC:  The Oklahoma City Thunder only had one win in them against the Heat, and while last night’s NBA FINALS Game 5 was the overwhelming winner of the night, beating all 5 competin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS June 21 — UPDATED With Final NBA Ratings

ABC had its last night of basketball-fueled domination Thursday, with Miami winning at home and ending the series at five games.  Nothing on the other networks had a chance of working. ABC carried ESPN’s coverage of Gam...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Seeking A Friend For the End Of the World”

  SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD – Watch It At Home – Apocalypse Rom-Com Now   SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD marks the directing debut of its writer Lorene Scafaria, who until now ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Brave”

BRAVE:  Watch It At Home – Pixar Out Of Its Element   A spunky young animated princess is suffocated by her domineering mom, and her efforts to break free lead to all sorts of unintended chaos… Wasn’t Ta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Wednesday Scripted Cable Scorecard – 6/20/12

Dallas isn’t a flash in the pan. TNT:  The 2d episode of DALLAS held up well from its premiere–surprisingly, even more so with younger audiences than with total viewers.  18-49 demo number fell from 1.5 to 1.3, a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Today In Network Indecency

In 2003, ABC’s NYPD BLUE aired a scene that included a brief shot of actress Charlotte Ross getting into a shower, exposing her rear end and the side of her breast to the camera.  The Federal Communications Commission fi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/20/12

Wherever Justin Bieber’s fans are, they’re not watching network television. NBC:  The first part of a 2-night special that’s oh-so-coincidentally airing the same week as its star’s new release, JUSTIN B...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Dallas”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS June 22-24 — Brave the Only Game in Town

Weekend #25 of 2012 looks like another disappointment: a soft $150 million for the top 12 films, down 12% from last year’s comparable weekend and down 14% from the four-year average for the weekend.  Pixar’s Brave ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/19/12

Only fans of cooking shows found something to watch besides basketball. FOX:  The network’s Gordon Ramsay double feature held up well, with HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF both essentially flat from last week at 2.2/...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS June 19

Another great night of ratings for ABC from the NBA Finals, but the network certainly was disappointed in the result of last night’s Game 4.  Miami won again at home, taking a 3-1 lead in the series and giving the heat a...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings June 12-18

HBO’s True Blood tops the cable ratings chart again this week, although it’s down three tenths of an Adult 18-49 rating point from last week’s season premiere.  TNT’s Dallas reboot looks impressive in t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY LA FILM FEST REVIEW: “Ruby Sparks”

  RUBY SPARKS:  Worth A Ticket – A Narrative Feat   Woody Allen is one of the most influential figures in modern independent film, but his ghost is usually evident in the many romantic comedy-dramas we get each...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 6/17/12

  A night loaded with season finales and premieres. HBO:  GIRLS has developed into exactly the kind of show HBO loves.  Even with all the hype that surrounded its arrival, it’s proven to be an ever-larger buzz magn...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/18/12

It turned out CBS didn’t even need to throw stones. ABC:  GLASS HOUSE finally premiered, and maybe the network should have broadcast the litigation papers instead.  The show’s 1.6 barely beat the sitcom reruns on ...
by Mitch Salem