Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS August 24-26: Crappy Films Mark the Beginning of the 7-Week Box Office Drought

Weekend #34 of 2012 looks like a typically bad fourth weekend of August.  Three shitty new films open and a political documentary goes semi-wide, and each should be well under $10 million for the weekend.  The top 12 films th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Bunheads”

  It helps if you think of BUNHEADS as a CG special effects spectacle, except in this case the CG special effects and spectacle are all in the sound of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s dialogue.  Either you love herrapid-f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Falling Skies”

    Since FALLING SKIES wants to be on the air for years to come (it’s already been renewed for a 3rd season), its story can’t ever end, unless it reaches an official final valedictory year.  So in the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Tuesday Ratings — America’s Got Talent Sags

NBC held on to win another Tuesday last night, with a soft 2.1 Adult 18-49 rating from 8-11 pm (down from a 2.3 last week and the fairly routine 2.2-2.3 before the Olympics started).  America’s Got Talent remains the hi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings August 14-20

HBO’s True Blood hit a 2.8 rating with Adults 18-49 Sunday, almost working its way back to the season high (the 2.9 rating for the premiere episode on June 10). And VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta ended its seaso...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Stars Earn Stripes an Even Bigger Bomb

NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes is showing all the appeal of host General Wesley Clark’s 2004 Presidential campaign: the show plummeted to a preliminary 1.1 Adult 18-49 rating at 9 pm last night, down from its already we...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

ShowbuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: August 19 Update

With all the movies in the ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft now open, it is fair to say Team Metcalf’s total of $1.346 billion will not change significantly. Team Weil, currently at $962 million, probably has about $55 mi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE August 13-19

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between August 13 and August 19 grossed a decent $196 million, up 7% from the four-year average for the comparable week and up 3% from the same week in 20...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED MIDSEASON PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “The Goodwin Games”

    THE GOODWIN GAMES:  Midseason TBD on FOX – Worth A Look Disclaimer: Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall. Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Broadcast Network Weekly and Summer Averages

Broadcast television quickly returned to normal the week ending Sunday night, the first full week after the Summer Olympics. FOX won the quiet week of August 13-19 with a preliminary 1.65 Adult 18-49 rating. Once again, the Gor...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Political Animals”

  POLITICAL ANIMALS remained uncompelling to the very end, which is remarkable when you consider that its final episode threw in, among other things, the (apparent) death of the President of the United States.  The show ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 8/19/12

  A lot of product made for a decent weekend total, but none of the new films fared particularly well. OPENINGS:  THE EXPENDABLES 2 (Lionsgate) opened 20% behind its predecessor, when sequels usually open bigger (and the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Boss”

    BOSS:  Friday 10PM on Starz WHERE WE WERE:  In a state of depression.  By the end of last season, Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) had systematically murdered, driven away, destroyed and/or humiliated an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through August 19

The four new films in North America this weekend have had very little presence overseas so far — only ParaNorman has overseas receipts to date (and only $5 million at that).  The one film from this weekend that should ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES August 17-19

Although Expendables 2 did not open as big as we forecast earlier in the week, the weekend was not bad for a third weekend in August.      The ShowbuzzDaily Domestic Final estimates for films opening wide this weekend: T...
by Mitch Metcalf