Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Prometheus”

  PROMETHEUS:  Worth A Ticket – For the Visual Splendor, Not the Plot   Expectations were undoubtedly too high for PROMETHEUS.  The Alien franchise (and notwithstanding Ridley Scott and co-writer Damon Lindelo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

WELCOME TO THE NEW SHOWBUZZDAILY!

We’re delighted to welcome you to the new look and style of SHOWBUZZDAILY.  As you can instantly see, while our content is the same–only better–everything else has changed.  We hope you’ll enjoy our ne...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS June 8-10

Weekend #23 of 2012 looks like it will total about $174 million for the top 12 films, up 32% from last year’s comparable weekend and up 19% from the four-year average for the weekend.  A pair of decently-reviewed openers...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Necessary Roughness”

  WHERE WE WERE:  Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) was a happy suburban wife and mother who provided therapy to a few clients on the side, when her entire life was disrupted by a nasty divorce that left her in need of a g...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD

    The calendar may say it’s too early for the dog days of summer, but they’ve arrived at CBS.   CBS:  DOGS IN THE CITY fell sharply from its low debut to an awful 0.9, below most of the reruns on N...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS June 6 — Updated Sports Ratings

FOX ruled summer Wednesday yet again last night with a 2.4 preliminary Adults 18-49 rating for So You Think You Can Dance from 8-10 pm (down from a 2.7 last week and a 2.8 on the same night last year). It wasn’t like ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/5/12

Not a good night for grand dames.   NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT got things off to a 3.4 start, by far the biggest broadcast rating of the night, and enough to singlehandedly give the night to NBC.  But LOVE IN THE W...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Franklin & Bash”

        This summer, TNT is airing an ambitious slate of original programming, including the final season of its signature series The Closer, the launches of spinoff Major Crimes and new procedural Perception, a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 6/3/12

  On a night when nothing even came close to ESPN’s coverage of Game 4 of the Boston/Miami NBA PLAYOFFS with its lofty 4.9 rating, there was still plenty to see elsewhere on cable.   HBO:  GAME OF THRONES had a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings May 29-June 4

The highest rated program on cable the past week was Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on ESPN, a very good 4.9 rating with Adults 18-49 Sunday night.  (Boston tied the series 2-2 with a 93-91 overtime victory over t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/4/12

  If only NBC could just show talent competitions…   NBC:  If it weren’t for a 1.0 GRIMM rerun at 10PM,  NBC would easily have won the night.  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was Monday’s highest-rated...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Longmire”

      COMING THIS WEEK:  The New and Improved SHOWBUZZDAILY!     It’s a paradox of American pop culture of the moment that you can barely sell a movie ticket for anything that even smells like a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE May 28-June 3

Snow White and the Huntsman opened solidly above expectations this past weekend, but the past week marks another down weekend overall for the Hollywood studios.  Too many other movies have failed to catch fire as The Avengers ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/3/12

      This morning, every singing competition series tried to sign Adele. NBC:  ADELE LIVE IN LONDON did (for summer) a very solid 1.7, winning its hour and beating ABC’s season premiere of Secret Milliona...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Game of Thrones”

        After last week’s tumultuous, spectacular battle of Blackpool, tonight’s Season 2 finale of GAME OF THRONES was, necessarily, somewhat lower-key.  It served more as a coda, and as a tran...
by Mitch Salem