Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Neighbors”

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 October 5-7

After a good weekend last week (up 18% from the comparable weekend average), this weekend is poised to be a very good first weekend of October (up over 40% and around $126 million for the top 12 films).   Opening at about 3,00...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Raising Hope”

  RAISING HOPE:  Tuesday 8PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  The town of Natesville, where the Chance clan–Jimmy (Lucas Neff), mom Virginia (Martha Plimpton), dad Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and ancient Maw-Maw (Cloris Leachman...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Ben and Kate”

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
 

 

 

The Sked: The Second Tuesday — Chicken Little Warming Up in the Bullpen

Tuesday prime time averages from last night show another 24% decline in live+same day DVR viewing for the four broadcast networks (from an 11.6 combined Adult 18-49 rating for the four networks on the same night last year to a ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/2/12

It’s awfully early in the season for such a lousy night. NBC:  The network was in a big hurry yesterday to announce full-season orders for GO ON and THE NEW NORMAL, and both shows responded by hitting new lows (the spin ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Hart of Dixie”

  HART OF DIXIE:  Tuesday 8PM on CW WHERE WE WERE:  The bedroom of Dr. Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) in Bluebell, Alabama, where the New York transfer was finally getting some action after an entire season of dithering.  On ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Mindy Project”

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
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Vegas”

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
 

 
 

THE SKED’S NIELSENWAR: The First Back Orders

  NBC understandably wants to shout its early-season good tidings as loudly as possible, and to that end it’s given very quick back orders (9 additional episodes on top of the 13-episode initial order) to REVOLUTION,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Revenge”

  REVENGE:  Sunday 9PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:  Discovering that the long-vanished mother of Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), who’s really Amanda Clarke (don’t get us started), is actually alive.  This was among ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/1/12

A genuine changing of the guard. NBC:  REVOLUTION slipped a bit last night (to 3.2), but it commandingly beat up both CBS and ABC, and is looking like a true hit, at least in the short term.  THE VOICE, of course, provided a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Monday Week 2 Ratings

NBC Monday is no fluke, with The Voice holding steady (not surprising) and Revolution hanging in there (more surprising).  CBS is suddenly incredibly mediocre on this once-proud night, ABC has slid to banality, and FOX has s...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Partners”

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
 

 

 

THE SKED’S NIELSENWAR CHRONICLES: Week 1

  So:  what do we know now that we didn’t know a week ago? THE SWALLOWS AREN’T RETURNING TO CAPISTRANO.  Generally speaking, the TV season has a dynamic that repeats each year.  Every fall, viewers turn up i...
by Mitch Salem