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THE SKED WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/13/12

Last night’s TNT premiere of Dallas was watched by more viewers than any show on network television. FOX:  One broadcast network did manage to win the night in 18-49s, thanks to So You Think You Can Dance and its 2.4,  ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Dallas” Drills For Ratings

TNT’s much-hyped reboot of the venerable soap DALLAS got off to a good start, with a total viewership of 6.9 million people.  That’s the biggest launch of the year on basic cable, although it’s not even a rec...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS June 13

NBC could have used Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday rather than Monday.  The 2.0 rating the concluding game generated Monday would have doubled last night’s rating for the regular NBC Wednesday line-up (...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Dallas”

  DALLAS – Wednesday 9PM on TNT:  If Nothing Else Is On…   DALLAS is a gusher, all right.  TNT’s disinterment of the 1980s blockbuster soap is loaded with so many emptily portentous glares and melo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS June 15-17 — Adam Sandler & Tom Cruise’s Weekend of the Banal

Weekend #24 of 2012 looks like it will total a just okay $146 million for the top 12 films, down 1% from last year’s comparable weekend and down 6% from the four-year average for the weekend.  Two films with once-big sta...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS June 12

ABC surged into first place Tuesday night, riding the wave of the NBA Finals, which started in Oklahoma City with the Thunder’s convincing Game 1 victory over the Miami Heat.  NBC and FOX are locked in a tie for second p...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings June 5-11

HBO’s True Blood premiered its new season with a 2.9 rating with Adults 18-49, about where it left off last season.  The final four episodes last year (Aug 21-Sep 11, 2011): 3.1– 2.9– 2.4– 2.8.  At the...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: MONDAY RATINGS June 11 — Hockey Mercifully Ends for NBC

FOX benefited from America’s Got Talent being benched by the NHL on NBC, which carried Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (the Los Angeles Kings winning their first championship in the franchise’s 46-year history).  A...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Bunheads”

  Back in 2000, the rapid-fire fizzy dialogue of Gilmore Girls prompted some to spread an utterly unfounded rumor that Amy Sherman-Palladino, its creator and chief writer, didn’t actually exist, and that Girls was re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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

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: Early Sunday Cable Ratings

No one will ever confuse the ratings for MAD MEN with those of TRUE BLOOD, but it was the former moving in the right direction with its season finale last night.  The Season 5 finale was the show’s highest rated, with wh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Showtime’s New Dramas

HOMELAND is the first Showtime drama to earn serious (which is to say HBO-level) acclaim (and very likely Emmy consideration) beyond the acting categories, as well as strong ratings, and the network is hoping to build on that s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE June 4-10

A solid week ending Sunday (featuring openings for Madagascar 3 and Prometheus above $60 million and $50 million, respectively) ended a three-week rough patch for domestic box office, the first significant disappointing period ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/10/12

And the winner isn’t. CBS:  THE TONY AWARDS, with little-known contenders for Best Musical and Best Play, and no movie stars up for any awards, hit an all-time low 1.0, the lowest rating of the night except for FOX anima...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Mad Men”

The title of MAD MEN‘s Season 5 finale was “The Phantom,” and as is almost always the case with Matthew Weiner’s opus, it had several meanings.  (Weiner shared credit for the finale’s script with ...
by Mitch Salem