Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED: “Eastbound & Down” Not Out At the Plate

  Despite the fact that star/co-creator Danny McBride had talked about the 2012 season of EASTBOUND & DOWN as being (voluntarily) its last, and the season’s conclusion seeming to end the show’s story in a f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: How High Does Spidey Have To Fly?

  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will begin spinning its midnight webs in just a few hours, so let’s take a quick look at its competition in the midnight screening record books. The Sam Raimi 2002-07 Spider-Man trilogy were ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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

  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 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “The Newsroom” To Break More News

  HBO announced today that its new Aaron Sorkin series THE NEWSROOM has been renewed for a 2d season, and that TRUE BLOOD will be back for Season 6.  Newsroom is the most talked-about new show of the summer, and True Bloo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/1/12

With 3 weeks to go until the London Olympics, NBC is already reaping some of the benefits of its coverage. NBC:  Nothing on the other networks could do more than tie the lowest-rated hour of last night’s US OLYMPIC TRIAL...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS July 1: Olympic Fever Begins to Build

A terrific night for NBC as the Sports division took control of Sunday night from the Entertainment division.  U.S. Olympic Trials coverage of three sports dominated the other networks, posting a 2.5 preliminary Adult 18-49 ra...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Weeds”

  WEEDS:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime   WHERE WE WERE:  After a season largely concerned with a battle for supremacy in the New York drug trade, both within and outside the family, there seemed to be a moment of compara...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Episodes”

  EPISODES:  Sunday 10:30PM on Showtime   WHERE WE WERE:  Sean and Beverly Lincoln (Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig) are a married pair of British television writers who’ve had a modest success with a low-key ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Ted”

  TED:  Watch It At Home – More Than a TV Show, Less Than a Movie   With TED, Seth MacFarlane makes his move to the big screen from a spectacularly successful career in adult-oriented TV animation, steering m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through July 1

Madagascar 3 has ballooned to $244 million overseas to date (up from $157 million through last week).  The third Madagascar has now tied the overseas take for the first Madagascar ($244.2 million) and is now gunning for t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES June 29-July 1

Ted now looks like a $54.1 million opening weekend, according to the studio estimate this morning (exceeding our forecast in Wednesday’s ShowbuzzDaily Weekend Predictions).  Warner Brothers has pulled Magic Mike’s ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 6/30/12

  And now we know which was more front-loaded. OPENINGS:  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, TED (Universal) fell 10-15% from Friday to Saturday, which is about the same way the original Hangover played.  The...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Magic Mike”

  MAGIC MIKE:  Worth A Ticket – Soderbergh Again Earns His Crumpled Dollars   Although he hasn’t appeared in any of the year’s giant action blockbusters (GI Joe 2, probably not that giant anyway, w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: FRIDAY RATINGS June 29: Olympic Gymnastics Trials Lead the Way

Once again, live programming proved to be the only way to attract an audience on a tough night like Friday.  NBC’s continuing coverage of U.S. Olmpic Trials worked well with the TV audience, particularly Gymnastics from ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY JUNE 29 BOX OFFICE RESULTS: Very Solid Weekend, After All

MUCH stronger than we forecast, the 26th weekend of 2012 is looking like $196 million for the Top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up only 2% from this weekend last year but up 15% from the multi-year average for this weekend.  R-rated...
by Mitch Metcalf