Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “The Originals”

  Planted spin-off pilots are almost always awkward, and THE ORIGINALS, which aired as an episode of The Vampire Diaries, was no exception.  The timing of Originals was particularly odd in the Vampire universe, because it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20, 2013. (The 56 markets out of 210 total cover about 70% of the US television populat...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – “Save Me”

  SAVE ME:  Thursday 8PM on NBC – Change the Channel Note:  This review was originally written after last year’s Upfronts, before it was known that SAVE ME would be held by NBC until the summer.  It’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED – NIELSENWAR UPFRONTS: FOX Fall–and Midseason–2016 Schedule (with NBC/FOX grid)

  UPDATED with reactions to FOX trailers, which are available here:   The FOX fall schedule is a puzzlement. FOX seems to have done little to help itself with its fall 2016 line-up, leaving two of its weakest nights unimp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings Roundup July 24-30

The top cable programs of the week that competed against the early nights of the London Summer Olympics (True Blood on HBO Sunday, Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E! Sunday, VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta on Monda...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Cloud Atlas”

  It isn’t often that one needs to invoke Intolerance to describe a current film, but CLOUD ATLAS demands it.  Like D.W. Griffith’s epic, it intercuts between stories taking place across hundreds of years o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9.8.2015

  The summer network season continued its quiet exit. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 rating...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12.21.2014

  The holiday doldrums have set in. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Saturday Ratings 2.27.2016

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ s...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Are You Ready For Some Thursday Night CBS Football?

  CBS has won the competition to carry 8 fall NFL games on Thursday nights.  Price wasn’t disclosed, but the network is believed to be paying in the neighborhood of $300M for the games, or about $37.5M per game.  (...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5.18.2018

  The night’s finales didn’t wow anyone. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 10/10/14

  Once again, Gone Girl was vanquished for a day by a horror movie, but will almost certainly rebound to take the weekend. OPENINGS:  DRACULA UNTOLD (Legendary/Universal) gets the partnership between Universal and its new...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Maleficent” Loses A Bit of Magic, “A Million Ways” Still Dead

  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline and elsewhere, MALEFICENT (Disney) gained just 6% on Saturday from its Friday start, not a great bump for a family movie, giving it around $25.5M on Saturday and a weekend that no...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Girls”

  In its 4th season, the geist of GIRLS no longer seemed to be hitting the zeit the way it used to.  Ratings were down, and so was the sense of buzz.  Some of that was simply the fact that shows of the moment don’t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Orphan Black”

  ORPHAN BLACK:  Saturday 9PM on BBCAmerica In an era of non-stop TV drama overhype, last season’s arrival of ORPHAN BLACK was that extreme rarity:  the real thing.  Even its network didn’t seem to know init...
by Mitch Salem