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THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Luck”

> Last night, of course, was not intended to be the end of LUCK.  The enormously high-profile show, created by David Milch and with production supervised by pilot director Michael Mann, and fearuring a cast headed by Dusti...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED’S “MAD MEN”-INCLUDED SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/25/12

> Other shows aired last night besides Mad Men. AMC:  Nevertheless, let’s start there.  Early numbers on the MAD MEN premiere give it the show’s biggest audience ever, higher than the season 4 premiere by ...
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The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS March 25

>CBS was up a touch from last week, thanks to high ratings from the NCAA basketball tournament flowing into prime time.  The bad news is that basketball ended at 7:18 pm, so the impact was not as substantial as if the game...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Mad Men”

> WHERE WE WERE:  Reeling from the news that Don Draper (Jon Hamm) had proposed to his French-Canadian secretary Megan (Jessica Pare).  In other cubicles at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, Joan (Christina Hendricks), pr...
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THE SKED: “Walking Dead” Devours More Ratings Records

> This morning we anticipated that the season finale of THE WALKING DEAD on AMC would outrate anything on network television last night, but that didn’t do justice to Dead‘s accomplishment.  In the finale’...
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THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/18/12

> Fairy tales rule… but watch out for the zombies. ABC:  We won’t know for sure until later today, but odds are that the highest-rated show on TV last night was the season finale of The Walking Dead on AMC (our...
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The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS March 18

>Another weak Sunday night on network television.  CBS narrowly won the night with Adults 18-49 in the preliminary fast nationals, thanks to coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament until 7:43 pm.  ABC was down from...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Walking Dead”

> But first–a nod to the sly marketing department at AMC, which cleverly lampooned its own predicament of trying to persuade at least some of the hordes of WALKING DEAD fans to stay tuned to the network next week for a ve...
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THE SKED @ PALEYFEST 2012: “Mad Men” (POP CULTURE APOCALYPSE MINUS 11)

> The season premiere episode of MAD MEN wasn’t screened at PaleyFest tonight.   Although the show airs a week from Sunday and virtually every other PaleyFest honoree screened an upcoming episode of its series, ...
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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “GCB”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
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THE SKED SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/4/12

> Maybe ABC should have left “Bitches” in the title. ABC:  GCB (aka Good Christian Bitches, aka Good Christian Belles) had a very unimpressive debut, a 2.2 that was way below Pan Am‘s premiere in the fall...
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The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS March 4

>ABC wins the night but has a fairly disappointing debut of GCB.  Additionally, all the networks — including ABC — are down significantly versus the same night last year.  The four broadcast networks have ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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THE SKED @ PALEYFEST 2012: “Once Upon A Time”

> ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME is one of the few no-question-about-it hits of the current television season, and the gathering at today’s PaleyFest session, while enormously enthusiastic, was less raucous and more comfort...
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The Sked: SUNDAY OSCAR Ratings (Almost Official)

>The ratings are almost official for the 84th Academy Awards.  The initial fast nationals have been correctly adjusted for each time zone’s live feed pattern, and now there is just one more processing step at Nielsen...
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The Sked: OSCAR SUNDAY Ratings

>The fast national ratings (100% of the country measured but the western time zones inaccurately counted) give last night’s Academy Awards a preliminary 10.2 rating with Adults 18-49 and 34.3 million viewers 2+.  Now...
by Mitch Salem