Posts Tagged ‘sunday’
 

 

THE SKED: “The Newsroom” Ratings

Full demo numbers for Sunday’s premiere of  Aaron Sorkin’s opus THE NEWSROOM on HBO won’t be available until tomorrow, but we do know that the initial 9PM telecast was watched by 2.1 million people (with an e...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/24/12

We don’t have numbers for The Newsroom yet, but the show certainly won’t be able to blame the broadcast network competition if its ratings disappoint. NBC:  The network won the night with 1.2s across the board, inc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 6/17/12

  A night loaded with season finales and premieres. HBO:  GIRLS has developed into exactly the kind of show HBO loves.  Even with all the hype that surrounded its arrival, it’s proven to be an ever-larger buzz magn...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Nurse Jackie”

After 3 seasons of telling more or less the same story, Season 4 of Showtime’s NURSE JACKIE took a leap that revitalized the show.  Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco), having successfully concealed her drug addiction, her adulte...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Client List”

Tonight’s season finale of Lifetime’s very softcore (so soft it’s basically liquid) prostitution hit THE CLIENT LIST was more guilty than pleasure.  The hour, written by Producer Barbara Nance (from a story b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Girls”

Lena Dunham’s GIRLS has been all over the place this season, so it made sense that its season finale would come out of nowhere.   We knew last week that when Jessa (Jemima Kirke) got a talking-to from former employer Ka...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Killing”

And finally, after 2 seasons, 26 hours of television, seemingly a hundred red herrings, and enough rain to float the SS Poseidon, THE KILLING revealed who killed Rosie Larsen.  The only thing that was ever worth spoiling on th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Falling Skies”

  FALLING SKIES – Sunday 9PM on TNT   WHERE WE WERE:  On our way into a spaceship.  The aliens have arrived, and contrary to what Executive Producer Steven Spielberg used to tell us, they’re not nice at ...
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’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 PREMIERE REVIEW: “True Blood”

HBO’s version of a summer drive-in movie is back. WHERE WE WERE:  In the midst of multiple cliffhangers.  Telepathic waitress and series heroine Sookie'(Anna Paquin) had just seen her best friend Tara (Rutina Wesley) ge...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Veep”

VEEP has no particular interest in going anyplace, so its season finale tonight was more or less the same as any other episode.  This has made for a fun, but somewhat repetitive, ride over the show’s initial 8-episode se...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Longmire”

      COMING THIS WEEK:  The New and Improved SHOWBUZZDAILY!     It’s a paradox of American pop culture of the moment that you can barely sell a movie ticket for anything that even smells like a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/3/12

      This morning, every singing competition series tried to sign Adele. NBC:  ADELE LIVE IN LONDON did (for summer) a very solid 1.7, winning its hour and beating ABC’s season premiere of Secret Milliona...
by Mitch Salem