Posts Tagged ‘sunday’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Hell On Wheels”

  The 2nd season of HELL ON WHEELS was different, and perhaps somewhat better, than its first.  (Behind the scenes, experienced producer John Shiban was brought on to showrun with series creators Joe and Tony Gayton.)  I...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “666 Park Avenue”

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’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Revenge”

  REVENGE:  Sunday 9PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:  Discovering that the long-vanished mother of Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), who’s really Amanda Clarke (don’t get us started), is actually alive.  This was among ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Dexter”

  DEXTER:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime WHERE WE WERE:  In a frozen instant of time, as Detective Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) watched her adopted brother Dexter (Michael C. Hall), a blood spatter expert on her own forens...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Good Wife”

  THE GOOD WIFE:  Sunday 9PM on CBS WHERE WE WERE: Waiting for Kalinda’s door to open.  She (Archie Panjabi) was calmly waiting inside with a gun, waiting for her former husband, a man who even Kalinda thinks is da...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Once Upon A Time”

  ONCE UPON A TIME:  Sunday 8PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:  Watching a season finale that looked like it could end the series, as Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), AKA the daughter of Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard (Ginnifer...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime WHERE WE WERE:  Wincing, as bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) underwent electroshock therapy, which we knew was going to make her forget the proof she had that former P...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Showtime’s Big Night

  The Sunday cable numbers will mostly be released tomorrow, but Showtime was in an understandable hurry to get out the fast news about last night’s numbers. In total audience (the 18-49 demo numbers are still in pro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9/30/12

People aren’t all that interested in renting an apartment from the devil. ABC:  666 PARK AVENUE won the battle of scripted hours at 10PM (both way behind NFL Football, of course), but it lost a third of its lead-in and h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Treme”

  TREME:  Sunday 10PM on HBO   WHERE WE WERE:  New Orleans, of course, and hip-deep in the lives of a dozen struggling, striving, stubborn, idiosyncratic natives and recent arrivals.  These include the feckless tro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Early Weekend Ratings for SNL, Weeds & Boardwalk Empire

  Not a lot of drama in the preliminary numbers for this weekend’s big TV events. On Saturday, SNL made its season debut with guest host Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean, and had a 2.8 rating in 18-49s, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Boardwalk Empire”

  BOARDWALK EMPIRE:  Sunday 9PM on HBO WHERE WE WERE:  Mourning an unexpected death.  In the Season 2 finale of Boardwalk Empire, anti-hero bootlegger Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) murdered his one-time protege, later ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 8/26/12

  HBO:  This just in from the Department of Duh:  the season finale of TRUE BLOOD was the highest rated show on cable Sunday night, and would have been the highest rated on all of television if not for preseason football...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8/26/12

Even exhibition football is football. NBC:  NFL PRESEASON FOOTBALL took the night with a 2.9, which is just a taste of what the numbers will be in a few weeks when the real thing returns.  Even a MADDEN NFL pre-show came in 2...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/22/12

  HBO:  Another wacko episode of TRUE BLOOD (Lilith!) topped the night in cable (and beat everything on broadcast TV except the Bachelorette finale/epilogue) with a 2.6 (a splendid 75% of the viewers under 50), down just ...
by Mitch Salem