Posts Tagged ‘sunday’
 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/1/12

> There’s almost an embarrassment of riches on Sunday night cable, enough good shows to overload a DVR.  Since many of these series are among the most talked-about (and honored) on all of television, we’re goin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “House Of Lies”

> After a full season, it’s still not clear just what HOUSE OF LIES is. The season finale, written and directed by series creator Matthew Carnahan, centered on what became the show’s main storyline in the latter par...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Shameless”

> The second-season finale of Showtime’s SHAMELESS was unusually low-key for the rambunctious series, the result of having to deal with the aftermath of last week’s Thanksgiving dinner, where bipolar mom Monica (Chl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Californication”

> CALIFORNICATION lost a step this season, which is what often happens when a series of limited scope reaches Year 5.  Unlike other Showtime series like Weeds and Dexter, Californication has never had the appetite for seas...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD

> Not so happily ever after? ABC:  ONCE UPON A TIME has been on a series-low track since Daylight Savings Time began, and last night it hit a new low 2.7, despite a highly-promoted episode that answered the question of jus...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS April 1 — CORRECTED ACM Ratings on CBS

>The ratings for the ACM Awards on CBS were understated.  The corrected numbers appear below. CBS took a bit of a hit with the Academy of Country Music Awards, which were down over 20% 9% from last year’s telecast.&n...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Killing”

> THE KILLING:  Sundays 9PM on AMC No, really:  who did kill Rosie Larsen? WHERE WE WERE:  Possibly throwing something at the TV set.  It’s not all that unusual for a series finale to leave fans disapp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “GCB” Gets A Shot

> ABC is going to give GCB a try in the Sunday 9PM Desperate Housewives slot on April 8.  The original plan had been to air a repeat Housewives that night, but instead GCB will air back-to-back fresh episodes 9-11PM.  ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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