Posts Tagged ‘sunday’
 

 

THE SKED: “Downton Abbey” – The Rich Get Richer

> PBS had to dust off its forms and sharpen the quill pens it uses to announce big ratings news, because DOWNTON ABBEY came back strong in its Season 2 debut. The network announced that Downton‘s premiere was watched by 4...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “House of Lies” Off (Truthfully) To Good Start

> Showtime had a very solid premiere Sunday for its winter series.  The night was highlighted by a fine debut for HOUSE OF LIES, the Don Cheadle management consultant comedy, which had over 1.03 million viewers in its init...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE: “Downton Abbey”

> It’s not an exaggeration to say that many people probably had to check their cable and satellite listings just to find out where their local PBS station was, once it became clear that the first season of what’s no...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/8/12

> NBC comes face-to-face with its post-football Sunday. NBC:  No doubt the network thought that whatever the quality of its new series version of John Grisham’s THE FIRM (and that quality is quite bad), name value al...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS January 8

>CBS rode a preliminary 13.7 Adult 18-49 rating from 7:00-8:17 pm last night for the prime time portion of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos wild card playoff game.  The official rating for that segment will rise t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “Pan Am”

> Although nothing is likely to be official until May, the odds are that PAN AM is heading into its final landing.  The series received a short back order from ABC, and will be off the air after February, when Good Christi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE: “Californication”

> CALIFORNICATION has been a fairly reliable performer for Showtime, although not a breakout hit (last season, airing at 9PM, it was doing around a 0.2 in 18-49s, about the same as The Big C and a little below the network’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “House Of Lies”

> HOUSE OF LIES – Sundays 10PM on Showtime – If Nothing Else Is On… Showtime took a major step forward this season with its gripping new drama series Homeland, a show worthy of being mentioned with anything on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS January 1

>NBC finished the week and began the year with a terrific finale for Sunday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, a quasi-playoff game with the winner (the Giants) taking the NFC East title and a ticket to the ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: RATINGS through Sunday December 25

>Christmas week is one of the least-viewed weeks of the year — and one of the most difficult to program.  But thanks to a Sunday Night Football game, a Christmas Eve tradition of airing It’s a Wonderful Life, a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/18/11

> This isn’t the way Flex Time was supposed to work. NBC:  As part of its multi-billion dollar deal with the NFL, NBC is supposed to have the right, during the last few weeks of the regular football season, to change...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS December 18

>A weak Sunday Night Football game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers brought NBC near its season low for the football package.  The game, which started at 8:30 pm, scored a preliminary 5.2 Adult 18-49 rat...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE WATCH: The Girl With the “Homeland” Tattoo

> WARNING:  Spoilers Abound That expelled breath heard around the country this evening was a collective sigh of relief:  HOMELAND‘s season finale didn’t collapse.  On the contrary, it delivered a sati...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Luck”

> LUCK – Sundays 9PM on HBO starting January 29 – Potential DVR Alert The TV auteur David Milch got rich by co-creating (with Steven Bochco) NYPD Blue, but he’s probably most beloved for creating Deadwood.&nbs...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/11/11

> As football season approaches its regular-season climax, viewers just can’t get enough of it. ABC:  The network’s female-oriented line-up is meant to survive football, but ABC has been shooting itself in the ...
by Mitch Salem