Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/20/14

  We won’t have Friday’s cable numbers until Monday, but there’s a good chance that ESPN’s World Cup coverage outrated everything on the broadcast networks last night. NBC:  The dubious honor of th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK THURSDAY SCORECARD – 6/19/14

  NETWORK UPDATE:  Both ROOKIE BLUE and GANG RELATED gained 0.1 in final numbers, putting ROOKIE above lsat season’s finale (although still 0.1 below last season’s premiere). THURSDAY CABLE:  As detailed in t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Rookie Blue”

  ROOKIE BLUE:  Thursday 9PM on ABC It’s quite an accomplishment for a scripted summer series on one of the broadcast networks to last five seasons on the air, and the ABC/Canadian co-production ROOKIE BLUE is now...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK TUESDAY SCORECARD – 6/17/14

  NETWORK UPDATE:  THE NIGHT SHIFT fell even lower in final numbers, down 0.1 to a 1.3 that represented just half of its AMERICA’S GOT TALENT lead-in.  The NCIS LA nudged up 0.1, while the FAMILY GUY rerun nudged down....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Dominion”

  DOMINION:  Thursday 9PM on Syfy – Change the Channel Was there really a pressing need to make a TV series out of the schlock horror movie Legion?  It’s not as though the film was much of a hit ($40M total b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale: “Fargo”

  FARGO was great television of a kind we’ve never really seen before.  Neither a prequel nor a sequel nor a remake, not even a true spin-off, this was more like a reincarnation of the Coen Brothers’ classic m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Chasing Life”

  CHASING LIFE:  Tuesday 9PM on ABCFamily Previously… on CHASING LIFE:  Very inconveniently, 24-year old aspiring Boston reporter April Carver (Italia Ricci) has just been diagnosed with leukemia.  The timing coul...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK MONDAY SCORECARD – 6/16/14

  NETWORK UPDATE:  In final numbers, both THE BACHELORETTE and MISTRESSES gained 0.1, but on FOX, 24 lost 0.1, putting it farther behind its MASTERCHEF lead-in.  The CBS MIKE & MOLLY rerun also slipped 0.1. MONDAY CABLE:...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SAT/SUN SCORECARD – 6/14-15/14

  NETWORK UPDATE:  Game 5 of the NBA FINALS adjusted up to 6.8 in final ratings, 0.8 above its preliminary number.  (The 2013 Finals lasted to Game 7, and adjusted all the way up to a 10.6 rating for that game, which is why ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Louie”

  Voting is going on right now for this year’s Emmy nominations, and LOUIE is on the ballot as a “comedy.”  It’s not the only show to squeeze into a category where it may not truly belong–Ora...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “The Fosters”

  THE FOSTERS:  Monday 9PM on ABCFamily THE FOSTERS ended its first season on a near tidal wave of melodrama, and along the way it lost a great deal of the modest charm and believable emotions that had made it work in the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Murder In the First”

  MURDER IN THE FIRST:  Monday 10PM on TNT Previously… on MURDER IN THE FIRST:  San Francisco homicide detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) are investigating two crimes conn...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Game of Thrones”

  Season 4 of HBO’s epic GAME OF THRONES had the good fortune to cover the back half of George R. R. Martin’s third novel in the series, “A Storm of Swords,” which is perhaps the most thrill-packed ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK FRIDAY SCORECARD – 6/13/14

  NETWORK UPDATE:  The STANLEY CUP FINALS adjusted up to 2.3 after time zones were accounted for.  In addition, 20/20 rose by 0.1.  FRIDAY CABLE:  See our WORLD CUP SKEDBALL post for a detailed breakdown of the dayR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Believe”

  BELIEVE was one of the more regrettable failures of the 2013-14 broadcast season.  That wasn’t because of its premise (super-powered girl is pursued by evil scientists who want to weaponize her gifts, ho hum), but...
by Mitch Salem