Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Saturday Night Live” with Paul Rudd

  There were more cameo stars in the first 15 minutes of tonight’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE than regular cast members, and since SNL has enough regulars for a small city, that’s saying something.  It all got Paul R...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Friday Network Scorecard – 12/6/13

  An atypical night of programming on CBS helped out the competition. NBC:  Everything on the line-up was up:  DATELINE by 0.2 to 1.4, GRIMM by 0.3 to 1.6 and even DRACULA by 0.2 to 1.1. ABC:  A strong night here as wel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Friday News: Scandal, Dads & Low Winter Sun

  Networks like to issue news on Fridays in the hope that the items will be lost in the ether, and here are some updates that managed to escape. The back half of the season for SCANDAL is going to be even more rocket-paced...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/5/13

  Last night, the hills were, without a doubt, alive. NBC:  What’s on the drawing board this morning at NBC?  Hello, Dolly with Miley Cyrus?  Kanye West in Fiddler On the Roof?  Katy Perry as Mame?  Sweeney Todd wit...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: THE SKED NETWORK/CABLE SCORECARD – 12/4/13

  AFTERNOON UPDATE:  MODERN FAMILY and ARROW both rose 0.1 in final numbers, particularly good news for ARROW, now at 1.2.  Their respective teammates, however, fell by the same amount, as both SUPER FUN NIGHT and THE TOMORR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Mob City”

  MOB CITY:  Wednesday 9PM on TNT As a writer and director, Frank Darabont has never been in a hurry.  His The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Majestic and The Mist all run over 2 hours (Green Mile is over 3), ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/3/13

Tuesday fast national ratings with relevant comparisons: MONDAY UPDATE:  The newly-renewed THE BLACKLIST came down 0.3 in final post-football numbers to 3.2.  That removed the episode’s preliminary distinction of tying ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Fall Finale Review: “The Originals”

  THE ORIGINALS and its creator/showrunner Julie Plec have been fearless about plunging viewers of the New Orleans-set supernatural soap into a veritable bayou of mythology.  We’re half a season in, and already swam...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “The Blacklist” Stays NBC’s Most Wanted

  NBC has little enough to brag about these days, so it’s understandable that the network would want to claim victory for its breakout drama THE BLACKLIST as quickly as possible.  There’s no practical benefit ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/2/13

  A very big night for The Blacklist, although we won’t know just how big until this afternoon. NBC:  Last night’s preliminary numbers are probably inflated by the local New Orleans station’s coverage of NFL...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Fall Finale Review: “The Blacklist”

  We’ll find out in just a few weeks exactly how big a hit NBC’s THE BLACKLIST really is, thanks to the network’s announcement that the show will air in January for the first time outside the protective s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR: The Midseason Battles Begin, “Walking Dead” Chews On Fall Finale Record

  NOTE:  Season To Date and Weekly Network Ratings Charts Are Below NBC made a surprise move today, announcing that THE BLACKLIST, rather than following the pattern of last season’s Revolution and airing only with T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/1/13

  Except for football and a football-adjacent show, no network programming on Sunday night even hit a 2 rating. ABC:  As it heads towards its midseason climax, ONCE UPON A TIME tied its series low 1.9.  The Hallmark Hall of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Treme”

  TREME:  Sunday 9PM on HBO You don’t need big ratings to be considered a success on HBO (just ask Lena Dunham), but generating buzz is essential.  That’s something TREME never did, despite a small hard core ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Getting On”

  GETTING ON:  Sunday 10PM on HBO Previously on… GETTING ON:  At a geriatric extended care ward in a Los Angeles hospital, Nurses Dawn (Alex Borstein) and Didi (Niecy Nash) attempt to cope with bureaucracy, their n...
by Mitch Salem