Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 6/3/12

  On a night when nothing even came close to ESPN’s coverage of Game 4 of the Boston/Miami NBA PLAYOFFS with its lofty 4.9 rating, there was still plenty to see elsewhere on cable.   HBO:  GAME OF THRONES had a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/4/12

  If only NBC could just show talent competitions…   NBC:  If it weren’t for a 1.0 GRIMM rerun at 10PM,  NBC would easily have won the night.  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was Monday’s highest-rated...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Longmire”

      COMING THIS WEEK:  The New and Improved SHOWBUZZDAILY!     It’s a paradox of American pop culture of the moment that you can barely sell a movie ticket for anything that even smells like a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/3/12

      This morning, every singing competition series tried to sign Adele. NBC:  ADELE LIVE IN LONDON did (for summer) a very solid 1.7, winning its hour and beating ABC’s season premiere of Secret Milliona...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Game of Thrones”

        After last week’s tumultuous, spectacular battle of Blackpool, tonight’s Season 2 finale of GAME OF THRONES was, necessarily, somewhat lower-key.  It served more as a coda, and as a tran...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/1/12

  Best Friends not forever. NBC:  The burn-off of the final episodes of BEST FRIENDS FOREVER was ugly, as they scored a CW-level 0.6.  DATELINE more than doubled that with a 1.4, winning the 9PM hour and a close 2d place...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Touch”

TOUCH is a show that thrives on impenetrable mysteries, so perhaps one day it will solve its own.  The show was FOX’s big midseason drama play (Terra Nova was the fall’s), by virtue of being created by Heroes write...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS May 31 — Duets Dying Even with No Competition

ABC’s singing competition series Duets is fading, averaging a 1.5 rating from 8-10 pm last night (down from last week’s 1.7 premiere).  A drop in the second week is not abnormal, but keep in mind Duets faced st...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/31/12

    The question, as it is every summer:  will the viewers come back in the fall? ABC:  DUETS got off to a bad start last week, and despite little competition, it was down to a 1.5 in its second installment.  ROOKI...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS May 30

With the NBA conference finals continuing last night and History’s hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys ending its short run last night, the best the broadcast networks could muster was a 2.6 Adult 18-49 rating for FO...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings May 22-28

On the cable front this past seven days, only the NBA could stop History’s rampaging Hatfield & McCoys.  On Monday night, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals (Boston Celtics at Miami Heat) averaged a 4.1 rating ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Hatfields & McCoys” Blows Up The Record Books – Again

    It’s not exactly a surprise that History’s HATFIELDS & MCCOYS had another spectacular ratings night with its conclusion on Wednesday.  The show actually went up from its record-setting Part 1 audi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/30/12

    Summer network TV continues to fall behind cable. FOX:  It’s all but a foregone conclusion that everything on network TV last night was outrated by the Boston/Miami NBA Playoffs and History’s conclusi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS May 29

America’s Got Talent powered NBC to another nightly victory last night.  A repeat AGT scored a 2.0 preliminary rating with Adults 18-49 at 8 pm, and an original hour at 9 pm averaged a 3.7 rating (up from the showR...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED FINALE REVIEW: “Hatfields & McCoys”

    HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, already a blockbuster hit, kept its best and most compelling hours for last.  Although the conclusion of the 6-hour tale, directed throughout by Kevin Reynolds and with this installment wr...
by Mitch Salem