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THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/15/12

Network Programmer conversation today:  “OK, Niagara Falls on a high wire worked–next time, let’s do someone walking on his hands across the Grand Canyon.” “Hopping across the Sahara Desert!”...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/14/12

Everyone knows it’s not worthwhile for the networks to put on real programming during the summer, because no one watches… except for the 14 million or so who tuned in last night. ABC:  Miami and Oklahoma City coope...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/10/12

And the winner isn’t. CBS:  THE TONY AWARDS, with little-known contenders for Best Musical and Best Play, and no movie stars up for any awards, hit an all-time low 1.0, the lowest rating of the night except for FOX anima...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/8/12

  Not much to say about a night when the networks weren’t even trying. ABC:  Winner of the night with a whopping 1.1 average.  The high point was a 1.4 for 20/20 at 10PM. NBC:  The only network to air anything new...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/7/12

  It has to be demoralizing for programmers to watch 3 networks’ worth of original summer programming get soundly beaten by a sitcom rerun. NBC:  The new mystical/medical soap SAVING HOPE flatlined with a 0.7.  Bel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Necessary Roughness”

  WHERE WE WERE:  Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) was a happy suburban wife and mother who provided therapy to a few clients on the side, when her entire life was disrupted by a nasty divorce that left her in need of a g...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD

    The calendar may say it’s too early for the dog days of summer, but they’ve arrived at CBS.   CBS:  DOGS IN THE CITY fell sharply from its low debut to an awful 0.9, below most of the reruns on N...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/5/12

Not a good night for grand dames.   NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT got things off to a 3.4 start, by far the biggest broadcast rating of the night, and enough to singlehandedly give the night to NBC.  But LOVE IN THE W...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Franklin & Bash”

        This summer, TNT is airing an ambitious slate of original programming, including the final season of its signature series The Closer, the launches of spinoff Major Crimes and new procedural Perception, a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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