Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

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
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Hatfields & McCoys” Keep Shooting

  History Channel, which just entered the world of scripted television 2 days ago, now owns the #1 and #2 scripted programs in the history of basic cable, as the 2d installment of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS barely declined fro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/29/12

    The real question is whether Hatfields & McCoys outrated all the networks again. NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT is so far the dominant network show of the early summer, its 3.7 more than doubling every othe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Hatfields & McCoys” Episode 2

  The second 2-hour chunk of the newly anointed most popular scripted show in the history of basic cable, History’s HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, was much like the first episode:  a strong opening hour followed by a secon...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED MIDSEASON (?) FINALE REVIEW: “The LA Complex”

    Even by CW standards–and this is a network where shows that could barely hold a slot in basic cable get renewed–THE LA COMPLEX is a clear flop, watched by about  2/10 of 1% of the 18-49 year old audie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Cougar Town”

  As anyone who cares about COUGAR TOWN knows, just a few weeks ago the series was basically being strapped into the electric chair with electrodes being attached to its forehead, and the chaplain reciting some scripture....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: A’Feudin’ and A-Watchin’

  History Channel has to be awfully happy with its decision to get into the scripted programming business.  Part 1 of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS (our review is here) premiered last night to the largest non-sports audience in ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

    It wasn’t so long ago that the announcement of an epic period love story starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen as war correspondent Martha Gellhorn and legendary novelist Ernest Hemingway, directed by Philip...
by Mitch Salem