Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

NIELSENWAR: Pre-Upfront – What Will the Networks Do?

  The network averages for last week are significant because they represent a full week of sweeps programming, which means reruns were at a minimum and some stunting (although not a tremendous amount of it: a Chicago Fire/...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/2/14

  NETWORK UPDATE:  SHARK TANK went even higher in final Friday numbers, up 0.1 to a new season high 2.3.  However, the entire NBC line-up (which had been preempted in Portland for an NBA playoff game) went down, DATELINE...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Resurrection”

  As bad as it is for a network when it launches a new series and no one shows up, in a way it has to be worse when the series premiere has a huge start–and then viewers drop away in droves once they’ve given i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Review: “Saturday Night Live” with Andrew Garfield

  When inspiration hit this week’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, it came from an unexpected direction.  African-American staff writer Leslie Jones, who isn’t an official cast member, pretty much blew the doors off Week...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/1/14

  AFTERNOON UPDATE:  BAD TEACHER is already on life support, down another 0.1 in adjusted numbers to 1.4.  As often happens, THE BIG BANG THEORY gained 0.1 at the expense of THE MILLERS.  THE VAMPIRE DIARIES avoided tying i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Sirens”

  A return visit to SIRENS after having seen its initial episodes revealed that the series, produced and co-created (with Bob Fisher) for US television by Denis Leary, had become even more like Rescue Me without fires, now...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Vikings”

  VIKINGS had a strong second season, both in the ratings (despite a move to a new night, and the loss of the blockbuster The Bible as its lead-in) and creatively.  The season, written start to finish by series creator Mi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Bad Teacher”

  BAD TEACHER:  Thursday 9:30PM on CBS Previously… on BAD TEACHER:  As in the movie, Meredith (Ari Graynor in the Cameron Diaz role) is teaching grade school strictly as a way of meeting the rich fathers of her stu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/30/14

  AFTERNOON UPDATE:  A trio of the morning’s lows were narrowly dodged when SURVIVOR, AMERICAN IDOL and SUBURGATORY were adjusted up 0.1.  But the adjustments giveth and taketh away:  REVOLUTION and CSI both lost ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Planted Pilot Review: “CSI: Cyber Crime”

  A planted pilot is just what it sounds like:  an episode of an existing TV show temporarily invaded by the elements of a prospective newcomer for an semi-official on-air tryout.  Networks and studios like them because ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/29/14

  AFTERNOON UPDATE:  The adjustments were mixed for the networks.  AGENTS OF SHIELD found a nice bump, up 0.2 to 2.1, and THE GOLDBERGS and TROPHY WIFE each went up 0.1.  Afternoon 0.1 hikes kept GLEE and NEW GIRL from thei...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Playing House”

  PLAYING HOUSE:  Tuesday 10PM on USA – If Nothing Else Is On… Created by and starring real-life best friends Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, PLAYING HOUSE is, as sisterhood comedies created by and starri...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR: Weekly/Season Ratings Charts; and How Low Can Bubble Shows Go?

  There was little change from last week in the new weekly averages (based on 5 days of final Same Day ratings and 2 days of overnights), as again no network averaged over 1.5 in 18-49s over the course of the week.  ABC h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: The Craig Ferguson Shoe Drops

  Craig Ferguson is maintaining that his decision to leave CBS and THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON in December is absolutely, entirely, utterly, completely, totally unrelated to the network’s recent decision t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/27/14

  NETWORK UPDATE:  BELIEVE lost 0.2 in final Sunday numbers, so instead of being up 0.1 from last week, it was actually down to a new low 1.0.  The other adjustments were of 0.1, with THE SIMPSONS, ONCE UPON A TIME and REVEN...
by Mitch Salem