Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/4/13

  Hannibal doesn’t have much of an appetite.   NBC:  The positive spin on HANNIBAL‘s 1.6 debut is that it’s better than NBC has done in that awful timeslot in roughly a year, and a considerable boos...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/3/13

  A solid start for ABC’s new sitcom. ABC:  The night’s new configuration worked out well, at least for now.  THE MIDDLE was up 0.2 to 2.0 (still 15% below its season average), while SUBURGATORY, although sli...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/2/13

  Essentially, right now you could air a reading of the US budget after The Voice and do some kind of number. NBC:  THE VOICE continued on its merry way, up 0.2 from last Tuesday’s installment to 4.3.  The first ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: “How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” PILOT REVIEW

    HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE):  Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC –  Change the Channel There isn’t much to be said for the exhaustively titled midseason comedy HOW TO LIVE WITH YOU...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Justified”

  Season 4 of  JUSTIFIED may or may not have been its best so far–Margo Martindale’s Mags Bennett still towers over Season 2–but it was unquestionably the most thrillingly novelistic, true to the show...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The New Normal”

  Over the course of the season, THE NEW NORMAL toned down its most disastrous miscalculation, which can be summarized in two words:  Ellen Barkin.  Not Barkin the very fine actress, of course, but the character she was ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY CABLE RATINGS REPORT – 3/31/13

  Simply a spectacular night for cable television. AMC:  The season finale for THE WALKING DEAD had an astounding 9.1 rating in 18-49s when its 9PM, 11PM, midnight and 1AM airings are combined, and the 9PM broadcast alone...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/1/13

NBC hopes last night’s Revolution rating was an April Fool’s joke. Last night’s ratings compared to the comparable night last year, in this case March 26 instead of April 2 because the NCAA Champsionship was p...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED–THE SKED: “Game Of Thrones,” “Walking Dead,” “The Bible” All Huge On Sunday

  More numbers have been released for Sunday night’s event cable airings, and it was a big night for everyone.  The most voracious bite came from the Season 3 finale of THE WALKING DEAD, setting a new record with 12...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/31/13

  Considering all that was happening on cable last night, it’s not much of a surprise that hardly anyone showed up at the networks. ABC:  The network started the night with a ONCE UPON A TIME rerun, and its dismal 0...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Game of Thrones”

  GAME OF THRONES:  Sunday 9PM on HBO That ineffable “It” that HBO referred to in the classic “It’s Not TV.  It’s HBO” ad campaign is now remarkably widespread, from FX to AMC, from Sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Walking Dead”

  The biters and the Governor took their toll on the humans who remained in Season 3 of THE WALKING DEAD, but the show’s potentially most damaging casualty may have been at AMC’s own hand, when it decided to ge...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/29/31

  The endings aren’t going to be happy. ABC:  No one showed up for the last-ditch Friday run of HAPPY ENDINGS, which only managed 0.9/0.7 in its 2 half-hours, probably sealing its fate.  (It’s a sign of where...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/28/13

American Idol has gone seriously out of tune. FOX:  How to describe the depths of last night’s 2.7 rating for AMERICAN IDOL?  It was the lowest rated regular episode of the series ever, including its first season, when ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Neighbors”

  I’m not sure when THE NEIGHBORS started winning me over.  I dismissed the pilot as an overbroad, gimmicky, mostly witless rehash of 3d Rock From the Sun, but as quickly as an October episode where Zabvronian alien...
by Mitch Salem