Posts Tagged ‘Thursday’
 

 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “The Vampire Diaries”

> CW’s biggest only hit THE VAMPIRE DIARIES returned to the schedule. WHERE WE LEFT OFF:  The painstakingly-mounted plot to once and for all kill Original Vampire Klaus (Joseph Morgan) failed when Stefan (Paul Wesley...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “Grey’s Anatomy”

> Even diminished from the powerhouse it once was, GREY’S ANATOMY is the foundation of ABC’s drama schedule, and its return to the air after a nearly 2 month absence should lift the network’s Thursday consider...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “The Secret Circle”

> After a hiatus so long that it seemed as though CW had found its own witchcraft to create more repeats of THE SECRET CIRCLE than there’d been original episodes to start, the series finally returned to original episodes....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “Private Practice”

> Thursday night brought a mother lode of returning serialized dramas to broadcast TV, with both ABC and CW returning to duty.  Let’s start by looking at ABC’s 10PM PRIVATE PRACTICE, airing a fresh episode for ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/29/11

> More repeats:  CBS could do this all season. CBS:  A sparkling 2.0 average, spearheaded by BIG BANG THEORY‘s 2.8–a number so good that if it were earned by a new episode on any other network, it would be...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS December 29

>Another night of all repeats on the broadcast networks last night.  Saturday night some original programming returns to the schedule with New Year’s Eve specials hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Carson Daly.    ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/22/11

> Season 1 of X Factor is in the books. FOX:  On a night with only 2 other weak hours of first-run network programming, THE X FACTOR‘s season finale of course dominated, with a 3.8 rating that concluded a very solid ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS December 22

>Last night FOX concluded The X Factor last night and hit a 3.8 Adult 18-49 rating for the night, which might go up to a 3.9 in the official nationals later today.  CBS finished in second place with an all-repeat lineup, w...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/15/11

> Silent Night = America’s TV sets during holiday season… FOX:  Reality competition shows are supposed to build as contestants are eliminated and the show nears its conclusion.  THE X FACTOR, though, has b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS December 15

>December 15 is traditionally around the last night there is any significant number of original episodes on the broadcast networks’ schedules and also the date when television usage starts to drop dramatically until botto...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 12/1/11

> Even with weakened competition on the other 2 networks, NBC and FOX weren’t able to capitalize. NBC:  There were holiday specials on ABC and reruns on CBS, and none of it did much for the NBC line-up.  COMMUNI...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS December 1

>FOX ratings last night were nearly identical to two Thursdays ago (the last time The X Factor and Bones were in originals).  Both shows last represent major time period improvements over the same night last year: The X Fa...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/17/11

> The final Thursday of November sweeps wasn’t impressive for anyone. ABC:  The network had to be disappointed with the 2.5 earned by its 2-hour, much-promoted “intervention” episode of PRIVATE PRACTICE, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS November 17 & Sweep Update

>Compared to last year, CBS is closest to the the network rating on the same night last November.  FOX is still way up over the final Thursday of the 2010 November sweep, and ABC and NBC are way down year-to-year.  On...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: THURSDAY Ratings Advisory

>Remember that the fast nationals for The CW Thursday schedule will be vastly inflated by local coverage of NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. Because of football pre-emptions in New York and Denver (on WPIX and KWGN)...
by Mitch Metcalf