Posts Tagged ‘upfronts’
 

 

THE SKED: “Guys” With More Episodes and the Sad State of Network Back Orders

  Today’s announcement by NBC that GUYS WITH KIDS has received a 4-episode back order (making for a season total of 17 episodes) seems to require some note. In last night’s ratings, Guys had a 1.3 rating in 18-...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR: The Fall 2019 ABC Schedule & Analysis

We’ve reached the broadcast networks’ Upfront Week… which used to be a lot more central to our television lives than it is now.  Ratings everywhere are down, and there’s no reason to think they’ve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: C7 Will Save the Networks! (Or Maybe Not)

  According to Advertising Age, advertisers have begun to buy time on the broadcast networks for the 2014-15 TV season, which is the whole reason the hoopla of the “Upfronts” exists in the first place.  There ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

  AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is The Big One, not just for ABC but for any network this fall.  A spin-off of one of the most successful movies ever made (and part of a gigantically successful ongoing franchise), co-written and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland”

  ABC has had no success at all in the Thursday 8PM slot for years, which is doubly frustrating now that 9PM and 10PM are humming along beautifully with the Grey’s Anatomy/Scandal duo.  The network is trying somethi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: “Late Night” To Be With Seth Meyers

  Perhaps the worst-kept secret in recent network history is one no longer, as NBC officially announced today that it will be fellow former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host Seth Meyers who will take over from Jimmy ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR: The Fall 2019 FOX Schedule & Analysis

We’ve reached the broadcast networks’ Upfront Week… which used to be a lot more central to our television lives than it is now.  Ratings everywhere are down, and there’s no reason to think they’ve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: CW Makes Its Decisions

  Once again, CW demonstrated that it operates under different economics than the other broadcast networks.  Much of its revenue comes from episodes streamed online via Netflix and Hulu, which makes sometimes puny on-air ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Mixology”

  Another TBD for ABC’s midseason:  the high-concept comedy MIXOLOGY.  The entire season takes place in a single night, at a bar where 10 single people are looking for love (or a close substitute), which–if t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Pick-Ups

  The biggest surprise from CW wasn’t any one of its pilot orders–it was the decision to renew THE CARRIE DIARIES, a show that showed little ratings promise in its first season.  Apparently the explanation is ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S NIELSENWAR – Week 8

  We’re now mid-way through November sweeps, and it’s time to ask once again:  What do we know now about this TV season that we didn’t know before? THERE WERE NO NEW BREAKOUT HITS THIS FALL.  Despite al...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR: The NBC Fall 2019 Schedule & Analysis

  We’ve reached the broadcast networks’ Upfront Week… which used to be a lot more central to our television lives than it is now.  Ratings everywhere are down, and there’s no reason to think they&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Promo – “Star-Crossed”

  The final bit of Upfronts material released by CW is a brief clip from its midseason series STAR-CROSSED, about an alien and a human in love. A group of nervous, ostracized teens (presumably the aliens) are bused into a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR: ABC Fall Schedule & Analysis (Includes 5-Network Grid)

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder than ever t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: The New CBS Schedule – Grid & Instant Analysis

  By CBS standards, the network is making a large number of moves with its 2013-14 schedule.  Changes are in store for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday–including finally pulling the trigger on a 4-sitcom Thursda...
by Mitch Salem