Posts Tagged ‘walking dead’
 

 

THE SKED MIDSEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Walking Dead”

> Previously On… THE WALKING DEAD:  Our erstwhile humans spent many, many episodes on a farm owned by cranky vet Hershel (Scott Wilson), while they searched for the missing Sophia (Madison Lintz).  There were lo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Top Cable Shows of the Week — Final Update

For broadcasters: The end of the world as you know it?  Walking Dead not only tops the cable ratings chart, but also beat everything else on TV — by far.  The highest-rated program in prime time last week on broadcast ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings November 1-7

>It’s been a good week for the sport of football (except if you happen to work at Penn State).  The Sunday Night Football game on NBC averaged an 8.8 rating with Adults 18-49, the Saturday night college football game...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Top Cable Shows of the Week: A Returning Feature

A&E’s Duck Dynasty sits atop the cable ranking of all telecasts midway through this week.  Of course, we are saving the top spot for Sunday’s Walking Dead on AMC.  Easter Sunday is one of those rare holidays ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings Feb 28-March 5

>AMC’s Walking Dead and MTV’s Jersey Shore remain at the top of the cable ratings chart this week, although both are down a few tenths from last week.  Nevertheless, each program remains the top-rated program w...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings February 7-13

>AMC’s Walking Dead is the new king of the weekly cable ratings chart, with a terrific 4.2 Adult 18-49 rating for Sunday’s season premiere.  Read more on the Walking Dead premiere here.  The rest of the to...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings October 11-17

>ESPN’s Monday Night Football this week was down from a 6.9 to a 5.0 rating this week.  Blame AFC teams and a lopsided score.  Jersey Shore was down a tenth of a rating point and pushed into third place by a ver...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: The Return of The Walking (and Talking) Dead

> Since we last saw our rag-tag band of survivors, they’ve had to endure the loss of their leader, the man most responsible for mapping out their initial strategies and saving them along the way from all manner of deadly ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Walking Dead” Keeps Chomping

  Last night’s midseason premiere of THE WALKING DEAD was disappointingly sluggish, uncompelling, and in its ending, downright silly.  None of that mattered at all to its hordes of fans, though.  The show returned ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Walking Dead”

> But first–a nod to the sly marketing department at AMC, which cleverly lampooned its own predicament of trying to persuade at least some of the hordes of WALKING DEAD fans to stay tuned to the network next week for a ve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

AUDIENCE MAP: Cable Dramas

The AUDIENCE MAP feature continues with a look across the cable drama landscape over the past 12 months (June 1, 2o14 to May 20, 2015).  The programs are arranged by network, ranked by overall audience size within each networ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: Limping “Dead”? UPDATED

> UPDATE:  Glen Mazzara, who’d been Frank Darabont’s #2 on the WALKING DEAD writing staff,  has indeed been appointed to take over showrunning duties.  (Darabont’s continued presence, if any, is...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings March 20-26

>A quiet week on cable with no program topping a 2 rating with Adults 18-49.  With Walking Dead and Jersey Shore ending their seasons, the true granddaddy of lowest common denominator programs, WWE on USA, leads the pack t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED @ PALEYFEST 2013: “The Walking Dead”

  Spoilers were scarce at tonight’s opening THE WALKING DEAD panel at the 30th annual Paley Center For Media William S. Paley Television Festival, aka PaleyFest, which celebrates current TV with screenings and Q &...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: SNL with Kevin Hart

  Comic crumbs were hard to come by on tonight’s mostly dreadful SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.  It’s a particular disappointment because after two episodes struggling with non-comedy hosts Adam Levine and Justin Bieber...
by Mitch Salem