Posts Tagged ‘Wednesday’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Whitney”

> And so we come to the age-old query:  after 6 months and 22 half-hours of television, has WHITNEY gotten any better? Well, it’s changed.  A revisit to the show on the occasion of its season finale, written by ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/21/12

>   BENT finds the welcome mat to be more of a trapdoor. NBC:  Even facing a repeat Modern Family on ABC, BENT had a catastrophic 1.0 premiere (down to 0.9 in its 2d half-hour).  See our Pilot + 1 Review.  T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS March 21

>FOX declined again last night as American Idol continues to erode.  However, viewers didn’t shift to the network competition as CBS was down a touch and ABC, as expected, was down significantly (repeats this week ve...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Bent”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/14/12

> Look away. FOX:  The only network with anything to boast about, and even that has a couple of asterisks.  AMERICAN IDOL will probably edge out The Voice for bragging rights to the week once final numbers are in (rig...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS March 14

>Original episodes graced the schedules of CBS and ABC Wednesday night, bringing ABC back above a 2 rating for the night and CBS close to a 3 rating.  American Idol suffered a bit, down four tenths of a rating point with A...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED @ PALEYFEST 2012: “Revenge”

> Despite ABC’s attempts to claim otherwise, REVENGE is more “hittish” than true hit.  Although it premiered with strong ratings in the low 3s, it’s since come down to numbers in the mid-2s, usually...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/7/12

> Viewers could tell that REVENGE wasn’t FOR REAL. ABC:  Serialized dramas repeat notoriously badly, so the network had the clever idea of filling in the spring schedule gap with a “news” show about true-...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS March 7

>American Idol is still way down from last year, but last night’s episode ticked from the past few weeks.  But The Voice also had a good week — so Idol remains behind the pace of the upstart singing show. ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/29/12

> February Sweeps go out not with a bang, but with the other thing. ABC:  The first “midseason arc” episode of REVENGE looked almost exactly like all the other episodes, so it was fitting that the rating stayed...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS February 29

>American Idol edged down again this week, but the rate of decline is slowing.  The Wednesday edition appears to be locking in on a 5 rating or just below.  Meanwhile, ABC bounced back from last week and is approachin...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD- 2/22/12

> At FOX, perhaps the most terrifying 7 words in the English language:  AMERICAN IDOL May Not Have Hit Bottom. FOX:  Despite no special competition on any other network, Idol‘s 5.1 was down a full ratings point ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS February 22

>American Idol continue to flounder.  Just when we thought the Wednesday edition could hold the line at a 6 rating, it now appears that a 5 rating could be the benchmark.  Idol is no longer hearing the footsteps of Th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: The Return of COMMUNITY! (And Other NBC Stuff)

> If you hear bells pealing and catch sight of Human Beings dancing (well, not so much dancing as meta-dancing that references obscure pop culture artifacts from 20 years ago), it’s because NBC has finally freed COMMUNITY...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/15/12

>REVENGE… not so sweet.ABC: It was finally time for Revenge to wind itself back around and reach the flashforward that started the pilot, climaxing the series’ initial plotline, but viewers weren’t all that in...
by Mitch Salem