2019-20 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: The NBC Fall 2019 Schedule & Analysis

Posted May 12, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  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 hit bottom, which has caused seismic changes in the ways networks make scheduling decisions.  Among other things, with revenues from […]

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2019-20 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: The Fall 2019 FOX Schedule & Analysis

Posted May 13, 2019 by Mitch Salem

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 hit bottom, which has caused seismic changes in the ways networks make scheduling decisions.  Among other things, with revenues from on-air […]

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2017-18 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: REVISED 5-Network Grid with New NBC Line-Up

Posted May 30, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  In a very unusual move, NBC has already made major changes in the fall schedule that it announced just 2 weeks ago.  In fact, it’s changed the centerpiece of that schedule, reversing the move of its breakout hit This Is Us to Thursdays, and leaving it instead on Tuesday.   As the chart indicates, This Is […]

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2018-19 TV Season

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

Posted May 14, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  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 to authoritatively analyze the thought process that goes into a broadcaster’s cancellation, renewal and pick-up decisions, because network ad revenues directly […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Trailer – “Super Fun Night”

Posted May 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ABC is all-in with Rebel Wilson next fall.  The network has given SUPER FUN NIGHT, which she wrote as well as stars in, its showcase Wednesday 9:30PM slot, behind Modern Family.  Wilson plays one of a trio of pals who’ve never been successful with guys and spend their Friday nights together hanging out at […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15: FOX & NBC Begin Their Pick-Ups

Posted May 6, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  NBC and FOX will be the first broadcast networks to announce their 2014-15 schedules next Monday, so it makes sense that they’re the first to begin announcing their new series pick-ups.  No trailers have yet been released, but here are some quick facts on each: FOX Note:  In addition to those below, FOX has […]

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2014-15 TV Season

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: ABC’s “American Crime”

Posted May 13, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  AMERICAN CRIME:  Sunday 9PM Midseason on ABC THE FACTS:  John Ridley, this year’s Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner for 12 Years A Slave, has written a serialized crime drama very specifically about race, in which a Latino teen is arrested for the murder of the son of Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman. WHAT IT’S […]

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THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: NBC Promo – “The Blacklist”

Posted May 12, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Wasting no time, NBC has already issued the promo for its fall Monday 10PM drama THE BLACKLIST: At first glance, it appears to be a mash-up of 24 and Silence of the Lambs, with James Spader as the show’s ersatz Hannibal Lecter, with his own Clarice Starling-ish inexperienced FBI agent as his confidante (there’s […]

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