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SKED PILOT REPORT: PREMIERING TONIGHT – “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”

Posted November 30, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques shouldn’t be taken as full reviews, but rather as a guide to the general style and content of the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 3.6.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

Posted March 8, 2022 by Mitch Metcalf

  BROADCAST FINALS ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS jumped two-tenths to 0.85, AMERICAN IDOL rose 0.13 to 1.06, and THE ROOKIE was up 0.07 to 0.51. CBS:  60 MINUTES lost 0.02 to 0.62, THE EQUALIZER gained 0.02 to 0.60, NCIS: LA was also up 0.02 to 0.51, and SWAT gained 0.06 to 0.51. NBC:  After […]

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THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/26/14

Posted January 27, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  The Grammy Awards had no trouble singing its song last night. CBS:  THE GRAMMY AWARDS were down slightly (0.2) from last year to 9.9 in adjusted numbers, probably because the show ran so far past primetime to an Oscar-level 11:45PM.  The night started with 2.1 for 60 MINUTES, a solid number now that football […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.15.2017

Posted April 18, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

      NETWORK FINALS:  FOX’s UFC telecast gained 0.1 in final numbers, while NBC’s NHL PLAYOFFS game and ABC’s run of THE 10 COMMANDMENTS fell the same.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS games dominated Saturday cable at 1.20/1.19/1.01 (led by San Antonio […]

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Box Office Footnotes and Weekend Review Roundup – 4/8/11

Posted April 9, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Hop and Universal should enjoy this weekend while it lasts:  on Friday, the 3D Rio arrives and that’s probably the end of Hop‘s big numbers. As Mitch Metcalf explained elsewhere on this page, the agents for Russell Brand, Danny McBride and James Franco aren’t having a great day.  Also a little nervous:  Fox, which […]

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THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “Private Practice”

Posted January 6, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> 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 the first time since a 2-hour special on November 17. WHERE WE LEFT OFF:  As usual, there was all […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 7.27.2015

Posted July 28, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

  NETWORK UPDATE:  THE BACHELORETTE finale gained 0.1 in final numbers, but the AFTER THE ROSE post-show lost the same amount.  RUNNING WILD also declined by 0.1, as did PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and CEDRIC’S BARBER BATTLE. CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  VH1’s LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA was very steady in its place at the top of […]

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THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: NBC’s “Bad Judge”

Posted August 2, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  BAD JUDGE:  Thursdays 9PM on NBC starting October 2 – Change the Channel PLAYERS:  Non-Writing Executive Producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (and Anne Heche).  Star Kate Walsh.  Series creator Chad Kultgen (mostly a novelist–Jason Reitman’s new dramedy movie Men, Women & Children is based on his book–although he was also a writer on, […]

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