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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 5.9.2021

  OPENINGS:  WRATH OF MAN (Miramax/UA/MGM) held solidly through the weekend and emerged with $8.1M, better than Nobody‘s recent $6.8M start, and not too far below the $10.7M for Guy Ritchie’s pre-pandemic The ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 5.2.2021

  OPENINGS:  The only wide opening of the aweek was the low-budget horror movie SEPARATION (Open Road), which had a slow start at $1.8M. There were some new limited releases, led by FOUR GOOD DAYS (Vertical) at 298 theatr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.29.2021

        NETWORK FINALS:  ABC’s coverage of the NFL DRAFT adjusted to 1.05, which compared to a final 1.4 for the broadcast portion in 2020.  In addition, there were significant adjustments (to the next t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.25.2021

        NETWORK FINALS:  The final rating for THE OSCARS was 2.12, down 60% from the 2020 rating and consistent with other recent awards shows.  (A note to those arguing that the content of the show drove view...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4.25.2021

VIEW WITH CAUTION: The 8-11PM ABC numbers below contain viewing of THE OSCARS in the Eastern and Central time zones and mostly local or post-Oscars coverage in the Pacific Time Zone. More accurate program ratings for The Oscars...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY’S 2021 OSCARS LIVE BLOG

  A unique year in the history of movies (not to mention the history of the world) will culminate in a unique ACADEMY AWARDS tonight.  Only a small fraction of audiences will have seen any of the nominees on a big screen,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 4.25.2021

  OPENINGS:  The theatrical box office continued to pick itself up off the floor this weekend with two high-performing R-rated action movies, which thrived despite an overlapping target audience and the availability of on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.22.2021

        NETWORK FINALS:  There were meaningful adjustments (to the next tenth) for GREY’S ANATOMY, YOUNG SHELDON, UNITED STATES OF AL, and SVU.         Broadcast Official Nationals Pro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.21.2021

        NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for THE CONNERS, CHICAGO FIRE and CHICAGO PD.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart   &n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.20.2021

        NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for KENAN and NEW AMSTERDAM.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLI...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 4.18.2021

  A moderate drop for the ACM AWARDS. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings)...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 4.18.2021

  OPENINGS:  There were no truly wide openings this weekend, but the pandemic horror movie IN THE EARTH (Neon) arrived at the low end of “wide” in 547 theatres and started quietly at $500K. Next weekend’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Nevers”

  THE NEVERS:  Sunday 9PM on HBO The arrival of HBO’s THE NEVERS introduces a continuing series that’s also, in a sense, a limited one.  It was initially meant to be the latest original franchise from creator...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.11.2021

  OPENINGS:  The only new arrival in wide US release was the woebegone VOYAGERS (Lionsgate), which got a minimal push from its studio and opened at a low $1.4M, fated for $5M or so in the US. The major new international o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Rebel”

  REBEL:  Thursday 10PM on ABC Krista Vernoff is one of network TV’s most prized showrunners.  She’s successfully guided Shonda Rhimes’s Grey’s Anatomy into a remarkable 17th season of success (wh...
by Mitch Salem