Posts Tagged ‘ABC’
 

 

Season Averages: FOX Poised to Move Into 2nd Place Soon, Pushing NBC to 3rd

Through February 4 (20 weeks into this broadcast season), CBS leads with a 2.70 rating with adults 18-49, followed by NBC (2.40), FOX (2.19) and ABC (1.83).  But very soon, FOX will move past NBC in the season averages and is ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Suburgatory”

  When SUBURGATORY went on the air last season, it had a clear vision:  as the title suggests, it was a light but acerbic satire about the perils of living a few too many miles from New York City, reflected through the ga...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Work It”

> 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 sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: GCB Ratings Forecast

>GCB finally arrives Sunday night at 10 after Desperate Housewives, as it lurches toward its series finale in May.  With a little luck, we will stop hearing “we shall receive” in the ABC promos at a carpet-bomb...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Season Ratings Night by Night

Earlier, we saw the season to date ratings for each broadcast network.  Of course, the Monday-Sunday weekly primetime average does not tell the whole story.  Each night of the week has its own character and dynamics.  Here a...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS June 24

NBC won a painful Sunday night with a 1.2 preliminary Adult 18-49 rating from 7-11 pm.  The U.S. Olympic Trials at 7 pm, featuring track and field from Eugene, Oregon, averaged a 1.2 rating, starting at a 1.0 in the 7:00 half ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Broadcast Season Averages

A quick update. SEASON TO DATE through five full weeks (32 nights of official ratings and 3 nights of adjusted fast nationals), NBC is averaging a 2.73 rating in prime time (up 19% from the same period last year). FOX is now s...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Last Man Standing”

> 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 MIDSEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  In its ninth season, GREY’S ANATOMY remains a model of smoothly operating network soap.  This week’s midseason finale, written by Consulting Producer Debora Cahn and directed by Rob Corn, had the bonus of be...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS May 29

America’s Got Talent powered NBC to another nightly victory last night.  A repeat AGT scored a 2.0 preliminary rating with Adults 18-49 at 8 pm, and an original hour at 9 pm averaged a 3.7 rating (up from the showR...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: 1st Pre-Look At ABC’s Fall Comedies

> DISCLAIMER: These initial impressions are based on the clips (usually 3-5 minutes) released by the networks to use in their Upfront presentations and for promos.  They’re chosen to sell the show, not to accurately ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Monday Ratings September 17 — The Premieres Begin

NBC had a terrific first night of The Voice and Revolution combo.  In its second Monday this season, The Voice perked up to a 4.6 rating with Adults 18-49 from 8-10 pm, up from a 4.2 last Monday.  There seemed to be a l...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS September 25

> With an “average” NFL game on NBC (if you consider a 7+ rating in primetime average), the other networks premiered their Sunday lineups with only moderate success at best.  ABC got off to a very sluggish star...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Cougar Town” Lives!

  So much for those “safe” 2d position pilot deals for the cast:  while ABC is, indeed, canceling COUGAR TOWN, the show isn’t going to that badly-titled place in the sky.  Instead, TBS has ordered a 4th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: New Fall Show On-Air Promotion — August 1 Update

>With network on-air promotion activity tracked in hit summer shows (those at or above a 2.0 Adult 18-49 rating) for the second half of July, each network’s marketing strategies are becoming clearer. FOX, with only a 15-h...
by Mitch Salem