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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Bates Motel”

  The first season of BATES MOTEL pulled one of the season’s more interesting sleights of hand.  In theory a prequel to Psycho, more often than not it used the source material as pretext for a quite different kind o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD

  If everyone who wrote a snarky blog post about THE NEWSROOM had a Nielsen box, the show would have outrated the Super Bowl. HBO:  THE NEWSROOM had a 1.0 18-49 rating on 2.1 million total viewers, meaning about 65% of it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Longmire”

  LONGMIRE:  Monday 10PM on A&E LONGMIRE may be the best CBS show not to air on CBS.  A cleanly-executed, straightforward procedural that skews old (3/4 of its viewers are over 50), it’s a show that knows what ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/1/12

  We speculated yesterday that HBO might have carefully timed its renewal of THE NEWSROOM not to coincide with the show’s Episode 2 ratings, and we may have been right. HBO:  The Newsroom took a substantial hit from...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED MINISERIES REVIEW: “Coma”

  Not every novel needs to be a 4-hour miniseries, and a good example is A&E’s new version of COMA.  Robin Cook’s novel was capably filmed in 1978 by Michael Crichton in a brisk 113 minutes, and extending ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/15/12

  Breaking Bad‘s arrival was the big ratings news on Sunday night, while the launch of Political Animals wasn’t. HBO:  TRUE BLOOD, as usual, took the night with a 2.7 that was a tick higher than last week, bea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Bates Motel”

  BATES MOTEL:  Monday 10PM on A&E The idea of a pilot is to provide a template for the series that’s to come, but while the first hour of BATES MOTEL is accomplished and well-acted, it’s difficult to tell...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Longmire”

      COMING THIS WEEK:  The New and Improved SHOWBUZZDAILY!     It’s a paradox of American pop culture of the moment that you can barely sell a movie ticket for anything that even smells like a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 8/12/12

  Status was mostly quo in the Sunday night cable ratings. HBO:  The craziness that is TRUE BLOOD was down just a tick from last week, still overwhelmingly beating the rest of cable with 2.6 (and almost 80% of its viewers...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED CABLE NEWS: “Mad Men” Premieres Slightly Down, “Bates Motel” Books Another Season

  Six seasons in, it’s probably safe to say that the people who watch MAD MEN are the people who watch Mad Men, and the ratings for last night’s Season 6 premiere were by and large very steady with last year...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 8/5/12

  Any negative ratings effect due to the Olympics seems to have subsided, as the numbers were generally up for cable on Sunday night. HBO:  TRUE BLOOD, of course, was in the lead, with a 2.7 rating that was up slightly fr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Longmire”

  In its second season, A&E’s neo-western LONGMIRE has become a superior procedural-plus, effectively knitting together both its frontier and cop genres and its crime-of-the-week and serialized storylines with an...
by Mitch Salem