Posts Tagged ‘chelsea’
 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD 3/27/12

> Dancing doesn’t mambo as fast as it used to. ABC:  The DANCING WITH THE STARS results show did a whole lot better at 9PM than The River‘s ratings, winning the hour with a 3.0 (compared to River‘s mid-1 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/8/12

> Somewhere, Edward R. Murrow weeps. CBS:  The attempt to resurrect Murrow’s 59-year old celebrity interview vehicle PERSON TO PERSON with Charlie Rose and Lara Logan flopped badly with a 1.1 (wait, people didn’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: The Return of COMMUNITY! (And Other NBC Stuff)

> If you hear bells pealing and catch sight of Human Beings dancing (well, not so much dancing as meta-dancing that references obscure pop culture artifacts from 20 years ago), it’s because NBC has finally freed COMMUNITY...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/29/12

> February Sweeps go out not with a bang, but with the other thing. ABC:  The first “midseason arc” episode of REVENGE looked almost exactly like all the other episodes, so it was fitting that the rating stayed...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/7/12

> Viewers could tell that REVENGE wasn’t FOR REAL. ABC:  Serialized dramas repeat notoriously badly, so the network had the clever idea of filling in the spring schedule gap with a “news” show about true-...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/14/12

> Look away. FOX:  The only network with anything to boast about, and even that has a couple of asterisks.  AMERICAN IDOL will probably edge out The Voice for bragging rights to the week once final numbers are in (rig...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/21/12

>   BENT finds the welcome mat to be more of a trapdoor. NBC:  Even facing a repeat Modern Family on ABC, BENT had a catastrophic 1.0 premiere (down to 0.9 in its 2d half-hour).  See our Pilot + 1 Review.  T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/10/12

> Potentially good news for Cougar Town fans. ABC:  Cougar Town needs a timeslot, and Tuesday 8:30PM should be opening up any minute now, as 20% of the people who watched WORK IT the first time ran away screaming this week...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/25/12

> Welcome back to Network Scorecard, where we consider the perplexing case of AMERICAN IDOL. FOX:  It’s now clear that the biggest story of the 2011-12 television season is the slump in established reality-competitio...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/1/12

> Question for the class:  are the travails of AMERICAN IDOL and THE X FACTOR good or bad for NBC’s THE VOICE?  Discuss among yourselves for the next 4 days. FOX:  It’s becoming a familiar song: ...
by Mitch Salem