Posts Tagged ‘Friday’
 

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

> Real Steel is opening at forecast — at a very decent level, but will it be enough to cover the big visual effects costs and all the above-the-line talent expenses?  More on that in Box Office Footnotes.  In se...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: Friday Ratings – Network Scorecard – 9/30/11

> It being a Friday, not a single show on network television could even manage a 2 rating in 18-49s.  Even within that narrow radius, though, there was room to be a loser. CBS:  A GIFTED MAN (see our Pilot + 1 Review)...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: FRIDAY RATINGS September 30

> CBS narrowly won the second Friday of the season with a 1.5 Adult 18-49 rating (each of the three scripted programs was down 0.2 from premiere week), while NBC and FOX followed closely with a 1.4 rating, fueled by lower cost ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

> This weekend is all about the holdovers.  It looks like Dolphin Tale and Moneyball will lead the way this weekend, followed closely by The Lion King in 3D.  Courageous and 50/50 look like they will be the strongest ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED”S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “A Gifted Man”

> 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: NBC Postpones Friday

>Deadline reports that NBC has pushed the launch of its scripted Friday shows CHUCK and GRIMM by a week, from October 21 to October 28.  Supposedly this is to give the series the benefit of a 2-day Halloween marketing push...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: FRIDAY September 23 Results

> CBS won the first Friday night of the season with a low 1.7 Adult 18-49 rating.  It really was a costly victory as they threw three scripted dramas on the air, a very expensive proposition for a rating well below a 2.&nb...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

> With early studio projections all over the map, it looks like it could be a long weekend of jockeying for the top spot.  Right now, it looks like Lion King in 3D will be number #1 with over $23 million.  Moneyball, ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: CBS’s “A Gifted Man” – PREMIERING TONIGHT

> 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
 

 
 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

>After a pretty long string of accurate box office predictions, ShowBuzzDaily really missed the boat on The Lion King in 3D.  We were debating between an $11 million or $15 million forecast and decided to go with the lower...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: FRIDAY Ratings This Fall

> FRIDAYS this Fall officially start September 23, and no one really cares.  Very few new shows are premiering on the night, and many premieres will be delayed.  If you have some time on your hands, click “read ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

>Finally, The Help has been knocked off its perch, after facing one turd of a movie after another for four weeks.   Contagion will open at #1 with over $22 million (slightly above forecast) and headed for about $72 mi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE BIJOU EARLY RETURNS – UPDATED: BOXOFFICE THE BARBARIAN

> UPDATE: Deadline has a clearer picture of the day’s boxoffice, and THE HELP is already having a superb weekend, leading the day with $5.7M, down a tiny 25% from last week.  If this number holds, its full weekend co...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY AUGUST 5 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

>Rise of the Planet of the Apes will finish the weekend at #1 with an estimated $51 million at this point, significantly above the ShowBuzzDaily forecast.  In contrast, Universal’s The Change-Up is struggli...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY JULY 22 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

>Captain America beat expectations and opened far ahead of the second weekend of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which should drop a hefty 72%.  Friends with Benefits opened OK but below forecast.  Overal...
by Mitch Metcalf