Posts Tagged ‘rookie blue’
 

 

THE SKED: “Rookie Blue” Now A Veteran

  Until this summer’s Under the Dome, the list of successful scripted summer shows on the broadcast networks was a short one.  In fact, in recent years it’s consisted mainly of ABC’s Canadian cop drama R...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/24/12

  Dancing beats singing. ABC:  The summer isn’t off to a great start, with the hugely-hyped premiere of DUETS–more of a variety show than a competition in its first episode– failing to spark much viewer ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8/16/12

Football isn’t even back yet, and it’s already a winner. FOX:  PRESEASON NFL FOOTBALL carried the night with 1.9. CBS:  Only the 1.1 for a PERSON OF INTEREST rerun kept CBS from the evening crown, as BIG BROTHER d...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/27/12

    Anyone watching network television last night needs to get an HBO subscription and find AMC on their channel guides, because there were stunning episodes of Mad Men and Game of Thrones on hand, even by those serie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 8/30/12

The Republican miniseries ends.  Also, last night’s preliminary numbers are more preliminary than usual, because preseason NFL football made for lots of local preemptions. NBC:  An odd evening.  Again, numbers may be s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5/31/12

    The question, as it is every summer:  will the viewers come back in the fall? ABC:  DUETS got off to a bad start last week, and despite little competition, it was down to a 1.5 in its second installment.  ROOKI...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS May 31 — Duets Dying Even with No Competition

ABC’s singing competition series Duets is fading, averaging a 1.5 rating from 8-10 pm last night (down from last week’s 1.7 premiere).  A drop in the second week is not abnormal, but keep in mind Duets faced st...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS May 24 — Summer Begins

FOX won the first night of summer with a 2.4 preliminary rating with Adults 18-49 for the two-hour premiere of So You Think You Can Dance from 8-10 pm.  This is down a disappointing 27% from last summer’s 3.3-rated pre...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/7/12

  It has to be demoralizing for programmers to watch 3 networks’ worth of original summer programming get soundly beaten by a sitcom rerun. NBC:  The new mystical/medical soap SAVING HOPE flatlined with a 0.7.  Bel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: When Does “Rookie Blue” Stop Being A Rookie?

  One of the very few–in fact, one of the only–summer success stories in scripted broadcast network programming continues, as ABC has announced the renewal of ROOKIE BLUE for a 4th season to air in Summer 2013....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/5/12

There was plenty of original programming available on Thursday, but viewers wanted only one familiar friend. CBS:  Back-to-back reruns of THE BIG BANG THEORY were the highest rated shows of the night, with 2.1 and 2.4 ratings&...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/12/12

Big Brother returns, to limited viewer excitement. CBS:  The network won the night with the premiere of BIG BROTHER, which was down 0.2 from last year’s debut at 2.6.  Last night’s score was actually lower than th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: ABC SUMMER PREMIERES

> ABC has announced the premiere dates for its original summer programming, all of it unscripted with the exception of returning moderate success ROOKIE BLUE. Thursday May 248PM: DUETS (singing reality show featuring Kelly Clar...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/19/12

A rerun has the highest score of the night. ABC:  DUETS had an ignominious exit with a series low 0.9. WIPEOUT was down 0.2 from last week to 1.6, but ROOKIE BLUE won its hour with 1.4, up from last week. CBS:  Reruns of THE ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Rookie Blue”

    The sparse network summer season for scripted series kicked off tonight with ROOKIE BLUE, beginning that extreme rarity, a 3d season, where few original network dramas in summer even get to a Season 2. WHERE WE WE...
by Mitch Salem