Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: The Dark Knight Rises Amidst Tragedy

  It may be unseemly even to discuss the dollars and cents of movie boxoffice as we all recoil and try to get a grasp on the terrible events that took place in Colorado last night.  Such dreadful aspects of real life shou...
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
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: The Dark Knight’s Nemeses

  Unless the world comes to an abrupt end in the next few hours, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is going to start earning more money than The Joker set on fire in the last Batman film.  But how much?  Can Rises set records this w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/18/12

Another night on broadcast TV with nothing even managing a 2 rating. FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE won the night for FOX, even though it was down 10% from last week to a 1.8. CBS:  BIG BROTHER shared the single biggest num...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: THE EMMY NOMINATIONS

  Nominations have just been announced for the 64th annual Emmy Awards.  The full list is here; below is a rundown of some of the major categories and early thoughts: BEST DRAMA Boardwalk Empire Breaking Bad Downton Abbey...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS July 20-22: Dark Knight Rises Should Be #2 Opening of All Time

Weekend #29 of 2012 looks like what last weekend should have been: $272 million for the top 12 films, up 50% from last year’s comparable weekend and up 67% from the four-year average for the weekend. Opening at 4,404 thea...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/17/12

NBC stumbles toward the Olympics. NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT continued to fall as it heads to its season finale, with a 2.6 that (barely) won its hours but was down from last week.  LOVE IN THE WILD edged up a bit to 1,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Dark Knight Rises”

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES:  Worth A Ticket – The Saga That Rewrote Superhero Movies Goes Out With A Weighty Bang Christopher Nolan likes his intricate, novelistic plotting.  You remember the portion of The Dark Knight wher...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight”

  If THE DARK KNIGHT had no superhero or comic book trappings–if The Joker were scarred but not hideously made up, and Batman were a bit lower-tech and merely disguised rather than wearing a cowl and cape–Chris...
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: Cable Ratings July 10-16

HBO’s True Blood ticked up to a 2.7 rating, its best showing since the season premiere on June 10.  So far this season, True Blood started with a 2.9, then settled into a 2.6 for four straight weeks before hitting a 2...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/16/12

Cooking is king. FOX:  The Gordon Ramsey duo of HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF easily took the night with 2.6s, each up a tick from last week. ABC:  THE BACHELORETTE isn’t winning any fans, dropping 0.3 to 2.2.  T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins”

  To say BATMAN BEGINS successfully rebooted the Warners franchise is accurate, but incomplete.  Christopher Nolan’s film, from the script he wrote with David S. Goyer, is a complete rethinking of the very concept o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Eureka”

  EUREKA, while never a breakout hit, was a sturdy performer for 5 years on Syfy–and one of the increasingly small number of shows on its air that was actually science-fiction, as opposed to superhero fantasy, horror...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin”

  And then this happened. With BATMAN & ROBIN, the franchise that had been reclaimed for adults by Tim Burton in 1989 was turned back over to children (and not bright children) by Joel Schumacher in 1997.  Schumacher ...
by Mitch Salem