Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS July 10 — Preliminary All-Star Game Results

FOX’s coverage of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game is averaging a 2.9 preliminary rating with Adults 18-49.  Remember, that fast nationals do not correctly measure live sports programming.  After the west coast...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “White Collar”

  WHITE COLLAR:  Tuesday 9PM on USA   WHERE WE WERE:  Watching Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and his closest crony Mozzie (Willie Garson) fly away.  Neal is a con man, art thief and forger let out of jail (with an ankl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Covert Affairs”

  COVERT AFFAIRS:  Tuesday 10PM on USA   WHERE WE WERE:  At the CIA, where Annie Walker (Piper Perabo), the young, beautiful languages expert who supposedly works for the Smithsonian, is actually an agent.  (She me...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Perception” Perceived Mostly By Older Viewers

  TNT’s much-ballyhooed launch of PERCEPTION scored very well in total audience, with a viewership of 5.6M people, holding on to 90% of its lead-in, the final season premiere of THE CLOSER.  But like The Closer, Pe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings July 3-9

ESPN’s coverage of Major League Baseball’s (actually State Farm’s) Home Run Derby averaged a 2.7 rating with Adults 18-49, making it the top cable program in the past seven days and the top program on any ne...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Broadcast Weekly & Season Averages: 4th of July Blues

The broadcast networks combined for a lowly 4.53 combined 18-49 rating in prime time from July 2-8, 18% below the 42nd week last year (which also included the 4th of July holiday — on Monday).  This is a significantly bi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/8/12

  The backlash to the Newsroom backlash backlash doesn’t seem to be hurting the show at all. HBO:  That sound you hear from the HBO boardroom is a sigh of relief:  THE NEWSROOM may or may not turn out to be Smash i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/9/12

NBC does the other networks a favor. NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT didn’t air last night in favor of a FEAR FACTOR special, which shot a hole in the network’s ratings for the night.  Fear only managed a 1.3, an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

ShowbuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT July 8 Update: Now It’s Interesting

Team Salem’s slate in the second annual ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft now stands at $556 million, with a lot of upside left in Amazing Spider-Man, significant business left for Brave, and three movies left to open. ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE July 2-8: Huge Seven-Day Box Office Take

With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday, most of the past week performed like weekend days, driving the seven-day domestic box office haul to one of the highest in recent memory. The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume Al...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Perception”

  PERCEPTION:  Monday 10PM on TNT – Change the Channel   A man stands on a chair in the middle of a police station, earphones fastened to his head, and frantically conducts the symphony he’s listening to....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Closer”

  THE CLOSER:  Monday 9PM on TNT   WHERE WE WERE:  The LAPD, where Atlanta emigre Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), having triumphed over the initial prejudices of her all-male squad, has forged a w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: “Dark Knight” Begins To Rise

  We’re now just over 10 days from the 12:01AM July 20 launch of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, the summer’s last mammoth movie event, and The Hollywood Reporter has provided the first hard information about the epic&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/8/12

Another night with nothing on network television even scoring a 2 rating.  It’s a virtual guarantee that True Blood, airing in 25% of US homes, will top everything on broadcast television for the evening. ABC:  The netw...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 2 REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

  Previously… On THE NEWSROOM:  Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his executive producer Mackenzie MacHale (Emily Mortimer), with the support and encouragement of News Division head Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) are ...
by Mitch Salem