Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Dallas”

  DALLAS – Wednesday 9PM on TNT:  If Nothing Else Is On…   DALLAS is a gusher, all right.  TNT’s disinterment of the 1980s blockbuster soap is loaded with so many emptily portentous glares and melo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS June 15-17 — Adam Sandler & Tom Cruise’s Weekend of the Banal

Weekend #24 of 2012 looks like it will total a just okay $146 million for the top 12 films, down 1% from last year’s comparable weekend and down 6% from the four-year average for the weekend.  Two films with once-big sta...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS June 12

ABC surged into first place Tuesday night, riding the wave of the NBA Finals, which started in Oklahoma City with the Thunder’s convincing Game 1 victory over the Miami Heat.  NBC and FOX are locked in a tie for second p...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Cable Ratings June 5-11

HBO’s True Blood premiered its new season with a 2.9 rating with Adults 18-49, about where it left off last season.  The final four episodes last year (Aug 21-Sep 11, 2011): 3.1– 2.9– 2.4– 2.8.  At the...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: MONDAY RATINGS June 11 — Hockey Mercifully Ends for NBC

FOX benefited from America’s Got Talent being benched by the NHL on NBC, which carried Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (the Los Angeles Kings winning their first championship in the franchise’s 46-year history).  A...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Bunheads”

  Back in 2000, the rapid-fire fizzy dialogue of Gilmore Girls prompted some to spread an utterly unfounded rumor that Amy Sherman-Palladino, its creator and chief writer, didn’t actually exist, and that Girls was re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Longmire”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Early Sunday Cable Ratings

No one will ever confuse the ratings for MAD MEN with those of TRUE BLOOD, but it was the former moving in the right direction with its season finale last night.  The Season 5 finale was the show’s highest rated, with wh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Showtime’s New Dramas

HOMELAND is the first Showtime drama to earn serious (which is to say HBO-level) acclaim (and very likely Emmy consideration) beyond the acting categories, as well as strong ratings, and the network is hoping to build on that s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE June 4-10

A solid week ending Sunday (featuring openings for Madagascar 3 and Prometheus above $60 million and $50 million, respectively) ended a three-week rough patch for domestic box office, the first significant disappointing period ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/10/12

And the winner isn’t. CBS:  THE TONY AWARDS, with little-known contenders for Best Musical and Best Play, and no movie stars up for any awards, hit an all-time low 1.0, the lowest rating of the night except for FOX anima...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Mad Men”

The title of MAD MEN‘s Season 5 finale was “The Phantom,” and as is almost always the case with Matthew Weiner’s opus, it had several meanings.  (Weiner shared credit for the finale’s script with ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “True Blood”

HBO’s version of a summer drive-in movie is back. WHERE WE WERE:  In the midst of multiple cliffhangers.  Telepathic waitress and series heroine Sookie'(Anna Paquin) had just seen her best friend Tara (Rutina Wesley) ge...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Veep”

VEEP has no particular interest in going anyplace, so its season finale tonight was more or less the same as any other episode.  This has made for a fun, but somewhat repetitive, ride over the show’s initial 8-episode se...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: THE TONY AWARDS

Even the acceptance speeches are classier on THE TONY AWARDS.  Tonight’s telecast featured a eloquent salute to “All those who say ‘Yes'” in the name of theatre from the lead producer of Best Play winne...
by Mitch Salem