Posts Tagged ‘USA’
 

 

THE SKED: TUESDAY SCRIPTED CABLE NETWORK SCORECARD

  USA:  The season premieres of WHITE COLLAR and COVERT AFFAIRS were significantly down from last year’s summer launches, and we won’t know until next week if that’s attributable to premiering against ba...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 8/12/12

  Status was mostly quo in the Sunday night cable ratings. HBO:  The craziness that is TRUE BLOOD was down just a tick from last week, still overwhelmingly beating the rest of cable with 2.6 (and almost 80% of its viewers...
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 SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “In Plain Sight”

Although IN PLAIN SIGHT was never one of USA’s breakout hits or signature shows like Monk or Burn Notice, it gave the network 5 sturdy seasons, holding down slots on 3 different nights in the course of its run, and tonigh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Premiering Tonight

> Click below for reviews of tonight’s premieres: SUITS (USA) review WILFRED (FX) review
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Necessary Roughness”

  WHERE WE WERE:  Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) was a happy suburban wife and mother who provided therapy to a few clients on the side, when her entire life was disrupted by a nasty divorce that left her in need of a g...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/12/12

  Remember when ANGER MANAGEMENT was supposed to be a big deal? FX:  Charlie Sheen’s opus continued to fall steeply, down last night to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo (a 30% drop from last week, and an awful 55% fro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Common Law”

  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 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6.30.2015

  The WOMENS WORLD CUP semi-final put the marauding animals of ZOO in a kennel. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED CABLE REVIEW: USA’s “Necessary Roughness”

> Premieres Wednesday 10PM on USA:  Change the Channel NECESSARY ROUGHNESS departs from the USA Network formula in several ways:  our heroine Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) is the mother of teenagers, she doesn’t ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Necessary Roughness”

  A very busy season of NECESSARY ROUGHNESS came to an end tonight with an unusually far-fetched hour.  The show isn’t exactly known for its hard-hitting realism, but this episode, written by series creators Liz Kru...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED @ CABLE REVIEW: USA’s “Suits”

> Premieres Thursday 10PM on USA:  If Nothing Else Is On… (But it’s summer, so nothing is.) At this point, I think we could all identify a USA Network series blindfolded and with the soundtrack running backward...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WORLD CUP SKEDBALL: Ratings for Final USA Match as Round of 16 Ends

Ratings for Tuesday’s ESPN matches have been added to the table below.  The 3:30 pm telecast of Belgium vs USA averaged 13,440,000 persons 2+, just behind the 13,774,000 for USA vs Portugal on Sunday June 22 at 6 pm, a m...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: PROMO WATCH Changing Time Periods

>ShowBuzzDaily’s PROMO WATCH, our weekly look at how the networks spend their precious resource of on-air promotion time, will move to Wednesdays starting next week.  This will give us a better chance to see how each...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: The (Last) Return of “Entourage” and Cable Sundays

> On summer Sunday nights, the 4 broadcast networks air a grand total of zero hours of original scripted programming; instead, viewers get a strict diet of animated repeats (FOX) and unscripted series like Big Brother (CBS), Am...
by Mitch Salem