Posts Tagged ‘USA’
 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings July 17-23

HBO’s True Blood remains the highest-rated cable program with Adults 18-49 on our weekly ranking.  But watch out HBO, the most down-market, lowest common denominator, tawdry program on television (USA’s WWE Mond...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6.26.2015

  Only the WOMENS WORLD CUP livened up a dull night. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 8/2/12

  Some networks were untouched by the massive Olympics ratings being piled up by NBC, while others appeared to be hit hard. USA:  Last night’s BURN NOTICE showed the limitations of the USA house format, as what shou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Burn Notice”

BURN NOTICE – Thursday 9PM on USA   WHERE WE WERE:  On the jailhouse steps.  Uber-evil Anson Fullerton (Jere Burns), the shrink who “burned” our hero Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and destroyed his C...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WORLD CUP SKEDBALL — Day 5

Wow.  USA vs Ghana on ESPN Monday just missed averaging 10 million viewers over the course of the entire telecast.  This is double what the USA matches did in 2010 from South Africa, and the demographic ratings (almost 6 rati...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Common Law”

  COMMON LAW:  Fridays 10PM on USA – Change the Channel CBS may own the world of serious procedurals, but USA Network has the patent on the jocular ones.  Monk, Psych, Burn Notice, Suits, In Plain Sight, Fairly Leg...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 7.4-5.2015

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5, 2015. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Cl...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Political Animals”

  POLITICAL ANIMALS:  Sunday 10PM on USA – Potential DVR Alert   POLITICAL ANIMALS is a lot more Brothers & Sisters than it is The West Wing, which makes sense because it’s the work of Greg Berlanti, ...
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 SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Covert Affairs”

  Cable’s USA Network has the reputation of being a place where procedurals basically repeat variations on the same episode over and over for years, until the series finally dies of old age.  That’s certainly ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Political Animals”

  POLITICAL ANIMALS: Sunday 10PM on USA 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 weig...
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 SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Common Law”

  A return to COMMON LAW for its season finale didn’t show any appreciable improvement from its unimpressive early episodes.  Standards at USA Network aren’t exactly at the level of Sunday night on HBO, but Co...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Suits”

SUITS – Thursdays 10PM on USA   WHERE WE WERE:  On a precipice.  Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) was a hustler with limited formal education but a photographic memory.  He used his talents, among other things, to tak...
by Mitch Salem