Posts Tagged ‘USA’
 

 

WORLD CUP SKEDBALL: Complete Round of 16 Ratings (Updated with ABC)

Ratings are now complete for the Round of 16, the eight matches that start the Knockout Stage, as the Saturday June 28 ratings for ABC have sauntered in.  Two solid matches on that Saturday, ranking #7 and #8 overall (out of 5...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “White Collar”

  WHITE COLLAR lost a little of its charm this season (or half-season, depending on how you characterize USA’s bifurcated order pattern).  The should-FBI-agent-Peter Burke (Tim DeKay)-trust-former-thief-Neal Caffrey...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 

 

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’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/29/12

  Several networks opted not even to try and compete with Sunday’s Olympics coverage, and the effect of the games on the shows that remained was mixed. HBO:  TRUE BLOOD didn’t miss an artery, as its craziest s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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’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 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 FINALE REVIEW: “Political Animals”

  POLITICAL ANIMALS remained uncompelling to the very end, which is remarkable when you consider that its final episode threw in, among other things, the (apparent) death of the President of the United States.  The show ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

WORLD CUP SKEDBALL — Day 6

Tuesday’s ESPN coverage of the World Cup featured two matches that had average ratings, and a third match (in the tough 11:30 am time period) that is the lowest-rated so far.  (Yesterday’s match are bolded in th...
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