Posts Tagged ‘whitney’
 

 

THE SKED: NBC MIDSEASON SCHEDULE

> NBC has unaccountably decided not to air a midseason schedule consisting of a test pattern and the words “For the love of God, bring back football…” scrolling at the bottom of the screen.  On the contra...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD 3/27/12

> Dancing doesn’t mambo as fast as it used to. ABC:  The DANCING WITH THE STARS results show did a whole lot better at 9PM than The River‘s ratings, winning the hour with a 3.0 (compared to River‘s mid-1 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/11/12

> AKA the season’s final pre-American Idol Wednesday. NBC:   In the absence of the 600-pound gorilla that’s arriving in a week, the new 8-9PM hour did respectably.  WHITNEY‘s 2.1 was slightly hi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/21/12

>   BENT finds the welcome mat to be more of a trapdoor. NBC:  Even facing a repeat Modern Family on ABC, BENT had a catastrophic 1.0 premiere (down to 0.9 in its 2d half-hour).  See our Pilot + 1 Review.  T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Broadcast Network On-Air Promotion July 20

>Last night we had our first look at CBS’s current promotional priorities in the one-hour Big Brother at 8:00 pm.  With a fairly light on-air promo load, dramas got the lion’s share of time: Unforgettable (one ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Animal Practice” Is Put Down

  Rizzo RIP. Last night’s 1.0 rating was too much for even NBC to stomach, and ANIMAL PRACTICE is the Peacock’s first victim of the season.  The show will continue to go through the motions for 3 more weeks, w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/18/12

> AMERICAN IDOL returned to the schedule, towering over everything… except its own past. FOX:  Idol came back with a 7.4, which naturally squashed all its competition.  In fact, it beat the ratings of the other ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: THURSDAY Ratings September 22

> Thursday night is off and running, and the highest rated show on the night is Big Bang Theory on CBS with a 4.9 Adult 18-49 rating (4.8 the first half hour and a 5.0 from 8:30-9:00).  The highly anticipated Person of Int...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Chicago Fire” Kindles a Full Season Order

  On Wednesday night, NBC aired a special episode of THE VOICE in the 8-10PM slot, thus giving CHICAGO FIRE a lead-in more than double the one it usually gets from SVU.  Not surprisingly, that perked Fire up more than hal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/25/12

> Welcome back to Network Scorecard, where we consider the perplexing case of AMERICAN IDOL. FOX:  It’s now clear that the biggest story of the 2011-12 television season is the slump in established reality-competitio...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Whitney”

> And so we come to the age-old query:  after 6 months and 22 half-hours of television, has WHITNEY gotten any better? Well, it’s changed.  A revisit to the show on the occasion of its season finale, written by ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Thursday Ratings – Network Scorecard – 9/29/11

> On what used to be network TV’s marquee night, only one series had a rating over a 4… NBC:  …and it certainly wasn’t on NBC.  THE OFFICE is now the only non-football show on NBC to exceed eve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Whitney”

  WHITNEY:  Wednesday 8PM on NBC WHERE WE WERE:  Mostly in the apartment shared by Whitney (series creator Whitney Cummings) and her boyfriend Alex (Chris D’Elia), a longterm but unmarried couple who tend to hurl z...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/1/12

> Question for the class:  are the travails of AMERICAN IDOL and THE X FACTOR good or bad for NBC’s THE VOICE?  Discuss among yourselves for the next 4 days. FOX:  It’s becoming a familiar song: ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 3/28/12

> NBC’s sitcoms don’t get a fond farewell. NBC:  How bad was the network’s night?  Its highest rating was a 1.5 for the season finale of WHITNEY.  About the best you could say about that number ...
by Mitch Salem