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NBC captured some solid Nielsen numbers with its 400th episode of “Law & Order: Svu” last night — but that doesn’t mean it won the night. In a tie with Fox, Bob Greenblatt’s broadcast network finished runner-up to ABC in the key 18-49 demographic. NBC was second to CBS among overall audience. ABC actually finished fourth in eyeballs, falling behind Fox by an average of just 3,000 total viewers across primetime. It’s important to remember that ABC, CBS and NBC nationally program three hours per weeknight, while Fox and CW just do two. Also Read: Cats and Dogs: Puppy Bowl Rolls Over Kitten. »
- Tony Maglio
I like Zack Snyder. That needs to be said first. His Dawn of the Dead remake is a superbly constructed, savvy joy. 300 is so much more interesting and beautiful than you remember. Watchmen is flawed but audacious, tackling un-adabtable source material with raw nerve and bravery. Sucker Punch is a disaster, but it’s the kind […]
- Jacob Hall
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
This Past Weekend:
As per my Thursday update, M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split ended up winning the weekend but with way more than anyone, including myself, predicted, with more than $40 million for its opening weekend. That’s pretty impressive, and his first movie to open at that level since 2010’s The Last Airbender. Meanwhile, Vin Diesel’s sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ended up making around where I predicted, taking second place with $20.1 million, not a great sign for the continuation of that franchise. Michael Keaton’s The Founder ended up right around where I predicted with $3.4 million, ending up just outside the Top 10. Hidden Figures, La La Land and Sing continued to do well with minimal drop-offs.
- Edward Douglas
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