Friday, December 19, 2014

BRISTOL PALIN’S REALITY SHOW FLOPS

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lifetime channel’s hopes of cashing in on the notoriety surrounding Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol by mounting a reality TV series around her decision to move to Los Angeles to rear her toddler son Tripp were dashed Tuesday when Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp attracted just 726,000 viewers for its season opener. That’s a far cry […]

WHERE WERE ALL THE BELIEBERS?

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Not even the likes of Justin Bieber can boost NBC’s ratings. His one-hour special, Justin Bieber: All Around the World attracted just 3.3 million viewers Wednesday night, roughly half the number who tuned in to Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance in the same hour (8-9:00 p.m.). On Tuesday, the fourth-game victory of the […]

PERSON TO PERSON REVIVAL FLOPS ON NIGHT NO 1

February 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Person to Person, the celebrity interview show of the 1950s that saw Edward R. Murrow in a studio talking to guests in their homes, returned on Wednesday and promptly flopped. With most viewers unaware of the original term (“person to person” was an expensive long-distance calling rate in which an operator requested a specific person […]

CONAN WRITER ASSESSES THE MOVIE’S CRASH

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Working on a movie that flops is like working on a political campaign in which the candidate is trounced, according to Sean Hood, who worked as a script doctor on last weekend’s turkey, Conan the Barbarian. In an amusing yet poignant article that was picked up in its entirety by Nikki Finke’s Deadline.com website after […]

CBS FILMS’S COO EXITS AFTER LATEST FLOP

December 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Just days after the recently reborn CBS Films saw its latest release, Faster, flop at the box office, it has parted ways with its COO, Bruce Tobey, and replaced him with Lionsgate exec, Wolfgang Hammer. In a statement, CBS Films President/CEO Amy Baer said, “Wolfgang’s aptitude for innovative dealmaking, strong background in international financing, his […]

LONE STAR FALLS AGAIN

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s hopes that word of mouth might save the critically praised Lone Star, which bombed in the ratings in its debut last week, were dashed today (Tuesday), when Nielsen released results for the show’s second week indicating that the ratings had actually fallen 11 percent from week one. According to Nielsen’s overnight numbers, the show […]

I’M STILL HERE — BUT MOVIE WON’T BE

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite massive promotion — most of it free, thanks to the Internet — Casey Affleck’s I’m Still Here, about Joaquin Phoenix’s supposed transition from movie star to rap wannabe, has turned out to be a flop. In its second week, the film, released by Magnolia films as a documentary, earned $113,333 in 120 theaters, or […]

THE MOVIE THAT (ALMOST) NOBODY WENT TO SEE

March 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Some movies flop at the box office. Others wind up as outright disasters. And then there’s the special case of a film called Motherhood, starring Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver and Anthony Edwards. When it opened in 48 theaters in the U.S. last October it took in $50,081. By the time it faded away three weeks […]