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Attention, shopping viewers: avoid NBC's Superstore

NBC is sneak-previewing back-to-back episodes of Superstore on Monday, Nov. 30th following a lush lead-in from The Voice. Yikes, our review is here.

Also, the Dallas Cowboys were basted on Thanksgiving Day, but still set a season high for total D-FW viewers. Complete numbers are in the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot.”
Ed Bark

Fox4 rolls in November's D-FW newscast ratings "sweeps"

Fox4 won five of the eight competitions and never lost a single weekday at 6 a.m. in D-FW’s November newscast “sweeps.” NBC5, TEGNA8 and CBS11 all ended up with just one victory apiece. Complete details and the year-to-year numbers you won’t find anywhere else are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Merry Thanksgiving to all

Have a great feast of family, friends and food, everybody. Meanwhile, the Monday-Tuesday D-FW ratings “snapshot” is posted. And in case you still want to partake, unclebarky.com has reviews of two looks at how the first Thanksgiving came to be.

The review of National Geographic Channel’s two-part Saints & Strangers can be found right here. And the review of PBS’ The Pilgrims is here.
Ed Bark

Crackle paints unpretty pictures with first original drama series, The Art of More

Another streamer gets into the drama business, with Crackle the venue and The Art of More its first original series in that genre. Dennis Quaid is the executive producer and name brand cast member. And our review is here.

Also, the Thursday D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is posted.
Ed Bark

National Geo drives an old Plymouth in nicely mounted Saints & Strangers miniseries

Vincent Kartheiser veers far off from his Pete Campbell role on Mad Men as the principal star of National Geographic Channel’s Saints & Strangers. Premiering Sunday, Nov. 22nd, it’s a satisfying four-hour miniseries that chronicles the first Thanksgiving and its aftermath from the perspectives of the new settlers and the Native American incumbents. Our review is here.

Plus, Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsen rating “snapshot” is posted.
Ed Bark

Amazon's less than cheery The Man in the High Castle puts U.S. on losing end of WWII

Amazon takes a bold swing with the post-World War II drama series The Man in the High Castle, which begins streaming all 10 Season One episodes on Friday, Nov. 20th. Premise: Nazis and the Japanese have divided up the United States. Our review is here.

Also, Tuesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is posted.
Ed Bark

Coming this midseason . . .

Three of the Big Four broadcast networks have numerous changes coming in early 2016. ABC and Fox have put out detailed blueprints, NBC is dribbling things out and CBS as usual doesn’t have to do a whole lot because most of its shows are in good working order. Plus, CBS is the network of Super Bowl 50. Get all the latest upcoming programming info on our TV Bulletin Board page.

Plus, NBC and NBC5’s late night news roll in Monday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot.”
Ed Bark

Med life crises in Dick Wolf's latest Chicago-based drama series

Veteran producer Dick Wolf looked to be on the outside looking in a few years ago when NBC began weaning itself from his one-time thriving Law & Order “brand.” But he sold the Peacock on Chicago Fire, added Chicago P.D. to the mix early last year and now is making it a threesome with Chicago Med. It premieres on Tuesday, Nov. 17th, and our review is here.

Plus, CBS11 anchor Doug Dunbar and Fox4 anchor Clarice Tinsley co-star in an amusing spoof of local TV news promotion. It was shown during the recent Lone Star Emmy awards ceremony and you now can see it on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, we have a catchup compilation of D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshots,” with two Cowboys games and local newscast derby results included.
Ed Bark

Grandson bound

Grandson No. 1 is turning one next week. So it’s time for your friendly content provider to spend some quality time out-of-state and away from unclebarky.com. We’ll resume publishing on Monday, Nov. 16th. Thanks for your continued support.
Ed Bark

Fear, loathing and abject misery in Starz's Flesh and Bone

New York City’s big-time ballet world is portrayed as a cutthroat cesspool -- and worse -- in Starz’s off-putting 8-hour miniseries, Flesh and Bone. Our review (after watching the whole damned thing) is here.

Also, Thursday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” spotlights the continuous early evening severe weather coverage on Fox4, NBC5, TEGNA8 and CBS11.
Ed Bark

Aziz Ansari and his masterly Master of None

Aziz Ansari, who stood out as a supporting player on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, steps into stardom in his own right with Neftlix’s Master of None. It begins streaming on Friday, Nov. 6th, and our very enthusiastic review is here.

Also, D-FW’s Fox4 imports reporter Alex Boyer from an Austin TV station. And our latest D-FW ratings “snapshot” details a battle of the music titans Wednesday night between Fox’s Empire and the competing 8 p.m. hour of ABC’s CMA Awards.

Plus, as previously posted, CBS11 sports reporter/anchor Guy Rawlings is heading to Birmingham, Alabama to put on his news hat again.
Ed Bark

New CBS Star Trek series will go boldly -- to CBS All Access

The dawning of a two-tiered CBS arrived Monday when the network announced it will blast off its new Star Trek series exclusively on the All Access pay-per-month streaming service. Although nothing’s coming until January 2017, this is a really big deal. Our analysis is on the Network News & Reviews page.

Also, the weekend brought a wealth of big-ticket sports events, including the Dallas Cowboys’ latest loss and three World Series games. All the D-FW Nielsen numbers can be found right here.
Ed Bark