Well, when a gosh darn week like this gosh darn happens, you gosh darn make time to blog, gosh darn-it. Let's check out how witty The Reporters Who Cover Television (to steal from the best Lisa in the world) were in the last few days ...
"If you’ve been considering cutting the cord to your cable-TV subscription, HBO may have just handed you the scissors," Time's James Poniewozik wrote on Wednesday.
"In less than a day, the most critically acclaimed network and the most watched network ... read more
So. Did you catch what CBS resident Head Guy Les Moonves said on CNBC not too long ago? (Side: What in the name of The Good Wife is a CBS executive doing on an NBC network?! The world has gone mad, I tell you! Mad!). It was fairly intriguing. It involved Aereo. And, most importantly, it may or may not be a whole Undercover Boss-load of smokescreen. But we'll get back to that in a minute. For now, here's Mike Flacy of Digital Trends ...
"Mentioned within a CNBC interview with Les Moonves this ... read more
Well, thank you, Roku. Your never-ending brilliance afforded me the ability to watch the Golden Globes last night. And while my bedtime is typically far too early for me to fully enjoy such pomp and circumstance, I also managed to pick my retirement spot correctly: I gave into my battle with sleep precisely two-and-a-half minutes after Ms. Robin Wright took home the first-ever trophy for an Internet TV star. What say you, Colin Mann of Advanced Television?
"Netflix has become the first original ... read more
Hey, you know that new function on Twitter, where the photos just automatically pop up in your feed? You know what I'm talking about, right? Some dude posts a picture of bikini-clad models in promiscuous poses and the thing just pops right up, no matter how awkward it makes you look at work. She's just right there. Boom. And there's nothing anybody can do about it.
Welp, Fox and American Express are teaming up to take that whole "Wait, is this really necessary?" mantra and apply ... read more
Not to beat a dead bird over the head, but ... how 'bout we talk about Twitter again? OK? Good. I mean, it's not like anyone's reading anyway, right? Right.
Behold Nielsen's brand-new, revolutionary, completely complex Top 10 Twitter TV ratings:
1. The Walking Dead
3. American Horror Story: Coven
4. Catfish: The TV Show
5. The X Factor
7. The Voice
8. Jimmy Kimmel Live
9. The X Factor
10. Dancing With The Stars
Now, behold the Nielsen television ratings for the ... read more
For the third year in a row, it's time to pull out three bullet points from the Emmy telecast. Yes, despite not offering up any predictions, we still need to have some form of consistency, right? Right. Besides: How many times can you read about "House of Cards" being nominated before you say, "OK. I get it. 'House of Cards' was nominated," and click somewhere else?
Oh, wait. You already clicked? Shoot.
Anyway, behold three takeaways from the biggest night in television and what they mean ... read more
So ... did you catch NPR's "Morning Edition" this week? Judging by the silence I hear after posing that question, my guess is you didn't (silly blogs and their unresponsive nature!). Well, if you didn't happen to hear it, that's a shame, because the wonderful Steve Inskeep brought Rich Jaroslovsky on to talk about ... as though the headline didn't already give it away ... Aereo, the getting-buzzier-by-the-minute product aimed at revolutionizing Internet television.
Yes. Maybe that whole "Aereo: ... read more