‘Walking Dead’ Season 3 Premiere Shatters Basic Cable Ratings Record – Hollywood Reporter

‘Walking Dead’ Season 3 Premiere Shatters Basic Cable Ratings Record – Hollywood Reporter.

I’ve seen 2 episodes of Season 3 of The Walking Dead. Last night’s episode was exclusively about Rick’s group in the prison.

This article talks about the phenomenal numbers watching the Season premiere of The Walking Dead. Viewers in the millions tuned in for it. 7.3 million viewers at the 9pm (CST) broadcast in the 18-49 key advertiser-coveted adults; with 6.1 million viewers among adults 25-54.

Baby boomers, are you starting to feel a bit more “coveted?” I guess I’ll use that word since that’s the one everyone else is using. We’ve come along way from the Super Bowl, haven’t we?

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FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ Ends Season With Record 3.22 Million Viewers – The Hollywood Reporter

FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ Ends Season With Record 3.22 Million Viewers – The Hollywood Reporter.
This is a short, but interesting article to read because of the demographic facts (18-49) and also talks about factoring in DVR viewership. Now aren’t you glad you did some reading up of that in my recent post “2012-13 DVR Hits Tipping Point” so you know the lingo?

The AHS they’re talking about is last season’s, not the one just starting.

Cee Lo Green promises his ‘Voice’ hiatus isn’t permanent: ‘I’ll be back’ – The Clicker

Cee Lo Green promises his ‘Voice’ hiatus isn’t permanent: ‘I’ll be back’ – The Clicker.

This is an interview Cee Lo Green had with Matt Lauer.

2012-13 DVR Hits Tipping Point

Almost 46 percent of all households now own a DVR, up 4% from last year. We now watch less “live” TV, but more programming, thanks to DVRs (digital video recorders).

Younger viewers have been setting their own schedules via streaming, ondemand, delayed and what they have on their DVR, but new and returning shows “are adding significant audiences as nearly 46 percent of U.S. households now have a DVR (up from 42 percent last season)” according to The Hollywood Reporter 10.19.12.

From a February 29, 2012 Nielsen Wire article some old school and new school statistics dating back to 1960:

Then (1960): 7% of households received cable.
Then (1990): 56% received cable and 66% owned a VCR.
Then (2006): 89% of TV content is viewed live.

  • DVR usage accounts for 1.6% of our TV time.

Today:

  • 98% of homes own a TV and most have some kind of device hooked up to their television.
  • 85% of TV content is viewed live.
  • DVR usage accounts for 8% of our TV time.

With the increase of DVRs in viewer’s homes, episodes and series are now “scored” in a new way. For example, the second episode of NBC’s Revolution jumped more than 50% to a 5.2 rating among adults 18-49 with three days of delayed viewing (according to The Hollywood Reporter 10.19.12).

If you look at Nielsen, who has been providing timely information on media and consumer trends on TV since 1950 (radio since 1930) their “source” states: Live viewing and DVR playback on the Same Day, defined as 3am-3am. Ratings are the percentage of TV homes in the U.S. tuned into television.

But the whole point of having a DVR is to watch a show when it’s convenient for you. Copper on BBC America comes on at 9pm CST on Sunday I’m fast asleep by then. Since it’s on DVR I’m not that much in a hurry to watch it, but because I really enjoy the show and love Tom Weston-Jones, I sit down on Monday night and watch it.

DISH’s new “Hopper” aka the commercial-killer was the talk of the cable show in Boston in late May this year. While the Hopper’s automatic ad-skipping is limited to recorded broadcast TV for now, cable networks and distributors said it was a worrisome development.

13 Things Horror Movies Really Ruined For Us

Something fun for you from the writers at Channel Guide Magazine, just in time for Halloween.

Page 2 – More things that Horror Movies Ruined for Us.

Click on the images and they will get bigger.

The Girl HBO: Tippi Hedren and a stellar cast talk

The Girl HBO: Tippi Hedren and a stellar cast talk.

Fascinating story about Tippi Hedren, Alfred Hitchcock and the new HBO film “The Girl.”

Amanda Todd Suicide: Police Will Investigate: Larry Fedoruk Blog

News Talk 610 CKTB :: Amanda Todd Suicide: Police Will Investigate – Larry Fedoruk :: Larry Fedoruk Blog.

This isn’t about a quality baby boomer TV show. But it is about a topic that’s near and dear to my heart and that’s BULLYING.

I opened my weekend Seek or Shout email this morning and on a page with only two entries I found this link from Larry Fedoruk’s blog about Amanda Todd. I really like Larry Fedoruk’s blog. He blogs about relevant issues not just fluff.

I almost always write about fluff, but not this time. I hate bullies and after I watched Amanda Todd’s silent video where she was holding up pieces of paper that was the narration behind years of her pain I decided that I wouldn’t write about fluff today.

UPDATE: I asked for permission to be a member of a “group” on Amanda Todd’s R.I.P. Facebook page and it’s a mixed emotion. First, I’m getting a lot of emails to my personal email account. Second, I found some awful things people have written on her R.I.P. page, things that Amanda’s parents will see and it just breaks my heart.

It makes me upset that Facebook can’t do a better job of monitoring those pages. I even tried to report this person and when I did I found pages and pages of instructions from Facebook, but didn’t find a link or email address or any way to actually “report” this person. I’m inserting the item, but I’m warning you, it will piss you off and considering Facebook makes it impossible to report it and does nothing to stop it will piss you off even more.

Someone thought it would be cute to make a bleach ad featuring Amanda Todd’s likeness.

Walking Dead Marathon on AMC Now! Sat. 10/13

And It’s NOT on DISH!

It’s cold, cloudy and rainy in Milwaukee right now. The perfect day for staying indoors, doing your wash, some Halloween crafting, cooking a pot of homemade chili*, and taking care of your chiweeni^ who just cost you $1200+ at the vet.

Go now to your television and turn on AMC and watch the Walking Dead Marathon from the beginning of Season 1. Rick just made it to Atlanta and met the survivors in the department store.

Of course if you have DISH, you’re shit out of luck! (Oops, can I say that on my blog.)

The last time I stayed indoors on this kind of crappy weather day was when I got caught up on the last 7 episodes just before the final 2 episodes of Season 2. When I finally stepped outside to walk the dog, it was almost like I stepped into a zombie apocalypse.

This time around I’m all set with my Walking Dead Handbook, aka the official The Walking Dead Survivor’s Guide.

I even read it from cover to cover and studied it religiously so I at least know a little bit of pedigree about the major players.

Now understand, the television series doesn’t follow the published comic books to the letter, but the survivor’s guide has every player in it, and some that aren’t playing.

I found mine at Amazon.com.

And now for the footnotes:

*I won 3rd place at Steny’s New Year’s Eve chili contest several years ago and won first place in our chili cookoff at work.

^ A chiweenie is a mix of chihuahua and dachshund.

+ That’s just saying it cost me more than $1,200. My dog needs to get a job.

‘Friday Night Lights’ Creator Accuses Mitt Romney of Plagiarism in Threatening Letter – Hollywood Reporter

‘Friday Night Lights’ Creator Accuses Mitt Romney of Plagiarism in Threatening Letter – Hollywood Reporter.

I really don’t enjoy “pressing” articles from other news sources, but I find that The Hollywood Reporter is far less “sensational” as some. I came across this particular article when I was on imdb.com this afternoon (Friday, Oct. 12).

I find in interesting that Mitt Romney has again found himself with his foot in his mouth once again.

It’s an interesting read.

The letter to Mitt Romney from Peter Berg

Free Halloween TV Calendar from Channel Guide Magazine

Want to know what’s on Halloween this month? Just go to Facebook and find Channel Guide Magazine. When you “Like” Channel Guide Magazine, you’ll be taken to a link to download your Free Halloween TV Calendar.

This 30-page calendar is arranged alphabetically and by day, so you can look up your favorite movie by title and in the listing it will tell you what day(s) its on. Or you can look at a specific date and see what’s coming on.

Scary good, huh?

There’s also some great features like Horror Remakes, Horror Movies Based Off Video Games, ShocKING Trivia about Stephen King, Real-Life Horror Stories Profiled in “A Haunting,” and more.

Go now and while you’re there you can examine the other benefits a subscription to Channel Guide Magazine has to offer.