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Father’s Day Face-Off – We have a winner!

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 08:50
Drumroll please…and the winner of the “Father’s Day Face-Off” is… Mr. Phil Dunphy! We had an inkling when he blew all the other comedy Dads out of the water in the first round of the Father’s Day Face-Off, but who could predict that Mr. Dunphy would also leave cutthroat (literally) competitors Dexter Morgan and Eddard [...]

Cinema Predictions

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 22:39
During the past year TiVo has been studying box office performances in relation to the fast-forward rates of movie spots – and the correlation between the two is undeniable. Fast-forward rate is simply the percent a spot is skipped during live plus seven days of time-shifted viewing. On average the fast-forward rates for movie spots, [...]

Cinema Predictions

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 12:59
During the past year TiVo has been studying box office performances in relation to the fast-forward rates of movie spots – and the correlation between the two is undeniable. Fast-forward rate is simply the percent a spot is skipped during live plus seven days of time-shifted viewing. On average the fast-forward rates for movie spots, [...]

Cinema Predictions

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:00
During the past year TiVo has been studying box office performances in relation to the fast-forward rates of movie spots – and the correlation between the two is undeniable. Fast-forward rate is simply the percent a spot is skipped during live plus seven days of time-shifted viewing. On average the fast-forward rates for movie spots, which are traditionally some of the most popular commercials on television, range from 12-17%. We first took notice of this correlation in September of 2011 when the latest “can’t miss” Sarah Jessica Parker film I Continue Reading

Father’s Day Face-Off: Final Four

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 09:00
Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday and our quest for the ultimate TV Dad continues! We’re in the final round of the “Father’s Day Face-Off,” a bracket of 16 TV Dads from our top-recorded shows — 8 comedies and 8 dramas — now voted down to the final four by our fans on Facebook [...]

Xfinity On Demand now available in the greater Boston area for TiVo and Comcast customers!

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 22:55
Great news! Following a successful rollout in the SF Bay Area, customers in the greater Boston area can now enjoy Xfinity® On Demand and everything you love from the web – all through the easy-to-use and innovative TiVo interface. TiVo and Comcast have joined forces to deliver Boston area Xfinity TV subscribers, access to all [...]

The Power of the DVR Habit

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 22:49
I just finished reading The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. This fascinating and insightful book highlights several case studies from companies such as Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, and Target to Olympic medalists and NFL athletes. Mr. Duhigg describes how bad habits were broken by replacing them with healthier options, and thereby creating new habits [...]

The Power of the DVR Habit

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 14:40
I just finished reading The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. This fascinating and insightful book highlights several case studies from companies such as Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, and Target to Olympic medalists and NFL athletes. Mr. Duhigg describes how bad habits were broken by replacing them with healthier options, and thereby creating new habits [...]

The Power of the DVR Habit

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:00
I just finished reading The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. This fascinating and insightful book highlights several case studies from companies such as Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, and Target to Olympic medalists and NFL athletes. Mr. Duhigg describes how bad habits were broken by replacing them with healthier options, and thereby creating new habits for consumers. Febreze® is one such success story. Who drank coffee at 3pm ten years ago? Not many. Who needs a coffee break at 3pm today? Millions. Because coffee breaks during the afternoon are now Continue Reading

Phil Dunphy: Dad of the Year?

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 13:18
Sunday, June 17, is Father’s Day. Dads across the nation will bask in the glory of a carefree day, complete with home-cooked meals and hand-crafted cards. It’s a great day to hang out with the family and queue up some recordings on the ol’ TiVo box. All this got us thinking about Dads on TV. [...]

Trending on YouTube: The Great Gatsby Trailer

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 17:19
There’s nothing quite like navigating a world of YouTube clips with your trusty TiVo peanut remote, lounging in your favorite chair. One of our favorite things to do with our TiVo box is watch upcoming movie trailers (in HD!). Today’s trending video is a dramatized Hollywood version of The Great Gatsby, coming out around Christmas. So [...]

ABC’s Cougar Town Migrates to TBS, Airs Finale

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 14:56
Last night’s season finale of Cougar Town marked the last episode that will air on ABC. The show was teetering on the edge of cancellation since the day it premiered, but dedication by its writers, cast, crew and fans have prevailed. Next season, the Cul-de-sac Crew’s escapades will be airing on TBS. Currently #81 on TiVo’s top [...]

Pandora’s Box (The TiVo Box)

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:30
  Getting ready to kickoff summer with a Memorial Day weekend BBQ? You better have some tunes ready! Remember — it’s super easy to customize your jams from Pandora using your TiVo box. If you’v never used it, Pandora is a music recommendation service that lets you create radio stations based on songs and artists [...]

TiVo Owners Forecasted Phillips’ Idol Victory

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:01
On Tuesday, most-watched moments from TiVo-using Idol fans indicated Phillip Phillips was likely to win season 11 of American Idol. After a finale jam-packed with celebrity appearances and Idol alums, it looks like TiVo data had the answer all along. Keep those TiVo boxes running!

And the Winner of American Idol Is…

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:48
…announced tonight! (Sorry, we just couldn’t resist a little Ryan Seacrest-style drama.) The moment Idol fans have been waiting for since January will be announced tonight on FOX, when either Phillip Phillips or Jessica Sanchez will be crowned as Season 11′s champion.  If our TiVo viewing data is any indication, it may be Phillip’s moment [...]

HOUSE, M.D. Checks Out For Good

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 10:00
TV’s crankiest clinician is set to finally set down his stethoscope tonight, as Fox ends an 8 year, 177 show run with a macabre episode titled ‘Everybody Dies.’ The show has long been a TiVo favorite, as it is the number 5 most recorded show on TiVo boxes, behind Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, [...]

“Survivor: One World”: Reminiscence is Futile

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 14:04
This week, Kim Spradlin won Survivor: One World. No surprise there! One of the top moments of this finale was Kim winning the final immunity challenge to seal her victory. As Chelsea said to Kim during the challenge: “You’re a beast!” Other than that, the finale was fairly dull. When the remaining Survivors reminisced about their [...]

New Picks on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video

Mon, 05/14/2012 - 17:39
The great thing about Netflix and Amazon Instant Video on your TiVo box is that new content is always feeding into your TV. So, we wanted to give you our top picks for new content that has cropped up recently on both of these services. Have a look, and throw ‘em on the TiVo!   [...]

An Update for TiVo® Premiere!

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 11:00
We are pleased to announce the newest software release (version 20.2.1) for TiVo Premiere, Premiere XL and Premiere XL4 (Premiere Elite).  Boxes will automatically receive the update over the coming weeks, but signing up at http://tivo.com/priority could get you the update a little sooner. We are excited to announce that with this update you will [...]

“The Voice” Final Four, and One Bold Prediction

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 14:28
Last night, the final four contestants on NBC’s The Voice strutted their stuff with three performances each. Our top watched TiVo moments tell the story. Christina and Chris Mann’s duet of “The Prayer,” came through as the top-ranked performance, with Jermain Paul’s solo rendition of “I Believe I Can Fly” close behind. However, Juliette Simms’ solo, [...]

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