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TV This Week 8/6

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:30
A big congrats goes out to all of the USA athletes that continue to bring home the gold for us! But, we can’t forget about the golden Cable TV content that makes summer TV what it is. Here is a list of 4 stellar shows we want you to check out this week! MONDAY – Bachelor Pad (ABC) Everybody’s favorite spin-off has finally returned and is only three episodes in! Catch up and/or add this show to your My List!  After Ryan, Brittany and Erica T quit the show on Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – August 5, 2012

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 07:15
In the women’s vault final, Team USA learned there is no such thing as a “sure thing.” McKayla Maroney of USA, who earlier in these Olympics stuck an amazing vault, was highly expected to come away with gold; however, her failed second vault – which became TiVo’s Top Moment for Day 9 – proved that there are no sure things: Romania’s Sandra Izbasa needed to two perfect vaults to best Maroney and did just that, scoring a 15.196 and taking the gold. Track and field events dominated the rest of Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — August 4, 2012

Sun, 08/05/2012 - 06:22
The final day of swimming goes out with a bang, as the event secured the majority of the TiVo Top Moments.  Michael Phelps final Olympic race took 2 of the Top 5 TiVo Moments.  Team USA took gold and the Top TiVo Moment in the Men’s 4X100m Medley relay.  Phelps’ Olympic career included a total of 18 Olympic medals, 51 Olympic swims and nearly 10,000 meters in the pool. The USA Women’s “smiley club” took the 2nd Top Moment as they finished the 4X100m Medley and set a new World Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — August 3, 2012

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 07:42
The first week of competition in the XXX Olympic Games is in the books, and Day 7 was all about aquatics, with swimming occupying all five of the TiVo Top Moments from last night’s primetime broadcast.  Threepeats are rare, but when they come twelve years apart, they are epic, Olympian, majestic, daunting… Phelpsian! As the Grand Marshall of U.S. swimming bids farewell to Olympic competition, the new faces of the sport have already begun to emerge. In seventh place at the first turn, Michael Phelps broke away from the pack to Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – August 3, 2012

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 07:29
The first week of competition in the XXX Olympic Games is in the books, and Day 7 was all about aquatics, with swimming occupying all five of the TiVo Top Moments from last night’s primetime broadcast.  Threepeats are rare, but when they come twelve years apart, they are epic, Olympian, majestic, daunting… Phelpsian!  As the Grand Marshall of U.S. swimming bids farewell to Olympic competition, the new faces of the sport have already begun to emerge. In seventh place at the first turn, Michael Phelps broke away from the pack Continue Reading

London 2012 – Archery, Skeet Shooting, and Badminton…Oh My!

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 14:25
All eyes are on London and for better or worse, NBC has been bringing it to us live (or delayed) – just do a quick Google or Twitter search if you want the popular opinion on that subject. Of everything out there, we know you’ve been spending primetime watching a lot of swimming and gymnastics – and even some great performances by parents in the stands. And we’ve been watching what you’re watching. But there are some golden moments – literally – that haven’t made the Top 5 that we Continue Reading

Gymnastics ratings leaped off the

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 08:31
Gymnastics ratings leaped off the charts of TiVo’s Top Moments for Day 6 of the Olympics. The most-watched moment was Gabby Douglas winning the gold medal for Women’s Gymnastics All-Around Final, followed by Douglas’ sparkling floor routine and Aly Raisman’s slips on the balance beam. Aly Raisman was team USA’s last hope for a high score on balance beam. NBC commentators and American audiences cried out as Raisman flailed and lost her balance along with her claim to a medal. Another nail biting moment: Gabby Douglas’s unsuccessful challenge to the title of Aliya Mustafina, Russian gymnast Continue Reading

Watch Shows from Revision3 and other Sites on Your TiVo!

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 13:12
Did you know that there are hundreds of free web videos offered through your broadband-connected TiVo DVR? Through TiVoCast you can browse through them all, or search for one in specific by category or by typing in a keyword. Revision3, a Discovery Communications company, is one of the many sites you can access via TiVoCast. It is the television network for the Internet generation. Whether you’re into technology, how-to guides, video games, movies, entertainment, news, or even just the random stuff from the Internet, you can see it all on Revision3. Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — August 1, 2012

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 08:19
Swimming once again provided dramatic highlights on Day 5 of the Olympic Games. USA’s Nathan Adrian took the top spot on the podium and the top spot for the most-watched moment of Wednesday’s primetime coverage. Adrian won the men’s 100m freestyle by a fingertip – a mere hundredth of a second was the margin of victory over Australian James Magnussen. Daniel Gyuta of Hungary set a new world record in the 200m  breaststroke, finishing ahead of the host country’s Michael Jamieson. Men’s gymnastics took center stage with a disappointing performance by John Orozco on Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — July 31, 2012

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 08:08
Women’s Gymnastics captured the top spots for the most-watched moments on Day 4 of the Olympic Games. McKayla Maroney came to London so she could dominate the vault. Last night, Maroney performed one of the most difficult and dangerous vaults and stuck a perfect landing, which landed her in first place on the TiVo Top Moments. Another highlight for American audiences was watching Russian gymnast, Anastasia Grishina, lose her balance while performing in the team artistic event. Americans gloated over the Russian team being brought to tears. Finally, between Maroney’s Continue Reading

“Stick It!” TiVo Olympic Top Moment Goes Viral

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 16:10
Aly Raisman’s parents are officially internet-famous. Joining the ranks of Laughing Baby, and Double Rainbow guy, their adorably intense reaction to one of Aly’s Olympic gymnastics routines is making the rounds online – sweeping up YouTube views and hitting sports news sections from the LA Times to USA Today. The clip shows Aly’s parents rocking and rolling along to their daughter’s uneven bars routine as if they were flying through the air themselves. The made-for-TV-moment didn’t just steal hearts online – Aly’s parent’s hilarious reaction was the number one top-watched Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — July 30, 2012

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 07:43
Swimming finals dominated the most-watched moments during day 3 of the London Olympic Games, followed by men’s gymnastics. John Orozco’s pommel horse woes were perhaps the lowest moment for the USA Men’s Gymnastics Team and landed Orozco in the day’s TiVo Top Moments. Another disappointment for Team USA was John Lochte’s fourth-place finish in the 200m freestyle, missing the podium by a tenth of a second. However, not all TiVo Top Moments from day 3 were low points for Team USA: Missy Franklin’s performance in the women’s 100m backstroke – less Continue Reading

TV This Week!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:47
The TiVo team loves bringing you the top 5 Olympic moments each day, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about summer TV! Here are FIVE shows that you should record this week! MONDAY – Bunheads (ABC Family) ABC Family strikes with another hit! While someone people have been quick to judge Bunheads as “just a dance show,” we just have to say it – they are wrong. Broadway famed actress Sutton Foster and Gilmore Girls veteran Kelly Bishop bring us into a world of ballet, dramaedy, and inspiration. The show has four Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — July 29, 2012

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:02
USA women’s gymnastics dominated Sunday nights viewing.  Teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas attract the most attention on the Vault and Uneven Bars.  USA’s McKayla Maroney, with a broken toe, performs her marquee event, the Vault.   The USA swim team finishes a disappointing second place with a dramatic come-from-behind surge by the French team.   France who finished second in this event four years ago, provide drama in the pool.   TiVo’s Top 5 Olympic Moments – NBC Broadcast Prime Rank Top Moment (NBC airtime ET/PT) Description 1  9:28:47 Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — July 28, 2012

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 07:08
Lochte 1 – Phelps 0. The biggest rivalry in the pool becomes the top watched moment on the first full day of games at the XXX London Olympiad.  The swimming showdown was followed closely by Team USA’s Gymnastic performance.  From Jonathan Horton’s dismount during the middle of his routine to John Orozco’s final landing on the Pommel Horse event, Men’s Gymnastics was a highlight of the evening.   Closing out the top moments was Phelps’s interview about his loss that resulted in his first non-medal finish in the past three games Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — July 27, 2012

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 07:17
From a parachuting Queen to  Lord Voldemort’s defeat at the hands of Mary Poppins, the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in London were filled with British quirky humor, music and pageantry.  Designed by the Oscar winning director of Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle, the Opening Ceremonies celebrated the British Isles and viewers focused in on all the highlights.  Below are the top five moments.   TiVo’s Top 5 Olympic Moments – NBC Broadcast Prime Rank Top Moment (NBC airtime ET/PT) Description 1  8:25:33 Queen Elizabeth and James Bond (Daniel Craig) parachute into the Continue Reading

London [2012] is Calling

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 14:25
The world will be watching as the Games of the XXX Olympiad – more commonly known as the 2012 Summer Olympic Games or just “London 2012” – officially begin with the Opening Ceremony celebration tonight. The “Isles of Wonder” ceremony, as envisioned by Artistic Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), will showcase the traditional pageantry and protocol of any opening ceremony, including the parade of nations introducing the athletes of the games. But, London 2012 isn’t all pomp and circumstance so be on the lookout for a performance by Sir Paul Continue Reading

90s Shows You Should Be Recording (Part 2)

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:54
Last week we shared with you 90s shows you should be watching – well the list isn’t over yet! Be sure to add these three shows to your 90s roundup to make your flashback complete! The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TBS & ABC Family)  The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air helped as an excellent transition into the 1990s and marked the on-screen start of rapper turned superstar Will Smith. The sitcom followed a formula similar to “The Cosby Show” where everything would eventually circle back to the family in each episode. Continue Reading

TiVo Summer Veterans Program 2012

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 17:26
TiVo held its first annual summer veterans luncheon at corporate headquarters in Alviso, CA yesterday to honor the contributions of their 10 TiVets; U.S. Military veterans who are completing TiVo’s first TiVo Summer Veterans Intern Program. The unique program gives recent vets a transition from military to corporate life. The TiVo Summer Veterans Program was created by a group of veteran TiVo employees in collaboration with Tom Wolzien, Lead Director on the TiVo Board of Directors and a Vietnam War veteran himself. The TiVo veterans developed the program to bridge Continue Reading

Cable Conversion

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 16:53
During the past few months there have been a host of new series debuting on cable.  From the TNT remake of Dallas to the much ballyhooed return of, coincidentally, the king of Bally’s, Charlie Sheen, in Anger Management.  I tally twenty new series in all. Of course, that total does not include every new cable series.  Let me apologize upfront to some niche cable networks: you debut series more often than American Idol announces judges.  For the purposes of this analysis, I’ve limited my scope to the top rated new Continue Reading

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