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TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – January 7, 2014

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 09:00
The world said hello to Sochi last night, but perhaps more importantly, Sochi said “Zdravstvujtye” to the world. In a spectacle worthy of Cecil B. DeMille, the 22nd Winter Olympic Games began with aerial acrobatics, Russian classical music, a human light show, more Russian classical music, and floats accompanied by—you guessed it—Russian classical music. With 40,000 people in attendance, Fisht Olympic Stadium played host to 88 national delegations, the singing group t.A.T.u., a talking bear, and tennis player (and Sochi native) Maria Sharapova. Here are the top five moments of Continue Reading

Jay Leno Final “Tonight Show” – Top Moments

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 15:30
In 1992, Jay Leno took over Johnny Carson’s role as host of NBC’s late-night show. Last night, 22 years later, he’s signing off – and with quite a bang. On his final night of the ‘best job in show business’, his lineup would’ve given the big-dipper a run for its money: Oprah Winfrey, Billy Crystal, Kim Kardashian, Garth Brooks, Cheryl Crowe and Jack Black all preceded the concluding monologue which was complete with tears, jokes and a hand-off to Jimmy Fallon to take over the reins. So amid all of Continue Reading

Winter Olympics: Follow all the action from Sochi!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:00
With the XXII Winter Olympics in Sochi about to begin, it’s time to make sure you’ve set up recordings of all your favorite events. NBC is spreading events across most of their broadcast and cable networks so we’ve made it easy to grab all your favorites. From TiVo Central, select “Find TV, Movies & Videos”, then “Browse TV & Movies”  to reach the “Olympics” browse menu. From here you can schedule recordings for each of the Winter Olympic events. Select your favorite and use the “Record this Collection” option to Continue Reading

TiVo’s Annual Report: Super Bowl XLVIII Top Commercials and Moments

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:54
TiVo has been tracking and releasing its unique Super Bowl data for over a decade. Today, TRA released the top most engaging Super Bowl commercials, promotions and game top moments for Super Bowl XLVIII. TiVo Research is the only audience research service using second-by-second to rank top Super Bowl spots based on actual commercial retention relative to overall program viewership. Also interesting to note, is the fact that for the fourth year in a row, TiVo found viewership for the half time show exceeding that of the overall game. And Continue Reading

Secrets Come Out on TV This Week

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:00
MONDAY – 2 Broke Girls – CBS 8:30PM ET  Deke’s wealthy? This new truth throws Max for a loop and she decides it’s time to end their relationship.       TUESDAY – New Girl – FOX 9PM ET  Nick runs into his ex, and Jess – true to form – encourages him to be friends with her. Her tactic is to bring her own ex into the picture and introduce him to Nick. The end result can only be priceless. Meanwhile, Coach uses a loft to impress his date; the problem is Continue Reading

Superb Super Bowl Recipes

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 17:56
From Your Friends at TiVo Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the year. Not only because we’re fervently waiting to see which of the two teams will claim the title they’ve been fighting for all year, but because on this day, we put aside our New Year’s resolutions. We pig out on the finest Football-friendly foods, as we sit on a couch, watching others burn the calories we eat – and it’s wonderful. Here at TiVo HQ, located in Niner Nation, that’s how we’re Continue Reading

56th Annual Grammy Awards – Top Moments

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:14
The 56th Grammy Awards were last night, and as our TiVo Research and Analytics data proved, it was all about the performances for the viewers! From Beyonce and Jay Z’s dumbfounding duet to P!nk’s awe-inspiring acrobats to Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar’s creative collaboration – the audience couldn’t get enough. And these weren’t all even the MOST rewatched moments of the night! Pharrell Williams and his hat took a spot, along with Katy Perry and her broomsticks and a few other names you might have seen blowing up your Twitter Continue Reading

See Who the Biggest Winner is on TV This Week!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 12:57
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS 8PM ET  It’s the week before Robin and Barney’s wedding weekend. Naturally, we reminisce with Ted as he recalls what’s been going on with his future wife over the past eight years.     TUESDAY – The Biggest Loser – NBC 8PM ET  This week is all about three’s – the Top 5 players compete in a triathlon, and three finalists remain after the weigh-in. The catch? The winner of the triathlon has a guaranteed spot as a finalist. The contestants also get the Continue Reading

Everyone’s on the Field on TV This Week

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 18:19
MONDAY – The Bachelor – ABC 8PM ET Fifteen women remain, and ten of them go on an outing involving Juan Pablo’s favorite pastime: soccer. We’ll also get to see some individual dates featured throughout the episode, one of which involves a jeep; another involves a tandem bungee jump in Pasadena! After the rose ceremony, 13 remain.   TUESDAY – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – FOX 8:30PM ET  Terry’s back on the field! His first priority? Learning to control his emotions. And Jake takes the reins to teach him how. Meanwhile, Amy and Continue Reading

“What to Watch” Dashboard Now Includes Metacritic Ratings for Movies!

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 14:39
If you’re an iOS user we’ve just added Metacritic to “What to Watch,” your personalized dashboard that combines recommendations and personal preferences to serve up what you will want to watch instantaneously. Metacritic’s proprietary Metascore distills the opinions of the most respected critics writing online and in print to a single number, color coded by green, yellow and red, making it really easy for you to decide on what to watch. We launched “What to Watch” last year with columns including Popular TV (based on what is popular in your Continue Reading

Start Your Winter TV Collections!

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 11:00
The start of the year means you’re busy with a lot of time-consuming resolutions – recording new and returning shows as Winter TV rolls around shouldn’t have to be another task to add to the list! We want you to be excited about Pretty Little Liars, Parks and Recreation, White Collar, The Big Bang Theory and all of the other shows we look forward to returning, as well as the new ones that we’ll probably test via the triple T treatment: TiVo, Try and Talk about. This means a variety Continue Reading

We Heart Amy Adams

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 14:38
Written By: Alicia Broadway Now that the holiday season has come to an end, and I’ve had a minute to catch my breath, I’ve made a very important realization: I kind of love Amy Adams. Unlike some actors who play the same role in every movie, and yes I’m looking at you Vince Vaughn, Adams chooses roles that run the gamut, and she excels in all of them. Whether she’s playing a naive fairytale princess making her way in New York City (“Enchanted”), or a struggling single mom trying to Continue Reading

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Ceremony – Top Moments

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:47
Last night, American tuned into NBC to watch the 71st Annual Golden Globes – an award ceremony in which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association recognizes the best of the best in the film and television industries, both domestic and foreign. Once again Amy Poehler and Tina Fey proved themselves to be arguably the cleverest dynamic duo we could have asked for in our show host[esse]s, taking two of the top five spots on our most watched moments. And here they are! TiVo’s Top Five most watched moments, which were gathered Continue Reading

Prank for Prank on TV This Week

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:00
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS 8PM ET If a title like Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra doesn’t give away what the episode is about you’ll need to readjust your view of the obvious. Marshall plots to deliver one last slap as part of his and Barney’s ongoing “Slap Bet”, but Barney will not be easily outdone before his wedding.     TUESDAY – New Girl – FOX 9PM ET Winston is on the hunt for a new career again and Schmidt will be mentoring an older Continue Reading

TiVo TV Binge-Viewing Guinness World Record Attempt

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 16:43
It’s no surprise TiVo fans love TV, but do they love it enough to watch it for 87 hours straight? This week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas we have three contestants attempting to break the Guinness World Record for binge-viewing! Day one has passed and the contestants are all doing great! Here is a recap of the first 24 hours.  

TiVo Reveals Second-Screen Viewing Behavior

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:00
A lot of fuss is being made about how shows will be viewed in the coming years; one of these ways involves second-screen methods such as on phones and tablets. This trend has started to take off in the past years and has been heavily increasing in viewers. Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, TiVo announced that streaming to mobile devices among its subscriber base is on the rise and driving longer periods of engagement on second screens, an increase directly related to the launch of Continue Reading

TiVo’s 5th Annual “Battle of the Brands at CES” Scorecard

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:00
Flipping past commercial breaks in order to catch-up on the latest episode of your favorite shows and movies has become the standard in TV viewing, but there are a handful of commercials that are game changers in this sense. Whether that be because of a product we’re looking forward to, because of something we want to learn more about, or something that’s just too funny to pass up (we’re looking at you AT&T). TiVo Research and Analytics evaluated brands’ commercial ratings and announced the winning and losing brands, based on Continue Reading

TiVo Partners With Control4

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:30
TiVo and Control4 are partnering up to bring you more of what you want on a quicker, smoother, and easier new interface! Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the companies announced open API to automation partners for TiVo® DVRs and Devices Initially, TiVo users will have access to Now Playing information and TiVo Peanut remote functionality with further integration of TiVo features and services* coming soon. TiVo will soon be offering the following features through Control4 interfaces: Info (Show): Call up information about a show in Continue Reading

TiVo Subscribers Tend to Binge – Here’s How & On What

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:00
Binge-watching is a term that was made even more popular in the last year. Defined, it is the act of watching multiple episodes in one sitting. It’s also a TiVo lover’s not-so-secret pleasure. It turns out that in a recent study, 89% of TiVo users binge-watch shows. We also found that one in four hour-long TV programs was viewed by binging and nearly one-fifth of 30-minute programming was viewed in a binge-watching fashion. Binging habits are fairly consistent across weekdays, with a slight (4%) increase on the weekends. The two Continue Reading

TiVo Demos NDVR Prototype For Operators at CES

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:30
Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, TiVo demonstrated a network DVR prototype for operators, and announced the plan to bring the TiVo Roamio DVR experience to the Cloud with network recordings seamlessly integrated, easily searchable and available anywhere – anytime. The TiVo NDVR is a natural extension of the TiVo solution. Using TiVo’s Emmy Award Winning cloud service, the nDVR will extend the TiVo Service and consistent user experience on every device while enabling consumers to easily find, consume and socially share cloud delivered content through Continue Reading

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