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We Say Goodbye to HIMYM on TV this Week!

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:48
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS 8PM In the one-hour series finale, yup you guessed it; Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother. Tune in as we say farewell to HIMYM!       TUESDAY – The Mindy Project – FOX 9PM The show returns from a three month hiatus tonight with two new episodes! Mindy and Danny confront the consequences of their kiss, while Jeremy and Peter devise a plan to poach patients from a competing practice that has shut Continue Reading

TiVo’s 15th Blue Moon Anniversary – Celebrating the Extraordinary

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:48
                            TiVo’s 15th Blue Moon Anniversary – Celebrating the Extraordinary What is a Blue Moon Anniversary you ask? At TiVo, it is the celebration of a new age in the television experience! It all started at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 1999 where TiVo changed the world of home entertainment forever when we unveiled the first working prototype of the TiVo set-top box. After the show, co-founder Mike Ramsay challenged the company to ship the first Continue Reading

100 Take over on TV this Week!

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:48
  MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – ABC 8PM ET With only a half-hour to go, the couple has panic attacks about their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows.   TUESDAY- Glee – FOX 8PM ET April (guest star Kristin Chenoweth) and Holly (guest star Gwyneth Paltrow) plot a plan to save New Directions!       WEDNESDAY – The 100 – CW 9PM ET  With wild ratings last week in the show’s debut, get ready for this episode. A search-and-rescue mission ends Continue Reading

National Chip and Dip Day is March 23rd

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 19:27
After the Ides of March and during March Madness, there’s another national day worth celebrating: National Chip and Dip Day arrives on March 23rd.  While the day’s origins are not known, most people would agree that any reason to break out the chip and dip set is a good reason! Chips and dips grew in popularity in the U.S. in the 1950’s when home entertaining became more informal.  They are a great anytime, anywhere snack, and they go well with your favorite television programs, too! In fact, it turns out Continue Reading

A is for Answers on TV This Week

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:48
    MONDAY – Dancing With the Stars – ABC 8PM ET   Season 18 of Dancing with Stars kicks off on ABC, with all 12 couples performing alongside recording artist Jason Derulo! This will be the first time a musical guest has ever accompanied a season opener. Things to look forward to week one?  Meryl Davis dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha, Drew Carey dancing the Foxtrot, and Sean Avery performing a Contemporary routine.   TEUSDAY - Pretty Little Liars - ABC Family 8PM ET After four years of trying to figure out who Continue Reading

“WHY I LOVE TIVO” CONTEST!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:29
#WhyILoveTiVo Do you love TiVo? I mean, really and truly love it? Show us. Wait. Before you get carried away, here’s the How, Why and Where: TiVo is hosting a contest to give their most enthusiastic fans a chance to win a home entertainment package! Who said you can’t put a price on love? All you have to do is submit a video, write a poem, tell a story… whatever it takes to explain why you love your TiVo. It must be submitted to www.WhyILoveTiVo.com between today and April 15, Continue Reading

The 86th Academy Awards – Top Moments

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 14:48
The red carpet, the heartfelt speeches, the glamorous fashion… There were many a moment to rewind and re-watch during the 2014 Oscars, but after it was all said and done, one couldn’t help but to ask themself: Was that The Ellen DeGeneres Show or The 86th Academy Awards? Three out of TiVo’s Top 5 moments of the night were Ellen’s, as she kept the audience laughing (or eating delivery pizza) between words of wisdom and gratitude from the Academy Award winners.   TiVo Research identified the following as the evening’s Continue Reading

Sochi 2014 Olympics Coverage: Top Chills, Thrills & Spills!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:51
We can look back on the past 17 days of Winter Olympic coverage and know that there were moments where we laughed, moments where we gasped, and moments where we might have even been, well… bored. But what were the Top emotion-provoking Moments of them all? TiVo Research and Analytics took a look at the Top 5 Chills, Top 5 Spills and Top 5 Thrills of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic competition. Here they are: TiVo’s Top Olympic Moments – NBC Broadcast Prime * Top moments based on Live + Continue Reading

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 23, 2014

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:58
As the 22nd Winter Olympics came to a close in Sochi, Russia – one thing was for sure – these Olympic Games will never be forgotten.  From the opening ceremony with technical issues to controversy over housing and facilities being subpar to the blood, sweat and tears from the athletes as new world records were created and childhood dreams came true; it all came to a close last night at the Closing Ceremony. By no surprise TiVo’s Top Moment of the Closing Ceremony came about 42 minutes into the ceremony Continue Reading

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 22, 2014

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 09:48
On the last full day of Olympic competition, two of TiVo’s Top Moments went to a non-medal event, the Women’s Figure Skating Champions Gala, but a harrowing crash during the Men’s  Four-man Bobsled event claims the number one spot. Canada’s Justin Kripps, Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell all manage to walk away after a harrowing encounter going into one of the turns.  In only the second bobsleigh crash in over 700 runs during these Winter Olympics, members of Canada 3 flip onto their backs and then complete the Continue Reading

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 21, 2014

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 09:48
The top TiVo moment of last night’s broadcast was USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin, hurtling down the course to become the youngest skier, at age 18, to win Olympic gold in the Women’s Slalom. She recovered from a near crash in the final moments of the run, and finished an exciting race to huge cheers from her family and friends. Her emotions were a mix of pure joy and disbelief as she exclaimed “I almost fell over.” The second and fourth top moments featured the Russian Short Track star, Victor Ahn’s  gold Continue Reading

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 20, 2014

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:43
Thursday night’s primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics was all about Figure Skating – Ladies Free Skating, that is.  The second night of competition for this popular Olympic sport was the highlight of the evening, and all Top 5 Moments occurred during the Ladies Free Skating program.  Other events covered during Thursday’s broadcast were Freestyle Skiing:  Ladies’ Ski Halfpipe and Freestyle Skiing:  Men’s Ski Cross. Four of the Top 5 Moments once again took place during the “Kiss and Cry” wait for final scores.  The top moment captured the suspense Continue Reading

Survey Says: Millennials Embrace Both The Old And The New

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:54
What do you think of when you hear “Generation Y”? Social Media comes to mind, technology, a slew of pop artists… however you look at it, Generation Y is associated with the New. In its 2013 Millennial Video Entertainment survey, however, TiVo found that regardless of how they are consuming video, Millennials’ – the name given to the people born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s, or ‘Generation Y’ – preferred traditional TV series as their content of choice over full length movies, live events or music videos. Continue Reading

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 19, 2014

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:23
While the Olympic buzz for Wednesday, February 19th included chatter about Team USA’s Ted Ligety’s performance in the Alpine Skiing: Men’s Giant Slalom finals (he won the gold), and Bobsleigh: Women’s Heat 4 (where USA’s Team 1 of Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams won Silver and which added Lauryn Williams to a short list of athletes to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games),  in the end the Top 5 Moments all occurred during NBC’s coverage of the Figure Skating – Ladies Short Program. The “Kiss and Cry” Continue Reading

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 18, 2014

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:05
An underdog makes the podium at the last second and a teenager places 5th in her Olympic debut. Team USA had a lot to be excited about regardless of not achieving Gold in last night’s primetime coverage of the 22nd Sochi Winter Olympics. The show began with Men’s Snowboard Cross, where Americans met 27 year old Alex Deibold, who spent the Vancouver Winter Olympics waxing Team USA’s snowboards. In Sochi, he passed all of his qualifying rounds placing 3rd, and when it came to the finals there was no difference Continue Reading

Jimmy Fallon First “Tonight Show” – Top Moments

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:00
We had more than just “Ordinary Love” for Jimmy Fallon last night, as he hosted his first episode of The Tonight Show. It started off with a number of well-known celebrities dumping bills – and pennies – on his desk, continued with a little hip-hop history courtesy of Will Smith, and ended with a performance by U2 and The Roots. All in all, the sequence of events very much embodied how the new NBC late night host plans on running his show: New host, Old show. The Tonight Show is Continue Reading

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 17, 2014

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:08
It was a night for the record books as the most elegant and spectacular couples danced their way into our hearts and onto the podium in the Figure Skating – Ice Dance Free Dance.  The mesmerizing event dominated the night of viewership as top couples from the USA, Canada and Russia skated their hearts out to secure a spot on the podium.  Little did they realize that history was in the making.  Not to be outshined, the Bobsleigh Two-man Heat 4 was a nail-biter, leaving hearts pounding as not even Continue Reading

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 16, 2014

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 09:48
Sunday night’s NBC coverage of the Winter Olympic Games from Sochi ran a full four hours and focused on several events where competitors from the USA again experienced thrills of victory or agonies of defeat—fortunately focusing more on the thrills than the agonies. Last night’s Top Moment was taken by an exciting and surprising Silver-Medal-Winning finish in the Alpine Skiing Men’s Super-G by Team USA’s Andrew Weibrecht. Though Weibrecht’s performance was less highly anticipated than those of teammates Bode Miller and Ted Ligety, Weibrecht beat them both in the end, Continue Reading

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 15, 2014

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 09:48
A TV night of many entertaining storylines and matchups was dominated by Women’s Alpine Skiing. At the halfway point of the 22nd Sochi Winter Olympics, multiple rivalries started to become prevalent. From Men’s Hockey with an overtime matchup of the United States vs Russia to Men’s Short Track, where an adopted Russian racer out performed his former country, but nothing seemed to bring in more views than the Women’s Alpine Skiing – Super-G which once again put Austria and the United States rivalry on center stage. Four of TiVo’s Top Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – February 14, 2014

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 09:48
It was a night of firsts at 22nd Sochi Winter Olympics – first woman to ever anchor NBC’s primetime coverage, Meredith Vieira; first Olympic gold medal for Japan in Men’s Figure Skating, Yuzuru Hanyu – but for U.S. viewers the focus was on the end of an era.  At the age 36, this will undoubtedly be Bode Miller’s final Olympics and Ted Ligety will be 33 when the torch is lit in PyeongChang South Korea in 2018. Three of TiVo’s Top Moments centered on Miller and Ligety’s valiant efforts in Continue Reading

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