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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

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – February 13, 2014

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:25
Last night marked the start of the much anticipated Men’s Figure Skating program, and fittingly, four of the five TiVo Top Moments were from this drama-filled event. The Top Moment was during the performance of Jeremy Abbott, US Figure Skating champion. Abbott took a nasty fall while attempting a quadruple toe loop in the Men’s Figure Skating Short Program. Instead of calling it quits, he continued to skate and finished his routine brilliantly. Abbott also nabbed the #3 Top Moment a few minutes later in the telecast as he looked Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – February 12, 2014

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 09:48
Last night’s Winter Olympics Top Moments were a full house of Figure Skating Pairs Free Skating and Women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill Finals. The Free Program was night #2 of the Pairs Free Skating event ; the Russians placed a somewhat surprising first and second after a disappointing third-place performance by Savchenko / Szolkowy of Germany that included two falls. The American team of Castelli and Shnapir showed well; their solid performance earned them a 9th place finish. The Women’s Downhill ended in a surprise tie for the Gold: American Julia Continue Reading

L’Amour

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:30
Romance means different things to different people. This Valentine’s Day, your best bet is to figure out what it means to your special someone and make a grand gesture. The grand gesture makes up for the silly fights, the less-than-inspired date nights, and telling her she’s acting like her mother—it’s also what makes a great romantic movie. The grand gesture is the scene you remember years later, like Jake presenting Samantha with a birthday cake in “Sixteen Candles” or Cindy jumping on the back of Ronald’s lawnmower in “Can’t Buy Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – February 11, 2014

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:00
Last night’s Top Moments were all about the pipe—the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe competition, that is. The highly-anticipated event ended in disappointment for Team USA’s Shaun White: After foregoing his spot in the Snowboard Men’s Slopestyle in order to focus on the quest of a Gold hat trick in the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe, White suffered a disappointing loss to Russian-born Iouri Podladtchikov, a/k/a/ “I-Pod.” White had scored a 95.75 with a fabulous second qualifying run, but in the finals he struggled on a slushy halfpipe, ultimately yielding Gold to I-Pod and Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – February 10, 2014

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:06
Heat wave—literally and figuratively! Temperatures in the 60s caused dangerously soft snow on the Sochi  slopes, but that didn’t stop the top athletes skiing their way to the five most-watched moments from NBC’s Monday night coverage of the 22nd Winter Olympics. Top male and female Alpine skiers tore through one of the hardest courses in downhill history. The course heartbreakingly conquered some, while others conquered it in these breathtaking five Top Moments. Top Moment #1 was a dangerous and scary full speed crash in the Downhill portion of the Women’s Continue Reading

Things Get Competitive on TV This Week!

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 13:00
MONDAY – The Bachelor – ABC 8PM ET   It’s off to New Zealand! Eight remaining bachelorettes join Juan Pablo on the trip, and six are asked to try out a local extreme sport for a group date. After a one-on-one date involving a speedboat ride through the Tutukau Gorge, two are sent home at the rose ceremony.   TUESDAY – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – FOX 9:30PM ET As Boyle pursues a new romance, ready to dive in head first, Jake steps in to keep him from moving too quickly. Rosa and Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – February 9, 2014

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 09:50
The top five most-watched moments from NBC’s Sunday night coverage of the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi featured five of the world’s top female athletes, including three Americans.  The most-watched moments include two thrill-of-victory ice skating wins, and three agony-of-defeat fumbled snowboarding routines. Top Moments #1 and #2 were claimed by competitors from Great Britain and Russia.  Great Britain’s Aimee Fuller took the #1 spot last night while performing in the Women’s Slopestyle Snowboarding Semi-Finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park: Fuller fell while attempting to land a double back Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – January 8, 2014

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 09:48
Snowboarders and skaters dominated the first full night of NBC’s primetime coverage of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia. Women’s Figure Skating stuck the #1 and #2 landings among last night’s five Top Moments. The winning Top 5 Moment was American Ashley Wagner looking up at the scoreboard showing her in first place after a fabulous performance in the short program of the team event. Though Wagner placed only fourth in the U.S. Championships in Boston a month ago, she made the three-person Olympic team based on her Continue Reading

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

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