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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 surfaced – 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 countrymen. No event seemed to bring in more views than the Women’s Alpine Skiing – Super-G which once again put the Austria and United States rivalry on center stage. Four of TiVo’s Top Moments involved the Continue Reading

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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