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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 Gymnastics 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 Michael Phelps’s interview about his loss in the 4x100m Individual Medley that resulted in his first non-medal Continue Reading

From a parachuting Queen to  Lord Voldemort’s defeat at the hands of Mary Poppins, the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in London were filled with quirky British 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 – July 27, 2012 – NBC Broadcast Prime Rank Top Moment(NBC ET/PT) Description 1  8:25:33 PM Queen Elizabeth and James Bond (Daniel Craig) Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

Summertime is mistakenly one of the most underrated seasons in the TV year. Even though we know it’s coming, the summer hiatus from our favorite shows still hurts just as much every year. Our cure? Take the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and start watching some great new shows! Since we know you’re busy relaxing on the beach, laying out by the pool, or thrusting yourself in and out of the backyard sprinkler,  we’ve taken your TV watching needs into our hands (or should we say remotes?!). Continue Reading

The 90s – this was the era of television that was simultaneously so cheesy, so controversial, and so groundbreaking. It is an era of TV that will live on forever in our hearts. From sitcom episodes that involved main characters rebeling against some type of authority, tamagotchis, “Harold and Maude” like relationships, cartoons with innocent political undertones, and most of all, a kid that had his head shaped like a football whose couch came out of his wall with the push of a button, this decade had it all. Here Continue Reading

The nominations are in! Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington announced the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award Nominees live from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, CA, this morning, kicking off the race to the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September. HBO once again led the pack with 81 total nominations, followed by CBS (60 nominations) and PBS (58 nominations). This year’s list of nominees included newcomers and critical favorites, such as HBO’s GIRLS and Veep and Showtime’s Homeland, and saw Downton Abbey move from the miniseries Continue Reading

The best show on TV returned with a bang and promises us more drama. AMC struck gold with the premiere of “Breaking Bad,” getting a record breaking 2.9 million viewers, which is the highest the show has ever received. Brilliantly using the narrative device of a “flash-forward,” Creator Vince Gilligan opens season five of “Breaking Bad” with a grizzly and Hipster looking Walter on his 52nd birthday at a Denny’s.  One of the most replayed moments on TiVo was when Walt opens the trunk of an old car and there Continue Reading

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