So...What did you all think of NEWSROOM? - Kristy Carruba
Published: June 25, 2012 at 03:35 AM GMT
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Last Updated: June 25, 2012 at 03:35 AM GMT
By Kristy Carruba
The answer to Friday's Friday Father's Day Trivia Question: Phil Dunphy is Luke, Haley and Alex's dad.
FIRST FIVES: Elke Raskob, Tara Dowling, Jim Wall, Heather Brucker & Bobby Aguilera
Thursday's Broadcast Top 5
NBA FINALS-ABC 6.4/15.5
NBA COUNTDOWN-ABC 3.5/8.6
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE-ABC 2.4/6.7
BIG BANG THEORY-CBS 2.2/8.2
2 BROKE GIRLS-CBS 2.1/7.2
Thursday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5
NBA FINALS- ABC 3,669,308
JUSTIN BIEBER: ALL AROUND THE WORLD-NBC 78,570
THE BIG BANG THEORY-CBS 38,445
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES-CW 27,521
BREAKING POINTE-CW 11,141
Thursday's Cable Top 5
SWAMP PEOPLE-History 1.5/4.0
BURN NOTICE-USA 1.2/4.0
SNOOKI & JWOWW-MTV 1.1/2.3
BIG BANG THEORY-TBS 1.0/2.5
Thursday's Cable Trendrr Top 5
EURO 2012 SOCCER-208,650 ESPN
JERSEY SHORE-MTV 120,196
SNOOKI & JWOWW-MTV 80,232
BURN NOTICE-USA 24,227
Friday's Broadcast Top 5
SHARK TANK-ABC 1.1/4.5
Friday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5
Friday's Cable Top 5
Friday's Cable Trendrr Top 4
EURO 2012 SOCCER-ESPN 303,671
PHINEAS & FERB-Disney 16,008
We all waited patiently, and finally...NEWSROOM...what did you think? I thought it was good...was it great? Not yet, but it could be...look, I am truly an Aaron Sorkin disciple. I'm probably not intelligent enough to get every reference, but I like being challenged and I like my mind to be provoked and made useful, and that's what Sorkin has the ability to do. Ya gotta keep up, you gotta pay attention and you have to care. I did...I am definitely in on this one...at least for now. The writing is tight, the acting strong and it did feel a bit West Wingy to me...so I'm giving NEWSROOM the season pass on my Tivo. I would love to hear from you guys. Let me know if you watched and what you thought. I think most of you will agree with me...but I am open to debate as always.
-Prior to NEWSROOM was the FOX 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, hosted by...who else...Ryan Seacrest, because Ryan is the only host out there...it would have been cool since they were doing reunions to bring back Brian Dunkelman but they didn't go that far...I hate to say it, but I remember when the FOX network first launched and I remember all of the shows they highlighted last night. It was great to see so many cast reunions, funny how Ashton and Mila are now a couple when they started out together on THAT 70's SHOW...they don't look much different now then they did then.
-THE DAYTIME EMMY'S aired Saturday night on HLN, the Headline News Network, odd since apparently the Daytime Emmy's are not exciting enough to be on any one of the BIG 4 networks and actually make headlines...but as far as I'm concerned there was some big news that came out of the show...first and foremost, REGIS & KELLY won for Outstanding Talk Show Hosts and also for best Talk Show... Pretty sure this is the first time the show has won...ironic since it finally wins when Regis finally leaves. THE TODAY SHOW beat out GOOD MORNING AMERICA for best Morning Program (CBS's Morning show was not even nominated) and GENERAL HOSPITAL won for best Drama Series. I love a good awards show, but when it isn't broadcast in HD, and it's hard to find, even I ended up following it all online.
-Lifetime picked up DEVIOUS MAIDS for the Fall. This is the new Marc Cherry/Eva Longoria show that will star, Susan Lucci. Look at Lifetime getting in on the action...first THE CLIENT LIST and now DEVIOUS MAIDS. Let's hope DEVIOUS MAIDS isn't a tease like THE CLIENT LIST is...these maids better be devious or people will start to get wise and rename Lifetime the tease network...oh...maybe that's what they are actually going for...now I get it.
-Another former AMERICAN IDOL loser, Jennifer Hudson will be joining Katherine McPhee on SMASH for a story arc in the Fall. Doesn't it seem like, with the exception of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, most of the IDOL losers are doing better than the winners? Think about it...Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken & Katherine McPhee. Even Jessica Sanchez, who came in second this season, will be joining GLEE for a story arc in the Fall...maybe it's better NOT to win IDOL?
-Marilyn Manson is heading over to CALIFORNICATION for a story arc in the next season. I would have posted a photo, but it is just too scary for this early in the AM.
Just when I am starting to get sick of Justin Bieber and disheartened over my unacknowledged sleepover invitation to Jimmy Fallon, they come together and I fall hard again for both of them. I think the hand hug in this video will take over for the fist bump soon...only for non-germophobes though...if you didn't see this...check it out:
-Bluefin, a social media monitoring firm, published some great end of the 11/12 season info:
- Top 5 Broadcast TV Series: GLEE, AMERICAN IDOL, X FACTOR, THE VOICE & FEAR FACTOR
- Top 5 Cable TV Series: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, LOVE & HIP HOP, THE BAD GIRLS CLUB, BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT, & JERSEY SHORE
- Top 5 Season Premieres: AMERICAN IDOL, JERSEY SHORE, GLEE, THE GAME & FEAR FACTOR
- Top 5 Season Finales: AMERICAN IDOL, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, X FACTOR, THE VOICE & GLEE
- Top Broadcast Networks for TV Series: FOX
- Top Broadcast Networks Overall: CBS
- Top Cable Networks for TV series: MTV
- Top Cable Networks Overall: TNT
Google was the top web brand in terms of total US audience in May 2012, according to new data from Nielsen.
- Google delivered 173 million unique visitors across its properties,
- Facebook, generated 152 million visitors last month.
- YouTube (Google again) was once again the top online video destination as more than four out of every five online viewers in the US streamed video from the site.
- Nielsen finds that over 276 million Americans have internet access.
- 62 million Americans visited Yahoo/ABC News sites in May, making that collaboration the top brand in the News category.
- Americans on average spent 1 hour and 22 minutes on news sites in May 2012.
- Out of 276 million people with internet access, Nielsen says 212 million were active online last month
- They spent more than 29 hours each on average browsing the web.
- 163 million Americans streamed over 26 billion videos in May;
- 180 million Americans watched 36.6 billion pieces of online video content
The answer is: What game show host had a mild heart attack over the weekend? Who is Alex Trebek? The JEOPARDY host says he will be back in time to start shooting the new season in July. I was shocked when I read that Alex Trebek has been hosting JEOPARDY for 28 years! I wonder how many questions he has asked over the years.
Monday's Trivia Question: Jeff Daniels plays Will McEvoy on NEWSROOM, but he was also in one of my favorite Jim Carrey Movies...anyone remember his charcter's name...first name is fine.
Send your Trivia Answer to Kristy at Kristy@watchingwaytoomuch.com.
Kristy Carruba is currently Media Manager for Verizon Wireless Consumer Products where she oversees the investment and inventory management for all National media. Kristy has always had a passion for TV and started writing “TV News of the Day” in January of 2011 which evolved into Watching Way Too Much six months later. Kristy can be reached Kristy@watchingwaytoomuch.com.
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