The answer to Thursday's Trivia Question: Mark Messier helped the Edmonton Oilers to win 6 Stanley Cup titles

FIRST FIVES: Bobby Aguilera, Jim Wall, Sean Reardon, Neil Strahl, & Lance Beitler

Tuesday's Cable Top 5

HATFIELDS & MCCOYS-History 3.7/13.1

NBA PLAYOFFS-TNT 3.2/7.2

TOSH.O-Comedy Central 1.7/2.7

DEADLIEST CATCH-Discovery 1.3/2.9

WORKAHOLICS-Comedy Central 1.3/2.1 (See there it is again...hated it)

Wednesday's Broadcast Top 5

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-FOX

CSI-CBS 1.5/7.0

MODERN FAMILY-ABC 1.5/4.4

DOGS IN THE CITY-CBS 1.3/6.7

THE MIDDLE-ABC 1.2 /4.8

Wednesday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5

NHL FINALS-NBC 151,482

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-FOX 98,901

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL-CW 40,738

DOGS IN THE CITY (KF)-CBS 24,874

MODERN FAMILY (CFF)-ABC 20,347

Wednesday's Cable Top 5

HATFIELDS & MCCOYS-History 4.0/14.0 (WOW!!!)

NBA PLAYOFFS-ESPN 3.9/8.8

HATFIELDS & MCCOYS-History 1.4/5.3

NBA DRAFT LOTTERY-ESPN 1.2/2.9

BIG BANG THEORY-TBS .9/2.2

Wednesday's Cable Trendrr Top 5

NBA PLAYOFFS-ESPN 1,095,337

NBA DRAFT LOTTERY-ESPN 229,131

HATFIELDS & MCCOYS-History 112,509

AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW-MTV 71,101

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLATES-Bravo 41,887

-I only watched LIVE WITH KELLY yesterday, and then switched over to watch the Oklahoma City Kelly+RipaThunder (who have the best fans ever it seems...all matching shirts!) crush the San Antonio Spurs. I had to switch, because while Mike Greenberg from ESPN was on and I do like him...Kelly's 2nd hideous Tom Binns necklace was back. Here's a photo:

The dress was also pretty bad...she wore the same exact lace prom dress in another color last week and now to make matters worse, she added this hideous non-matching extra large and chunky necklace. Again...maybe it wouldn't be so hideous on a Saturday with cool jeans and a t-shirt or something, but I hate this...what do you guys think?

-I think the big news of the week was the dominance of the HISTORY channel's HATFIELDS & McCOYS miniseries. The finale on Wednesday delivered 14 million viewers making it the #1 entertainment telecast ever on ad-supported cable. The final night of Hatfield & McCoys also delivered 6.3 million A25-54 and 5.1 million A18-49. Overall, for the three nights, May 28-30, the miniseries averaged 13.8 million total viewers; 6.0 million A25-54 viewers and 4.9 million with A18-49. Maybe I should have watched it since there was NOTHING ELSE ON!!! I have never been a western person, but I do like Kevin Costner.

Hatfields+and+McCoys

-I post these charts each month when they come out, mainly to show the evolution of how we are all watching TV these days. I know that I always have my laptop (well, before it officially died last Sunday-8 years...I think it did right by me) with me and my cell phone, but it's important to note the increases and where they are occurring as marketers.

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-A new study from Tremor Video, finds that 52% of all smartphone video is viewed at home, with peak viewing hours between 5pm and 11pm, mirroring that of TV.

  • Long-form video now accounts for nearly 40% of smartphone video viewing every week.
  • There has been a 34% increase in viewing video on smartphones over the past year.
  • There has been a 38% increase in accessing video content online over the past year,
  • Video consumption on tablets has exceeded that of smartphones
  • 85% of tablet viewers have been on their tablet while watching TV.
  • 8% of current "mobile/connected TV viewers" plan to cancel their pay TV service in the next year; another 23% are seriously considering canceling, with 81% citing online OTT options as the primary reason for potentially cutting the cord.
  • 75% of viewers have interacted with online video ads delivered by Tremor in the past month; 58% demonstrated "some level of ad effectiveness," including clicking on the ad, visiting a site, visiting a store, or making a purchase.

-WWTM WEEKEND MOVIE SUGGESTION...bag it and just watch GAME OF THRONES finale on Sunday! It's going to be sooooo juicy!

-FRIDAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION: This morning when I woke up, I caught last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE because it was a FACTS OF LIFE reunion...well I guess having Natalie & Tootie on could be considered a reunion. I loved the FACTS OF LIFE! Sorry James I have to blow off NHL Trivia for a FACTS OF LIFE trivia question today: What Breakfast Club alum was an original cast member of THE FACTS OF LIFE?

Send your Trivia Answer to Kristy at Kristy@watchingwaytoomuch.com.

-WWTM'S SUMMER READING LIST: I have already read the 50 Shades books, as you know, so now I'm reading and loving Andy Cohen's book, "Most Talkative". I am convinced he is my gay brother from another Jewish mother...seriously. I just love this guy. We really have so much in common and I think he needs me to be his newest BFF. I love Jimmy, I do, and I still want my platonic sleepover, but I'm thinking it could be a way more fun night with Andy than with Jimmy...anyway I am way off track here...Have a great weekend!

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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