As you can see, the MAGNA DOODLE and not the ETCH A SKETCH is always hanging up in Chandler and Joey's apartment on FRIENDS. Every episode that you see it, there is always a different drawing.
FIRST TWO: Jamie Piro & Jim Wall
Thursday's Broadcast Top 5
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-FOX 2.4/6.2
THE BIG BANG THEORY-TBS 2.3/8.2
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CFF)-CBS 1.7/6.2
THE MENTALIST-CBS 1.5/7.8
Thursday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-FOX 200,358
THE BIG BANG THEORY- CBS 52,439
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (KF)-CW 40,078
ROOKIE BLUE-ABC 34,496
Thursday's Cable Top 5
NBA PLAYOFFS-ESPN 3.0/6.8
BIG BANG THEORY-TBS 1.4/3.1
SWAMP PEOPLE-History 1.3/3.8
MEN AT WORK-TBS 1.3/2.6
BIG BANG THEORY-TBS 1.1/2.4
Thursday's Cable Trendrr Top 5
NBA PLAYOFFS-ESPN 334,753
MEN AT WORK-TBS 40,138
MARY MARY-We 28,793
THE PAULY D PROJECT- MTV 26,733
Friday's Broadcast Top 5
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?-ABC 1.2/3.9
UNDERCOVER BOSS-CBS 1.0/4.7
SHARK TANK-ABC .9/4.3
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES-FOX .9/2.4
Friday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5
SHARK TANK-ABC 82,821
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?-ABC 8,073
Friday's Cable Top 5
Friday's Cable Trendrr Top 5
NBA PLAYOFFS-ESPN 538,204
NBA PLAYOFFS-ESPN 207,961
COMMON LAW-USA 35,862
FAIRLY LEGAL-USA 35,347
Sunday's Broadcast Top 5
COCA COLA 600-FOX 2.0/6.8
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (CFF)-NBC 1.1/4.3
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS-ABC .8/3.6
CSI MIAMI-CBS .7/4.3
HARRYS LAW-CBS .6/5.8
Sunday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5
INDIANAPOLIS 500-ABC 154,729
HARRY'S LAW-NBC 24,411
CSI MIAMI-CBS 15,480
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (CFF)-NBC 13,204
Sunday's Cable Top 5
Sunday's Cable Trendrr Top 5
NBA PLAYOFFS-TNT 223,001
GAME OF THRONES (KF)-HBO 191,731
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS-E! 97,387
MAD MEN-AMC 84,278
LOITER SQUAD-Adult Swim 55,231
-On Friday night while I was packing to go to Boston for the weekend, I was able to catch a few shows...The HART OF DIXIE finale was amazing. I'm hoping that a SPOILER ALERT isn't really necessary at this point, but holy cow, honestly, I was surprised by the cliffhanger. So for anyone that cares/follows: Zoey loves George but there is this "thing" with Wade (who never wears a shirt). George is engaged to Lemon, but Lemon had a "thing" with the Mayor. George and Lemon are about to get married, but everything that could possibly go wrong does. George tries, with everything he has, to make the wedding happen and it doesn't. He breaks it off and goes looking for Zoey...who is DYING to be with George BUT she finally hooked up with the shirtless Wade. George shows up at Zoey's door to tell her that he called it off with Lemon and they'll talk tomorrow...but who knows who Zoey's going to pick tomorrow. Clothed George, or Shirless Wade...tune in next season to find out.
-I would like to thank a lot of you guys, and my Facebook friends, for letting me know that the rerun of Rob Lowe's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ran on Friday night. I finally caught it and have to admit that the show was pretty interesting. Rob of course was gorgeous and well spoken and brilliant, but we also found out that he is related to a former Hessian soldier turned Revolutionary War soldier. I'm betting that regular people would never get access to actual documents from the Library of Congress, but it's pretty cool that Rob did. Thanks guys!
Two episodes of LIVE WITH KELLY, Friday with Seth Meyers and Monday's with the perfect Mark Consuelos. Nothing abnormal to report. Kelly's outfits were as always boring and bland but both guys looked good in perfectly tailored suits.
-As soon as I got back from Boston, after unpacking, food shopping and getting the laundry started, I had to watch GAME OF THRONES. It was great, don't get me wrong, but didn't it sort of seem to easy? I mean sure a ton of men were slaughtered, but the battle was over pretty quick and the Lannister's seemed to win it all pretty easily. I don't know, for some reason I assumed that it would be a bit more difficult for them to defend their land. Whatever, it was good...sort of bummed that King Joffrey/Geoffrey didn't suffer much, as I would have liked to see that, but I am betting he will get his at some point.
Our family really loves AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. Sure we love Howard on the show, but it's the first time in a long time that we all make it an appointment to sit together and watch a show that we all actually enjoy. I had a dumb smile during the entire episode, mainly because I was hanging with my guys. The hour flies by and then everyone goes their separate ways. Who knew we all enjoyed clogging so much? And, what is the difference between tap dancing and cloggin? I need to check on that.
-I watched the return of GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS last night. I think I might actually be annoyed with Shannon Tweed-Simmons though. She finally got what she wanted...for Gene to marry her. And Gene, is actually enjoying calling Shannon his wife. But now, instead of trying to figure out something to do about Gene's awful hair (which seems to have gotten worse), Shannon is suffering from empty nest syndrome and wants to adopt or foster a kid...WHAT??? Nobody seems too happy about it and they shouldn't be. Gene especially. Shannon...sit back, relax and enjoy this time in your life...do you really want to be changing diapers or driving carpool all over again? Chill out! I think Dr. Wexler, the Tweed/Simmons therapist needs to set Shannon straight on this one, but it looks like even she has been doing some work over the break. She seems to have hired a stylist and had her hair and makeup done too. I guess with whatever the Tweed/Simmon's are paying, she can afford to be camera ready now...plus I'm sure business has picked up. I mean this is Hollywood...and this shrink figured out a way to get the most anti-marriage guy in the world to marry someone...business HAS to be booming. You go Dr. Wexler!
-FOX, CBS, and NBC have filed lawsuits against DISH Network for the satellite company's new Auto-Hop feature, which allows subscribers to instantly skip advertisements on recorded primetime programming. DISH has countersued FOX, CBS, and NBC, as well as ABC, requesting a ruling that Auto-Hop does not violate any copyrights and that DISH has not breached any contracts it has with the broadcast networks by offering this new service. "Viewers have been skipping commercials since the advent of the remote control; we are giving them a feature they want and that gives them more control," said David Shull, SVP/Programming at DISH, in a statement. Numerous television executives have been publicly critical of Auto-Hop over the past few weeks. The decision to get the courts involved was pretty much inevitable. Here is my take on this...While DISH does collect subscriber fees, they do also sell advertising, so they are biting off one decent size chunk of a hand that feeds them. Advertisers are already trying to hold networks accountable with Live vs C3 etc. so not sure why DISH would jeopardize this revenue stream. I am definitely not an expert, but seems like a bad idea in the long run to me...just sayin.
In April 2012, 210 million Americans were active online and spent roughly 29 hours on average browsing the web, according to the latest data from Nielsen.
- Google was the top web brand in terms of total unique US audience, receiving 171 million unique US visitors.
- Facebook was the top web brand in terms of average total time spent on the site per person (7 hours and 9 minutes).
- Nielsen finds that Americans on average visited 95 unique domains in April, and 117 million visited Travel websites during the month.
- Average US internet usage per person: webpage visits/views (2,703); duration of a webpage viewed (1 minute, 5 seconds); number of people who had internet access (275.87 million).
- Facebook did come in second in terms of top web brands based on total unique audience in the US. It was followed by Yahoo, MSN/Windows Live/Bing, and YouTube.
- The top five travel brands in April based on unique audience were Google Maps (79.4 million), MapQuest (29.6 million), Yahoo Local (15.2 million), TripAdvisor (13.2 million), and Expedia (12.9 million).
With the traditional season coming to an end, here are each networks Top 5 RA18-49 shows for 2011/2012:
MODERN FAMILY (5.5 rating, tied for 5th overall)
GREY'S ANATOMY (4.2, 12th);
ONCE UPON A TIME (4.1, t-17th)
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (3.6, t-26th)
DANCING WITH THE STARS performance show (3.4, t-30th)
THE BIG BANG THEORY (5.5, t-5th)
TWO & A HALF MEN (5.1, 9th)
2 BROKE GIRLS 2 (4.4, t-10th)
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (4.1, t-17th)
NCIS (4.0, t-19th) tied with SURVIVOR
AMERICAN IDOL Wednesday (6.2, 2nd)
AMERICAN IDOL Thursday (5.5, t-5th)
THE X FACTOR Wednesday (4.4, t-10th)
NEW GIRL (4.2, t-14th)
THE X FACTOR Thursday (4.2, t-14th)
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8.0, 1st)
THE VOICE (6.1, 3rd)
THE VOICE RESULTS SHOW (4.2, t-15th)
THE OFFICE (3.4, t-30th)
SMASH (3.2, t-43rd)
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (1.3, t-137th)
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL ALL STARS (1.1, t-148th)
ONE TREE HILL (1.0, t-157th)
THE SECRET CIRCLE (0.9, t-163rd)
-TUESDAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION: I watched a lot of pilots during the drive to and from Boston and noticed that both guys from FELICITY will starring in two different shows this Fall. Scott Speedman stars in ABC's LAST RESORT (which was pretty good by the way) and Scott Foley stars in FOX's THE GOODWIN GAMES (I would give this one an "ok"). So today's question...What were both Scott's names on FELICITY?
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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