The answer to Monday's Trivia Question: Freaks & Geeks, Glee and the Wonder Years all had the same High School Name...McKinley.

FIRST FIVE : Beth Hoff, Priscilla Paez, Monica Caraffa, Michael O'Dea & Jim Carter

Honorable Mention: Alex Nagler

Friday's Cable Top 5
American Dad-Adult Swim .8/2.2
UP-Disney .7/3.1
TBS Prime Movie-TBS .7/1.3
WWE Friday Night Smackdown-.6/2.3
Law & Order SVU-USA .6/2.0

Sunday's Broadcast Top 5

NBA Finals-ABC 5.6/14.1
NBA Countown-ABC 2.5/6.8 Kristy Carruba
US Open Final-NBC 2.1/8.9
Jimmy Kimmel-ABC 1.9/5.5
Miss USA-NBC 1.3/4.5

Sunday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5

NBA Finals-ABC 2,152,588
Miss USA-NBC 371,818
The Voice-NBC 68,421
The Simpsons-52,456
Family Guy-FOX 42,378

Sunday's Cable Top 5

NA

Sunday's Cable Trendrr Top 5
2013 MuchMusic Video Awards-Fuse 485,953
True Blood-HBO 256,009
The Wanted Life-E! 161,845
Keeping up with the Kardashians-E! 52,464
Daytime Emmy Awards-HLN 48,622

The Voice
Sometimes too much of a good thing is a problem. That's how I feel about The Voice these days. Two cycles a season is probably not a good idea, and two 2 hour shows a week are also not a good idea. I know it's all about money, especially when the show is considered a hit, but if the numbers start to go down instead of up (which is what happened this season), you need forget about greed and focus on the long term. I wasn't in the mood to watch part one of The Voice finale last night and that's not a good thing at all. Of course I tuned in, because I'm the kind of person that finishes what they start, but I lost interest, after the first hour and started playing Candy Crush Saga (stuck on level 65 for a month already). Did we really need three performances from our finalists? 2 of which were songs they've already performed before. Add to that a performance by the final 16 and of course one from our judges and you have just way too much show for anyone. Some performances were better than others, I didn't really need to see any of Michelle Chamuel so 3 performances from her was just way too much in my opinion. Danielle Bradberry may have the best voice, but she is BORING! So for me the Swon Bros are the winners this season regardless of what happens during tonight's two hour extravaganza. No need to be sad when this season ends since its back in the Fall. See what I mean? One cycle is enough and leaves viewers missing the show and dying for its return. The ratings are down this season NBC...be smart not greedy. Idol worked for so long because there was only one season and they were the only singing competition show on the air. Now there are tons of um and multiple cycles of each. If you want The Voice to last, make it appointment television.

News & Information:

-CBS released all of the Fall Season Premiere dates yesterday and I loaded them onto my Premieres/Finales list to the right, but here are some of the important ones, well...the ones I think are important:

  • 9/18-Survivor 27
  • 9/22-Emmy's
  • 9/23-How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mom, Hostages
  • 9/24-NCIS
  • 9/26-The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones 2 1/2 Men
  • 9/29-The Amazing Race 23, The Good Wife

-You guys know how much I love award shows, I thought I knew them all...have you guys ever heard of the O Music Awards? I haven't, I admit it. Apparently the "O"stands for online and it's a live awards show airing on MTV, VH1 and CMT this Wednesday, June 19th. The awards are given out to artists, innovators and fans that impact music and culture. The show will feature 50 bands, five kittens and one goat, last 24 hours and this year, Andrew W.K. will attempt try to set a world record by drumming for all 24 hours of the festival. That could get annoying though...maybe he's in a soundproof booth or something? MTV, VH1 and CMT will be covering the event. Gotta admit, I'm curious. Hope I remember to tune in.

-Another show that could be pretty cool is E!'s Inside Track Summer Concert Series which starts this Friday and will give viewers back stage pass access to some of the biggest artists out on tour this Summer like Pitbull, Brad Paisley, The Jonas Brothers, The Backstreet Boys (My personal fave), New Kids on the Block, Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls. I love seeing what's happening backstage. Could be fun right?

-Netflix is at it again, making more deals for more original content. This time it's with DreamWorks Animation. Apparently it's Netflix's biggest deal yet resulting in 300 hours of new programming based on the studio's existing characters and franchises. Smart...really smart.

-Top 5 Online News rankings are out for May:
1) Yahoo/ABC News Network - 2.74 billion page views
2) CNN-1.92 billion
3) Huffington Post-1.5 billion
4) Fox News Digital-1.0 billion
5) NBC News-1.0 billion
Just curious...where do you guys go for news? Get your answer in, I'll publish the results of our own WWTM News Poll tomorrow.

-Some interesting Nielsen info:

  • 46% of smartphone owners and 43% of tablet owners are dual-screen users when watching TV
  • 2/3 access the second screen multiple times a week
  • 76% of tablet owners and 63% of smartphone owners list web searching and surfing as what they do online (not sure what the difference is between the two)
  • 49% look up info on actors, plot line, athlete's or teams while watching TV
  • 18% of smartphone owners and 21% of tablet owners read conversations about the programs on social networks
  • 15% of tablet owners and 10% of smartphone owners watched a TV show because of something they read on a social media site.

-My favorite TV app, Viggle, says that its users have now checked into a TV show more than 250 million times and has surpassed the 3 million users mark. Are you guys Viggling yet? You really should. Free stuff...free GOOD stuff! Check it out it's fun!


Tuesday's Trivia Question: What was the name of the school that Angela Chase, Jordan Catalano, Ricky and Rayanne all went to?

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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