Monday, March 30, 2015

I Heart Music Awards, Madam Secretary, The Good WIfe & Hart of Dixie's SERIES Finale

I know it's shocking, but there are shows I've never watched. I'm heading on vacation next week and need suggestions. WHAT SHOULD I WATCH? 

THE ANSWER TO FRIDAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION: MASH was the home of Radar, Hot Lips, Klinger, Captain Potter and BJ. 

FIRST FIVES: Bob Kaplan, Dave DeSocio, Chuck Chiocco, Karen Heniger & He Who Shall Not Be Named 

Thursday's Broadcast Top 5
NCAA-CBS 2.4/7.7
Scandal-ABC 2.3/8.1
Grey's Anatomy-ABC 2.2/8.2
Blacklist-NBC 1.6/7.9
Bones-FOX 1.3/5.7

Thursday's Cable Top 5
NCAA-TBS 2.3/6.8
NCAA-TBS 1.8/4.5
American Dad-Adult Swim .9/1.9
WWE-Syfy .8/2.5
Vikings-History .7/2.4

Thursday's Top 5 Primetime Twitter Ratings
Scandal-ABC 118,000 Tweets
Grey's Anatomy-ABC 68,000 Tweets
WWE Smackdown-Syfy 50,000 Tweets
Tonight Show-NBC 9,000 Tweets
Kimmel-ABC 3,000 Tweets 

Friday's Broadcast Top 5
NCAA-CBS 1.9/6.4
Shark Tank-ABC 1.1/5.0
20/20-ABC 1.1/4.8
Dateline-NBC 1.0/5.7
Grimm-NBC 1.0/4.9

Friday's Cable Top 5

Friday's Top 5 Primetime Twitter Ratings
Bring It!-Lifetime 36,000 Tweets
Tonight Show-NBC 10,000 Tweets
Hart of Dixie-CW 10,000 Tweets
12 Monkeys-Syfy 6,000 Tweets
The Soup-E! 1,000 Tweets


I Heart Music Awards 
I was home on Saturday night and caught some, okay,all of the Kids Choice Awards. C'mon, there IS something about seeing celebrities get slimed for the kids. Last night's I Heart Music Awards felt a bit like Groundhog Day in some ways. We had Paul Blart (aka Kevin James) Nick Jonas, Iggy and J-Hud doing "Trouble" (I like Sean Hayes and his husband's version better.) On Saturday night, it was Angelina Jolie's speech about being different that went viral, but last night it was Justin Timberlake's. JT's was brilliant. Here you go if you haven't seen it yet. Taylor Swift was the big winner with grace, dignity, 3 awards and a new side job as Madonna's guitarist. Was it me or was Jamie Foxx totally offensive most of the night? I blipped through Jamie and Chris Brown's performance. I was totally annoyed by both of them for the night so I didn't feel like watching them. I liked all of the "My Journey" clips. Some were more interesting than others but a decent time filler. I still feel really bad for Kelly Clarkson. It's not the fact that she's a heavier girl, but can't she get a stylist who can pick out better options? Kelly's legs are THICK and desperately in need of some fabric. That short number she was sporting wasn't working at all. Snoop Dogg was in the house. Who's he texting right in the middle of the show? His weed dealer? What was up with Rhianna? Why pick THAT song to perform in front of a billion kids? When all was said and done, the show ran early and a Ryan Seacrest used his amazing countdown abilities to save the day. When all else fails, countdowns are good fillers.
Madam Secretary
Elizabeth was dealing with a bunch of stuff last night. IIf you ask me, her plate was already full with her Secretary of State gig, a husband, 3 kids and some lingering PTSD, but then when your boss is the President of the United States and asks that her husband fly super fast to Bolivia to save a bunch of cult followers from killing themselves. It could have been just too much. Add the continuing saga of her sleeves and then, if allllllll that wasn't enough, she found out her daughter is dating her boss who just so happens to be 20 years older than her. Gotta give Liz credit, she stayed pretty calm compared to Henry.  (Then again, she's got the Xanax in her pocket, it's easy to stay calm with those puppies) He wasn't a happy camper at all. Didn't he remember that Arthur used to be the scientist dude from Lost? Matt wrote the Secretary a hilarious speech for a fundraiser that totally killed. His ego exploded pretty quickly and he somehow found a Sunglass Hut on the way to the office. Maybe that's what Daisy needs...sunglasses to hide her Sleepy Resting Face. That or a nap.
The Good Wife
Alicia came back to the office after winning the States Attorney gig, but no champagne to celebrate. Apparently you can only drink the cheap stuff if you're a government employee. All those awesome gifts...garbage, I guess. No time to enjoy the moment anyway though. Lemond Bishop, Eli and Lou Grant all stopped by to suggest candidates for her second in command. Of course she had her own idea, Finn, which isn't a good idea at all. You know how that's going to turn out. Doesn't she know the "Don't Sh*t Where You Eat" rule by now? An email hacker added to the madness. Luckily the first round of emails released didn't include any of  Alicia's but they sure screwed everyone else over big time. If you didn't know already not to use your work email for personal commentary, you should know now. Yeesh what a mess! It seemed like the crisis was averted but the scenes next week make it look like Alicia is going from the frying pan to the fire.

Hart of Dixie Series Finale
After watching the Hart of Dixie finale, I'm pretty confident that it was, in fact, the SERIES finale. It was the cutest ending ever and yes, I did cry. We got all of our answers, happy endings for everyone in Bluebell and even an awesome musical number that I can't seem to find anywhere online. Hart of Dixie lasted a lot longer than any of us expected, so we can't feel bad for it, but I'll definitely miss shirtless Wade, LeVon, Zoey, George, AB and even Lemon. Hart of Dixie was just cheesy, cutesy, fun, light, enjoyable television. I'm pretty satisfied with where everyone ended up and I'm pretty sure most everyone in the cast has work so I'm not too worried about them. The CW cancelled some shows that did worse, ratings wise than HOD and kept shows that did worse too (Beauty and the Beast, Reign) and they moved the show around a ton and never really gave it the promotional boost it could have used but we did get 4 seasons out of it so I'm not going to come down too hard on them. I just feel like this one never got its due.  Goodbye Bluebell. 

-TV Everywhere is defined as "digital platforms that Pay TV providers run for their traditional TV customers."
  • According to a digital video survey by Adobe Systems, "active viewership" of TV Everywhere services will hit 18% of all pay TV customers up from 13% vs a year ago.
  • 13 million viewers used TV Everywhere services in 2014 vs.  6 million viewers in 2013
  • Winter Olympics and World Cup contributed to viewership increases in 2014 . 
  • Pay TV subscribers watch 3.2 times as much sports content online as movie content.
  • The iPad is the most popular screen to watch TV Everywhere  
  • Viewing on tablets represented 29% of TV Everywhere videos viewed in 4th quarter 2014
  • Roku is the most popular connected TV device with 7% of TV Everywhere views 
  • Apple TV is next with 5% and next  is video game consoles with 2% 
  • Game consoles and OTT devices now make up 16% of TV Everywhere authentications and are projected to climb to 20% in 2015

-For all of you Downton Abbey/Bruno Mars fans, this video is pretty good. If you're in a Downton funk over the news that next season will be the shows last, then this clip might cheert you up. Enjoy:
Monday's Trivia Question: This week will be a connections theme week. I'll give you the names of some TV shows and you give me the actor or actress that connects them. Here we go: Charmed and Beverly Hills 90210 name the actor or actress that connects them. 

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