Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Downton Abbey, Samantha Bee & Billions

February 9, 2016

Monday's Post Super Bowl Trivia Answers:
1) Lada Gaga's real name is Stephanie Germanata
2) Carolina Panthers won the coin toss
3) Peyton Manning said he was going to "Drink a Lotta Budweiser"    
First Fives: Elke Raskob, Dave DeSocio, Phyllis DiCesare, Alex Nagler & Brian Gould

Honorable Mention: Michelle Mullings

Friday's Broadcast Top 5
Shark Tank-ABC 1.4/6.1
Undercover Boss-CBS 1.2/6.8
Last Man Standing-ABC 1.2/6.7
Super Bowl's Greatest Half-Time SHows-CBS 1.2/5.7
20/20-ABC 1.2/5.7
Friday's Cable Top 5
Gold Rush-Discovery 1.3/3.9
Finding Nemo-Disney-.7/2.8
Family Guy-Adult Swim .7/1.6
Bring It-Lifetime .6/1.5
Rap Game-Lifetime .6/1.3

Friday's Social Media Top 5
NAACP Image Awards-TV One 85,000 Tweets
Vampire Diaries-CW 34,000 Tweets
The Originals-CW 15,000 Tweets
Michael Jackson-Showtime 12,000 Tweets
NAACP Red Carpet Live-TV One 3,000 Tweets  

Sunday's Broadcast Top 5
Super Bowl 50-CBS 34.1/111.9
Super Bowl Postgame-CBS 17.9/48.6
Pitch Perfect-NBC .6/1.8
Shark Tank-ABC .5/1.8
Simpsons-FOX .5/1.1

Sunday's Cable Top 5

Sunday's Social Media Top 5
Super Bowl 50-CBS 16,909,000 Tweets
Stephen Colbert-CBS 21,000 Tweets
Downton Abbey-PBS 12,000 Tweets
James Corden-CBS 10,000 Tweets
Keeping Up with the Kardashians-E! 6,000 Tweets  

Top 5 Live +7 Primetimet Programs for the Week of 1/18/16-1/24/16
The X-Files-FOX From a 6.1 to a 8.3 (+2.2)
The Blacklist-NBC From a 1.6 to a 3.0 (+1.4)
Criminal Minds-CBS From a 2.0 to a 3.3 (+1.3)
Limitless-CBS From a 1.2 to a 2.4 (+1.2)
Shades of Blue-NBC From a 1.4 to a 2.6 (+1.2)

-Stephen Colbert's live Post Super Bowl show delivered a 7.9 and 21.1 million viewers  which was slightly better than the last post Super Bowl telecast on CBS (an episode of Elementary in 2013. )

-James Corden's Post Super Bowl show didn't start until 12:37 am and delivered a 1.7 and 4.9 million  viewers. I really wish CBS ran Corden before Colbert. Honestly, his show was WAY better!  

- The Half-Time Show was the most Tweeted Moment of the game 

Downton Abbey
Good News guys…Robert didn't die! (yet) But, while he was in bed resting, lots of stuff still going on As expected, the hospital's are merging. What we DIDN'T expect was for the hospital board to kick Granny to the curb and replace her with Cora. Word OF COURSE got out (but Baxter wasn't the one to spill the beans)and Granny was PISSED off! Downton opened it's doors to the public for a day and right in the middle of the tour, Granny burst in and flipped out in front of all the commoners. They definitely got their money's worth. The Grantham's could barely answer any questions about their home which was pretty embarrassing for them. One kid ended up in Robert's bedroom and made Robert feel like a d*ck for living in such a big house. Mr. Carson's really being a d*ck himself. He wants Mrs. Hughes aka Mrs. Carson to do EVERYTHING like Mrs. Patmore. I don't know how she hasn't lost her cool yet but she hasn't. She can't even have a cocktail to calm her down because if Lord Grantham can't drink, neither can the Carson's. I would have thrown the salmon at him and said "get the lemons and the horseradish yourself if you don't like it and pour me a drink you crank pain in the ass!" Mary had to take Anna back to London for a quick check-up. Anna was running late and Lady Mary ALMOST had to get dressed by herself! GASP! Of course she used the visit as an excuse to see Henry Talbott. Perfect first kiss moment. They escaped the rain by hiding in a perfect little alcove and Henry planted one right on her. Henry professed his love for Lady Mary and she told him about Matthew dying in a car crash. Tom is dying for Lady Mary to hook up with Henry so that he can take a spin around the track in his car. It's always about a car, isn't it? Question: If there are 1000 rooms at Downton, why do all three little kids sleep in just one tiny space? Maybe easier for the Nanny? Barrow's totally on the outs with everyone. Mr. Carson wants him out. Especially after ugly Andy was seen leaving Barrows room. Of course we all know Barrow's just teaching ugly Andy to read but that's not what Carson thinks! The last scene of the episode had Barrow crying like a baby all alone. I couldn't believe it but I did feel bad for him.

When you're as rich as Bobby Axelrod and want to have fun with your friends, you can make a quick call, get the jet and fly off to Quebec to see Metallica. Of course they didn't just see the show.  First a private sound check then a quick James Hetfield therapy session and then stage side seats. Must be nice being Bobby's high school buddies. Well...not so nice for Frank. (He's the dude from The Americans) Frank heard Bobby screaming about the stock he was shorting and tried to cash in on it. Of course he screwed up big time and Bobby had to save his ass. Nice little lesson on shorting stocks for all of us. Of course Bobby won the battle AGAIN. This time it was Chuck's dad who paid the price. Frank made some money, but Bobby cut him loose and flew home without him. Pete Decker told the feds everything they wanted to know about Bobby which didn't seem like that much to me. Bobby knows everything, so he found out about Pete from his lesbian spy chick on the inside, but Chuck now knows about her so she's pretty much screwed across the board. Nice to know that Bobby doesn't cheat on his wife. He could have with Metallica's opening hot chick who sang a weird version of "Round & Round" but Bobby was too busy on the phone getting squeezed to listen to her. I wasn't sure what that opening scene with the guy from Bobby's office losing his sh*t, shooting deer in his backyard with a machine gun was all about. At first I thought maybe that was Bobby's brother or something. Did you recognize him from House of Cards? He was security guy. Billions is really hard work for me. Total concentration needed. You guys still in?

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 

FINALLLLLY! A woman in late night. A SMART woman. A FUNNY woman. No blue anywhere in sight. Purple's nice and works well. No desk which was interesting. I don't watch Conan, so maybe he's allowed to curse and I just didn't know it so hearing Samantha Bee curse was surprising and refreshing all at the same time. Her entire first show was all politics, no guest, no band, just her. Being hilarious, being interesting and proving that there is room in late night for a woman. The right woman! I'm psyched that she beat Chelsea Handler to the punch. Congrats to Kevin Reilly for finding the right woman and not being afraid to put her in late night! Well done!  


-Someone listens to me! Maybe not my husband or my son, but somebody at CBS heard my plea to end The Good Wife and they snuck this HUGE news in between all the big, attention getting Super Bowl ads on Sunday. I of course couldn't hear it and miss the big announcement, but apparently on Sunday during the promos for The Good Wife they made it very clear that the final 9 episodes of The Good Wife start next Sunday. YEAH! I love Alicia and the gang but it's time to bring this story to a close. I'd love a flash-forward type ending. How about this. It's 20 years later and Alicia's sitting on a beautiful Victorian porch overlooking her vineyard in Napa where she's been making her own red wine called: ALIWILL VINEYARDS? What'd ya think? Sunday nights will get a bit easier for me now. Downton will be over The Good Wife will be over, Girls will be over. What will I do with all that time on my hands?

-Syfy already renewed The Magicians for 2nd Season 

Tuesday's Trivia Question: The guy from Lost and Mr. Ropers replacement. Name these rhyming characters.

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