Daily Archives : Feb 7, 2011

Super Bowl’s Super Ratings: Game Is Most-Watched TV Show Ever

The Super Bowl XLV broadcast was the most-watched U.S. TV program in history, lifting Fox to a milestone as the first network to top the 100 million-viewer average for a night of prime time, the network reported, based on Nielsen…

Jeff Zucker Says NBC Universal Tried to Buy Huffington Post–Here’s Why It Never Happened

Jeff Zucker today said today that NBC Universal tried to acquire the Huffington Post, according to an article by Bill Kirtz at Poynter.org. According to the article, Zucker, "said NBC had tried for 18 months to buy the popular blog…

Most Enticing Off-the-Field Super Bowl Altercation: CBS Commentator and ESPN Analyst–Both Former Super Bowl Stars–Go at It; Cops Intervene

The top color commentator for CBS’s NFL broadcasts–who is also a former Super Bowl-winning quarterback–reportedly threatened ESPN analyst Desmond Howard, a former Heisman Trophy winner and a Super Bowl MVP, during a high-profile event connected with this year’s Super Bowl,…

Attorneys for Convicted Murderer Demand That Lifetime Pull Plug on TV Movie

Amanda Knox’s attorneys have sent a formal letter to Lifetime demanding that the network pull the movie and its trailer based on her murder trail in Italy that resulted in her conviction, reports Deadline.com. "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in…

Paltrow’s Return to ‘Glee’ Will Get a Sex Angle

Gwyneth Paltrow returns next month to Fox’s hit musical series "Glee," reprising her role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday, only this time there’s a new sex angle, TV Guide reports. Her character will be teaching sex education, the story reports….

Guess What the Black Eyed Peas Earned for Their Half Time Performance: A) $1 million, B) $500,000, C) $250,000, or D) $0; Also, Christina Aguilera Hopes Viewers Felt ‘True Spirit’ of Anthem Even If She Got The Words Wrong

Wanna guess how much the Black Eyed Peas got paid for performing at halftime during the 2011 Super Bowl? The group typically earns between $250,000 to $350,000 per concert, but, in fact, they made nothing for their performance at the Super Bowl XLV’s…

Former Cox Communications Worker Arrested in 2009 Super Bowl Porn Incident

A former Cox Communications employee in Arizona was arrested for allegedly placing a brief porn clip in the 2009 Super Bowl broadcast carried on the Tucson system owned by Comcast, reports Multichannel News.  The FBI and police in Marana, Arizona…

Gold Standard: Best Super Bowl Ads As Judged By USA Today’s Annual Admeter Poll; For the First Time in 23 Years Two Ads Tied as Most Popular

The results are in from USA Today’s annual admeter polling of Super Bowl commercials, which has been measuring the popularity of commercials from the Big Game for the past 23 years. For the first time ever, two ads tied for…

The Super Bowl Ad That’s Generated the Most Press the Day After as Being the Most Controversial Ad Shown

There’s one ad from Super Bowl Sunday that clearly has generated the most controversy. Seen below, it’s the ad frrom Groupon showing Timothy Hutton using a coupon for Tibetan food after first talking about  the problems of the people of Tibet. For…

Forget .com, .net or .org–Coming Soon Is .love, .sport, .vegas, .web, .gay and Maybe Even .nazi. This Piece Is Today’s Must-Read

"The pillar of the basic Web address – the trusty .com domain – is about to face vast new competition that will dramatically transform the Web as we know it. New Web sites, with more subject-specific, sometimes controversial suffixes, will…