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Today, we bring you a look at critics picks for the upcoming weekend programming and sports, a look behind-the-scenes at CBS Final Four coverage, via USA Today, a new Twitter account for Al Jazeera, digital ad news, lots of sports and a look at the Latin Market.
Last night, American Idol was the most-buzzed show on broadcast TV while TNT’s coverage of the NBA game between the Bulls and the Nets was tops on cable, according to Trendrr.
The much-hyped premiere of Hannibal on NBC peaked at just under 3,000 mentions on Twitter, according to Topsy.com analytics, and did not make the top 10 on SocialGuide’s chart this morning.
Our top pick today is from CNN’s Ed Bark, a longtime TV critic, explaining how Twitter (and social) are fueling Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien. Social TV is real for these guys. Read the article.
RIP Roger Ebert.
Critics’ Pick for Weekend TV Viewing
USA Today: ‘American Songbook,’ ACM Awards, ‘Mad Men’
- The New York Times Arts Blog Remembers Roger Ebert, With Notable Tweets
- Al Jazeera set up a Twitter account (@ajam) on Thursday to go along with the Facebook account it set up in January.
- (Release) SocialBakers Analysis of “Game of Thrones”
Report: Many TV Stations to Add Online Video to Advertising Mix
Research firm Mixpo reports that 42% of stations plan to increase their online tune-in advertising budget in 2013 and about 85% of stations plan to use online video to market their shows this year.
- Weekend Sports Schedule, Via Miami Herald http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/05/3324584/on-the-air.html
- Behind the Scenes of CBS’ Final Four Coverage
Michael Hiestand of USA Today TV reports on the behind-the-scenes from the weekend’s Final Four coverage on CBS.
Read the article http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/hiestand-tv/2013/04/04/kevin-ware-cbs-turner-ncaa-mens-basketball-tournament-louisville-rick-pitino-wichita-state-michigan-syracuse/2053763/
- CBS, Masters Team Up Again With Massive Masters Online Coverage
Paul Kapustka of the Mobile Sports Report gives a helpful overview of Masters broadcast coverage and mobile and web availabilities.
Univision Promotes Monica Talan
Univision has named Monica Talan executive vice president of corporate communications and PR, the Spanish-language broadcaster announced this week. Talan, who will be based in New York, reports to topper Randy Falco. She was previously senior VP in charge of corporate communications and PR.
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