We can’t give you back the hour you lost on Sunday, but we can get you ahead of the rest of the week with our daily news roundup for social TV professionals.
What do we have for you today? Well, three critics’ picks for tonight’s TV (The Bachelor), a report on Saturday Night Live and Justin Timberlake-spiked ratings and a whole lot more, including links to the schedule for TV upfronts, and a profile of a video start-up in San Francisco
As usual, lots of social TV sports news from the weekend as well as our daily look at the Latin market.
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Critics Pick Tonight’s TV Highlights
- Season finale of ‘The Bachelor’ on ABC
Sean decides between Catherine and Lindsay on ‘The Bachelor’ finale at 8 p.m. Monday on ABC.
NYTimes via Seattle Times http://seattletimes.com/html/television/2020515062_tvpicks11xml.html?prmid=head_main
- ‘Continuum’ on Syfy
New episode of Continuum on Syfy, Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron and Victor Webster as Carlos Fonnegra, at 8 p.m. on Syfy.
- ‘Bachelor’ finale, ‘Dallas’ funeral
The Bachelor is going to make some young woman very happy — namely, the one he doesn’t pick who gets to be the next Bachelorette.
- Justin Timberlake Drives ‘Saturday Night Live’ to 14-Month High
Justin Timberlake returned to Studio 8H on Saturday for his fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live. His appearance, and the slew of cameos that accompanied it, gave the show a sizable boost in ratings.
- Nielsen examines viewing habits in ‘Zero TV’ households
Nearly half of the “Zero TV” homes — 48% — watch TV shows through online subscription services like Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime. More than two-thirds say they get their video on a constellation of devices that include their computers, Internet-connected TVs, smartphones and tablets, Nielsen found.
- Viewers Shifting from Broadcast to Cable
“We may be seeing a tipping point here,” said Brad Adgate, an analyst with New York-based Horizon Media. “This may be where the walls between cable and network fall away.”
Boomtrain: A Social Made-for-Web Video Platform
Boomtrain, a seed-stage start-up based in San Francisco’s South of Market area, is one of the first Web 2.0 sites designed to curate and deliver exclusively made-for-web video.
Upfront Season Going Into Overdrive
The sked is packed through the week of May 13, when the season culminates with presentations by the Big Four, CW, USA, TNT/TBS, Univision and Telemundo.
- Couch Slouch: Selection Sunday, or, picking out sports analysts to make fun of
Everything is available on WatchESPN, which delivers live access to all the ESPNs on tablets, computers, smartphones and Xbox — I believe there is even an app on which you can watch ESPN from the grave, regardless if the cemetery is wired for cable.
Read the article http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/blogsandcolumns/couch-slouch-selection-sunday-or-picking-out-sports-analysts-to-make-fun-of/2013/03/10/21b6fb3e-89a3-11e2-8d72-dc76641cb8d4_story.html
- A kid scoring the winning hoop for the other team? We all can relate
Thursday night happened, and the world went looking for Trey Johnson. We were calling his school, his coach, his friends. Anyone got a number for Trey? Please pass it on. We have something to say to that kid, although it’s not what you might think.
- Fox Sports 1 has many hurdles to overtake ESPN some day
Will Fox’s stars work weekdays?
- Call of the Weekend: Brandon Knight’s expert Twitter response, post-lob
When DeAndre Jordan threw down a massive alley-oop flush on Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight on Sunday evening, the reaction was swift, and Knight was the butt of it all. The play was packaged in video clips, Vine’d, and tweeted dozens of times before the second half of the game even started, and it’s likely that hundreds of people took to Twitter to look up Knight’s handle and send him a dig or 2932.
Slim May Face New Competitors in Mexico Telecom Reform Law
Lawmakers from Mexico’s three biggest parties plan today to present a wide-ranging telecommunications bill that ends a longstanding limit on foreign investment, one of the proposal’s architects said.
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