Social TV Daily returns today from a hiatus after technical and administrative issues. We regret the break and look forward to continuing to bring you must-read news and information about the emerging social TV industry.
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. Read more
Above, an animated GIF screen-grabbed from the telecast by a fan from the first day of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday.
The first day of the NCAA basketball tournament captivated the country from noon until late at night, and sparked social buzz. Read more
One more day and March Madness begins. Be sure to come back later in the day today as we make several announcements about our plans for social TV and sports.
In the meantime, our daily midday report of Social TV Must-Reads leads with a roundup of last night’s top social buzzed-shows, via Trendrr, as well as a report from Nielsen and SocialGuide that, no surprise here, connects Twitter and ratings. Read more
Celebrity Apprentice hardly dented the Social TV charts last night, but as we were watching (our guilty pleasure, don’t judge), we realized that Crystal Light was a huge product placement and sponsor of the show, so we checked out Topsy.com analytics for mentions of the show and the product. Read more
A&E’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ continues to amaze and ignite social conversations with over 300,000 mentions around last night’s show, edging ‘American Idol,’ with slightly under 290,000 mentions.
Tonight, Idol and Glee go back-to-back on Fox. Will that dominate the social conversation? Read more
For those who have declared Twitter the winner of the Social TV battle, the aftermath of Facebook pulling the plug on the Peacock network should be instructive. Yesterday, multiple reports said that NBC’s website had been hacked to spread a computer virus and that Facebook pulled access, not allowing users to share links to the network. Read more