Trendrr reported this morning that coverage of the Masters golf tournament on CBS was the most-buzzed broadcast TV show on Sunday, while the MTV Movie Awards was the best on cable and overall with over 3 million mentions on Facebook, Twitter, GetGlue and Viggle. Read more
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
We premiere a new feature today, a look at sports and social TV.
Monday Social TV Sports
After Sunday’s Opening Night action, baseball returns in earnest Monday, Tuesday
The action got under way on Sunday night when the Astros made their American League debut a winning one, beating the Texas Rangers, 8-2, at Minute Maid Park. Read more
Who says the U.S. doesn’t appreciate soccer? Last night, soccer dominated social mentions for both broadcast and cable, knocking NBC’s The Voice down to a third-place showing. We take a look at the numbers.
The ratings success of the NCAA basketball tournament — March Madness — is translating into digital success and not cannibalizing in-person attendance, we learn today. Read more
Last night’s premiere of The Voice dominated social TV talk for the night, good news for the first time in a few weeks for NBC.
We’ll wait for the ratings, but the social TV mentions were impressive. Read more
As we start the week with wishes for a happy Passover to those of you who celebrate, our top stories today are Shazam tags a BBC exec to drive its TV efforts, and the executive editor of Social TV Daily is quoted by Amy Kuperinsky in the Newark, N.J.-based Star-Ledger about the changes in TV and music. 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