Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Around The Net

  • Distracted Viewing On Rise, TV Report Shows The Drum

    The days of slumping passively in front of the goggle box whilst flickering rays of EastEnders wash over you seem to be at end, according to Deloitte's new television report. This charts the continued rise of so called 'second screening' whereby viewers surf the web or discuss what is blaring in the background via email, Facebook and Twitter on their laptops, smartphones and tablets. ...Read the whole story

  • Late-Night Shuffle: Kimmel Will Now Compete With Full Leno, Letterman ShowsDeadline.com

    In January ABC will move "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to the prime 11:35 p.m. spot, facing long-time late-night kings David Letterman and Jay Leno, while "Nightline" will move to 12:35. Kimmel's show formerly started at 12 a.m. The network made the scheduling switch because the Kimmel show "was the only late-night broadcast talk show to increase its viewership this past season, its most-watched in 5 years," writes Nellie Andreeva. "It also has younger audience than its broadcast competitors Leno and Letterman as well as the show it will replace, 'Nightline,' making it appealing to broadcast advertisers." ...Read the whole story

  • NBC Will Air Michael J. Fox Show Next FallNew York Times
  • Study: Second-Screen Users More Often Talking Than BrowsingPaid Content
A 'Pawn Stars' Education

Reality TV has a lot to answer for. Its contributions to the ongoing debasement of popular culture are well-documented. Shows that celebrate our moral weaknesses and reward bad behavior with celebrity and riches are, to put ...More