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Jim, Jake, and John Lead the Pack in This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200In this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery and messaging platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.

Celebrities lead the selection of the top TV clips on 5by from the past week. This week’s videos racked up 20 million-plus combined views, with Daniel Radcliffe leading the way right around 12 Million For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Daniel Radcliffe, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jim Carrey lead this week’s top TV clips. Jim, with his amazing Matthew McConaughey impression on SNL last Saturday, nailing his tone of voice and peculiar personality from the recent string of Lincoln ads he appeared in. Radcliffe’s impressive rap skills racked up a cool 12 million views in less than 72 hours, and it’s nearly impossible not to laugh at Jake Gyllenhaal’s game of ‘Water War’ with Jimmy Fallon.

John Oliver has once again, cracked our top 5 (is this guy ever off?). Even though there couldn’t be a worse time to learn the horrors of sugar and what it does to you, we’ve got to hand it to J.O. for keeping us informed. You may add five years to your life just by watching it.

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ fans, the season 10 trailer has arrived! If you don’t watch the show, and you’re looking for a new 20 minute sitcom that pushes the boundaries of what’s acceptable in society, this crude, but incredibly written comedy, is right up your alley.

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With Eyes on Latin America, Telescope Partners With ScopeBrasil

scopebrasilTelescope, the company that powers participation TV solutions for ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘America’s Got Talent,’ and ‘The Voice,’ among others, announced today that it is expanding into Brazil and other Latin American markets via a partnership with ScopeBrasil.

ScopeBrasil was founded earlier this year as a corss-platform audience engagement solution for media companies in Brazil. In partnering with Telescope, ScopeBrasil will be able to use its signature participation TV solution – Connect Live – to engage audiences.

An early iteration of the partnership produced #ArmsWideOpen, a World Cup social campaign that allowed fans to “power” in real-time which colors would appear on the Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio. Read more

With Video on Demand, ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Success Stretches Beyond Sunday Nights

downloadAs we wrote about last week, Video on Demand is changing how people watch TV and Comcast’s ‘Xfinity on Demand’ is one of the main catalysts. The platform includes more than 55,000 choices, which results in more than 400 million views each month.

With the way that networks and advertisers are demanding that post-linear viewing be included in ratings, and the way in which Nielsen is responding, the popularity of top series viewed after-the-fact on Video on Demand (especially within three to seven days) must be taken seriously.

Below are the top 20 TV series on Xfinity On Demand for the week of Oct. 12 – 18. The only new Fall comedy that continues to appear been lasting on this list is ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ (Noticeably absent? The just-canceled ‘Manhattan Love Story’) – we are also noting the strong position of The Flash in its second week on this list. CW’s ‘The Flash’ premiered at #7 last week and has held strong at #8 this week. Read more

Leave Frommer’s at Home: Crowdsourcing Travel on Esquire Network’s ‘Weekend Fix’

weekend-fix-about-the-showWe live in an age where advanced travel planning is at once easy and unnecessary. Don’t have a hotel for the weekend? You can use Hotel Tonight for same-day deals. Have no idea where to eat? You can turn to Foursquare and TripAdvisor.

On the new series ‘Weekend Fix’ , which premieres tomorrow night at 10pm ET on Esquire Network, actor Omar Miller (CSI Miami) and Five Four Club founder Andres Izquieta travel America, crowdsourcing their weekends with only smartphone apps and recommendations from locals and friends. “We hope to inspire others on their journey to discover their own Weekend Fix,” Izquieta tells LostRemote.

In a recent episode, in which Miller and Izquieta visit Brooklyn – featuring stops at sneaker-maker Greats and at Brooklyn Bowl – they employ Google, Instagram, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Google Maps, Tumblr, Wikipedia, Urban Dictionary, FourSquare, Where to Wee, Yelp, Vimeo, and YouTube to get their Weekend Fix.

Social recommendations drive each episode and the show does a fantastic job displaying the apps on-air. We spoke with the charismatic stars of ‘Weekend Fix’ to learn more about travel planning (or lack thereof), their surprising recommendations, and app integration. Read more

Social Scoreboard: Week of October 20

After being unseated for one week by the ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ as social TV king ‘The Walking Dead’ returns to the top of Nielsen’s Weekly Twitter TV Ratings chart. 552,000 tweets were sent by 206,000 unique authors.

Top 5 regulars ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show,’ ‘WWE Monday Night Raw,’ and ‘Scandal’ each maintain spots, while ‘Pretty Little Liars’ made an appearance with a special Halloween episode. The second half of Season 5 doesn’t return for a little over a month, but all it took was a hiatus-breaking fan appreciation episode to get fans talking.

Ahead of Midterm Elections, BET Debuts Digital Series ‘What’s at Stake?’

news14-wat-education-act1With the midterm elections taking place November 4, BET has debuted ‘What’s at Stake?’ a digital series (available on, VOD, and the BET app) that takes a look at the issues that are important to young African American voters. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a HuffPost Live and BET News host, as well as a political contributor for CNN, will host ‘What’s at Stake?’

The series will be promoted across linear and social. Each week, Dr. Hill will appear on ‘106 & Park’ – the network’s most popular show – to discuss each week’s topic. On social, #whatsatstake will be used to discuss ideas and to source topics for future episodes. Read more

How Wayin Made Brazil’s Presidential Debates on Band TV More Social

Wayin-logo-304x200pxThe second round runoff of the presidential election is set to take place in Brazil this Sunday, and like it did with the recent elections in India, Wayin is helping to make the election more social.

The social intelligence company powered the online social experience for the Brazil presidential debates that took place on Band TV Network two weeks ago.

“We knew the debate on Band would have enormous repercussions,” Eliane Leme, Executive Director at, said. “After all, it was the first time that candidates were facing each other to compete in the second round of elections. That’s exactly what happened. The debate took Band to the first spot in the IBOPE ratings and earned the station its highest ratings of the year. The echo of the event on social networks was also great and we managed to consolidate the data on one single page that could be accessed while the confrontation happened on live television. As a digital platform in a communication group we aim to provide the public with complementary information which, for lack of time or space, do not appear on television. With the help of Wayin’s platform the goal was fully achieved.” Read more

Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey Lead the Charge in This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200In this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery and messaging platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.

Veteran comedians shined this week on 5by’s TV channel, with Jerry Seinfeld gearing up for a new season of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ and Jim Carrey prepping for another stint as SNL host. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Jim Carrey is up to his old shenanigans in this week’s SNL promo, and we couldn’t be happier. Bring on the Ace Ventura. Jerry Seinfeld has begun promoting season 5 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and Michael Richards is there to help out. Always great to see these two reunite. John Oliver shines light on the uncomfortably awful circumstances around immigration for translators aiding America.

Halo released the official trailer for their new series ‘Nightfall’, to be released on Xbox One. The first episode, directed by Battlestar Galactica’s Sergio Mimica, will be shown on November 10th.
Finally, a clip from the latest Simpsons Halloween special, breaks new viral ground and racked up over 10 million views in under a week.

How Fans Reacted on Twitter to ‘The Simpsons’ 25th ‘Treehouse of Horrors’ Episode

THE SIMPSONS: SEASON 21‘The Simpsons’ fans may not be the most active on Twitter, but when they do tweet, they show that no pop culture reference gets by them.

According to our analytics partner Canvs, which measures Twitter sentiment, 1,614 out of the 6,008 tweets about ‘The Simpsons’ 25th Treehouse of Horrors episode – which have aired since the show’s second season – were emotional reactions. 54% of the emotional reactions included the word “love” and 12% included “good.”

The episodes top moment came 20 minutes in, when ‘The Simpsons’ parodied iconic Stanley Kubrick films. Below, some more insights from Canvs on what drove the Twitter conversation, followed by an infographic: Read more

Universal Pictures’ ‘Ouija’ Teams up with MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ for Integrated Marketing Campaign

oujia_6‘Ouija’ – in theaters today – may not win any Academy Awards, but its production team has been doing a great job on the integrated marketing front.

First, Kian Lawley (one of the members of YouTube sensations Our2ndLife) went missing for a few days, and now Universal Pictures has teamed up with MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ to create ‘Ask Ouija.’ The social media initiative allows ‘Teen Wolf’ fans to connect with characters from the show, even ones who were killed in previous seasons. Jeff Davis, ‘Teen Wolf’s’ creator and executive producer is the one who will be answering the questions from the perspectives of the characters he both created and killed off. Read more