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Latin Grammy Awards Sees Double-Digit Audience Growth, Social TV Success

date_venue_newsThe 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards took place Thursday night, and despite going up against mid-season finales on major networks, it manages to beat out CBS, NBC, and Fox among adults 18-34. The awards outdelivered the entire original lineup on NBC and Fox.

The awards also came in second place on Nielsen’s Twitter TV Ratings chart generating 171,000 tweets by 58,000 unique authors. While these numbers were only about half those of ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ the Latin Grammy Awards still had a greater unique audience. Read more

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

Exclusive: ‘NewNowNext Awards’ Introduces ‘Best New Social Influencer’ Category

281x211Logo TV announced today that its ‘NewNowNext Awards‘ will for the first time feature two new categories: male and female versions of “Best New Social Influencer.”  The show – described as the “definitive farewell party for 2014 and predictor to who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come” -premieres on Logo TV on Sunday, December 7 at 8 pm EST and on MTV on December 12 at 7 pm EST.

Fans will be able to vote for the new categories, and keeping with the theme of the award, can do so only across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Vine. This also marks the first time the ‘NewNowNext Awards’ will feature a socially voted category.

Below, this year’s nominees for the ‘Best New Social Influencer’ category: Read more

MTV Generating Buzz for EMA Ahead of 20th Anniversary Show

article_big_1410199454MTV_EMA_2014_logo2014 MTV EMA takes place this year on November 9 in Glassgow, and the 20th anniversary of MTV’s European Awards show will be hosted by  Nicki Minaj.

While the show takes place in Europe, MTV EMA recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and the network yesterday announced that Nick Jonas will kick things off from Miami the night of the show with a performance of his single ‘Jealous’ from his forthcoming album. As one of the Jonas Brothers, Nick certainly has an international fan base that will bolster his venture as a solo artist. 2014 MTV EMA will be broadcast on MTV channels around the world.

Hosting the Miami kick off show are two social TV stars – ‘America’s Got Talent’s’ Nick Cannon and Molly Tarlov  from ‘MTV’s Awkward.’ ”MTV is my home away from home and I can’t wait to host the EMA kick off special in Miami,” said Cannon.  ”Nice weather, beautiful beaches and me- what more could you ask for?” Read more

BET Plans Extensive Social and Digital Activations for the 2014 Hip Hop Awards

snoop-doggThe BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 are set to air October 14 and will be hosted by Uncle Snoop. In the lead up, the network is planning its most extensive digital and social activations to date.

According to Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings from SocialGuide, last year’s Hip Hop Awards was the #1 social TV program on cable for October 2013; the audience sent over 2.5 million Tweets that reached more than 6.8 million people, making it the third most tweeted about telecast (excluding sports) on cable for 2013.

Some of BET’s social and digital plans include: Read more

Streamy Awards Honor Internet’s Best, Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers

StreamysYouTube star Tyler Oakley took home the top streaming honors from fans last night at the 4th annual Streamy Awards, winning entertainer of the year.

“To the people at home, I don’t know what I would do without you…thank you for being part of my life,” Oakley said in his acceptance speech. The awards show also paid a special tribute to legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who died last week at 81.

Here are some of the top moments. The complete list of winners are the jump.

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Stand Up To Cancer Partners With Facebook to Amplify Message

SU2C_1_onWhite-1Stand Up To Cancer (SU2c) aired Friday night on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and more – with each of these networks donating one hour slots of simultaneous commercial-free television for the show - and Facebook was the primary social partner for the telecast.

The entertainment world came together to support cancer research and collaborative medical trials, and to raise awareness. Katie Couric hosted the start-studded show, which included performances by The Who and Lupe Fiasco, and many A-listers in attendance.

“Our partnership with Stand up to Cancer lets celebrities and viewers at home engage personally, in real time, the same way we see people connect with their friends every day on Facebook,” Nick Grudin, Director of Media Partnerships for Facebook, tells Lost Remote. “Tonight’s telecast represents the evolution of the traditional phone bank, using Facebook to connect stars with fans throughout the show, and to amplify every voice building awareness and support for cancer research.” Read more

Stats Roundup: VMAs and Emmys Dominate Social on Back-to-Back Nights

980x551In retrospect, it seems unfair to have pit the VMAs against the Emmys in a contrived social TV battle.

According to Nielsen Social, the VMAs are the most social event of the summer across all television with over 12.6 million tweets.  The event also generated a total of 259 trending topics.  Combined across Vine, Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, MTV saw nearly 63 million social interactions during the night of the show.

MTV’s success isn’t just limited to social, or to the night of the show. The network posted the full show online Monday morning, drawing in over 7 million streams within 24 hours. On the mobile front, the MTV app saw its largest day of visitors and installs to date. Read more

The Emmys Were Boring

fmentionsMaybe we had our hopes set too high. But there was little to no great use of social media last night at the Emmys.

Facebook and Access Hollywood promised to embarass celebs (and themselves) by bringing a Facebook Mentions question box, but it was used little on the Red Carpet. NBC promised it would be the “most social” Emmys ever, but even a Twitter zip line and Vine stations missed the mark.

So what gives? It’s all about trying too hard. Like flirting, there’s a thin line between too much and not enough. Networks were begging for social engagement last night and it looked a little desperate. Did we talk about the Twitter zip line camera?

All of this begging for a little Internet love and you can’t even watch the Emmys online. Sure, you can stream a little Red Carpet on E! but it cuts as soon as the main event begins. You want people to watch and interact? You should make it easy for them. Not having a livestream on your homepage makes you look grumpy, networks.

The again, viral selfies can only happen when you’re least expecting them. And an awards show where Breaking Bad and Modern Family win every other category? Bo-ring. Weird Al is great, but he’s no Beyonce. Social media engagement only works when there’s something to talk about. Am I the only one who couldn’t bring herself to scroll through Emmy tweets last night?

VMAs Bests Emmys on Facebook with Triple the Engagement

vma-2014For the past week, the social conversation has centered on the VMAs and Emmys, which aired on back-to-back nights. Each had its share of buzzworthy moments, from Beyonce’s VMA performance (followed by a Jay-Z and Blue Ivy appearance) to Billy Crystal’s tribute to Robin Williams during last night’s Emmys

But which awards show captured the attention (and engagement) of Facebook users? Sunday night’s VMAs saw 13 million people with over 30 million interactions; 6.2 million people had 10.9 million interactions related to the Emmy Awards last night.

While the VMAs trumped the Emmys on Facebook, the Emmys improved compared to last year’s numbers. For the 2013 Emmys, 4.8 million people had 7.1 million interactions around the 2013 Emmy Awards. Read more

Instagramming at the MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards produced a slew of great social moments tonight with many captured on Instagram.

MTV enlisted photagrapher Amanda de Cadenet to go behind-the-scenes at the VMA’s and turn in some Instagram classics.

She seemed to go with an Americana feel.

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