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Social Scoreboard: Monday, October 28

Even though it wasn’t all positive, “Drumline 2: A New Beat” ranked number one on Nielsen’s Twitter ratings last night, bumping “WWE Raw” down to number two. “Dancing With the Stars” and “The Voice” rounded out the night.

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Everyone is a Critic: VH1′s ‘Drumline 2: A New Beat’ Flops With Fans

If this is another golden age of television, it’s also a golden age of social criticism. Social media means networks can market new shows and pump up the crowd in the hope that everyone will live-tweet it and draw more advertising eyeballs. But it also means that when something flops, it flops hard.

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Let’s all pour one out for everyone over at VH1 this morning. “Drumline 2: A New Beat,” a spinoff of the super successful 2002 film “Drumline,” premiered last night. Yesterday, when #DrumlineANewBeat was circling around social media, fans could hardly contain themselves waiting for showtime. And then the movie started. It wasn’t just that stars Nick Cannon and Alexandra Ship weren’t living up to the beloved movie’s status. Fans were eager to give advice and complain about the technical stuff:

Actually, the idea of a “Drumline” series sounds like a much better idea than a big event-style, made for tv sequel. #Drumlin2 is still trending this morning, and the social response is not getting any nicer though:

Ouch. While the miniseries and TV movies are having their moment, it’s worth noting when the trend hits a saturation point. Some things might be better left alone.

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.

Are We on the Verge of Television’s Third Golden Age?

alacarte304As TV critics often remind us, we’re living in a second Golden Age of television. It’s an exciting era in which writers and producers, now freed from the constraints of the major networks thanks to the proliferation of TV channels, online distribution options and independent production companies, are taking risks and serving up innovative content. Inspired by HBO’s wildly popular mobster series, The Sopranos, a new generation of producers began offering critically acclaimed fare like Breaking Bad and Mad Men. And now, series like Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards are making waves via subscription streaming services.

This revolution in content production has been largely driven and enabled by a sea change in how consumers access programming. The first wave came as the proliferation of TV channels available via cable/satellite/telco subscriptions. The second wave is the on-demand availability of content through streaming services like Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus and Netflix, powered by over-the-top devices like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and gaming consoles like Xbox. Standalone niche networks that are available 24/7 in a channel format via apps and online – like the Tennis Channel and WWE Network – are also part of this wave.

The on-demand component is important to today’s consumers, especially Millennials and Generation Z, who have come to expect access to content on multiple devices whenever and wherever they want it. Cable networks have gotten the message.

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People Already Hate Lifetime’s Aaliyah Movie

aaliyahmove_lifetimeLifetime is premiering “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” on November 15th and the hate is already spreading through social media. After the Brittany Murphy biopic flopped, the negative social chatter should be expected. But there’s one elephant in the room that Lifetime wishes fans would forget: that her family didn’t approve or want the film made, resulting a recasting of the lead role early on. Other issues? Let us count the ways.

1)  Iggy Azalea?

2) The casting.

 

3) The fact that this movie will never please everyone.

Aaliyah really is the princess of R&B so without the family’s approval or her music, you can’t expect fans to be pleased. All press is good press, though, right?

Simpsons World App Makes Binge Watching a Research Project

simpsons_fxxOn the heels of the very successful “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon, FX has finally launched SimpsonsWorld.com. A website where you can really go down the rabbit hole with everything “Simpsons:”re-binge watch every episode ever, track episodes by popularity, watch bonus clips, read script pages, and more. There are playlists like the “15 Best Ralph Moments: The Most Adorable Playlist on the Internet.”

Simpson’s World is also available via the FX Now app, but you have to authenticate.

And therein lies the first of a few problems.

1) It’s not available if you have Verizon Fios in some markets, which, as I stole my brother’s cable log-in credentials like any respectable older sister, just reminded me of how stingy FX is with letting me access their programming. Trying to catch up on “Sons of Anarchy” requires Wayne Unser-like patience.

2) You can’t share clips or content via the site, a feature that should be coming soon. But maybe we should enjoy the calm before we are inundated with customized “Simpson’s” clips in all of our social media feeds and Buzzfeed articles

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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 BET.com, 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 band.com.br, 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

Social Scoreboard: Thursday, October 23

All three Shondaland shows took the top three spots last night according to the Nielsen Twitter ratings: “Scandal,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” represented for #TGIT. The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” and “Jimmy Kimmel” rounded out the night. nielsen10_23

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