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New Series and Seasons Abound 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 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.

Trending this week is a host of clips all either added this week, about a new series, or about a new season. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Late night TV clips continue to make for viral videos as hosts coax celebs into doing wacky things, speak their mind or poke fun at serious issues. Jimmy works out with The Rock, John Oliver blows our minds with some disturbing American prison stats, and 14 year-old’s performance on Australia’s Got Talent will certainly go through the social media share cycle.
We’re also seeing more and more YouTube stars get big-time deals, and paving the way is ”Epic Meal Time” – a popular miniseries that involves dudes, ridiculous recipes, and usually bacon. It was offered a TV show and naturally, they released their entire first episode for free online. Finally, another teaser was released for the 5th and final season of Boardwalk Empire, which is gearing up to be the best yet.
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Late Night Reigns Supreme in This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200In the next installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery 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.

Trending this week is a blitz of videos from the increasingly crowded late night television field. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

The biggest names in late night TV are continuing to make their presences known both on the small screen and second screen. Let’s face it, why stay up until midnight to watch 45 minutes of interviews, monologues and commercial breaks when all of the best clips are shared the next day for free, online (and on 5by!)? 

John Oliver is crushing it week after week, Fallon, Kimmel and Letterman all pumped out incredible viral clips, and the latest addition to the late night game, Seth Meyers, gets news host Brian Williams to admit his TV guilty pleasure. They don’t call it the “late night war” for nothing. Read more

Jonah Hill’s Apology for Homophobic Slur Draws Reaction on Social

He’s drawn a lot of laughs from moviegoers over the years, with a recent Academy Award nomination to boot, but last night, Jonah Hill got serious while apologizing for a homophobic slur.

“I didn’t mean it in a homophobic way,” Hill said on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” about a gay slur he used over the weekend to a member of the paparazzi harassing him. “How you mean things doesn’t matter. Words have weight in meaning. And the word I chose was grotesque, and no one deserves to say or hear words like that. I completely let the members of that community [LGBT] down when I used a word like that this weekend,” he added. Hill went on to urge people to use him as an example of what not to do when people are being hateful toward them.

Social media is buzzing about Hill’s sincere apology. Jonah Hill is currently the top trender on Facebook, with a slew of media outlets covering.

And Hill is drawing mixed reaction on Twitter:

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Montreal Canadiens, Jimmy Fallon Make Playoff Bet on Twitter

Tonight_Show_Starring_Jimmy_Fallon_IntertitleWith the Eastern Conference Finals underway, The New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens are battling for more than just a shot at the Stanley Cup Finals.

On Friday, the Montreal Canadiens tweeted at Jimmy Fallon and proposed a bet: if the Canadiens beat the Rangers, Fallon must wear a Canadiens jersey during one of his monologues. If the Rangers win, Jimmy Fallon’s face will serve as the Canadiens’ Twitter avatar.

During the ensuing back-and-forth Fallon showed some hesitancy before counter-proposing with what is now the official bet (confirmed during his monologue on Friday night’s show): in addition to what the Canadiens first proposed, if the Rangers win, the Canadiens’ Twitter account must tweet out 10 pictures of their mascot walking around Montreal with a Rangers jersey on.

After the Canadiens accepted Fallon’s counter, the Rangers tweeted: “We got you @jimmyfallon! #NYRPlayoffs.”

Here’s the exchange via Storify, also published on the Canadiens’ website:

Is Jimmy Fallon’s social success fueling his strong ratings?

3026676-inline-tngtpostbrooklynbridge020614There was certainly a good chance that Jimmy Fallon’s early ratings success would be largely attributable to the Olympics bump he got during his first week as host of ‘The Tonight Show’ and that the numbers would soon come back down to earth. Nearly a full month after the Olympics, though, Fallon has maintained extremely strong numbers overall, with 4.26 million viewers, and especially compared to Jimmy Kimmel’s 2.83 million and David Letterman’s 2.79 million (March 10-14).

It remains difficult to directly measure the impact of social media on ratings, but Fallon’s social proficiency makes it hard to cast aside as an explanation for his steady linear TV numbers. uberVU, a social analytics company recently acquired by HootSuite, provided Lost Remote exclusively with numbers for March 11-20 showing what ‘Tonight Show’ segments are resonating most with fans across Twitter and helping Fallon continue to win the late night battle. Read more

How Jimmy Fallon is winning the late night battle online

3026676-inline-tngtpostbrooklynbridge020614Jimmy Fallon’s first week as ‘Tonight Show’ host brought in a nightly average of 8.5 million viewers for NBC, the best week for the late night show since 1993. Heading into the third week of the show, Fallon still has a strong lead over Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman, but Kimmel made a big jump on Monday with Toronto mayor Rob Ford as a guest.

According to Kontera, a company that measures Internet content and social media impressions, online consumption about Fallon increased 154% (comparing February 17-26 to February 7-16). Fallon’s lead is significant, as there was 167% more consumption around Fallon than his competitors. It is easy to attribute part of Fallon‘s ratings success to the 2014 Olympics lead-in he enjoyed, but online consumption is a different matter. Read more

Jimmy Fallon imagines how The Beatles would have leveraged social TV

beatlesThis month marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on the ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’ On last night’s episode of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,’ Fallon imagined how The Beatles would have addressed the crowd following the performance if social media existed in 1964.

As John Lennon, Fallon first reminds the crowd to “like us on Facebook!” before providing them with a Twitter handle: @TheRealBeatlesUK. Of course, The Beatles also had partnership deals with Sprite and Red Bull. Watch as Lennon seamlessly references activations on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine: Read more

Social Buzz for Jimmy Fallon Debut vs. Jay Leno Finale

Leno 304Jay Leno‘s farewell “Tonight Show” episode might have beat out Jimmy Fallon‘s debut in the ratings by over three million viewers, but Fallon topped Leno on the social ratings.

Mashable reports Fallon edged Leno by a wide margin on Twitter.

On Twitter, however, Fallon edged out Leno, according to data Nielsen SocialGuide shared with Mashable upon request. Roughly 79,900 unique accounts sent 157,600 tweets Monday night, amounting to 15.6 million Twitter impressions (number of times tweets were seen). For Leno’s last broadcast, 52,400 sent 79,400 tweets, which resulted in 9.9 million impressions.

As we’ve reported, the new “Tonight Show” with Fallon is making a big social push, designing a new website and app that puts a maximum on social engagement. It will be interesting to see the social growth of “Late Night” now that a younger-generation host is in the heralded host seat.

#JimmyFallon Trending After ‘Tonight Show’ Premiere

FallonJimmy Fallon debuted as “Tonight Show” host last night, strutting his hip hop moves with Will Smith, receiving a star-studded pay off for his being right about hosting the show, and introducing a U2 performance on the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

And social media loved it, as #JimmyFallon is now trending on Twitter and Facebook the day after the big debut.

From celebrities to politicians, Fallon is getting rave reviews on social.

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‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ launches new website and app

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 10.16.10 PMWith every new show comes a new opportunity to wow viewers and fans on the web. NBC Entertainment Digital just launched a brand new website and mobile app to connect viewers to Jimmy’s new show set to premiere on Monday. Here are the details. Read more

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