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Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Debut Draws Strong Ratings

Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Debut Draws Strong Ratings

By Josh Wolford February 18, 2014

So, the ratings are in for Jimmy Fallon’s debut on The Tonight Show–and they look pretty solid. More than solid, in fact. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon‘s inaugural episode drew 11.3 million viewers, which is the second largest Tonight …

StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Evergreen Content StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Evergreen Content

StumbleUpon has an engineering contest going on, aimed at finding some help improving how it recommends content. Specifically, they’re looking for someone to develop an algorithm to make the service better at determining when a piece of content is evergreen …

Breaking Bad Both a Piracy and Ratings Smash Breaking Bad Both a Piracy and Ratings Smash

On Sunday, AMC’s Breaking Bad finally picked up where it left off and delivered a mid-season premiere for the ages. I’m not too inclined to hyperbole, but I’m pretty sure that the episode shattered all expectations and blew at least …

Australian Saints Row IV Cut Off From World Co-Op Australian Saints Row IV Cut Off From World Co-Op

After being refused a rating by the Australian Classification Board, Saints Row IV was finally rated “MA 15+” last week. To obtain the rating, publisher Deep Silver and developer Volition had to remove an entire mission from the Australian version …

Grand Theft Auto V Passes Australian Ratings Board Grand Theft Auto V Passes Australian Ratings Board

This week the Australian Classification Board gave the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V an “R 18+” rating. The game’s rating, Australia’s highest for video games, was based mostly on the drug use seen in the game, which the board cited …

State of Decay Rejected by Australian Ratings Board State of Decay Rejected by Australian Ratings Board

Earlier this week, the Australian Ratings Board announced it had rejected Saints Row IV over an “Alien Anal Probe” weapon in the game, as well as “alien narcotics” that give players super powers. Though the Saints Row series is known …

Saints Row Rejected Over "Alien Anal Probe" Weapon Saints Row Rejected Over "Alien Anal Probe" Weapon

Earlier this week it was announced that the Australian Classification Board that it had rejected Saints Row IV, which had been expected to receive one of Australia’s new R 18+ ratings. The board stated that the game was rejected due …

Saints Row IV Rejected by Australian Ratings Board Saints Row IV Rejected by Australian Ratings Board
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The Australian Classification Board, the organization charged with providing ratings for video games, this week rejected Saints Row IV. The game was expected to get a R 18+ rating, but was refused classification over its content. It is the first …

Nielsen Is Now Measuring Online TV Viewers Nielsen Is Now Measuring Online TV Viewers

Nielsen, the long-time leader in TV audience measurements, is taking their methodology online. Today, the company announced a pilot program for the Nielsen Digital Program Ratings which will track TV content viewed online. The pilot starts with a handful of …

Apple Adds New Ratings Box Inside App Store Details Apple Adds New Ratings Box Inside App Store Details

Apple has made a small change to its App Store app details pages that puts a new ratings box right at the top of the page, just under the app’s name and directly on top of the app’s rating. Of …

NBC Falls to Fifth Place After Poor Sweeps Showing NBC Falls to Fifth Place After Poor Sweeps Showing
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Deadline this week is reporting that NBC is projected to fall to fifth place among adults ages 18 to 49 after a dismal sweeps showing. While CBS raked in ratings for established shows such as The Big Bang Theory and …

'Walking Dead' Sets Record With Midseason Premiere 'Walking Dead' Sets Record With Midseason Premiere

The Walking Dead returned to television on Sunday night, and it just happened to beat its own record for ratings at the same time. The show, as you may know, returned from a midseason hiatus, hooking in users anxious for …

Vimeo Adds Content Ratings to Videos Vimeo Adds Content Ratings to Videos

Vimeo allows non-sexual nudity (anything expect explicit porn). Everybody knows that. It’s one of the things that sets it apart from other video streaming sites like YouTube. Vimeo says that it’s a testament to their “unflinching belief in the integrity …

Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating
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If you think that star ratings are oftentimes faulty or unspecific indicators of a location’s true worth, the people at Foursquare agree with you. In order to provide what they think are better ratings, the company is now attaching a …

Google Adjusts Ratings System For Google+ Local Google Adjusts Ratings System For Google+ Local
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Google has been rolling out an update to its local ratings system. As you may recall, Google recently made some changes to the system on Google Maps for Android, so users can choose between Poor/Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. …

Google Launches A Couple Of Google+ Local Updates Google Launches A Couple Of Google+ Local Updates

Google announced a couple of updates to Google+ Local today. First, on Google Maps for Android, the ratings system has been adjusted so you can choose between Poor/Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. On the desktop, Google has brought back …

Facebook Is Serious About App Rating Integrity Facebook Is Serious About App Rating Integrity

When Facebook announced its new App Center last month (and again when they finally launched it earlier this week), they chose to focus on its reliance on user ratings in order to determine the visibility of apps. They clearly stated …