All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Ratings’

Netflix Just Revealed How Many People Watched Something

Netflix Just Revealed How Many People Watched Something

Do you know how many people watch House of Cards? How about Orange Is The New Black? No. No you don’t. Netflix, a company which isn’t beholden to advertisers and traditional ratings, doesn’t like to disclose viewership numbers. In fact, content chief Ted Sarandos has said that Netflix will not release stats on any of its library – original content …

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Orange Is The New Black Has Been Watched by Over Half of Netflix Users, Says Survey

Netflix has never, and at least according to its higher ups, will never, release ratings. In other words, Netflix doesn’t want to tell you how many of its subscribers are watching its original programming. Since it doesn’t sell advertising, it doesn’t need to. Also, in the past, Netflix has acted as though it’s not even a metric they really care …

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YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

Some in the UK feel that YouTube videos, like movies and other forms of art/media, need age ratings. According to The Guardian, YouTube and Vevo have collaborated with two organizations – the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) – to make sure new music videos made in the UK come with age ratings. “Keeping …

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Game of Thrones Leak Fails to Keep Show from Setting Viewing Record

A day before HBO was set to air the highly-anticipated premiere of the new season of Game of Thrones, the first four episodes from said season leaked online. Of course, the prompted a huge dilemma among the show’s ardent fans. On one hand, the weekly anticipation is part of the fun of the show – and who wants to blast …

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Nielsen To Start Measuring Netflix, Amazon [Report]

Nielsen will soon start measuring viewing on Netflix and other streaming services, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, which claims to have reviewed Nielsen client documents. This, according to the report, will begin as soon as next month, and will also include Amazon Prime Instant Video. Nielsen will reportedly analyze audio components to identify what content …

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Sharknado 2 Beats the Original, on Twitter and on TV

Did you watch the Syfy original movie Sharknado 2: The Second One Wednesday night? Did you talk about it on Twitter? Good for you – you’re just like everyone else. Nerd. The B-movie series that has captivated a nation premiered its second installment last night, and if you go by the ratings and social media numbers, it took a bite …

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Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Debut Draws Strong Ratings

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 Show audience in five years (Jay Leno’s recent departure brought in 14.6 million). As The Hollywood Reporter points out, Fallon’s …

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Dominates Ratings

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show clearly captivated audiences. How could a one-hour telecast of barely clothed women, jaunting around in diamond undergarments not draw in such a crowd? The numbers are in and boy are they astonishing. According to Nielsen, the sexy show drew in 9.71 million viewers with a rating of 3.4 among key 18-to-49-year-olds. Those sky-high numbers made …

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Lady Gaga and The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular: Flop

The much-talked about Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular finally aired and well, it flopped. According to TV by the Numbers, the Thanksgiving special garnered a paltry 0.9 viewer rating with adults 18-49. This means that a large number of U.S. viewers did not tune in and comments such as these from those who did: Was I hallucinating, or …

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“James Bond” Franchise Helps Lower Philomena Rating

Over the years, James Bond has been tasked with many objectives, most of which involve Bond stopping an evil villain from stealing something valuable or destroying the world. It appears as if Agent 007 has grown bored of his usual routine, though. In a new video released by The Weinstein Company and FunnyorDie.com, James Bond (aka Daniel Craig) has used …

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PG-13 Gunplay Way Up Since The 80s

Since the PG-13 rating was introduced in the mid-80s, the movies carrying the rating have changed substantially. PG-13 used to indicate non-family flicks that weren’t quite adult enough to deserve an R rating. Now, the rating is filled with movies made to appeal to young teens or movies that studios have censored down from an R rating to gain a …

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StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Determining When Content Is Evergreen

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 (meaning, having relevance over a longer period of time), and when something is better off only being shown to users …

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Breaking Bad Premiere 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 a few minds out there in TV land. And apparently, expectations weren’t all that it shattered. The premiere episode (season …

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Australian Saints Row IV Will be 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 of the game. The 20-minute loyalty mission is reported to have used “alien narcotics” as a power-up – something the …

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Grand Theft Auto V Sails Through 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 as being “high impact.” Other factors cited in the slightly less-serious “strong impact” category include the game’s violence, themes, language, …

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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 for its over-the-top childishly bawdy humor, it seems that the ratings board is rejecting even games where mature content would …

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Saints Row IV 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 to “interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context” and for illicit drug use “related …

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Saints Row IV Rejected by Australian Ratings Board

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 video game to be refused classification since the R 18+ rating was implemented earlier this year. In a statement, the …

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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 big-name partners – A+E, ABC, AOL, CBS, The CW, Discovery Communications, FOX, NBC and Univision. The pilot is set to …

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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 course, Apple has always including its rating information in the details section of the app. There, you’ll not only find …

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NBC Falls to Fifth Place After Poor Sweeps Showing

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 Two and a Half Men, as well as the its coverage of this year’s Super Bowl. Fox continued to ride …

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‘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 its return. The AP reports (via ABC), citing Nielsen numbers, that the midseason premiere set a series record on Sunday …

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Vimeo Adds Content Ratings to Videos (Mature, All Audiences, Not Yet Rated)

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 of visual storytelling,” because “one cannot ignore the naked, the violent, and the swearing when striving to capture the breadth …

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Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating

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 number score to locations when you find them via the Explore tab. Now, when you are browsing through the Explore …

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Google Adjusts Ratings System For Google+ Local

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. A similar system is now hitting the desktop experience. Google’s Megan Stevenson posted the following to Google+ on Wednesday: Megan …

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Google Tweaks Mobile Ratings, Adds Favorite Stars On Google+ Local

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 “favorite” stars, which let you star placers to see later. The updates were announced in a Google+ post from Google’s …

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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 that only “high quality” apps will appear in the App Center, and the measure of quality would be based on …

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American Idol Sees Record Low Season Finale

American Idol saw low numbers all around for this season, but it was capped off by a record low for the finale. Overall the show was down 30% from last season; last nights numbers posted 32% below that of last season. It scored a Nielson rating of 6.1/18 among adults 18-49, making it the lowest closer ever. It drew in …

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CNN Rating: Network’s Viewership Continues to Decline

CNN ratings are currently at a 10-year low, which, to me, is kind of surprising. Then again, I haven’t watched the channel in ages, so perhaps things have taken a turn for the worse as of late. The company was once the undisputed champion of the cable news networks. Now, it would seem, they’re struggling to stay afloat. According to …

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The Walking Dead Finale Sets Records

Cable channel AMC brought in huge ratings with the second season finale of its popular zombie apocalypse drama. The episode brought in 9 million viewers which is a 51% increase from the season 1 finale and is a cable ratings record. It’s also a good bit more than the previously record-breaking 8 million people who tuned in for the mid-season …

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