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What are the brains in TV advertising and technology up to now that TiVo reports its users skip 70% of commercials? A Philips patent application begun in 2003 reveals that TV viewers may soon be unable to fast forward or change the channel the moment a TV ad comes on the station. According to the U.S. Patents office, it will be an “apparatus and method for preventing switching from a channel during an advertisement display.”
Rather than rely on technology that forbids viewers the inalienable right to change the channel, it might simply be a matter of putting out vision worthy ads. Oh, they try, but there hasn’t been much marketing genius or else we would be enjoying every minute of the boob tube, including the ads.
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The new summer season is about to take over the steamy airwaves. As we laugh, cry and look for the remote while watching these new shows it will give us sometime to think about what’s on the horizon. A lot of shows won’t be back this fall.
Here’s what MSNBC has as the Top 5 shows they’ll miss.
- Arrested Development
- The West Wing
- That ‘70s Show
A lot of big names are not on their Top 5 list. Some of those obvious ones are Will & Grace, Malcolm in the Middle and the Bernie Mac Show. I’m not that heartbroken over a season without Hope & Faith and Joey.
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It got prime time billing, but the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ABC Thursday night didn’t get an A in the ratings. Coming off the movie “Akeelah and the Bee” that thrust the world of spellers into the spot light, the National Bee got stung in the ratings and finished in third place.
Here’s a look at the numbers…8 million people tuned in the telecast, which earned a 2.2 rating/7 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen. That tied it for third place with NBC in the demo between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., when its competition was Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” reality show, CBS’s game shows and a “CSI” repeat and NBC’s four repeats of “The Office.”
The winner of the night was CBS with that brutal Gameshow Marathon and a CSI repeat. Oh, the other winner of the night was New Jersey’s Catherine Close who won with the word U-R-S-P-R-A-C-H-E.
Dr Phil better get out his “A-Game” because new television therapist Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is red hot right now and moving up in the ratings with TLC’s Shalom in the Home. It’s good stuff. Rabbi Shmuley is not made for TV therapist. He’ll tell you like he sees it - but not in the Dr. Phil type of way. He’s an Oxford-trained theologian and philosopher who’s written a dozen-plus books on relationships and families and counseled thousands of people through all of life’s challenges. The show now has video podcasts available for your “Oy-Pod.”
Here are some of his Shmuleyisms:
- You can’t be a good parent without being a good spouse.
- There are two kinds of parental love: the love you give your kids, and the love you give your spouse. Kids with loving spouses grow up believing in romantic love.
- It’s your kid’s job to resist. It’s your job to impose your will.
- Good discipline is just another form of love.
- Ten percent of life is what happens; the other 90 percent is what you do about it.
- Many of us parent out of fear - fear of alienating our kids, fear of making the wrong choice - but fear never leads to the right destination.
- You cannot fix your children without also fixing yourself.
Shalom in the Home airs Mondays at 10 ET/PT on TLC. They’re also looking for families to be on future episodes. You can find an application on the Shalom in the Home Web site.
Read More | Shalom in the Home
The Huff: Season 2 Premiere, guest starring Sharon Stone, Sunday night on Showtime, was less than a lusty success with viewers. According to the AC Nielsen Company, the initial airing of the episode was watched by a scanty 372,000 viewers, losing 36% of Huff‘s lead in show, the Oscar-winning Crash.
It was a difficult weekend for the 48-year-old sex star elsewhere, too. Movie-goers didn’t exactly roll out the Welcome mat, much less the red carpet, for Stone at the nation’s box offices, either. Despite a media blitz of advertising and publicity, the opening weekend of Stone’s Basic Instinct 2, a sequel to her early ‘90s’ mega-hit, grossed a dismal $3.2 million, placing 10th on the list of last weekend’s top-grossing motion pictures.
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