How To Watch Tonight’s GOP Debate If You Don’t Have Cable

If you’ve been thinking about viewing CNN‘s Republican debate, but you don’t have cable, you’re in luck.

CNN is live streaming the event on their website and on Android and iOS mobile apps. And you will not be required to sign in to anything or enter a cable provider.

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The debate starts at 8pm EST, that’s 5pm PST and is expected to go a full 3 hours. Happy watching. Continue reading

Lena Dunham SNL RATINGS BOMB

NBC’s huge promo push for Lena Dunham‘s hosting of Saturday Night Live did not pay off as the program was the second lowest rated of the season..Lena-Dunham-snl

Last night, the Dunham-hosted SNL with musical guest The National averaged a 4.1 household rating in the metered markets and a 2.1 in adults 18-49 in the markets with Local People Meters. That was down 11% in households and down 19% in 18-49 from last week’s show hosted by Jim Parsons. Continue reading

DUCK DYNASTY Jase Robertson BOOTED FROM HOTEL ”We Thought He Was Homeless”

Duck Dynasty star, Jase Robertson was booted from his NYC hotel after the bellman confused the millionaire TV star for a homeless person!

“The first thing that happened to me at the hotel was I got escorted out,” Robertson said, while appearing on “Live with Kelly and Michael” “It was the facial-profiling deal.”

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DirecTV – GOODBYE MTV, COMEDY CTR, NICK AND 14 OTHERS DARK

DirecTV shut off Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 14 other channels on Wednesday because the rich a-holes involved can’t reach an agreement.

DirecTV said the networks had to be dropped from the lineup because of a dispute over fees.

DirecTV is the largest U.S. satellite TV company servicing 20 million subscribers and Viacom is only one of many content providers, at least that’s the angle DirecTV wants to spin. But the fact is, without a new proposal none of Viacom’s content will continue to broadcast on DirecTV and no resolution is in sight as the latest round of talks collapsed.

DirecTV’s had been in contract with Viacom for the last seven years but that expired at midnight Tuesday.

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said, “In the last 7 years since we did the last DirecTV deal, we have successfully and peacefully concluded affiliate agreements with every major distributor in the U.S. We are prepared to move forward. It’s unfortunate consumers for the first time are not able to enjoy our channels.” He added, “I don’t want to negotiate in public.”

AMC Networks, known for shows such as “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “Mad Men,” had a similar problem with Dish Network after the two companies failed to reach a new contract. That issue was resolved before the channels went dark.

In recent years the “carriage fee” demanded by content producers such as Viacom and ultimately incurred by satellite providers has increased significantly.

“We have been very willing to get a deal done, but Viacom is pushing DirecTV customers to pay more than a 30 percent increase, which equates to an extra $1 billion, despite the fact that the ratings for many of their main networks have plummeted,” DirecTV Executive Vice President Derek Change said in a statement.

In a blog post on Viacom’s website, spokesman Mark Jafar wrote that despite Viacom’s “best efforts,” DirecTV rejected proposals to renew their contract.

As the subscriber, YOU GET TO BE THE PAWN IN ALL THIS MESS! WHILE YOU PAY YOUR BILL EVERY MONTH! ENJOY YOUR SERVICES SUCKERS (me included :)

Tony Robbins Flops in Reality Show Debut

 Tony Robbins Flops in Reality Show Debut

I admit it, I’ve been a big fan of Tony Robbins for many years. Robbins has amassed an arsenal of methods that have helped motivate me and in general, helped me to be a better person- and for that I say, “Thank you Tony.” Having said that, why did I breeze past the new reality show, “Breakthrough With Tony Robbins” this week when skimming though the channels? Strange, I usually stop, look and listen to almost anything Robbins has to convey, however, something did not grab me when it came Tony’s latestTV endeavor and I wasn’t the only one not as much as setting the TIVO to record, “Breakthrough” earned a dubious “worst debuts” in NBC history.

If I had to venture a guess I would say the promotion leading up to the series was not that great, and a lot of times that is because the network, in this case NBC, did not really have much faith that the show would fair well, sometimes based on research the networks perform prior to the show actually airing to the general viewing public.

Another reason I think the show may have a “turn off factor” is the style in which it was shot, in general everything looks stark and Robbins looks kind of haggard, it would seem evident that the HD quality we have all become accustomed to- is not Tony’s friend.

Lastly, in reality show land it’s all about engaging the audience, folks want to goof on some participants and cheer-on others, viewers want to have a voice in the process, for example, being able to vote for their favorites to win, something, anything. Robbins’ format lacks that option, matter of fact the options are fairly limited as to how “you,” the viewer, fits in the picture at all.

Robbins remains optimistic about his future on network TV by recently Tweeting, “If not work @1st NBC try, try again.” Truth be told, you only get a three chances to make a first impression with the Networks and if ratings are not on your side by the third episode, they will drop you faster than a bolt of enlightenment.