The Fall Lineup of covered shows here at Sidecastr is becoming clearer, and this week is kickoff week for some of the great falls shows and sports coverage we have planned. The Voice (NBC) kicks off with 3 nights of blind auditions with the return of all 4 judges/singers: Adam Levine, Ceelo Green, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton. Glee (FOX) begins season 4 on thursday night, where we’ll see how the show can adjust to most of it’s main characters graduating and attending college in different cities! And SNL begins season 38 (!) with guest host Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean.
Here’s our full schedule for the week of 9/9:
This labor day week transition between summer series and fall premiers is marked by live special events. Sidecastr kicks off its Presidential Elections 2012 coverage with live primetime coverage of the Democratic National Convention on CNN (10p -11p ET). And the 2012 MTV VMAs are also this week (9/6 from 8p – 10p
We weren’t quite prepared to cover the RNC convention last week and debated long and hard about the fairness and the optics of picking up the DNC this week. We settled the matter in favor of yes when we realized that if the order had been reversed, and the RNC were to have happened this week, we would have made the same decision and would have covered it instead. Simply a matter of readiness, not of political leaning.
The second issue was which network to follow. That was easier. We are covering CNN simply because in 2008 (and every 4 years prior) it was the most watched network for DNC coverage, and is expected to lead the ratings again this year. As many of you know we sync to a show via audio recognition, but in this case the speeches should sync across all networks as long as the commentators aren’t talking. For perfect syncing, tune into CNN
Here’s our full schedule for the week of 9/2:
The end of August is traditionally one of the quietest TV weeks of the year. The fall series premiers are being locked and loaded and we here at Sidecastr are hard at work putting the finishing touches on our Fall lineup. In the meantime, we are proud to point out that we are still covering some of the most popular social TV shows of the summer, including Pretty Little Liars, Awkward, and Breaking Bad.
Here’s our full schedule for the week of 8/26:
The summer shows are continuing to hit their finales this week, clearing the decks for the 2012 Fall series to debut over the coming weeks. This week, two Thursday night shows: Anger Management (FX) and Suits (USA) wrap up their summer runs, leaving only Awkward (MTV) left on our Thursday night covered show schedule.
Here’s our full schedule for the week of 8/19:
Here at Sidecastr we are readying our V1.1 update (featuring awesome integration with Facebook) and gearing up to cover a whole slew of Fall series and topical events like the Presidential debates. We choose which shows to cover based on social TV ratings, requested shows sent in by our user base, as well as some good old fashioned judgement, especially when it comes to brand new series with no social metrics track record. We’ll be finalizing our schedule in the next couple of weeks, so send us your requests through the app (Request a Show) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Olympics were an amazing social TV watershed moment, which not only served to entertain but truly affected the way NBC adjusted their coverage. Case in point: overly chatty non-sports anchors for the opening ceremonies were displaced by much less intrusive anchors with sports cred (Al Michaels + Bob Costas). Plus the live online streaming of the full closing ceremony was an unplanned addition made after the social media feedback demanded it after the opening. Sidecastr was your companion for all 66 hours of primetime coverage over 17 days! Now we return to a more sane schedule ;-).
This week Teen Wolf ends a very successful season 2. And Anger Management features Charlie Sheen’s real life dad Martin Sheen in a bid to re-ignite audience interest int the show in Thursday’s episode of Anger Management on FX.
Here’s our full schedule for the week of 8/12*:
* XXX Olympics, NBC Primetime series will be removed from Sidecastr’s active archive after 8/18, so if you want to relive any DVR’d primetime coverage, be sure to do it by then
Finales already? But J.R., we just got used to those bushy eyebrows! TNT’s 10 episode initial run of Dallas ends on Wed 8/8, but is set to renew in 2013 for 15 episodes. Also this week, ABC Family moves it’s new series Beverly Hills Nannies to Tuesdays at 9 (from Wednesdays), presumably to get a bump following Pretty Little Liars. Of course the big news this week: the Olympics wraps up its final week of events, and Sidecastr continues its 7-day NBC primetime coverage, wrapping with the closing ceremonies on 8/12. In total Sidecastr this week features 37 hrs of super-fan selected (absolutely! each hour there are beating hearts picking the best tweets for you in real time), perfectly synced social TV!
Here’s our full schedule for the week of 8/5*:
* Sidecastr will depart from its normal model of keeping all coverage available indefinitely for time-shifted viewing. In the case of our Olympics coverage, all our coverage will be available from 7/27 thru 8/18. After 8/18, the Olympics “show” will be removed from the site.