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Week of 10/28 – 11/3: If Sandy leaves you with power, it’s a good week for TV…

 

Okay, practically the whole Northeast is pre-occupied with Hurricane Sandy – and rightly so.  The Presidential Debates are over, the World Series might be a short one, and fall TV – for those with power – is getting back to normal.

Sidecastr’s week to week fall coverage schedule continues to rank highly in Social TV metrics as tracked by SoicialGuide:  for last week, The Presidential Debates ranked #1 overall, The Walking Dead was last week’s #1 ranked series.  Steelers vs. Bengals, The Voice, Saturday Night Live, The Big Bang Theory, and How I Met Your Mother all ranked among the top 25 shows for last week.

For those who are planning to catch up or watch repeats of Sidecastr’s covered shows, open up Sidecastr while you watch and let us bring live captured social stream conversation to you.  This might help on Thursday night in the 9 – 10 slot, where Glee repeat is a likely filler if the World Series has ended by then

Here’s our full schedule for the week of 10/28

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Week of 10/14 – 10/20: The Walking Dead Season 3 Premiere + #3 Presidential Debate

There is perhaps a no more perfect of show for Sidecastr’s brand of social TV than The Walking Dead.  It’s highly requested by our users, ranks consistently high on various social TV leaderboards, has a large set of interesting and intelligent real-time tweets to choose from, and it’s is watched repeatedly and highly time-shifted on various streaming sites and devices as well as on traditional TV.  So we can’t wait to start social stream coverage tonight (Sun 10/14 @ 9p ET) on AMC.  The 3rd Presidential Debate is up this week from Hofstra University, this time on Tuesday 10/16 (@9p ET on various networks).

Last week’s Sunday Night Football selections by social DJ and NFL superfan Lauren Antos  were excellent and so well received by our users that we are excited to announce that Lauren has been signed as a free agent 😉 to DJ the remainder of the SNF 2012/13 schedule!  She covers tonights Sunday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the undefeated Houston Texans.

Here’s our full schedule for the week of 10/14 + timeline of upcoming special events:

Week of 9/30 – 10/6: Presidential Debate #1(CNN + all major networks)

Sidecastr’s 2nd screen coverage of the top social TV shows kicked off with a bang last week.  Because we take many of our cues on which shows to cover based on published metrics of social tv comment volume, we can’t tell you how pleased we are to be covering all the Presidential Debates, beginning with debate #1 this Wed 10/3.  These debates will no doubt not only rocket past our social volume criteria, but will also give Sidecastr the opportunity help pioneer social TV’s role in the promotion of an informed citizenry.

Those of you who experienced Sidecastr for iPad’s curated live social stream during the political conventions last month know how our process of needing to fill all categories with a well-paced selection of the best, most insightful tweets rolling by helps insure that our subject matter experts – our social DJs – select a balanced distillation of comments.  Let us know if you agree.  We’ve chosen to use CNN’s broadcast of the debates, but our syncing capabilities should allow you to watch most of the time on any channel, except during the network commentary, which will of course be different from network to network.

Here’s our full schedule for the week of 9/30 + timeline of upcoming special events:

Week of Sep 2 – Sep 8: DNC 2012 Primetime + MTV Video Music Awards

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: