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SideReelers down on Revolution

Just like in the Nielsen ratings, NBC’s Revolution is losing steam on SideReel. After topping out with an 11% share of the SideReel NBC audience following the April 8th airing of The Song Remains the Same, Revolution has shown a marked decline over the past two weeks, losing a combined 33% of its audience. Will [...]

ABC Takes Top Spot in SideReel Network Ratings

Despite CBS taking the top spot in Nielsen’s network ratings for broadcast week 17, ABC nabbed the honor on SideReel, which counts all users that watch an episode from a featured source. Led by Grey’s Anatomy, which was the most watched show on SideReel last week, ABC took almost 20% of the audience, narrowly edging out CBS, [...]

History’s Vikings performs better on SideReel than in Nielsen ratings

Nielsen announced today that Sunday night’s airing of the season finale of History Channel’s first scripted series, Vikings, drew just 3.6 million viewers Sunday night. That number was 5% less than the previous week and 42% less than season premiere on March 3. Source Those numbers are in stark contrast to the show’s viewership on [...]

SideReel Content Trends – SideReelers tracking and watching The Walking Dead

SideReelers were highly anticipating the March 31 season premiere of Game of Thrones, with the 5th-most show tracks in the month leading up to the airing. But it still wasn’t enough to match the fan following of The Walking Dead, which had by far the most monthly show tracks to go along with the 5th-most [...]

We love you, Norman

Highly-touted drama Bates Motel, which depicts the teen years and fall into lunacy of Norman Bates of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, was renewed for a 2nd season after just one episode. Since then its seen strong numbers among cable TV programming despite relatively flat ratings. SideReel users, however, are rallying behind Norman. Each of the show’s first [...]

Ad Age Conference Fallout – Is Cable Box TV Dying a Slow Death?

Is TV truly and irrevocably changing in front of our eyes? That was certainly the sentiment at Ad Age’s Digital Conference (read their write-up here) where future predictions and prognostications were abound as industry heads touted the development of a TV experience encompassing digital services just as much as, if not more than, cable subscriptions. [...]

SideReel Spotlight – Game of Moans

Note: SideReel Spotlight is an ongoing series of insights and commentary from the SideReel team about the changing landscape of the TV industry.  You may have noticed wailing and rending of garments on Sunday night. HBO GO — the premium network’s web streaming service included in the price of subscription — crashed hard at the moment [...]

SideReel Content Trends – February’s Numbers Soar!

Hey SideReel! Check out February’s SideReel Content Trends, our second monthly recap of all the best in SideReel! We’re doing everything we can to offer the deepest library of TV content anywhere online, and February’s SideReel Content Trends showcases those efforts. We’re nearing 12 million total show tracks – that’s 12 MILLION – and with [...]