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Nielsen: US takes viewing momentum into December

Nielsen’s December 2022 TV usage summary from The Gauge, the media measurement company’s monthly snapshot of total TV and streaming consumption in the US, revealed that TV viewing remained high in December, continuing momentum from November when time spent watching television soared 7.8 per cent from the month prior. Similar to November 2022, December also recorded […]

January 20, 2023

The King’s speech sets record viewing figures

King Charles’s Christmas Day message – the first since the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September – was the most watched address by a monarch on record. Some 10.6 million tuned in for the eight-minute broadcast, which was the most watched programme on December 25th. The message aired across several channels including […]

December 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Channel 4 to air alternative AI Christmas message

Ameca, one of the world’s most advanced robots, will deliver Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message for 2022, in a speech generated entirely by Artificial Intelligence (AI). During the address, Ameca will speak about the highs and lows of the year gone by as well as being questioned about humans. Ameca says we should be “neither […]

December 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

FITE launches 12 Days of FITE+

FITE, the streaming platform for live sports and entertainment, presents 12 Days of FITE+, a curated series of some of the best recent sports events, all included in FITE+ subscriptions, debuting today [December 19th] through to December 30th. Sampling some of what FITE+ has to offer, viewers will be able to see the epic Triller […]

December 19, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ orders more of The Santa Clauses

Disney+ has announced a season two greenlight for the Original series The Santa Clauses, following its first season finale. Disney icon Tim Allen will executive-produce and continue in the role of Santa/Scott Calvin and Elizabeth Mitchell will reprise her role as Mrs. Claus/Carol from Walt Disney Pictures’ celebrated franchise. Season one, which premiered on November […]

December 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Hallmark Channel continues to lead entertainment cable networks

Hallmark Channel continues to lead as the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network in the quarter to-date, with this past weekend’s Countdown to Christmas original holiday movie premieres delivering two out of the top three most-watched entertainment cable programmes of the week among Women 18+, A Fabled Holiday and Undercover Holiday. Rounding out the weekend’s original […]

December 7, 2022

WWE’s Becky Lynch talks WarGames, Royal Rumble, and Christmas…

On the heels of WWE’s Survivor Series: WarGames, WWE superstar Becky Lynch has spoken out about her highly-anticpated return to action. Lynch also offered insights into her hopes and plans for 2023, as well as her own Christmas traditions. You returned from injury ahead of Survivor Series: WarGames and got the win for your team. […]

December 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare

VIZIO’s Winter Watchland on SmartCast

VIZIO is bringing season’s greetings to SmartCast audiences with its Winter Watchland – a collection of movies and shows, On Demand exclusives, holiday music and winter break escapes. Winter Watchland is an all-in-one holiday destination on the VIZIO home screen. VIZIO users can discover festive finds with VIZIO’s Seasons Greetings carousel featuring holiday content across […]

December 6, 2022

Survey: 63% watch The Muppet Christmas Carol every year

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Muppet Christmas Carol, Radio Times has conducted a survey about the festive favourite movie. Over 2,500 film fans from across the UK took part in the survey. The movie is available to watch now on streaming service Disney+, and the full-length version with the additional song When Love […]

December 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Survey: 55% intend to watch King’s Xmas speech

With the festive season upon us, research from Samsung Electronics UK has revealed that the nation has no intention to put down their TV remotes and have crowned their ultimate Christmas TV moments. The Only Fools and Horses ‘Batman and Robin’ episode has been named the greatest festive TV moment of all time; the poll […]

December 2, 2022