NPH to host 2015 Oscars

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ On Feb. 22, many Americans will be tuning in to watch the 87th Academy Awards for the glitz, glamour and the antics of the celebrity host . This time the host will be theactor, producer, director and singer Neil Patrick Harris of “How I Met your Mother” fame. The veteran performer, who himself is a multiple Emmy and Tony winner at the age of 41, will be announcing the 2015 Oscar nominees at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. In the past, Harris hosted four broadcasts of Broadway’s Tony Awards and two of TV’s Primetime … Continue reading NPH to host 2015 Oscars

High ratings for fall TV premiere week

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Despite the plenty of alternative ways to watch television favorites, millions of people tuned in Sept. 22-28 to watch the various show premieres of the first week of fall TV. Networks feel that live viewership can no longer be a measurement of a program’s value, but this week contradicted that theory. According to the WHDH News, CBS, NBC and ABC had more viewers than during the 2013 fall TV week. “Maybe the networks are putting out better shows, or at least they’re putting out a better marketing strategy,” Brad Adgate, a ratings analyst for Horizon … Continue reading High ratings for fall TV premiere week

Emmys disappoint

By: Alison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ NBC hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards this past Monday, Aug. 25 Reports state that almost 16 million people watched the awards show, but it didn’t score as many social media points as the Video Music Awards. There were only 215,000 tweets sent over a 24-hour period compared to the VMA’s 8,000 tweets per minute. The show had its second largest crowd in eight years, and it is the second most-watched Emmys in seven years with a 4.2 rating. Despite many new shows, two familiar shows, “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family,” took home a plethora … Continue reading Emmys disappoint