NBC Sports: Super Bowl XLIX Between Patriots and Seahawks Delivers Highest Overnight TV Rating Ever at 49.7

As they say in South Boston, Super Bowl XLIX gets highest Super Bowl TV rating, EVAH!!!

NBC Sports has reported that Super Bowl XLIX delivered the highest overnight TV rating in Super Bowl history. The 49.7 rating between the New England Patriots and defending champion Seattle Seahawks went down to the last seconds before a victor was determined. In the end, the Patriots won their 4th Super Bowl 28-24 in one of the most thrilling comebacks, nail-biting drives and bizarre endings ever.

It was reported on ESPN’s MiKe & Mike this morning that 78% of the TV’s that were on during the Super Bowl were tuned into the game. 89% of TV’s in Seattle were tuned into the Super Bowl.

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The early numbers are in, and the Super Bowl was a huge hit on TV.

NBC Sports PR has announced that the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX victory over the Seahawks delivered a 49.7 overnight rating, the highest in Super Bowl history.

Last year’s Super Bowl overnight rating was a 47.6 for the Seahawks’ blowout win over the Broncos. Closer games generally deliver higher ratings; the previous year’s nail-biter between the Ravens and 49ers got a 48.1 overnight rating, which was the record until now.

Super Bowl Ratings Hit All-Time High With Patriots’ Win on NBC.

In the metered-market overnights, the Patriots’ 28-24 victory earned a 49.7 household rating/72 share, eclipsing the previous high of 48.1/71 set two years ago when Baltimore defeated San Francisco on CBS; that game ended up averaging 108.41 million viewers in the nationals.

NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX overnight topped a 50 rating in each half hour from 8 p.m. ET to the game’s conclusion, peaking with a 52.9/73 from 10 to 10:15 p.m. ET.

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Daily Commentary – Tuesday, November 25, 2014 – Accuser Says Bill Cosby Hid Behind His TV Persona

  • Ex-model, Jewel Allison says Cosby is America’s greatest serial rapist and that he got away with it by hiding behind his Cliff Huxtable image

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Daily Commentary – Monday, October 27, 2014 – Reality TV, Looks Like There Continues To Be More in the Pipeline

  • Seems like there is an endless supply of “reality” TV shows. Even though this commentary first aired October 2009, TV programming remains as bad as ever

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Daily Commentary – Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – Statue of Ed Sullivan Stolen in North Hollywood

  • The solid bronze, 18″ statue was stolen from the outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last Sunday.

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Daily Commentary – Monday, September 8, 2014 – New Research Indicates TV is for the Old and Internet is for the Young

  • The age of cable and network TV viewers is aging faster than the population!

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Daily Commentary – Monday, August 18, 2014 – Dreamworks Obtains the Rights to TV Canine Icon Lassie

  • Dreamworks Animation working on bringing back the famous canine as a cartoon series!

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The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – A Classic TV Special with Guests, Stanley Livingston, Fred Ewanuick and Keith Thibodeaux

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LISTEN TO THE DANA PRETZER SHOW ON SCARED MONKEYS RADIO AT 9 PM ET

  • From Canadian Comedy Series Corner Gas, Fred Ewanuick discussing his time on the show
  • Keith Thibodeaux (Little Ricky) discussing his time on I Love Lucy

LISTEN TONIGHT LIVE AT 9 PM ET

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  • A tribute to classic TV with special guests Stanley Livingston (Chip from My 3 Sons), Fred Ewanuick (Canadian show Corner Gas) and Keith Thibodeaux (Little Ricky from I Love Lucy)

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Greta Van Susteren To Air One Hour Special on Jennifer Kesse, Missing Since 2006 in Orlando, FL … Blink (S. Christina Stoy) from Blink on Crime Contributes to Story

MUST SEE TV …

Hey everyone … tune in tonight and set your DVR’s to Greta Van Susteren’s ‘On The Record’ as she will be investigating the 2006 disappearance of Jennifer Kesse. Also, crime blogger, Blink (S. Christina Stoy) from ‘Blink on Crime’ was one of the many interviewed for Greta’s investigation in to the bizarre and mysterious disappearance of Jennifer Kesse. Drew and Joyce Kesse have been long time friends of Scared Monkeys, Dana Pretzer Scared Monkeys Radio and Blink of Blink on Crime. These parents are the salt of the Earth and good people who deserve answers.

Friday at 7p ET and Saturday at 9p ET to “Greta Investigates: The Mysterious Disappearance of Jennifer Kesse.”

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 The story of Jennifer’s disappearance is filled with bizarre clues, a long list of possible suspects and a mysterious figure caught on videotape. Greta Van Susteren has known the Kesse family since 2006 when she met them in Orlando just days after Jennifer first went missing.

She’s chronicled all the twist and turns over the years in a case that she says “haunts me to this day.” Her heartbroken father, Drew Kesse, told Greta that “we no longer care why, who, when and where. We don’t care. We simply want Jennifer back.”

Fox News recently sat down with the Kesse family, Jen’s boyfriend, her best friend, a co-worker, and an Orlando police detective. All are completely baffled to this day by her disappearance. One reporter who covered the story told Fox News that “this was the first case I lost sleep over.”

We wish Drew and Joyce Kesse, Jennifer’s family and Friends our prayers and hope maybe this media exposure will help in finally figuring out what happened to Jennifer, provide justice and most importantly to Bring Jennifer Home!

UPDATE I: Family Letter from the Kesse’s:

We are pleased to announce that Fox News Channel, FNC with Host Greta Van Susteren have produced and will air an hour long Special on Jennifer’s case this Good Friday, April 18th at 7:00pm and replayed again at 2:00am. The show will also re-air again Saturday, 4/19 at 9:00pm and again at 1:00am. It is named “Greta Investigates- The Mysterious Disappearance of Jennifer Kesse”. We ask that you pass on the information concerning the Special to all you on on any and all social networks as well as email address books. Hopefully this special will be able to touch someone’s heart who knows what has happened to our loved one, Jennifer and speak up. The time to bring Jennifer home is now and we need your help to do so now.
The Kesse’s

More information, updates and opinions can be read at Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Jennifer Kesse.

Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Has Passed Away at Age 93 … Rest in Peace

Another one of our great actors from the Golden age of Hollywood has passed away …

Mickey Rooney, the iconic actor whose prolific career on stage and screen that spanned eight decades, has died at the age of 93 on Sunday.  Rooney died Sunday of natural causes at age 93 surrounded by family at his North Hollywood home. He was born Joseph Yule, Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York and began his acting career shortly after his first birthday, appearing on vaudeville stages with his parents. Rooney’s career is a who’s who of movies such as Boy’s Town, Babes in Arms, National Velvet, The Bold and the Brave, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Bill and of course his role in numerous films as the original Andy Hardy with actress Judy Garland. EIGHT DECADES!!!  They do not make them like this anymore.

Mickey Rooney:  September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014, Rest in Peace

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Mickey Rooney and Judy-Garland from ‘Babes on Broadway’ together again in Heaven

As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded as the consummate entertainer. During a prolific career on stage and screen that spanned eight decades (“I’ve been working all my life, but it seems longer,” he once said), he was nominated for four Academy Awards and received two special Oscars, the Juvenile Award in 1939 (shared with Deanna Durbin) and one in 1983 for his body of work.

He also appeared on series and TV and in made for television movies, one of which, “Bill,” the touching story of a mentally challenged man, won him an Emmy. He was Emmy nominated three other times. And for “Sugar Babies,” a musical revue in which he starred with Ann Miller, he was nominated for a Tony in 1980.

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Both in his professional and personal life Rooney withstood many peaks and valleys. He was married eight times — first and most famously to his MGM co-star Ava Gardner — and filed for bankruptcy in 1962, having gone through the $12 million he had earned. And until middle age, he was never able to quite cast off his popularity as a juvenile. Nonetheless, Rooney’s highs more than compensated for his lows. Via his “Andy Hardy” series of films, the five-foot-three Rooney came to embody the virtues of small-town American boyhood. Those films and a series of musicals in which he co-starred with Judy Garland made him the nation’s biggest box office attraction for three years running.

From Hollywood.comThe Tributes pour in for acting icon, Mickey Rooney.

Tributes are flooding in from celebrities following the death of Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney on Sunday (06Apr14). The acting veteran, whose career spanned over nine decades, passed away aged 93. His cause of death has not been released. Stars took to their Twitter.com pages to mourn the actor and pay their respects on Sunday. Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin wrote, “A lovely man, talented actor & friend, Mickey Rooney has passed at 93. He is with his dear friend Judy Garland putting on shows in heaven”. Star Trek actor William Shatner adds, “My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mickey Rooney.

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