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Cordless Rockers Red Hot Chilli Peppers Caught Out With Super Bowl Set

By Holly Williams | 5th February 2014

“Hang on a minute, their guitars aren’t plugged in to anything” an eagle-eyed Super Bowl viewer probably said somewhere in America. And he/she was right: while Anthony Kiedis sang alongside main performer Bruno Mars live,...

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Furniture Store's Super Bowl Bet Could Lose Businessman $7 Million

By Michael West | 4th February 2014

A furniture store's Super Bowl bet - which promised that all items purchased over $6,000 would be refunded should the Denver Broncos lose to the Seattle Seahawks in New Jersey - has lost a local...

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English Or Gtfo: #Americaisbeautiful Super Bowl Ad By Coca-cola Sparks Misguided Outrage

By Victoria Pavlova | 4th February 2014

Super Bowl ads are a big deal, even if they don’t necessarily need to be – sometimes even more than the big game itself, it’s the ads that get talked about for days on end....

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Surprise, Surprise: Renee Fleming, A True Singer, Nails National Anthem At Super Bowl

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd February 2014

Although Renee Fleming’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner last night may have been slightly overshadowed by Bruno Mars’ half-time show, the soprano singer managed to shine none the less. Fleming’s appointment to open the...

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Super Bowl Half Time Well And Truly Rocked By Bruno Mars And Rhcp

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd February 2014

Besides a victory for the Seattle Seahawks – and a long overdue one at that – last night’s Super Bowl was also a triumph for Bruno Mars. Mars’ Half Time show with the Red Hot...

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Bruno Mars Honored To Perform At Super Bowl And Share Stage With The Red Hot Chili Peppers

By Victoria Pavlova | 31st January 2014

While fans wonder whether Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl halftime show will live up to Beyonce’s from last year, Mars himself has much more modest goals. He just wants to get people dancing, as he said...

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Budweiser Super Bowl Ad Weasels Its Way Into Viewers' Hearts Using Puppies And Friendship

By Victoria Pavlova | 30th January 2014

While we’re on the subject of Super Bowl ads, which we will be for a few days to come, let’s talk Budweiser. Why? Because puppies. Apparently the beer brand is taking the NFL’s pledge to...

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Viewers' Fcc Complaints About Miley Cyrus Made Public

17th September 2013

TheSmokingGun.com has received copies of the some 150 letters sent to the FCC by viewers who were scandalized by Miley Cyrus's performance at last month's MTV Video Music Awards. While the letters, received in response...

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Cbs To Offer "Second Screens" For All Sec Football Games

10th September 2013

CBS plans to give viewers of its Southeast Conference football telecasts the ultimate second-screen experience this season by streaming each game and allowing viewers to watch plays via multiple camera angles. The telecasts will be...

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Mars Caught In Super Bowl Orbit

9th September 2013

runo Mars, who has had five No. 1 singles and six top-ten singles since his career as a solo performer took off in 2010, has been selected to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl...

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Miley Cyrus Explains It All

4th September 2013

Miley Cyrus, whose performance at the MTV Video Music Awards a week ago touched off one of the most angry debates over television decency since Janet Jackson's so-called wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl in...

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One Direction's Film Likely To Go Direct To No. 1

30th August 2013

It's a rare occurrence when a documentary winds up as the No. 1 film at the box office, but that's what is likely to occur this Labor Day weekend with the debut of Morgan Spurlock's...

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Bbc Apologizes For Showing Obscenely Doctored Photo Of Prince

2nd August 2013

It was the British equivalent of Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction in 2004 that resulted in her nipple being shown on national TV during the Super Bowl's halftime show for a fraction of a second. On...

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Verizon Bets People Will Watch Football On Their Phones

5th June 2013

There may be precious little evidence that consumers are interested in watching more than a few minutes of video at a time on their mobile phones, but Verizon Wireless apparently feels that live sports could...

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Cbs Wins 18-49 Demo Crown: First Time In 21 Years

22nd May 2013

For the first time since the 1991-92 season, CBS has wrapped up the current (2012-13) season with the lead in the key 18-49 age group. It also led among total viewers as well, as it...

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Media Companies Issue Mixed Earnings Reports

2nd May 2013

Media companies were issuing a flood of second-quarter earnings reports, most of them displaying very mixed results. Viacom, for example, reported an upswing at its cable-TV networks, particularly at Nickelodeon, which has seen its ratings...

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Verizon Chief Offers Olive Branch To Broadcasters

11th April 2013

The head of Verizon Communications used his podium at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas to tell broadcasters something that they probably didn't wish to hear: that 50 percent of Verizon Wireless's...

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Super Bowl Blackout Gave Advertisers A Bonus

11th February 2013

That half-hour blackout during the Super Bowl gave some advertisers a free extra spot, according to Advertising Age. Although well over 100 million viewers remained tuned to the Super Bowl Delay, CBS executives had...

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The Oscars: An Early Sell-out For Abc

7th February 2013

Advertisers are presumably betting that this year's Academy Awards show, to be hosted by Seth MacFarlane and produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, with performances by Barbra Streisand, Adele, and Norah Jones, will be...

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Super Bowl Delay Sheds A Little Darkness On The Ratings

6th February 2013

Thanks to that 34-minute delay due to an electrical outage at the New Orleans Superdome -- cause: still unknown -- CBS can now claim the record for the most viewers during primetime (7:00 p.m. to...

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Where Were San Francisco's 49ers' Fans?

6th February 2013

TV and sports writers are puzzling over the relatively low ratings in the San Francisco/San Jose/Oakland market for the Super Bowl. While the game set a record for the most-watched television program in Baltimore history...

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Who On Earth Would Watch A Puppy Bowl? 12.4 Million People, Apparently

By Contributor | 6th February 2013

Big props, we guess, to Animal Planet whose annual Puppy Bowl managed to attract a staggering, and quite frankly bewildering, 12.4 million viewers, as the nation of America awww’d over a bunch of dogs wearing...

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'Hope' For Budweiser: Budweiser Clydesdale Foal From Super Bowl Ad Given Name

By Lorna Greville  | 5th February 2013

The Budweiser foal from the company's Super Bowl ad gets a name: Hope.The Budweiser advert in this year's Superbowl was a far cry from it's iconic irreverent and comical ads (the croaking toads, and WAZZAAAPPPPP...

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Alicia Keys Super Bowl Performance Of National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, One Of The Best Yet?

By Lorna Greville  | 4th February 2013

Alicia Keys set an impressive record for the longest rendition of The Star Spangled Banner yet, when she performed it at yesterday's Super Bowl in the Superdome in New Orleans. Not only was it the...

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Oreo Outage Tweet, Best Social Marketing Event Of The Superbowl

By Lorna Greville  | 4th February 2013

Social marketing can be a difficult one to get right, but when it is done right then it can be the most powerful tool of a company. During the outage crisis during the Super Bowl...

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Positive Responses To Alicia Keys Singing The National Anthem, 'The Star Spangled Banner'

By Lorna Greville  | 4th February 2013

Alicia Keys sang the United States' National Anthem, 'Star Spangled Banner' just before the Super Bowl game began on Sunday. Plenty of people had placed bets on how long she'd been singing (and topped...

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Coke Ad Called Racist By Arab-american Groups: What Do You Think? (Video)

By Michael West | 31st January 2013

A Coke ad has been called racist by Arab-American groups ahead of its broadcast during the Super Bowl half-time commercials slot on Sunday (February 3, 2013). The ad - depicting an Arab walking through...

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Top Super Bowl Spots Went For $4 Million

9th January 2013

In case you were thinking of grabbing a commercial on the Super Bowl at a last-minute-bargain rate, forget it. CBS chief Les Moonves said on Tuesday that all available spots have been purchased, some at...

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Conservative Website Blasts Cbs's Super Bowl Promo

8th January 2013

CBS and Neil Patrick Harris have come under attack from the executive editor of the popular conservative news site WND (formerly World Net Daily) for mocking Christianity and pushing the gay agenda in a Super...

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Conservative Website Blasts Cbs's Super Bowl Promo

8th January 2013

CBS and Neil Patrick Harris have come under attack from the executive editor of the popular conservative news site WND (formerly World Net Daily) for "mocking Christianity and pushing the gay agenda in a Super...

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