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Better Call Saul smashes record with highest cable debut ratings

Better Call Saul smashes record with highest cable debut ratings

As we noted recently, the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul premiered on Sunday night following the return of The Walking Dead, and in doing so it smashed through previous records to become the highest-rated cable series debut ever. The series hit a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating among its 6.9 million viewers, blasting through the previous record while confirming those raving early reviews that kept rolling in. For those curious, The Walking Dead's return did pretty well, too.

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Your Samsung SmartTV isn’t spying on you

Your Samsung SmartTV isn’t spying on you

Over the weekend a scary article was written about Samsung SmartTV sets that suggested they were listening to your every word. That these TV sets were collecting information about you - that was the news - that they were taking down everything you said in your living room, sharing that information with 3rd-party systems. This information comes from Samsung's privacy policy, and one single sentence that seems to be a "smoking gun" that lets everyone know how evil Samsung is. Be sure you read the rest of the paragraph before you have a heart attack.

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Better Call Saul and Walking Dead premiere tomorrow

Better Call Saul and Walking Dead premiere tomorrow

The weekend is officially upon us, and for some that means hunkering down for quality time in front of the television. While Netflix is always a good choice, tomorrow is a special day for some TV viewers: The Walking Dead returns and the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul makes its official debut. Both will be arriving on AMC back-to-back, making for an eventful Sunday night, with The Walking Dead's return arriving first followed by the Better Call Saul premiere.

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BattleBots to return this summer via ABC

BattleBots to return this summer via ABC

BattleBots may not have been on air long, but it earned quite a reputation during its brief couple of years on Comedy Central. It has been more than ten years since we watched homemade robots battle it out, but the memories remain fresh and, in a few months, they'll be born anew when the series reboot arrives on ABC. The core of the show -- robots battling against each other -- will remain, but the network has been tipped as planning some changes over the original series, something that makes sense given changes in both technology and viewer preferences over the last decade or so.

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Netflix, Hulu and more are dominating traditional TV

Netflix, Hulu and more are dominating traditional TV

It's no secret that many are gravitating towards Netflix, Hulu and similar services to get their entertainment fix, and traditional cable viewership has suffered as a result. The introduction of Sling TV, a streaming television service from Dish Network, is likely to further entice consumers away from traditional pay-TV subscriptions, but so far video on demand and similar services have done a well enough job on their own. According to a new report that looks at Nielsen data, traditional television viewership in the US has dived.

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Super Bowl 2015: this year’s best tech-related commercials

Super Bowl 2015: this year’s best tech-related commercials

The time has arrived. The 2015 Super Bowl. It's that one day of the year where we throw parties with tons of food, focus on sitting on the couch in front of a large TV, and spend the afternoon watching a collection of the world's the most expensive commercials, all with the occasional break to show a sports game. But we already know which commercial will be the winner, don't we? Just like last year, it will be the emotional one with a puppy that doesn't really have a connection to the cheap beer it's trying to sell.

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Amazon Prime to drop Doctor Who, other BBC shows on Feb 15

Amazon Prime to drop Doctor Who, other BBC shows on Feb 15

If you're a subscriber to Amazon Prime's Instant Video service and a big Doctor Who fan, we've got some bad news for you. With an announcement to customers expected sometime this weekend, Amazon Prime will no longer have Doctor Who, nor most of its BBC shows, available for streaming beginning Sunday, February 15th. Sources say the reason is due to Amazon not getting exclusivity of the shows when it comes to streaming, meaning if rival services like Netflix can show it at the same time, Amazon doesn't want it.

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Nickelodeon to introduce its own video subscription service

Nickelodeon to introduce its own video subscription service

As consumers continue to drop traditional cable in favor of various video streaming services, some companies and networks are (finally) accepting reality and getting on board with their own offerings. HBO announced its own video subscription service plans in the recent past, and consumers recently scored another option with the introduction of Sling TV. Viacom, which has notoriously been picky about where and when its shows are available online, is about to do its own dabbling in the world of video subscription services, and it'll be doing so through Nickelodeon.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer drops ahead of Netflix debut

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer drops ahead of Netflix debut

In November 2014, it was revealed that NBC's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt would be arriving on Netflix instead of the network, the reasons for which revolving around NBC's drama-heavy mid-season schedule and the belief that the show would do best on the video streaming service. While we've known for a while now what the show would be about, we haven't yet been given actual look at the series -- until today. The Netflix-branded series trailer has officially dropped, and is likely the first of several that'll arrive before the series debuts.

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The Walking Dead’s return nears with another teaser trailer

The Walking Dead’s return nears with another teaser trailer

The Walking Dead will be returning on February 8, and leading up to it are some teaser trailers that seemingly reveal very little, but that have enough details subtly packed in to keep fans excited. Earlier this month we saw a new trailer teasing the return of Season 5 with an almost no-dialog slow motion fight scene. It took place in winter, and it included most of the characters, but beyond that nothing was revealed. AMC dropped a new trailer on YouTube today, and with it comes a bit more -- as well as something to be excited about.

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