Groupon Pulls Controversial Super Bowl Ads

A week after igniting controversy with a series of rather tasteless Super Bowl commercials, Groupon announced Thursday that they are pulling the ads off the air. The company came under fire for one spot in particular starring actor Timothy Hutton, which critics slammed for exploiting the plight of the people of Tibet in order to […]

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Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl VII Scores Huge Ratings

Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl VII scored high on cuteness – and ratings. The annual Super Bowl alternative boasted an average of 1.7 million viewers during its 3-5 PM premiere Sunday night. Those are the biggest numbers ever for the PB – up 60 percent from last year. If you consider the cumulative audience for the […]

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Super Sunday’s Other Big Matchup: Obama vs. O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Barack Obama produced no discernible fireworks on Super Bowl Sunday, though some anticipated the matchup with the same fervor other folks reserved for the Packers vs. the Steelers. Airing live from the White House at 4:45 p.m./3:45c, the approximately 15-minute chat played for the most part like just another element […]

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Super Bowl Gleecap: ‘The Sue Sylvester Shuffle’

Shows tend to bring out the big guns for post-Super Bowl episodes, but I’m betting Fox’s “Glee” is the first to bring in an actual human canon. Was the Sue-clear weapon –- not to mention the flame-wielding cheerleaders -– enough to wow a super-sized audience? Not quite. Wait! I’m not saying the episode was a […]

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