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BACKThe Second Screeners is back after a somewhat lengthy hiatus, and we are re-tooling the flow of the show and the topics we are choosing to cover. We’re still fine tuning a few things, but Ryan and I will be releasing new episodes regularly with a different format and flow. The website will be getting a revamp soon as well!

In this episode, we cover the re-launch of GetGlue as TV Tag and much more!

On The Road Back

We’ve been working on some other projects, some that we discuss in this episode. It’s been a while, but we’re ready to jump back in and cover the TV and Film topics that we are passionate about and feel are worthy of discussion.

New format tinkering

  • Some experiments with new segments!
  • More ways for you to talk to us – interactive style!
  • Exciting interviews with important people!
  • More Tim and Ryan talking about stuff!
  • Funny Memes! Well funny to us anyway.
  • More Engagement!

Film Watch

  • Star Wars episode VII is coming
  • Marvel films are big. Can DC catch up?

Hashtags of the week

  • #WhereTheHellisMyMonkey
  • #NoMonkeyMeansNoMonkey
  • #RTMbowl

TV shows we are watching and liking

(shows we like for 2014)

  • The Following season 2 – say what?
  • The Blacklist – wasn’t sure at first… now? Soooo good!
  • Almost Human – very cool buddy cop show
  • Intelligence – okay maybe not
  • Helix – liked it so much we started a new podcast!

Awards season is here!

  • #goldenglobes
  • #grammys
  • #oscars

Movies We Want To See

  • The Lego Movie February 7
  • Robocop!!! February 12
  • Disney’s Maleficent May 30

Meme watch

Pharrell’s hat at the Grammys

Tech talk

  • Google gives Motorola Mobility to Lenovo? #MotoLenovo cnet.com

You may also like

Tim:

  • The Croods was just added to Netflix
  • Documentary – Black Fish (Netflix)

Ryan:

  • Continuum season 2
  • War docu-drama film Red Baron
  • 3D features on Netflix

Kid news as told by parental units

Stuff we wish we were watching if only TV were our full time job

Ryan: Supernatural

Tim: Sleepy Hollow, Downton Abbey

Creepy vs Magic

Ryan: Slow TV

Engage!

We’d love to hear what you’re watching (good or bad), what are you most excited about that is coming soon, and your thoughts on the stories we shared this week! Let us know what you think of the show! Comment belowLeave us a voice message by clicking “Send a Voice Message” on the top of the right sidebar of this page!

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Stay tuned, new episodes come out weekly, and new content will be shared on the site regularly! Is there a topic for an upcoming show you’d like us to cover, want to join us as a guest? Let us know!

Most of all, thank you so much for listening!

About the Second Screeners

The Second Screeners is a podcast hosted by Tim Arthur and Ryan Boyles dedicated to discussing Social TV and discussing how “the way we watch is changing.” Each episode discusses topics, insights, current stuff, social TV, fan engagement and whatever is interesting.

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Helix Continues To Infect American Televisions

Helix – ‘Pilot’ – Image via Syfy

The new SyFy series Helix continues to infect American televisions, showing impressive growth. Strong DVR ratings indicate the following when compared to the Live + Same Day ratings:

  • 64 % gain among adults 18-49
  • 57 % among adults 25-54
  • 53 % among total viewers

This is some substantial growth. Helix has delivered the highest numbers for any Syfy original series premiere since Nielsen first recorded DVR playback numbers in 2007.

This week, Helix is re-airing its third episode ’274′ on Friday 1/17 at 10pm ET. It will fall into its normal weekly release pattern on 1/24 when it releases its fourth episode entitled ‘Single Strand.’

The series has certainly registered with an audience that is clamoring for more. Riding high on a wave of heavy exposure and positive word-of-mouth, Helix continues to infect American televisions.

Helix Synopsis

Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility, Arctic Biosystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.

Cast

Billy Campbell (Killing Lincoln, The Killing) stars as Dr. Alan Farragut, leader of the Centers for Disease Control outbreak field team called upon to investigate and control a potential outbreak. Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, 47 Ronin) also stars as Dr. Hiroshi Hatake, director of Arctic Biosystems and its mysterious viral research program.

Helix also stars Kyra Zagorsky (Supernatural) as Dr. Julia Walker; Mark Ghanimé (Emily Owens, M.D.) as Major Sergio Balleseros; Jordan Hayes (House at the End of the Street) as Dr. Sarah Jordan; Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov; Catherine Lemieux (White House Down) as Dr. Doreen Boyle, and Neil Napier (Riddick) as Dr. Peter Farragut.

Have You Seen Helix?

Have you seen Helix? If so, weigh in below in the comments and let us know what your initial thoughts about the show are!

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Helix

Helix Premiere – Ratings Success

We had high expectations for the debut of Helix, and were impressed with the show. The audience share for the premiere reinforces that this is certainly a show to check out now.

Helix, Syfy’s new series from Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), delivered impressive numbers during its 90-minute premiere on Friday, January 10 from 10-11:30PM (ET/PT). It ranked #2 in cable entertainment program among Adults 25-54 (893K) in its time period.

Helix also delivered an audience of 1.82 million total viewers and 734K Adults 18-49.

The premiere represents Syfy’s best performance for the time period (Fridays at 10-11:30pm) in more than four years among total viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49.

The 11:30PM encore delivered nearly one million total viewers (988K).

Due to the success of Helix’s debut, Syfy was the #2 cable entertainment network from 8-11PM (ET/PT).

Digital Delivers

Helix also set impressive records across Syfy’s diverse digital platforms:

  • Helix was Syfy.com’s best series premiere day ever in all key metrics, ranking as the #1 section of Syfy’s Digital Portfolio.
  • Helix’s premiere was Syfy’s second most social scripted series premiere (behind only Defiance), outperforming recent competitive cable series premieres including BBCA’s Orphan Black, Showtime’s Masters of Sex and Starz’s The White Queen.
  • Driven by Helix, the Syfy Now website and mobile app set records for full episode segment starts.

Helix Synopsis

Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility, Arctic Biosystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.

Cast

Billy Campbell (Killing Lincoln, The Killing) stars as Dr. Alan Farragut, leader of the Centers for Disease Control outbreak field team called upon to investigate and control a potential outbreak. Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, 47 Ronin) also stars as Dr. Hiroshi Hatake, director of Arctic Biosystems and its mysterious viral research program.

Helix also stars Kyra Zagorsky (Supernatural) as Dr. Julia Walker; Mark Ghanimé (Emily Owens, M.D.) as Major Sergio Balleseros; Jordan Hayes (House at the End of the Street) as Dr. Sarah Jordan; Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov; Catherine Lemieux (White House Down) as Dr. Doreen Boyle, and Neil Napier (Riddick) as Dr. Peter Farragut.

We’ll Be Watching

You can be certain that we’ll be watching upcoming episodes of Helix as they air. We were very impressed with the quality of the writing, production, and acting. The show exudes a very effective spooky thriller vibe, and we are hooked.

As huge fans of Warehouse 13, Ryan and I are sad that it will soon be airing it’s final 5 episodes. However, we are very happy to see that SyFy has added this great show to its programming grid.

Did You Watch?

Have you seen Helix? If so, weigh in below in the comments and let us know what your initial thoughts about the show are!

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