Slingbox fans speed up for the Daytona 500: Top 10 Sports

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Your 10 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched sports.

1. SportsCenter
2. NASCAR Racing
3. Futbol UEFA Lida de Campeones
4. UEFA Champions League Soccer
5. Spanish Primera Division Soccer
6. Bellator MMA Live
7. CBK: Duke at North Carolina
8. NBA: Bulls at Cavaliers
9. Futbol Copa Libertadores
10. Futbol Mexicano Primera Division

February is a big month in the world of NASCAR. Unlike most professional sports, which have their prestigious competitions at the end of each season, NASCAR  kicks off each year with “The Great American Race” at Daytona. The 500-mile long race aired last weekend and was a hit among Slingbox fans.

Denny Hamlin won the race with the closet finish in its 57-year history, finishing with only a split-second margin over Martin Truex Jr. Hamlin has finished in the top five at Daytona three of the past four years. The race also was a landmark victory for Toyota as it was the automaker’s first win in the Daytona 500 since entering NASCAR’s Cup Series in 2007. At the time, many were skeptical about the Japanese company’s entry into a sport dominated by American-made cars; however,Toyota has proven their cars are fast as they swept the top three positions with Hamlin, Truex and Kyle Busch all piloting Toyotas around the track.

Use your Slingbox to catch more NASCAR action at Atlanta Motor Speedway throughout  this weekend.

We’ll be back next week with more top ten lists!

Slingbox users check into Grey Sloan Memorial: Top 10 Entertainment

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Our 10 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, non-sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched home entertainment:

1. Today
2. The Big Bang Theory
3. American Idol
4. Grey’s Anatomy
5. The Walking Dead
6. The Young and the Restless
7. Dr. Phil
8. ABC News Good Morning America
9. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10. Survivor

The award-winning medical drama series, Grey’s Anatomy, has returned as a favorite for Slingbox users this week. The spring season premiere aired on February 11, after a highly emotional and intense winter finale.

The series is currently on its 12th season and throughout its 255 episodes to date, there have been countless patients with extreme medical cases and numerous catastrophes which have affected the cast. Fans have seen conditions, such as a 60-pound tumor and a pregnant man, and have even witnessed their favorite characters experience a hospital shooting and a plane crash.

Each episode leaves viewers wanting more as they are introduced to new patients with pressing medical issues in every episode. The show is filled with cliffhangers and heart-wrenching moments, and we are certain Season 12 will be no different.

Use your Slingbox to tune into Grey’s Anatomy on ABC, Thursdays at 8 p.m.  We will be back Friday with sports!

NBA All-Star Weekend scores a slam dunk on Slingbox: Top 10 Sports

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Your 10 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched sports.

1. NBA Basketball: Verizon Slam Dunk
2. 2016 NBA All- Star Game
3. SportsCenter
4. Futbol Mexicano Primera Division
5. PGA Tour Golf
6. Spanish Primera Division Soccer
7. NASCAR Racing
8. NBA Tip-Off
9. English Premier League Soccer
10. Futbol UEFA Liga de Campeones

Two events from the NBA All-Star Weekend topped our list this week, the Verizon Slam Dunk contest and 2016 All-Star Game. Both events aired live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, which is the home of the Toronto Raptors.

The West triumphed in the all-star matchup on Sunday night, winning 196-173 over the East as neither team seemed to bring their defensive game with them to Canada. Russell Westbrook was honored as the MVP after finishing with a team-high 31 points. Another star in the spotlight was Kobe Bryant, playing in his 18th and final All-Star Game.

The annual dunk contest is always a fan favorite and this year was no exception. While Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves was the official winner of the contest for the second year in a row, Orlando’s Aaron Gordon’s dunks are still stealing the spotlight nearly a week later. A report by ESPN’s Sport Science found that Gordon reached a height of 7’7” at the apex of his jump over his team’s mascot. That height would have won Gordon the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics!

Have a great weekend! We’ll be back next week with more top 10 lists.

Slingers shine in the spotlight at the Grammys: Top 10 Entertainment

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Our 10 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, non-sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched home entertainment:

1. The Walking Dead
2. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards
3. Today
4. The Big Bang Theory
5. The Bachelor
6. Grey’s Anatomy
7. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
8. Republican Debate
9. NCIS
10. ABC News Good Morning America

With award season in full swing, Slingbox users tuned into the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, which aired on a Monday this year due to President’s Day. The many musicians attending the Grammys made powerful statements throughout the night, highlighting racial and gender diversity through their moving performances.

Taylor Swift kicked off the show performing a single off her album, 1989, which ultimately won Album of the Year. She made Grammy history as the first female artist to win Album of the Year twice. Kendrick Lamar not only had a politically charged and empowering performance, he was also the most honored artist of the night, winning five awards including Best Rap Album.

Swift and Lamar weren’t the only stars in the spotlight during the ceremony at Staples Center. Performances from Adele, Lady Gaga and The Eagles were widely talked about and artists like Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson won Song of the Year and Record of the Year respectively.

Use your Slingbox to tune into the next award show, The Oscars, which will air February 28 at 5:30 p.m. on ABC. We’ll be back Friday with sports!

Slingbox users talk politics: Top 10 Entertainment

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Our 10 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, non-sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched home entertainment:

1. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2. Today
3. The Bachelor
4. The Republican Debate
5. The Big Bang Theory
6. New Hampshire Primary
7. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
8. NCIS
9. Shameless
10. ABC News Good Morning America

Slingbox users are definitely politically informed because week after week debates and primaries are making it onto our entertainment top ten list. This week, a Republican debate and the New Hampshire Primary both held top spots.

The New Hampshire primary was the second party contest (after the Iowa Caucuses) and first primary election for this presidential cycle. While some delegates are chosen in this primary, the real importance comes from the massive media coverage it garners, allowing candidates to gain momentum before the rest of the nation votes. Tuesday’s vote found Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders winning their respective parties. The biggest surprise of the night may have been the second place finish in the GOP race of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who finished with 15.8 percent of the vote.

Keep using Slingbox to stay updated on the latest developments in the 2016 presidential race; the next Republican debate will air on CBS tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET while the next Democratic debate is slated for March 6 with additional details to come.

We’ll be back next week with more top ten lists.

Super Bowl 50 wins big with Slingbox fans: Top 10 Sports

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Your 10 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched sports.

1. Super Bowl 50
2. SportsCenter
3. Super Bowl Today
4. Futbol Mexicano Primera Division
5. Kickoff Show
6. NBA: Thunder at Warriors
7. PGA Tour Golf
8. Futbol Espanol Primera Division
9. Cricket
10. NBA: Rockets at Warriors

Slingbox users consistently kept up with the NFL as we approached Super Bowl 50 and this week the championship game took the number one spot for our sports top 10 list. Year after year, the Big Game is typically a fair and exciting matchup, and 2016 was no exception.

The Denver Broncos entered into the final game with a record of 14 and 4, while the Carolina Panthers entered in with an even more impressive standing of 17 and 1. Cam Newton and Peyton Manning are considered to be two of the best quarterbacks in the league and while they both went in with confidence and seeking the win, Manning pulled through for the Denver Broncos. It was the quarterback’s 200th overall win, second Super Bowl championship and possibly his last career game with the NFL.

While the Super Bowl was filled with numerous thrilling moments, one of the most talked about was the halftime show. Coldplay was the show’s headline act and after just a few minutes of performing, the band was joined by the acclaimed Beyoncé and Super Bowl veteran, Bruno Mars.

Overall, Super Bowl 50 was a success, especially for the Denver Broncos who won the game 24 to 10. Now that football season is officially over, use your Slingbox to tune into the upcoming baseball and basketball games!

We’ll be back tomorrow with entertainment.

Grease: Live was electrifying for Slingbox users: Top 10 Entertainment

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Our 10 most-watched programs of the week on Slingbox, non-sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most-watched home entertainment:

1. Today
2. Republican-Debate
3. Iowa Caucuses
4. The Big Bang Theory
5. Grease: Live
6. Shameless
7. Keeping Up With the Kardashians
8. American’s Election HQ
9. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10. The Bachelor

Grease: Live, FOX’s first live TV musical premiered this past Sunday, and the extravagant production was a success. The performance received excellent television ratings, drawing in 12.2 million viewers, and the hashtag, #GreaseLive, flooded social media platforms.

The live performance underwent some difficulties throughout the 3-hour long special. There were audio glitches, a California storm affected outdoor scenes and one of the cast’s main characters, Vanessa Hudgens, lost her father to cancer the night before the show.

Most viewers and critics didn’t seem to notice the issues the cast and crew faced. During the performance, positive comments inundated Twitter and Facebook feeds, and afterwards outlets including CNN and Entertainment Weekly praised the iconic cast and sets.

Grease: Live and previous live televised musicals, such as Peter Pan, seem to be starting a new trend for the television industry. We’re looking forward to seeing more classic musicals televised in the future!

We’ll be back next week with more lists.