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'The Sing-Off' Matches NBC's Second Best Rating in the Timeslot Since September

From 8-9 p.m. ET, night two of “The Sing-Off” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall) grew 6% versus the second telecast of its prior cycle (1.7 on Sept. 26, 2011).  Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/caurJo4bKmE/

TV ratings: 'Modern Family' grows and leads Wednesday, 'Sing-Off' does OK

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013The final "Modern Family" episode of the fall posted the show's best ratings in four weeks, leading the night in adults 18-49 by a good-sized margin. It didn't take the total-viewer crown, though, as "Criminal Minds" brought in the biggest overall audience, although it was down from a week ago.Also Tuesday, night two of "The Sing-Off" put up decent ratings without a "Voice" lead-in, topping "The X Factor" from 8 to 10 p.m. "Arrow" was steady in viewers and adults 18-49 and posted the show's best ratings ever among young men.CBS led all three hours of primetime in viewers, averaging 10.3 million and a 6.4 rating/10 share in households. ABC (6.75 million, 4.4/7) came in second. NBC (5.7 million, 3.6/6) beat out FOX (4.9 million, 3.1/5) for third. The CW came in at 2.2 million viewers and a 1.4/2.CBS also scored an demographic win, earning a 2.2 rating... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/tv-ratings-modern-family-grows-and-leads-wednesday-sing-off-does-ok.html

'The Sing-Off' Season 4: Meet '90s-obsessed guy group The Filharmonic

Two years after the last season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" aired -- and following the success of the movie "Pitch Perfect" and Internet phenomenon Pentatonix, who won Season 3 -- a cappella singing is en vogue again. Zap2it spoke with each of the groups competing in Season 4. Up next: The Filharmonic, a group of talented male Filipino singers. The Filharmonic, a group of all-male Filipino singers who formed just to compete on NBC's "The Sing-Off," are going old school. The twentysomethings were just kids in the '90s, but their favorite type of music to sing is from the final decade of the 20th Century. "We love Boyz II Men, Usher, Justin Timberlake. he's the greatest thing in the world," says Jules Cruz. Group member Niko Del Rey describes their style as "modern, urbanesque '90s swag." The LA-based group formed after Avi from Pentatonix suggested that Jules, his buddy from school, should get a group... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-sing-off-season-4-meet-90s-obsessed-guy-group-the-filharmonic.html

'The Sing-Off' Season 4: Backup singers Ten hit the spotlight

Two years after the last season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" aired -- and following the success of the movie "Pitch Perfect" and Internet phenomenon Pentatonix, who won Season 3 -- a cappella singing is en vogue again. Zap2it spoke with each of the groups competing in Season 4. Up next: Ten, a group of background singers who are trying to steal the spotlight for themselves. The group Ten formed two months before arriving in Los Angeles to compete on "The Sing-Off." All its members are professional musicians -- many of them backup singers who know each other through work channels -- but they hadn't performed together until right before the competition began. "Individually everybody has done background work, so I talked to everybody and we put this together for the show," says group leader Peaches. "We'd never done a cappella before." Jokes one of the members, "Does singing in the shower count?" Because of their... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-sing-off-season-4-backup-singers-ten-hit-the-spotlight.html

'The Sing-Off': Meet Calle Sol, the 'Latin flavor' of Season 4

It's been two years since the last season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" aired, but since then -- thanks to the success of the movie "Pitch Perfect" and to Internet phenomenon Pentatonix, who won Season 3 -- a cappella singing is en vogue again. Zap2it spoke with each of the groups competing in Season 4 to get an idea of what the season will hold. Up next: Calle Sol, bringing some Latin flavor to this year's competition. Nota, an all-male group from Puerto Rico, won Season 1 of "The Sing-Off" in 2009. Now, some friends of theirs from the island are trying to replicate that success in Season 4. Calle Sol, a group of six professional musicians who formed specifically for the competition earlier in 2013, decided to audition after being fans of the show since Season 1. "We'd all been performing in our individual solo careers" for years, explains Craig Cacciola, as solo artists... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-sing-off-meet-calle-sol-the-latin-flavor-of-season-4.html

'The Sing-Off' Season 4: Meet Street Corner Renaissance

It's been two years since the last season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" aired, but since then -- thanks to the success of the movie "Pitch Perfect" and to Internet phenomenon Pentatonix, who won Season 3 -- a cappella singing is en vogue again. Zap2it spoke with each of the groups competing in Season 4 to get an idea of what the competition will hold. Up next: Street Corner Renaissance, the elder statesmen of the competition. The fourth season premiere of NBC's "The Sing-Off" was full of interesting song choices, but none was smarter than Street Corner Renaissance's lovely, old-school doo-wop version of One Direction's hit "What Makes You Beautiful." A group of elder gentlemen singing a song by the most popular band among the entire teenage population of the world was a good choice, especially since it turned out so lovely. The Los Angeles-based group, which has been together for around a decade, puts... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-sing-off-season-4-meet-street-corner-renaissance.html

'The Sing-Off': Meet The Princeton Footnotes, Season 4's first eliminated group

It's been two years since the last season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" aired, but since then -- thanks to the success of the movie "Pitch Perfect" and to Internet phenomenon Pentatonix, who won Season 3 -- a cappella singing is en vogue again. Zap2it spoke with each of the groups competing in Season 4 to get an idea of what the competition will hold. Up next: The Princeton Footnotes, who were the first group eliminated from the competition. The Princeton Footnotes are the latest all-malle collegiate a cappella group to compete on NBC's wintertime singing competition. Although they were the first group eliminated from Season 4, they got to experience some very cool things during their short tenure. "Aside from meeting Nick Lachey, [our favorite part was] meeting all the other groups and seeing the different styles that are brought to the show and seeing the caliber of musicianship that's on the show. We just... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-sing-off-meet-the-princeton-footnotes-season-4s-first-eliminated-group.html

TV ratings: 'The Sing-Off' returns to a higher note Monday, 'Christmas Light Fight' has decent start

Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 9, 2013"The Sing-Off" returned to NBC Monday to higher ratings than its last time out, rising half a point in adults 18-49 from its 2011 premiere (when it aired as a weekly series rather than a two-week strip). It didn't hurt that it had "The Voice," which was steady in the 18-49 demo and up in viewers vs. last week, as a lead-in.Elsewhere Monday, the premiere of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" drew decent ratings, improving on the debut of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" last year. "Almost Human" ticked up for FOX, but CBS' "Mike & Molly" fell as rest of the network's comedy block was in reruns.NBC averaged 9.9 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/9 share in households in primetime, easily beating ABC (6.5 million, 3.9/6) for the top spot. FOX (6.25 million, 3.9/6) came in third. CBS took fourth with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.5/5)... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/tv-ratings-the-sing-off-returns-to-a-higher-note-monday-christmas-light-fight-has-decent-start.html

'Sing-Off': One Direction gets the Street Corner Renaissance treatment

It's always fun to see a group of singers do an unexpected cover and that's just what viewers got on Monday's (Dec. 9) premiere of "The Sing-Off" when Street Corner Renaissance took on One Direction. These guys are old-school a capella and while we'd love to hear them on some classic 1950s tunes like in their video intro package, the 1D "You Don't Know You're Beautiful" offering was a lot of fun. The judges agreed, with Shawn Stockman saying, "Children, take notes. You all talk about swag? This is swag. There is a texture about doo-wop groups of old ... that always will sound good. Sonny, you have such a smooth falsetto, I enjoyed that immensely. Great job."Jewel echoes those sentiments, calling it "beautiful," and Ben Folds says having a group of older singers like them will "make the show better."What did you think of One Direction getting the Street Corner treatment? Video below in... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/sing-off-one-direction-gets-the-street-corner-renaissance-treatment.html

'Sing-Off': Princeton Footnotes' 'I Knew You Were Trouble' not enough to save them

Colleges and universities have a long and storied history of men's a capella groups. "The Sing-Off" has previously featured Tufts' "Beelzebubs," USC's SoCal VoCals, Yale's Whiffenpoofs and the Dartmouth Aires. In 2013, the Princeton Footnotes are joining the competition, kicking off their Season 4 run with Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," one of the most dynamic performances of the premiere episode.The judges were split, however. Boyz II Men singer Shawn Stockman had praise for the leads."What's cool about you is your harmonies," says Stockman. "I'm going to shout-out the unsung heroes in your crew, the tenors and the baritones. If you guys are off, the whole thing is off. Big ups to you guys."Ben Folds disagreed, though, saying the harmonies "came unglued" at moments, but he did enjoy both the dynamics and the nice arc to the song, while new judge Jewel cautioned the basses to lock in tight. We really enjoyed it... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/sing-off-princeton-footnotes-i-knew-you-were-trouble-not-enough-to-save-them.html