Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Colbert to USA TODAY: ‘I enjoy your circles’ Olivia Barker, USA TODAY 8:21 a.m. EDT September 23, 2013 Has the Emmy winner finally come around to the newspaper’s new(ish) logo? Stephen Colbert backstage at the Emmys, where he let slip his appreciation of a certain newspaper’s new(ish) logo. (Photo: Dan Steinberg, Invision/AP) SHARE 33 CONNECT 26 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE He likes us! Right now, he likes us! “Oh, USA TODAY? I enjoy your circles,” Stephen Colbert told USA TODAY’s Marco della Cava backstage, fresh off his show’s dual Emmy win. For years, Colbert has poked gentle, hilarious fun at “The” USA TODAY. When the paper unveiled its new circle logo last fall, the ribbing ratcheted up to a riotous level. Colbert claimed USA TODAY could now only report news that’s “circular in nature … whether it be about planets, tractor tires, the Wheel of Fortune, pizza, bagels, pizza bagels or Cee Lo Green’s head.” But under no circumstances could the paper report on a calamity of any other geometric nature.
America’s Cup: Oracle Team USA battles Team New Zealand
and New Zealand suddenly is real battle. Oracle Team USA has made a surprising comeback from an 8-1 defecit, closing the gap with Emirates Team New Zealand, which remains on match point, to 8-6. Todays first race is at 1:15 p.m. PDT on San Francisco Bay and a second, if necessary, would follow at 2:15 p.m. A third race, If necessary, would be Wednesday. Every time we faced adversity, a lesser team would have dropped the ball or split apart, Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill said ( via sfgate.com ). But this team pulled itself together. A comeback would rival the 1983 finish, when Australia overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat Dennis Conner and Liberty off the coast of Newport, R.I. Admittedly, though, New Zealand is in the drivers seat. Well, it was always going to be a battle, Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker told the New York Times . We knew that, and without question theyve improved since the first week, and we feel like weve improved also. But the game is very, very close, and its going to be a case of having to battle for every point.
Press Release: USA the #1 Cable Network in Quarter 3 of 2013, WWE Credited
3Q13 marks the 29th consecutive quarter that USA has been the #1 ad-supported cable entertainment network in total viewers. USA’s win was driven by the network’s powerful slate of originals Suits, Burn Notice, GRACELAND, Royal Pains, Covert Affairs and Necessary Roughness each averaging over 3 million total viewers, 1.5 million P25-54, 1 million P18-49 and half a million P18-34, as well as the mighty WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW and the most-watched off-net series on cable, NCIS and LAW & ORDER: Special Victims Unit. Freshman drama GRACELAND was one of the top new scripted shows on cable in P18-49 for the summer, as well as televisions top scripted series with original episodes Thursdays in P18-34. When the show aired on Thursdays at 10pm, USA was behind only ABC and NBC in all of television in delivering P18-49, P25-54 and P18-34 as well as being the most watched network on cable in total viewers. The Emmy-award nominated drama Burn Notice had USAs second most watched series finale ever (only behind MONK), among P18-49, P25-54 and total viewers. WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW continued to dominate in 3Q13 averaging over 2 million in the demos and nearly 4.5 million total viewers. NCIS and LAW & ORDER: Special Victims Unit were the top two acquired dramas in prime this summer and the only ones to deliver over 2 million total viewers (NCIS 2.59 million / SVU 2.08 million) as well as being the #1 acquired dramas for P18-49 (649,000 / 783,000), P25-54 (775,000 / 756,000) and P18-34 (279,000 / 443,000). USAs fourth quarter brings the season five premiere of White Collar on its new night and time, Thursday, October 17 at 9/8, as well as the final six episodes of Covert Affairs season four, also on its new night and time at 10/9c. On Friday, November 1, just in time for the holidays, the reality series event IT TAKES A CHOIR premieres, hosted by the dapper and charismatic British sensation Gareth Malone. And on Sunday, December 15, a holiday treat that fans of the hit show Psych have been highly anticipating, a special two-hour Psych: THE MUSICAL. Note: Data reflect time period data with the most current combination of Live+7 (7/1-9/8), Live+3 (9/9-9/18) and Live+SD (9/19-9/21); program data are the most current combination of Live+7 (7/1-9/8) and Live+SD (9/9-9/19).