FYI/TMI: More Than Million Viewers Tuned Into Beyoncé, Vampire Weekend Go Old School

Singer helps make TV history; band use classifieds to announce new album title
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    Vampire Weekend
February 05, 2013 -- 10:26 am PST
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(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)

FYI …

More Than 100 Million Viewers Tuned Into Beyoncé
Beyoncé's Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance was one of the most-watched segments of the championship game on Feb. 3, according to Billboard estimates based on Neilson data. The 55th GRAMMY nominee's halftime performance drew an average of 104 million viewers. An estimated total of approximately 108.41 million viewers tuned into the game, making it the third-most watched program in television history, behind the previous two Super Bowls. Madonna's Super Bowl halftime performance last year drew 112.5 million viewers.

Sirius XM Radio Reports Record Revenue
Sirius XM Satellite Radio
reported record revenue of $3.47 billion in 2012, up 13 percent from the previous year. Total subscribers grew to 23.9 million, with 2 million added during 2012. The company also detailed plans for its upcoming internet radio service, MySXM, which will allow subscribers to create personalized versions of Sirius XM music stations. 

TMI …

New Vampire Weekend Album Announced In Classifieds
The title of Vampire Weekend's forthcoming album has apparently been found in the "Lost And Found" classified section of The New York Times. The indie rock band initially chose this decidedly old-fashioned method to debut the title of their new album, Modern Vampires Of The City, set for release on May 7, but later tweeted out the title of the album and announced a one-off UK show on May 8 in London.

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