It's time for some more Sporcle quizzes after a week off! Get ready for a bunch of randomness, because it's Miscellaneous week! We've even got a special logo for the recent American eclipse!

1- Top US Universities
This quiz is one of the first Miscellaneous quizzes I ever played on Sporcle, and I played it before I even made my account, even though I seriously didn't know much about universities an I could only name like 10. My local university made it onto this quiz, so guessing it on a whim surprisingly gave me a point. I guess the moral of my story is: try anything, it just might be there.
My Score: 40/50

2- Slogan to Logo Match - Restaurant Chains
This quiz really made a great use of the Picture Click format, and it's my favorite in a long series of unique and fun quizzes. If you have the time, play some of the other quizzes in the series, found in the playlist below it. There's some that truly were just guesses for me (I've never been in or near a Tim Hortons), and process of elimination is truly your friend when playing this quiz.
My Score: 20/20

3- Logos in 15 Categories
This quiz is really fun, as there's a wide variety of logos here. You don't need to be a logo expert to do well on the quiz, as there's a lot of very well know ones on the quiz and there's some that you'll know if you happen to be a fan of TV/Movies/Literature. The only thing that could make it better is if they used my Saints instead of the Steelers for Sports. I'm partly kidding, though I am very serious in my love for the Saints (you'll find out more about that in the Sports edition of this series in a few weeks).
My Score: 14/15

TBA- Check back next Monday

This is the first week of the Off-Topic TVRG-Sporcle Tournament. For each week, the number of questions you got correct on each quiz will be added up. The first place finisher receives 3 points for placing first, as well. This is the same scoring system used for the TV edition, which is posted once weekly on Thursdays. Also, to make things fair, please use the score for your first attempt on each quiz as your official score.

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Tournament Standings:
1- JB, 589 points
2- Crazy-Ex Nashville Fan, 455 points
3- Barb, 447 points
4- Lisa, 409 points
5- Miguens, 354 points
6- Full Boyle, 234 points
7- Game of Thrones PT, 114 points

Thanks for playing the Sporcle Quizzes of the Week! Make sure to participate in the original TV edition, every Thursday, only on TVRG. Next week on Off-Topic, we'll be playing quizzes in the Geography category.

photo: Netflix
Netflix has renewed comedy 'Friends From College' for a second season. The series follows the adventures of Harvard graduates in New York City and stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, and Jae Suh Park. The first season of the comedy had a total of eight episodes and was released on July 14th.

Are you a fan of the series? Will you be watching season 2? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Friday, 8/18/17. Items of note include KC Undercover, Bizaardvark, and Raven's Home on Disney, Live PD on A&E, and Killjoys on Syfy.
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
Live PDA&E0.681.94
Real Time with Bill MaherHBO0.491.92
Williams Stream
Adult Swim0.410.77
NFL Preseason: Vikings v. SeahawksNFL0.381.12
Williams StreamAdult Swim0.360.69
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.332.84
Erin Burnett OutfrontCNN0.311.34
Raven's HomeDisney0.311.44
The Situation RoomCNN0.31.25
The Situation RoomCNN0.31.31
My Lottery Dream HomeHGTV0.31.24
Deadly SinsInvestigation Discovery0.290.99
Anderson Cooper 360CNN0.281.44
Guy's Family Road TripFood0.281.02
KC UndercoverDisney0.271.29
Anderson Cooper 360CNN0.261.33
The Lead with Jake TapperCNN0.251.25
HannityFox News0.251.73
CNN TonightCNN0.251.09
The Last Word with Lawrence O'DonnellMSNBC0.252.03
CNN NewsroomCNN0.241.27
America's NewsroomFox News0.231.82
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.232.20
All in with Chris HayesMSNBC0.231.83
Off the chart, a Ruhle-less Velshi & Ruhle ticked down to 0.11. Bizaardvark was at 0.2. Syfy's lineup was up, down, and steady, with Killjoys down to 0.15, while Dark Matter was steady at 0.14 and Wynonna Earp at 0.13. Paw Patrol delivered a 0.14 for Nick Jr.

New Shows by Twitter Followers - August 21, 2017

It's  almost time for fall to be here and new shows to premiere. Which makes for a perfect time to check up on how all the new shows are doing on Twitter since I last updated on July 4. Number of Twitter followers are often a good indication of how a show may do if it were to premiere now. 


Number of Twitter Followers
Marvel’s Inhumans
 71.6K (+9000)
The Good Doctor
 3,615 (+1137)
The Mayor
 2,244 (+818)
For the People
 1,258 (+102)
 1,287 (+338)
Alex, Inc.
 759 (+43)
Splitting Up Together
 742 (+74)
The Crossing
 615 (+159)
 567 (+154)
Ten Days in the Valley
 480 (+125)
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
 377 (+74)


Number of Twitter Followers
Young Sheldon
6,939 (+1678)
3,703 (+1216)
3,282 (+1056)
Wisdom of the Crowd
725 (+226)
420 (+103)
N/A (Twitter is not verified, tweets protected)
Me, Myself & I
542 (+140)


Number of Twitter Followers
Black Lightning
9,572 (+2826)
Life Sentence
6,893 (+1889)
2,008 (+511)
812 (+433)


Number of Twitter Followers
The Orville
15.4K (+7975)
The Gifted
9,029 (+4620)
The Resident
1,431 (+276)
1,533 (+897)
L.A. to Vegas
437 (+107)
153 (+61)


Number of Twitter Followers
A.P. Bio
873 (+29)
848 (+64)
742 (+94)
Good Girls
636 (+82)
The Brave
753 (+330)
Law & Order: True Crime
N/A (No Twitter account)

What do you think of these numbers? Comment below! This page will be updated one more time around premiere week.
It was a pretty slow Sunday night last night, with only a few regularly-scheduled original programs actually airing. The night did have some sporting (non)events, but other than Big Brother, everything failed to crack a 1.0. Speaking of Big Brother, the show ticked down another tenth, now down to 1.8. The number is still great, but it's the lowest that the show has been in a while. After that, Candy Crush continued to flop like nobody's business, steady at 0.5 with a 0.6 in its first half. After that was another 0.4 from the NCIS: LA repeat. On ABC, Celebrity Family Feud took another week off, though Funderdome and Pyramid were unaffected, both steady week-to-week. The AFV repeat was up a tick from last week. On Fox, they had anemically-rated Golf with a 0.3, with a group of repeats at 0.5/0.6/0.7/0.7. NBC had some more success with a sporting event with a 0.6 for Gymnastics, though it started out pretty shaky with 0.5s for the first two half-hours. It lead into a flat 0.6 from a repeat of American Ninja Warrior.
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
7 PMAmerica's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.9/44.71ABC

60 Minutes (R)0.8/47.76CBS

Gymnastics: P&G Championships0.6/32.93NBC

Golf: US Amateur0.3/10.98Fox
8 PMBig Brother1.8/76.42CBS

Celebrity Family Feud (R)0.9/45.07ABC

The Simpsons (R)0.5/21.57Fox
8:30 PMFamily Guy (R)0.6/31.58Fox
9 PMSteve Harvey's Funderdome0.8/34.19ABC

The Simpsons (R)0.7/31.79Fox

American Ninja Warrior (R)0.6/22.49NBC

Candy Crush0.5/22.38CBS
9:30 PMFamily Guy (R)0.7/31.85Fox
10 PMThe $100,000 Pyramid0.7/34.02ABC

NCIS: Los Angeles (R)0.4/23.02CBS

Here are the preliminary broadcast ratings for Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Note: Some preliminary ratings are inflated due to football preemptions. Check back after finals for official numbers.

18-49 Rating
Total Viewers        (In Millions)
48 Hours (R) (CBS)

NASCAR Cup Series (NBC)

America’s Funniest Videos (R) (ABC)

Lucifer (R) (FOX)

Princess Diana: Her Life, Her Death, Her Truth (R) (CBS)

The $100,000 Pyramid (R) (ABC)

Love Connection (R) (FOX)

20/20: In an Instant (R) (ABC)

(R) = repeat