via Nickelodeon press release:
Nickelodeon Greenlights Fourth Season Of Hit Music Comedy Series Big Time Rush
Network Orders 13 Episodes with Production Beginning Q1 2013
NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2012 – As music sensation Big Time Rush crosses the U.S. this summer performing to sold-out audiences and arenas, and with their hit single “Windows Down” climbing the charts, Nickelodeon has ordered a fourth season of their self-titled hit comedy series Big Time Rush. Created by Scott Fellows and produced in partnership with Sony Music, the series chronicles the adventures of four best friends living the dream in Los Angeles, balancing their newfound fame, fans, music and girlfriends. Starring Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson, Big Time Rush is slated to commence production on 13 episodes early 2013 in Los Angeles.
The band’s summer anthem “Windows Down,” sparked by their strongest first week sales to date, is trending to be their biggest hit yet at radio, digital sales providers and online, with their music video approaching nearly three million views. “Windows Down” will be Big Time Rush’s third consecutive charted single at Pop radio. The “Big Time Summer Tour” has the band entertaining fans in 60 cities, making appearances across the U.S., Canada and South America. Their debut, gold-certified BTR and follow-up album Elevate, both entered the Billboard charts in the top 15 and currently total over 1.25 million albums sold worldwide and 3.5 million singles in the U.S.
Via Nintendo Press Release:
REDMOND, Wash.– (BUSINESS WIRE)– Throughout the summer, Big Time Rush—the teen music phenomenon that stars in Nickelodeon’s hit television series Big Time Rush—is working with Nintendo to offer free hands-on demos of Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS system at select stops during the band’s “Big Time Summer Tour.” After weeks of rehearsal and hours of game-play time, the band kicked off the tour on July 5 in Columbus, Ohio, and is currently traveling throughout the United States. From now until Aug. 5, attendees of select Big Time Rush concerts can visit Nintendo 3DS demo stations and experience the game’s wild Mario-themed action, multiplayer features and kart customization options firsthand.
A Mario Kart 7 sampling station and mobile sampling teams will be available at participating concert venues, giving fans a unique chance to play the game, enjoy special photo opportunities and compete for prizes. Fans will also be able to download Mii characters based on the members of Big Time Rush—Kendall, Logan, James and Carlos. Additionally, fans who bring their own Nintendo 3DS systems to the concerts will be able to wirelessly access content for Nintendo 3DS via Nintendo Zone hotspots. Additionally, viewers can currently see Big Time Rush in the television ad campaign for Mario Kart 7.
“Big Time Rush fans will discover a new kind of rush when they tear up the track with Mario,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The frenetic fun of Mario Kart 7 makes a great match with the band’s energetic music. The chance to get hands-on with Nintendo 3DS will make each of these concerts even more memorable for attendees, whether they’re experienced gamers or newcomers.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to take Mario Kart 7 out on the road for our tour this summer,” said Big Time Rush. “We are all huge Nintendo fans and our new partnership provides a cool way to share the fun of Nintendo 3DS with people all over the country.”
Mario Kart 7 is the latest installment in Nintendo’s fan-favorite racing franchise, loaded with new customizable karts, new courses and multiplayer options that let up to eight Nintendo 3DS owners race together wirelessly. Players can race as a favorite Mushroom Kingdom character or as their personal Mii character, and for the first time in the series, they can race not only on land but also underwater or in the air. The game also makes use of the unique capabilities of Nintendo 3DS with access to StreetPass and SpotPass* content and the ability to play in full 3D without the need for special glasses.
Mario Kart 7 demo stations will be available at the following Big Time Rush tour dates (subject to change):
- July 25: Salt Lake City – USANA Amphitheatre Energy Solutions Arena
- July 27: Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center
- July 28: Minneapolis – Target Center
- July 29: Indianapolis – Klipsch Music Center
- July 31: Clarkston, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre
- Aug. 1: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – Blossom Music Center
- Aug. 3: Louisville, Ky. – KFC Yum! Center
- Aug. 4: Tinley Park, Ill. – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
- Aug. 5: Burgettstown, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion
The launch of the hit Big Time Rush series on Nickelodeon drew 6.8 million viewers, making it the most watched live-action series premiere in the network’s history. Now in its third season, Big Time Rush—which follows four best friends from Minnesota who trade in their hockey sticks for music superstardom in Los Angeles—averages 3.6 million total viewers per episode (+2 percent, over season one).
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
For more information about Mario Kart 7, visit http://mariokart7.nintendo.com. Additional information about Big Time Rush, including tour details and music videos, can be found at http://www.btrband.com.
Via Nintendo Press Release:
Concertgoers to Enjoy Hands-On Game Play with for Nintendo 3DS at Big Time Rush Tour Stops Across the Nation
REDMOND, Wash., June 18, 2012 – This summer, Nickelodeon's teen music phenomenon Big Time Rush is sharing its excitement about Nintendo's Mario Kart 7 game in a big way, giving fans from coast to coast a chance to join Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends for new kart-racing fun on land, in the air and under the sea. Known as the stars of Nickelodeon's hit television series Big Time Rush, the band is teaming up with Nintendo to offer free hands-on demos of Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS system on its upcoming U.S. tour, "Big Time Summer Tour". From July 5 to Aug. 5, attendees at select Big Time Rush concerts can visit Nintendo 3DS demo stations and experience the game's wild Mario-themed action, multiplayer features and kart customization options firsthand.
via Nickelodeon Press Release/ Nick and More!:
NICKELODEON’S “BIG TIME MOVIE” SCORES TOP SPOT FOR THE WEEK WITH KIDS AND TWEENS AND REACHES 13 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
NEW YORK – March 13, 2012 – Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush scored for the network this weekend with the primetime premiere of the brand-new original TV movie, Big Time Movie (Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT), which averaged 4.1 million total viewers and ranks as the week’s (3/4/12-3/11/12) number-one telecast with kids 2-11 (6.1/2.2 million), kids 6-11 (8.9/1.9 million) and tweens 9-14 (8.2/1.7 million). Overall, the Big Time Movie reached 13.1 million total viewers over the weekend*.
Big Time Movie, which features covers of the beloved Beatles classics, “Help!,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “We Can Work It Out” and “Revolution,” as well as music from Big Time Rush’s latest album, Elevate, follows Kendall (Kendall Schmidt), James (James Maslow), Carlos (Carlos Pena Jr.) and Logan (Logan Henderson) as they head to London for their first big world tour but instead get mixed up in a mission to save the world. With their bags switched at the airport, they inadvertently gain possession of a fearsome device that, in the wrong hands, could destroy the world. Big Time Movie is written and executive produced by show creator Scott Fellows and directed by Savage Steve Holland. The Big Time Movie soundtrack is available exclusively on iTunes now.
In Big Time Movie, the guys must tap their inner spy as their adventure finds them driving exotic cars and jumping out of helicopters, while trying to make it to their first world tour concert on time. Hot on their trail are evil henchmen named Maxwell, British secret agents and Swedish spies as well as billionaire businessman, Sir Atticus Moon who wants back his precious device code named: “The Beetle,” an anti-gravitational device with enormous power. Once they learn they’re carrying this precious cargo, the guys get pulled into a madcap mission throughout London, which threatens the onset of their world tour. With the help of teen spy Penny Lane, the guys set out to save Penny’s father MI6 Agent Simon Lane and stop Sir Atticus Moon’s plot to use “The Beetle” to gain world domination.
In overwhelming response to their sold-out “Better With U Tour,” Big Time Rush will be hitting the road again this summer for their “Big Time Summer Tour,” performing in over 50 cities across the US and Canada including stops in New York, Chicago, Boston and Toronto.
Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
*Source: Nielsen NPower Big Time Movie Sat 3/10/12 8p-930p & Sun 3/11/12 7p-830p telecasts, P2+ Reach (000) based on 1 minute qualifier
LOVE IS IN THE AIR AS NICKELODEON HEARTTHROBS BIG TIME RUSH HOST “CRUSH NIGHT”,
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
“Crush Night” Features Brand-New Episodes of Victorious and How to Rock; and Sneak Peek of Big Time Rush’s Highly Anticipated “Big Time Movie” and Music Video Premieres for BTR’s “We Can Work It Out” and One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”
via Nickelodeon press release:
via Nickelodeon Press Release/Nick And More!
Nickelodeon’s Big Time Movie Event to Premiere on Saturday, March 10, 2012
First-Ever Big Time Rush TV Movie Features Covers of Beloved Beatles Songs and Original Music off Elevate
via Nickelodeon press release:
Nickelodeon Commences Production on Modern-Day, Beatles-Inspired Original TV Movie, Big Time Movie
First-Ever Big Time Rush TV Movie Shot on Location to Feature Covers of Beloved Beatles Songs and Original Music off Sophomore Album Debuting Nov. 21, Elevate
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 — Stars of the Nickelodeon hit series and international recording artists Big Time Rush will headline the network’s brand-new original TV movie, Big Time Movie which will feature covers of the beloved Beatles classics, Help!, A Hard Day’s Night, We Can Work It Out and Revolution, as well as music from Big Time Rush’s soon-to-be released sophomore album, Elevate. In Big Time Movie, currently in production in Vancouver, Kendall (Kendall Schmidt), James (James Maslow), Carlos (Carlos Pena Jr.) and Logan (Logan Henderson) head to London for their first big world tour but instead get mixed up in a mission to save the world. With their bags switched at the airport, they inadvertently gain possession of a fearsome device that, in the wrong hands, could destroy the world. Set to premiere in 2012, Big Time Movie is executive produced by show creator Scott Fellows.
Via Columbia Records Press Release:
Columbia Records/Nickelodeon is pleased to announce that music group Big Time Rush will release their second album, Elevate, on Nov. 21, 2011, with an iTunes pre-sale beginning November 1. Elevate is the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s debut, 2010’s gold-certified BTR, which has scanned over 700,000 albums worldwide. To date, Big Time Rush — Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson — have sold over 2.7 million combined digital tracks worldwide. The album’s first single “Music Sounds Better With You” is available November 1.
via Nickelodeon press release (from nickandmore
):NICKELODEON’S BIG TIME RUSH, SUPAH NINJAS WIN TIME PERIODS ACROSS ALL TV
NEW YORK–June 28, 2011–Nickelodeon scored on Saturday night (June 25) with new episodes of live-action hits Big Time Rush and Supah Ninjas. A new episode of Big Time Rush, “Big Time Break Up”( 8 p.m. ET/PT), delivered 3.6 million total viewers and cinched the top spot in the time period across broadcast and basic cable with kids 2-11 (5.3/1.9 million), kids 6-11 (7.0/1.5 million), tweens 9-14 (6.6/1.4 million) and total viewers. The new episode bested its closest competition by double-digits with total viewers (+95%), kids 2-11 (+77%), kids 6-11 (+67%) and T9-14 (+120%).