Television ratings

September 22, 2020 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular prime-time programs, something that once would have seemed inconceivable. Not a single scripted program is included — no drama or no comedy. The most-watched scripted show of the week, NBC's...
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In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel, right, speaks with actors, from left, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. (The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)
September 21, 2020 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The novelty of television stars getting Emmy Awards delivered to their homes wasn't enough to keep the annual show from slipping further in popularity. The Nielsen company said 6.1 million people watched the Emmys on Sunday night, down from 6.9 million in 2019 and the third straight...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
September 15, 2020 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pro football has probably never been more important to television executives than this year, and its return has them ready to do a happy dance in the end zone. A schedule of opening week games brought viewers back to their sets, led by a Hall of Fame caliber matchup between Tom...
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September 09, 2020 - 10:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson drew the television equivalent of a royal flush on the week before Labor Day. The controversial Fox News Channel personality had all five of his weeknight programs land in the Nielsen company's 20 most popular programs last week. Four of them were in the Top 10. Fox's...
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A screen displays President Donald Trump as he speaks on stage during the first day of the Republican National Committee convention, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 25, 2020 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Up is down, down is up. President Donald Trump thanked CNN Tuesday for its Republican convention coverage, while Fox News heard complaints from some viewers that it wasn't showing enough. Trump's tweet that he was “very appreciative” to CNN for showing the vast majority of the...
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In this image released by Disney Plus, from left, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Anthony Ramos appear in a filmed version of the original Broadway production of "Hamilton." (Disney Plus via AP)
July 08, 2020 - 5:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney+'s streaming of “Hamilton” was surely the biggest event on television screens over the holiday weekend. Just how big, however, remains a mystery. Disney knows, but it's not telling. Data is coming in to the Nielsen company, too, but won't be released until Disney gives the go...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker attends the 13th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in New York. A busy stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial demonstrations in the United States has led CNN to its best ratings in the network's 40-year history. Zucker says viewers have come to CNN for the news coverage, while the network's rivals are more about 'political talk.' (Photo by Jason Mendez/Invision/AP, File)
July 01, 2020 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An extraordinary stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning triggered by George Floyd's death has led CNN to its biggest audience for any three-month period in the network's 40-year history. Fox News Channel and MSNBC also had record-setting quarters ending...
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June 30, 2020 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mention prime-time television stars in other ages, and you’d think of Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Harmon or Jennifer Aniston. Now it’s Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. Fox News Channel was the most-watched network in prime-time television last week, counting both broadcast and cable, the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during his campaign rally at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
June 23, 2020 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Now it's apparent where many of President Donald Trump's supporters who stayed away from Saturday's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were instead: they were home watching it on television. Fox News Channel, which aired Trump's speech live, had the biggest Saturday night audience...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, the "America's Got Talent" logo appears at a press event in New York. "America's Got Talent" was the No. 1 show last week, according to Nielsen company figures out Tuesday, while CBS was the most-watched broadcast network and Fox News was the most-viewed cable channel. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
June 16, 2020 - 5:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summertime escapism in the form of talent and game shows ruled on broadcast TV, with “60 Minutes” the exception. “America's Got Talent” on NBC was the most-watched show last week, according to Nielsen company ratings out Tuesday. But the No. 2 slot was claimed by CBS' long-...
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