Television ratings

July 31, 2018 - 5:28 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "America's Got Talent" is proving to be TV audiences' summertime show of choice, with its dominant performance boosting NBC to its fourth consecutive weekly ratings win. The talent contest has ranked as the most-watched program for the past five weeks, with last week's...
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Uruguay's Luis Suarez points during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
July 06, 2018 - 11:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup's round of 16 in Russia were down 27 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 38 percent below 2014's level. The eight second-round matches on Fox and FS averaged 4,858,000 viewers, down from 6,696,000 four years...
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A fan of Poland holds up a scarf as he watches a World Cup soccer match between Poland and Colombia at The Garden at Studio Square NYC in New York on Sunday, June 24, 2018. While the immigration debate occupies politicians and new policies have thrown thousands of families into disarray, the World Cup shows how much people from other countries help make up the fabric of New York. (AP Photo/Terrin Waack)
July 04, 2018 - 8:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The lack of a U.S. team caused a big viewership drop for World Cup telecasts. The 48 group stage broadcasts on Fox and FS1 averaged 2,069,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. That is down 42 percent from the 3.54 million average on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC four years ago and...
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England fans react watching the round of 16 match between Colombia and England on a big screen in a fan zone at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. England ended its long run of penalty misery and reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years. The English beat Colombia 4-3 in the shootout. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 03, 2018 - 6:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Moscow police say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalized with an "England" inscription at the stadium where England played Colombia in the World Cup. Russian social media users posted a picture of...
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In this image released by NBC, the Voices of Hope Children's Choir appear on stage during "America's Got Talent," in Pasadena, Calif. The talent competition series dominated the ratings last week. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cable television networks offer sports, reality, comedy and drama. But what's selling now is opinionated news. Sixteen of the 17 most-watched programs on cable last week were either on Fox News Channel or MSNBC, the Nielsen company said. The only exception was coverage of the NBA...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30 shoots around Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals on Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to sweep the series. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA Finals have given ABC a victory in the television ratings last week, but it must have been hard for network executives not to wonder what could have been. The Nielsen company said that the third and fourth games of the Warriors-Cavaliers series were the two most-watched...
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Argentine sportscaster and legendary Telemundo soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor poses during an interview about his 2018 World Cup assignment, Wednesday May 16, 2018, in New York. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes Cantor can persuade American viewers that soccer is better in Spanish. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andres Cantor screamed "Goal!" for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs persuade...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, contestants wear swimsuits as they compete in the 2016 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast, saying it will no longer judge contestants in their appearance. Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who is head of the organization's board of trustees, made the announcement Tuesday, June 5, 2018, on "Good Morning America." (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
June 05, 2018 - 2:52 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When the Miss America pageant started in 1921, having young women parade around in bathing suits seemed like a great way to get tourists to come to the Atlantic City Boardwalk after Labor Day. But how America views women has changed drastically since then, and the Miss...
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This image released by CBS shows, from left, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Mark Hamill, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory." The Nielsen company said Tuesday that both "NCIS," and "The Big Bang Theory" reached more than 15 million viewers last week, far above any other shows on the air last week. (Michael Yarish/CBS via AP)
May 15, 2018 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS soared in the ratings with major plot moves on the season finales of its two most popular shows. On the comedy "The Big Bang Theory," Sheldon and Amy's characters tied the knot, while Pauley Perrette's character, Abby, signed off from "NCIS" after a decade and a half with the...
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Texas' Connor Williams poses for a photo with Dallas Cowboys fans after being selected by the team during the second round of the NFL football draft Friday, April 27, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 27, 2018 - 11:23 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local): 10:25 p.m. South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard was the first of six lower-division players taken on the second day of the draft after an all-FBS first round. Leonard went to Indianapolis with the fourth pick of the...
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