Television ratings

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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In this image released by ABC News, correspondent George Stephanopoulos, left, appears with former FBI director James Comey for a taped interview that will air during a primetime "20/20" special on Sunday, April 15, 2018 on the ABC Television Network. Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," will be released on Tuesday. (Ralph Alswang/ABC via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 10:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Before airing George Stephanopoulos' interview with former FBI Director James Comey, ABC News made the unusual decision of releasing a full transcript of its nearly five-hour talk, including all the material that was not included in the broadcast. ABC News President James Goldston...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2018 file photo, Villanova players celebrate after the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Michigan, in San Antonio. Villanova won 79-62. The game was seen by 16 million viewers on TBS, TNT and Tru TV last week, the Nielsen company said. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 10, 2018 - 7:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova's comfortable victory over Michigan in the NCAA men's basketball final may have been good for the blood pressure of the team's fans, but it wasn't good for television ratings. The game was seen by 16 million viewers on TBS, TNT and Tru TV last week, the Nielsen company...
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John Goodman, left, and Roseanne Barr arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Roseanne" on Friday, March 23, 2018, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
March 28, 2018 - 9:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viewers were eager to see ABC's reboot of "Roseanne," with an estimated 18.4 million tuning in to its debut. The updated sitcom starring Roseanne Barr returned Tuesday, more than two decades after the original ended its hit run. The hour-long debut episode was watched by 10...
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March 20, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After Shepard Smith set off some internal Fox News Channel bickering over his description of "entertaining" opinion programming, a glance at the cable television rankings reveals the extent to which political talk has become a pastime for millions of Americans. The Nielsen company...
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This image released by ABC shows, from left, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest and Luke Bryan on the set of "American Idol" in New York. The season premiere had a strong debut on ABC, reaching more than 10 million viewers. (Eric Liebowitz/ABC via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 5:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The revamped "American Idol" had a strong debut on ABC, reaching more than 10 million viewers and shrugging off Fox's attempt to blunt the premiere's impact with its special on O.J. Simpson. The Nielsen company said Monday that the 10.34 million who watched the return of "American...
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