Television ratings

This combination photo shows, from left, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Laura Ingraham, host of "The Ingraham Angle," and Sean Hannity, host of "Hannity" on Fox News. Critics of President Donald Trump who wonder about the tenacity of his supporters need only to spend three hours with Fox News Channel’s headliners to understand why. Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham reach roughly three to four million people per weeknight with a full-throated defense of the president. Tuesday night, Carlson referenced “impeachment insanity.” Hannity denounced “coup attempts.” And a guest on Ingraham’s show compared a government whistleblower to a suicide bomber. (AP Photo)
October 09, 2019 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics of President Donald Trump who wonder about the tenacity of his supporters need only to spend three hours with Fox News Channel's headliners to get an idea why. On his most influential venue, Trump's firewall remains secure. Tuesday night in prime time, Tucker Carlson...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. The Saints won 12-10. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 01, 2019 - 5:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first week of the fall season had NBC feeling like must-see TV again. The network that dominated prime time in the 1980s and 1990s won the week in total viewers for the first time in 18 years with an average evening audience of 7.5 million. NBC won on the back of the NFL,...
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This undated image released by ABC shows anchor David Muir on the set of "World News Tonight with David Muir," in New York. After five years at “World News Tonight,” Muir has a milestone that’s increasingly rare in television. His average audience is actually larger than it used be. ABC is finishing the TV season with its largest lead over NBC in 23 years, and 27 years for CBS. It’s the third straight year ABC has won the ratings competition.(Ida Mae Astute/ABC via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Muir hits the five-year mark at "World News Tonight with a milestone that's increasingly rare in television. His average audience is actually larger than it used be. The Nielsen company says the ABC newscast finished its year-long season last week with an average of 8.6...
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is stopped for a first down by Atlanta Falcons free safety Isaiah Oliver (26) Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 24-20. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 17, 2019 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim. Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's top 12 shows last week, led by the Sunday night matchup of Philadelphia against Atlanta. ABC devoted its entire...
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People eat and watch football at a Buffalo Wild Wings, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International and Buffalo Wild Wings are launching a mobile football game app for customers to pick favorite NFL teams, choose weekly fantasy performers and make proposition picks. Officials said the goal is to expand later at Buffalo Wild Wings in states where sports betting is legal through a mobile app called BetMGM. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 10, 2019 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will be happy to know that ratings will go up for many of their programs next year, simply because the Nielsen company will count more people. The company whose numbers provide the currency for the TV industry says its change will begin next September, when it...
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This Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 photo provided by NBC shows host Terry Crews, left, and singer Kodi Lee on the NBC television show, "America's Got Talent," in Los Angeles. With the top two most-watched television shows last week, NBC's "America's Got Talent'" continues its dominance when the heat is on. It's the summer's most-watched television series for six summers in a row. (Justin Lubin/NBC via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" wasn't content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company's rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two. First place is familiar territory for NBC's talent competition. It has been the most-watched summer series...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2019 file photo Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles. Garber's 20th anniversary as Major League Soccer's commissioner is Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 and the league's challenge these days is growth and not survival, an upward trajectory that will be boosted when the U.S. co-hosts the World Cup in 2026. MLS has doubled in size to 24 teams under Garber's leadership, plays primarily in soccer specific stadiums and maintains an average attendance among the top 10 soccer leagues in the world. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, file)
August 01, 2019 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Don Garber keeps a fireman's hat in his office. "When you're running a business like this, you are a fireman. You're putting out fires every day," he said. Garber's 20th anniversary as Major League Soccer's commissioner is Sunday, and the league's challenge these days is growth, an...
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This image released by CBS shows Norah O'Donnell, host of the new "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell." S News is making changes with its evening newscast, and the first happens on Monday, July 15, 2019, when Norah O’Donnell takes over as anchor. The second comes in the fall, when the network pulls up stakes from its New York headquarters and moves into a new studio in Washington. (Michele Crowe/CBS via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS chose the middle of the summer for Norah O'Donnell to debut as "CBS Evening News" anchor, so probably should not be surprised that not too many people noticed. The Nielsen company says that 5.24 million people watched her newscast each day on average last week. That's...
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July 16, 2019 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right. The Nielsen company says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday's All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular...
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July 10, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July meant hot dogs, fireworks and President Donald Trump for many Fox News viewers. Fox News reached an average of 4.09 million viewers between 6 and 8 p.m. EDT last Thursday for its coverage of Trump's much-discussed holiday parade in Washington, D.C., the Nielsen...
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