Television ratings

August 20, 2019 - 5:10 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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August 13, 2019 - 6:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a week dominated by competition shows, "America's Got Talent" dominated the ratings competition. The Nielsen company says NBC's variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on its season-...
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August 06, 2019 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 29-Aug. 4. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "Presidential Debate" (Wednesday), CNN, 10.77 million. 2. "Presidential Debate Analysis" (Wednesday), CNN, 9.21 million. 3. "Presidential Debate" (Tuesday),...
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August 06, 2019 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" didn't have its usual cakewalk in the ratings last week. The finale of ABC's "The Bachelorette" finished only a half million viewers behind the NBC talent show in the ratings last week. The Nielsen company said it was the dating competition show's best ratings...
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From left, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio participate in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
July 31, 2019 - 11:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon did not back down despite criticism from President Donald Trump, twice labeling presidential remarks as racist while he was moderating Wednesday's Democratic debate. Lemon, with partners Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, presided over a session with questions designed to...
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July 30, 2019 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you watched TV last week, chances are it wasn't a scripted series. The CBS crime drama "Instinct" was the only scripted comedy or drama to make the Nielsen company's list of 20 most popular programs in prime-time last week. None of the Top 40 in cable were scripted series, either...
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Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 25, 2019 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 13 million people watched former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before two House committees on the three biggest broadcast and cable news networks. The Nielsen company says Mueller's audience on Wednesday was smaller than it was for well-publicized hearings...
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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 said 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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American League pitcher Shane Bieber, of the Cleveland Indians, holds the MVP trophy the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. The American League defeated the National League 4-3. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 11, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star Game had a record low television rating. The American League's 4-3 victory over the National League on Tuesday night in Cleveland had a 5.0 rating and 11 share on Fox, according to Nielsen Media Research. The game was seen by an average of 5.93 million households...
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