Television ratings

February 25, 2019 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars ended its four-year streak of dwindling viewership, reaching 29.6 million on Sunday to beat last year's audience by 12 percent, but it still represents the second-smallest audience in the award show's history. The 2018 show had reached only 26.5 million viewers, a figure...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A “60 Minutes” interview with fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe helped make the CBS news magazine one of TV’s top-rated programs. According to Nielsen figures released Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, “60 Minutes” drew 9.7 million viewers and was the third most-watched show last week. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 20, 2019 - 6:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's headline-making interview on CBS' news magazine proved a TV audience grabber as well. The program ranked as the third most-watched last week with 9.7 million people tuning in, according to Nielsen figures released Wednesday. Viewership...
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Lady Gaga, right, and Mark Ronson perform "Shallow" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 7:13 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had last year. The Nielsen company on Monday estimated the Grammy audience size at 19.9 million. The 2018...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. ABC's Entertainment President Karey Burke says this year's pre-Oscar ceremony disarray had an upside. Burke said the "lack of clarity" over the ceremony kept the Oscars in the public conversation. The biggest flap was over Kevin Hart's quick exit as host because of years-old homophobic tweets that he apologized for. That left the Oscars without a host as the Feb. 24 ceremony on ABC loomed, and producers finally decided to go without one. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 2:50 am
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oscars disarray over the exit of Kevin Hart as the host of the show had an upside — people paid attention, ABC's entertainment president said Tuesday. "Ironically, I have found that the lack of clarity ... has kept the Oscars really in the conversation, and the mystery has...
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Eva Longoria participates in the "Grand Hotel" panel during the ABC presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
February 05, 2019 - 10:30 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. STAR TURN Eva Longoria was so busy behind the scenes of the upcoming series "Grand Hotel," it took a bit for the...
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New England Patriots' Lawrence Guy kisses the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 04, 2019 - 7:16 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The New England Patriots' competitive but action-starved Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams was seen by 100.7 million people on television and streaming services, the smallest audience for football's annual spectacle in a decade. A boycott by disgruntled New...
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El wide receiver de los Saints de Nueva Orleáns Tommylee Lewis (11) intenta una atrapada ante la defensa del del back defensivo de los Rams de Los Angeles Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) en la segunda mitad del partido de campeonato de la Conferencia Nacional de la NFL l domingo, 20 de enero del 2019. (AP Foto/Gerald Herbert)
January 23, 2019 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's nothing like two overtime games in the NFL conference championships to keep television viewers glued to their recliners. The New England Patriots' thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs was seen by 53.92 million viewers on Sunday, the Nielsen company said. That's up...
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This image released by CBS shows Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D- N.Y. with host Stephen Colbert during a taping of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in New York. The New York Democrat announced that she is forming an exploratory committee to run for President in 2020. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow. Her itinerary reflects the importance of those two...
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President Donald Trump speaks from the Oval Office of the White House as he gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Washington. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 35.3 million people saw President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders speak to the nation on border security and the partial government shutdown. That's about 10 million fewer viewers than Trump had for his 2018 State of the Union address. The Nielsen company said...
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Clemson's Travis Etienne celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 08, 2019 - 12:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Clemson's blowout victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff drew a 14.6 overnight rating for ESPN across its multiple-channel broadcast, the lowest-rated title game in the 5-year-old postseason system. The third championship meeting of the Tigers and Crimson Tide...
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