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Cable news ratings up 72 percent over 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not difficult to figure out which television networks are benefiting from the presidential election, and which ones should worry about next year. Collectively, t...

'Saturday Night Live' has best season opener since 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The big debate — the one between Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey — was a winner in the ratings. “Saturday Night Live” scored its biggest season premiere audience in four ...

LSU-Alabama game a big winner for CBS over the weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers flocked to the showdown between LSU and Alabama over the weekend, making it the top-rated regular season college football game in eight years. The ...

ABC tries for a head start over rivals on midterm coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says that it is treating midterm election night coverage as if it were a presidential year, promising Wednesday to get a one-hour jump on its broadcast rivals by devoting the ...

Family of late 'Crocodile Hunter' back at Animal Planet

NEW YORK (AP) — Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television's Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of "The Crocodile Hunter" star and family patriarch Steve Irwin. The net...

Nielsen says it will report on who's watching streamed shows

NEW YORK (AP) — If you've ever wondered how many people watch streamed programs like "House of Cards" or "The Handmaid's Tale," soon you'll be able to find out. The Nielsen company s...

Maria television reporting raises echoes of Katrina coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — As the days pass since Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, television reports increasingly echo those after Katrina a dozen years ago in sounding the alarm for a desperate popul...

Nielsen: Football ratings off 11 percent this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Through three weeks, viewership for national telecasts of NFL games is down 11 percent this season compared to 2016, the Nielsen company said on Tuesday. Nielsen said...

AP FACT CHECK: Football ratings are down; reason unclear

NEW YORK (AP) — Most television shows would love to have the "bad ratings!" that President Donald Trump tweeted the NFL is suffering from. But he's generally right that the TV audience size for profes...

Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly says she left Fox News Channel to bring more joy to her life. NBC hopes that starting Monday, she can spread some to the network and its viewers. The form...

Fired US Attorney Bharara starting podcast on justice

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Preet Bharara, who says he knows nothing more about why President Donald Trump fired him as U.S. attorney than on the day it happened, is about to step back into the spotlig...

President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it's true. But his presence was felt at this year's television awards ceremony more than any actor, writer or producer. "Sat...

Winfrey joins '60 Minutes' for 50th anniversary year

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS' "60 Minutes," the newsmagazine that can credit consistency for much of its success as it enters its 50th anniversary year, is about to see a major change with the addition of Opra...

Fox News host Eric Bolling out; had been under suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Friday it has parted ways with host Eric Bolling, who had been suspended last month following allegations that he sent lewd photos to female co-workers. ...

Vice Media's immersive Charlottesville report gets traction

NEW YORK (AP) — For all the words flowing since last weekend in Charlottesville, the most striking television reporting has been Vice Media's insider account of the white nationalist movement and what...