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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) in action during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. After years of declines, NFL television ratings are showing modest gains. Three of the league’s television partners have shown increases after the first nine week of the season while one remains flat. That is welcome news after ratings decreased 9.7 percent last season and 8 percent in 2016. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
November 09, 2018 - 2:13 am
After years of declines, NFL television ratings are showing modest gains. Three of the league's television partners have shown increases after the first nine week of the season while one remains flat. That is welcome news after ratings decreased 9.7 percent last season and 8 percent in 2016. "I'm...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates his touchdown pass to wide receiver Josh Gordon, right, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 06, 2018 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While political battles raged, viewers overwhelmingly cast their TV votes for football. Eight of the 10 most popular telecasts last week were NFL and college games or related programs, according to Nielsen ratings released Tuesday. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Green Bay-New...
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, shakes hands with LSU head coach Ed Orgeron after their NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Alabama won 29-0. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
November 04, 2018 - 11:42 am
CBS says Alabama-LSU in prime time Saturday drew the best overnight television rating for any college football game this season. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's 29-0 victory against the Tigers, who came into the game ranked No. 4 in the AP Top 25, earned a 6.7 rating. That was up 81 percent from last...
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The Boston Red Sox celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 30, 2018 - 9:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a great World Series for Boston, but not necessarily for Fox. The Red Sox' five-game victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged 14.1 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. That's sharply down from the 2017 Fall Classic, which averaged 18.9 million viewers for the...
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From left, Boston Red Sox's David Price, catcher Christian Vazquez and Chris Sale celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 30, 2018 - 8:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston's five-game World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged 14,125,000 viewers on Fox, down 25 percent from last year and the fourth-lowest ever. The Series featuring a pair of large-market teams averaged an 8.3 rating and 17 share, Nielsen said Tuesday. That was...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, Jim Bell, participates in "The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics" panel during the NBC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. NBC announced Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, that Bell will serve as showrunner for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
October 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran NBC news and sports producer Jim Bell took charge of Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" as CBS late-night competitor Stephen Colbert edged closer among advertiser-favored young viewers. Bell's assignment was announced Wednesday and follows the exit of longtime Fallon producer...
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October 22, 2018 - 6:04 am
NBC Sports is hiring Paul Azinger as its lead golf analyst with hopes he can deliver his own brand of sharp, candid observations that made Johnny Miller such a strong presence in the broadcast booth for three decades. Miller is retiring. His last tournament will be the Phoenix Open the first...
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Former Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy call a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals announced Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, that McCoy has been relieved of his duties and that quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will assume his position. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
October 19, 2018 - 4:23 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy a day after the team was blown out at home by the Denver Broncos on national television. First-year head coach Steve Wilks said Friday that quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will take over the job for a club that is 1-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in a posting on Twitter that legalizing coaching and making it part of the spectacle would let "viewers enjoy it as a show."(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 18, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday in a posting on Twitter that making coaching part of...
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October 16, 2018 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior FBI official accepted two tickets to a sports event from a television reporter who regularly covered the bureau, the Justice Department's inspector general said Tuesday. The official did not pay for the tickets despite having initially claimed under oath to have done so,...
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