Television ratings

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, reads an opening statement as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen says he's cooperating with federal prosecutors in New York and hopes to receive a so-called Rule 35 motion from prosecutors that would reduce the time he is to spend in prison. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 01, 2019 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company says that 15.8 million people watched President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testify against him on television before a congressional committee. Nielsen estimated the viewership on eight different networks between 9:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:00 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 - 5:33 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 - 6:13 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 - 1:50 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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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 - 6:16 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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Mercedes-Benz Stadium is lit up ahead of Sunday's NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 03, 2019 - 1:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Oh sure, there's plenty of evidence to support the soothsayers who are predicting the slow, inevitable death of live television. And there's plenty of proof to bolster theories about the NFL's slipping popularity. But when it comes to clicking away from Super Bowl Sunday — forget...
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a coach against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 23, 2019 - 5:16 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 - 3:57 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 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 35.3 million people television viewers 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 that Trump had for his 2018 State of the Union address. The Nielsen...
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