Television ratings

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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This image released by FX shows Mj Rodriguez as Blanca in a scene from "Pose." A study says there are a record number of LGBTQ characters on network TV series airing this season. The program features the largest cast of transgender actors in series. (JoJo Whilden/FX via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 10:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season's prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. The annual study by media advocacy group GLAAD out Thursday also found an increase in the characters' ethnic diversity, with...
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Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel after their wedding at Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018. (Toby Melville, Pool via AP)
October 13, 2018 - 6:51 am
LONDON (AP) — The royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank was a big hit in terms of British TV viewership. ITV said Saturday that it added roughly 2.1 million viewers during its extended morning program that showed live coverage of Friday's wedding at Windsor Castle. ITV was the only...
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October 09, 2018 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Senate's vote confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a time to celebrate at Fox News Channel. The network recorded its biggest Saturday audience in more than a decade. The Nielsen company said Fox reached 4.34 million viewers for the Senate vote, the biggest...
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October 02, 2018 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After the first week of the television season, Tim Allen has bragging rights over Candice Bergen. The return of Allen's sitcom, "Last Man Standing," reached 8.1 million viewers on Fox last Friday night. The Nielsen company says that was more than the 7.5 million people who tuned...
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Miss New York Nia Franklin reacts after being named Miss America 2019, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
September 11, 2018 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Miss America ceremony subtracted the swimsuit competition for the first time in its 98-year history, and subtracted one million television viewers, too. The Nielsen company said 4.34 million people watched the annual ceremony on ABC Sunday, down 19 percent from the 5.35 million...
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