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Typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead as Japan continues rescue

Oct. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis made...

The Latest: Americans in German synagogue as gunman hit door

Oct. 9, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The latest on a shooting in eastern Germany (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to Germany says 10 Americans were inside the synagogue in the eastern city of Halle that a gunman unsuccessfully tried to enter on Yom Kippur. Ambassador Richard Grenell tweeted on Wednesday that "all...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Oct. 8, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Indianapolis at Kansas City, NBC, 18.13 million. 2. "NFL Postgame," Fox, 17.49 million. 3. NFL Football: L.A. Rams at Seattle, Fox, 14.41 million. 4....

Competitive Senate race spends over $1 million in media ads

Oct. 7, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A competitive race in District 12 — covering Henrico and Hanover counties — has become the first Senate race in Virginia to spend over $1 million in broadcast TV ads. Democratic candidate Del. Debra Rodman is running against Republican incumbent Siobhan Dunnavant, both...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 23-29

Oct. 1, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 23-29. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Dallas at New Orleans, NBC, 24.1 million. 2. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Green Bay, Fox, 17.9 million. 3. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 16.54...

Bundesliga switching to ESPN+ from Fox for 2020-21 season

Sep. 30, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Germany's Bundesliga is moving its U.S. telecasts from Fox to ESPN, which will carry most of the matches on its digital streaming service in the latest switch from traditional broadcast networks. ESPN and the Bundesliga announced Monday they had reached a six-year agreement that starts with...

Fox network, sports channels go dark for Dish customers

Sep. 26, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox's cable sports networks and some local Fox stations have gone dark for customers of satellite TV provider Dish because of a dispute over the networks' cost. Dish says the broadcast network was pulled in 17 markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. Fox News remains...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 16-22

Sep. 24, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 16-22. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: L.A. Rams at Cleveland, NBC, 18.59 million. 2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 13.17 million. 3. NFL Football: Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, ESPN, 12.22...

TV producer Dick Wolf making history with 'Law & Order: SVU'

Sep. 24, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — That familiar "cha-CHUNG" sound effect from the opening credits of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" this Thursday will signal the debut of a new season and something else — TV history. The show's 21st season launch makes it the longest running prime-time live-action series in...

Emmy Awards viewership plunges to 6.9 million people

Sep. 23, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Awards plunged to a record-low viewership of 6.9 million, illustrating a collective shrug by the public for an annual program that celebrates the best of television and is designed to build excitement for a new season. The Nielsen company said the audience for Fox's host-less show...