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One Championship plans 80 shows, big roster expansion in '20

Jun. 19, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

One Championship plans to stage about 80 martial arts shows in 2020, and the MMA promotion will roughly double its roster of fighters to do it. One CEO Chatri Sityodtong revealed his latest plans for ambitious expansion to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The promotion is putting on 45 events this year in Asia,...

MSNBC deal with S. Carolina Dems rankles other media outlets

Jun. 19, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Democratic leader says he granted MSNBC exclusive live rights to this weekend's party convention because the network agreed to show speeches from 21 presidential contenders and offered a strong chance to reach black voters. The coverage arrangement for the event, a...

5 New York City anchorwomen allege age discrimination

Jun. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five anchorwomen at a New York City news channel sued their company Wednesday, saying they were marginalized and cast aside to make room for younger women and men. The Manhattan federal court lawsuit blamed Charter Communications and its 2016 takeover of the local news channel NY1, known as...

Final 2 competitive games help NBA Finals in ratings

Jun. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers. The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors dethroned the depleted Golden State Warriors, was seen by 18.76 million viewers in the United States, according to the...

Nielsen's top programs for June 10-16

Jun. 18, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NBA Finals: Toronto at Golden State, Game 6, ABC, 18.76 million. 2. NBA Finals: Golden State at Toronto, Game 5, ABC, 18.6 million. 3. "America's Got Talent," ABC, 9.46...

Sunday's US win most-watched Women's World Cup group match

Jun. 17, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Americans' 3-0 win over Chile set a record for the most-watched group-stage Women's World Cup match on U.S. English-language television. Fox drew 5,324,000 viewers for Sunday's game, topping 4,492,000 for the Americans' 0-0 group-stage draw against Sweden in 2015. The game was the...

Fox posts highest US Open ratings since 2013

Jun. 17, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's U.S. Open was the most watched since Fox started televising the event in 2015. Nielsen ratings show Sunday's final round averaged 7.31 million viewers and peaked at 10.17 viewers from 9:15 to 9:30 p.m. EDT, when Gary Woodland clinched his first major. Sunday's final round saw...

FIFA wants Saudis to stop pirated Women's World Cup TV feeds

Jun. 16, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — FIFA wants Saudi-backed satellite broadcaster Arabsat to stop transmitting pirated feeds of Women's World Cup games from a Qatari network, part of an ongoing sports television rights dispute linked to the Gulf diplomatic crisis. Bootlegged feeds from Doha-based beIN Sports of top soccer...

Wisconsin CUB sees consumer, environmental fights converge

Jun. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As a wave of consumer activism swept the country in the 1970s, Wisconsinites formed the country's first statewide consumer advocacy group focused on utilities. This year marks Wisconsin Citizens Utility Board's 40th anniversary. Over the years, CUB's survival has depended on staying...

The Latest: Activists say shelving bill is not enough

Jun. 15, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 7:30 p.m. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman has expressed support for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam after she shelved an unpopular bill backed by Beijing. Geng Shuang said Saturday that the Chinese government...