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Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 9-15

Sep. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 9-15. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Atlanta, NBC, 17.64 million. 2. "NFL Post-Game," Fox, 15.02 million. 3. NFL Football: Houston at New Orleans, ESPN, 13.53 million. 4....

YouTube star Lilly Singh makes bold leap to late-night TV

Sep. 13, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stubborn curfew barring female hosts from late-night network TV is about to be challenged. Viewer warning: expect more rule-breaking when NBC's "A Little Late With Lilly Singh" debuts Monday. Singh is attempting the leap from YouTube sensation to broadcast headliner in a single...

Liberal, moderate divide on display in Democratic debate

Sep. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's moderate and progressive wings. The prime-time debate also elevated several struggling...

Democratic debate: Top 2020 contenders finally on same stage

Sep. 11, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Despite the miles traveled, the tens of millions of dollars raised and the ceaseless churn of policy papers, the Democratic primary has been remarkably static for months with Joe Biden leading in polls and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders vying to be the progressive alternative. That...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 2-8

Sep. 10, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 2-8. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Green Bay at Chicago, NBC, 22.24 million. 2. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at New England, NBC, 22.21 million. 3. "NFL Thursday Pre-game," NBC, 14.79 million. 4....

Fall brings new shows, services and chance of bigger TV tabs

Sep. 5, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Intrigued by a drama set behind the scenes of a morning TV show, with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon topping the cast? How about a supernatural series with Lin-Manuel Miranda or a comedy starring Paul Rudd as a man overshadowed by his clone, or the chance to see Oscar-winner...

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Sep. 4, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 26-Sept. 1. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 8.99 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 8 million. 3. College Football: Oregon vs. Auburn, ABC, 6.86...

Iran acknowledges rocket explosion, says test malfunctioned

Sep. 2, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran acknowledged for the first time on Monday that a rocket at its Imam Khomeini Space Center exploded after satellite photos showed the blast last week, with an official saying a technical malfunction during a test caused the explosion. The comments by government spokesman Ali Rabiei...

New ACC Network leaning on campus-built broadcast facilities

Aug. 28, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference finally has its TV channel airing hundreds of league sporting events each year thanks in no small measure to its schools. Administrations around the ACC played a critical role in getting the channel up and running, spending millions to ensure campus...

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 19-25

Aug. 27, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 19-25. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.43 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 8.12 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.07 million. 4. NFL Exhibition Football: Pittsburgh at...