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Statuary Hall, near the House floor, is set up for news media for the State of the Union address by President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Fox News has best ratings since Trump election, inauguration

Feb. 11, 2020 5:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The week President Donald Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial was Fox News Channel's best in the ratings since the weeks he was elected and inaugurated. The Nielsen company said Fox News averaged 4.27 million viewers in prime time last week, better than any network except for ABC,...

ViacomCBS names NBC exec to head CBS

Jan. 31, 2020 9:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS has named George Cheeks as president and CEO of CBS Entertainment group starting March 23. He replaces Joe Ianniello who will leave after a transition. Cheeks was most recently vice chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios. Cheeks will lead all of ViacomCBS' CBS-related assets,...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, former NBC President Fred Silverman poses in his office in Los Angeles. Silverman, who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at his Los Angeles area home. He was 82. (AP Photo/Frazier Moore, File)

Fred Silverman, TV executive at 3 major networks, dies at 82

Jan. 30, 2020 8:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Silverman, the only TV executive who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks and who brought “All in the Family,” “Roots,” “Hawaii Five-O” and other hit series and miniseries to television during his more than...

Ratings: CBS, NBC have two dominant nights of drama

Jan. 28, 2020 5:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that football season is almost finished, the dominant nights in broadcast television are coming into focus. As illustrated in the Nielsen company's ratings for last week, that would be CBS' night of drama on Tuesday and Dick Wolf's trilogy of “Chicago” series Wednesday on...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates after making a touchdown throw against the Washington Redskins during the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Prescott connected with wide receiver Michael Gallup for the touchdown. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

NFL TV ratings up for second straight year

Jan. 3, 2020 4:48 PM EST

The NFL goes into the playoffs with its regular-season ratings having gone up for the second straight year, the first time the league has seen back-to-back increases since 2010. The league’s 100th season was its most viewed in four years as games averaged 16.5 million viewers on television. That is a 5%...