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Baseball's Home Run Derby proves a popular summer event

Jul. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right. The Nielsen company says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday's All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular thing on...

Nielsen's top programs for July 8-14

Jul. 16, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 9.81 million. 2. MLB All-Star Game, Fox, 8.15 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.35 million. 4. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.05 million. 5. "Bring...

CBS News takes some chances with new anchor, Norah O'Donnell

Jul. 14, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Long consigned to the evening news ratings basement, CBS News figures it can't hurt to take some chances. The first was the appointment of a new anchor, Norah O'Donnell, who takes over Monday at the start of what promises to be a busy midsummer week. The second comes in November, when the...

All-Star Game television rating sets record low

Jul. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star Game had a record low television rating. The American League's 4-3 victory over the National League on Tuesday night in Cleveland had a 5.0 rating and 11 share on Fox, according to Nielsen Media Research. The game was seen by an average of 5.93 million households and...

Fox News viewers flock to Trump's holiday speech

Jul. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July meant hot dogs, fireworks and President Donald Trump for many Fox News viewers. Fox News reached an average of 4.09 million viewers between 6 and 8 p.m. EDT last Thursday for its coverage of Trump's much-discussed holiday parade in Washington, D.C., the Nielsen company...

Nielsen's top programs for July 1-7

Jul. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 1-7. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 6.82 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.8 million. 3. "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks," NBC, 5.87 million. 4. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 5.77...

US victory most-viewed match this year but down from 2015

Jul. 8, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

The United States' 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Sunday's FIFA Women's World Cup final averaged nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. It was the most-viewed match this season, but a decrease from the 2015 final. The match averaged 14.27 million viewers on Fox,...

US-England game averaged just over 7 million viewers on Fox

Jul. 3, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

The Americans' 2-1 victory over England in Tuesday's Women's World Cup semifinal averaged nearly 8 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. The match averaged 7.025 million viewers on Fox, according to the network and Nielsen, and peaked at more than 9 million over the late stages of the...

Showtime's Ailes series has modest start, but it's early

Jul. 2, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Intensely loyal viewers routinely make Fox News Channel the most-watched cable network each week. So how many people want to watch a miniseries about Roger Ailes, the man who developed and ran the place for its first two decades? The safest answer for Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the...

Nielsen's top programs for June 24-30

Jul. 2, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 24-30. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "Democratic Debate" (Thursday), NBC, MSNBC, Telemundo, 18.1 million. 2. "Democratic Debate" (Wednesday), NBC, MSNBC, Telemundo, 15.3 million. 3. "America's Got Talent,"...