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Viewers head to Weather Channel for Hurricane Ian coverage

Oct. 04, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel reached its biggest audience in five years last week when Hurricane Ian made its destructive landfall in western Florida. The average audience of 3.4 million people last Wednesday was more than any other day for the network since Hurricane Harvey...

'Svengoolie' horror host Rich Koz gets a Halloween tribute

Sep. 30, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Koz is keeping the grandly eccentric tradition of the horror movie host alive on MeTV's “Svengoolie” and can count Mark Hamill, Joe Mantegna and, just maybe, Lady Gaga among his fans. But it's a compliment he received from Rick Baker, a seven-time Oscar...

Procedural dramas jump to front in TV's opening week

Sep. 27, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Besides live sports, the one thing broadcast networks can be counted on for these days is franchise procedural dramas. That was evident on opening week of a new television season, when the 10 most-watched scripted programs all fit this tried-and-true formula,...

Sunday, Monday football games fight for ratings supremacy

Sep. 20, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company’s list of the 20 most popular prime-time programs for the week of Sept. 12-18, their networks and viewerships: 1. NFL Football: Chicago at Green Bay, NBC, 19.55 million. 2. “NFL Pregame” (Sunday), NBC, 14.55 million. ...

Queen's death triggers media bonanza in works for decades

Sep. 17, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When word came that Queen Elizabeth II was close to her death, media organizations around the world sprang to life, dispatching reporters to a royal castle in Scotland and breaking out coverage plans decades in the making. At age 96, the queen's passing was hardly a...

Johnson, Barnes agree to one televised debate

Sep. 16, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and his Democratic challenger, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, have agreed to one televised debate ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Johnson and Barnes on Friday both agreed to an Oct. 13 debate in Milwaukee hosted by WTMJ-TV. Johnson, a...

Football's return dominates Nielsen television ratings

Sep. 13, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company's list of the 20 most popular prime-time programs for the week of Sept. 5-11, their networks and viewerships: 1. NFL Football: Tampa Bay at Dallas, NBC, 23.3 million. 2. NFL Football: Buffalo at L.A. Rams, NBC, 19.94 million. ...

Arson investigation after fire destroys historic LA church

Sep. 11, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arson investigation is under way after fire destroyed a historic church in South Los Angeles early Sunday, authorities said. The blaze at Victory Baptist Church broke out shortly before 2:30 a.m. and quickly grew to major emergency status, said Nicholas...

King Charles III, in first address, vows 'lifelong service'

Sep. 09, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III vowed in his first speech as monarch Friday to carry on Queen Elizabeth II's “lifelong service” with his own modernizing stamp, as Britain entered an uncertain new age under a new sovereign. Around the world, the queen's exceptional reign was commemorated,...

Peak TV bonanza complicates Emmy goal of honoring the best

Sep. 09, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eager to root for viewer favorites “Yellowstone,” “NCIS” or “Young Sheldon" during the Emmy Awards? Save your breath. They and other ratings successes failed to make a dent in nominations for Monday's ceremony. Instead, the haul went to shows that are...