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LIV Golf denies report of deal to buy TV time on FS1

Sep. 28, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

Saudi-funded LIV Golf denied a report Tuesday that it was close to a U.S. television deal in which it would buy time to be shown on FS1. Golfweek cited multiple sources it did not identify in saying the agreement is still being finalized. It would go against what Greg...

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,...

Prime Video averages 15.3M viewers in its NFL season opener

Sep. 22, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon Prime Video's first regular-season game as the exclusive home of “Thursday Night Football” was a big hit. Kansas City’s 27-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers last Thursday averaged 15.3 million viewers across all platforms according to Nielsen...

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. ...

Venues, dates, TV, NFL: How to assemble CFP expansion puzzle

Sep. 20, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

The College Football Playoff is built to expand. While only three games determine a champion, the current format is seven games: Two semifinals, a title game and four marquee bowls. To convert a four-team playoff into a 12-team version requires four more games and about three more...

More than 121 million watched NFL games on opening weekend

Sep. 14, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 121 million fans watched a telecast of an NFL game during the league's opening week, a 5% increase over last season. The league and Nielsen also said on Wednesday that the average viewership for all games was 18.5 million, the best opening weekend in...

Emmys reach record-low audience of 5.9 million people

Sep. 13, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Awards hit a new low in viewership on Monday night, with its estimated audience of 5.9 million people even smaller than the COVID-19-disrupted ceremony two years ago. The Nielsen company said the ceremony honoring television's best work, where “Ted...

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. ...

'Thursday Night Football': Where to find Prime Video games

Sep. 13, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

Thursday night's game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs kicks off Amazon Prime Video's 11-year agreement with the NFL to carry “Thursday Night Football”. Here's what we know about the easiest way to find the games each week as well as why the NFL is entering...

Serena Williams' goodbye to U.S. Open a ratings boon to ESPN

Sep. 07, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams' long goodbye to the U.S. Open proved a boon to ESPN. Facing down the possibility of a first-round knockout, Williams instead gave the sports network four nights of prime-time programming last week, with her eventual loss to Ajla Tomljanovic reaching...