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CBS is TV's most-watched network for 12th year in a row

May. 27, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

The winner, and still champion, is CBS. The Tiffany network finished the traditional television season, which ended last week, as the most-watched broadcaster for the 12th consecutive year, the Nielsen company said. CBS has won 17 of the last 18 years, the lone exception coming when Fox topped the chart at the...

Virgin Media, O2 plan merger to create new UK telecoms giant

May. 7, 2020 3:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Internet supplier Virgin Media and mobile phone carrier O2 plan to merge and create a big new telecommunications provider in the U.K., the brands’ parent companies announced Thursday. Virgin Media’s owner, Anglo-Dutch-American firm Liberty Global, and Spain’s Telefonica,...

This image released by NBC shows NBC News chairman Andrew Lack in New York. NBC News chief Andy Lack is out following a corporate restructuring announced Monday that places Telemundo executive Cesar Conde in charge of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Lack's departure was revealed when Jeff Shell, new NBC Universal CEO, outlined a new corporate governance plan. (Athena Torri/NBC via AP)

NBC News chief Andy Lack out in corporate restructuring

May. 4, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News chief Andy Lack is out following a corporate restructuring announced Monday that places Telemundo executive Cesar Conde in charge of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Lack's departure was revealed when Jeff Shell, new NBC Universal CEO, outlined a new corporate governance plan. Besides...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo the symbol for Comcast appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York.   Comcast’s net income slid in the first three months of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down its theme parks and its movies were kept out of shuttered theaters. On the cable side, the biggest source of the company’s profits, Comcast lost 409,000 video customers, as cord-cutting accelerated, and added 477,000 internet customers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Comcast profit slides as pandemic hits movies, theme parks

Apr. 30, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

Comcast’s net income slid in the first three months of the year as the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down its theme parks and its movies were kept out of shuttered theaters. Comcast also reported Thursday that it lost 409,000 cable TV customers, the biggest source of the company’s profits,...

With captive audience, cable news has big ratings in April

Apr. 28, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough, Chris Cuomo, Bret Baier, Nicolle Wallace and Anderson Cooper have more in common than you think — at least this month. Each cable news host recorded their most-watched months ever in April, with coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders assuring a...

President Donald Trump, followed by Vice President Mike Pence, arrives to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Fox didn't immediately challenge Trump's disinfectant remark

Apr. 24, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that doctors look into injecting disinfectant as a potential coronavirus treatment went unchallenged on Fox News Channel until the morning after he made it. Trump said during Thursday's briefing that “it would be interesting to check” if an...