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NBC, CBS fighting for television ratings dominance

Nov. 13, 2018 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Score one week for NBC in what's becoming an intriguing battle with CBS for dominance in the television ratings this season. NBC's victory in the most recent measurements provided by the Nielsen company means it has won bragging rights for three weeks so far this fall, with CBS also winning...

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 5-11

Nov. 13, 2018 4:37 PM EST

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 5-11. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Dallas at Philadelphia, NBC, 20.1 million. 2. NFL Football: Carolina at Pittsburgh, Fox, 14.8 million. 3. "NFL Pregame," NBC, 13.63 million. 4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 12.85...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 9, 2018 5:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.; White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; former Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sen. Cory Gardner,...

White House suspends CNN's Acosta after Trump confrontation

Nov. 7, 2018 9:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. They began sparring after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to the...

Nielsen says 36.1 million people watched midterm returns

Nov. 7, 2018 6:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a good election turnout on television, too. The Nielsen company said Wednesday that 36.1 million people watched midterm election results on TV, a whopping 59 percent increase over the last midterms in 2014. For the last midterm election during Barack Obama's presidency, an...

Tennessee editorial roundup

Nov. 7, 2018 4:42 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Nov. 6 The Tennessean on the need for civility: Talking about civility is not easy and it was especially difficult during the contentious 2018 midterm elections. Negative ads ate away at the reputation of many decent candidates seeking public office. Factions...

Midterm coverage a roller-coaster, maybe to expected result

Nov. 7, 2018 10:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After hours of television commentating, swinging needles on election meters and reams of statistics from obscure counties called up on computer screens, CNN's Jake Tapper had a revelation about Tuesday's midterm elections. "Actually," he said, "this is pretty much what we thought was going...

Pro and college football games dominate the TV ratings

Nov. 6, 2018 6:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While political battles raged, viewers overwhelmingly cast their TV votes for football. Eight of the 10 most popular telecasts last week were NFL and college games or related programs, according to Nielsen ratings released Tuesday. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Green Bay-New England...

Fox News doesn't condone Hannity appearance with Trump

Nov. 6, 2018 3:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News said Tuesday that it has addressed the "unfortunate distraction" of Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro speaking at President Trump's campaign rally in Missouri the night before, and that it doesn't condone such behavior. The network did not say what, if any, discipline that the two...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 6, 2018 8:29 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ELECTORATE TO RENDER JUDGMENT ON TRUMP ERA Democratic resistance vs. slash-and-burn politics: Voters across America cast ballots in first nationwide election of Trump's presidency. 2. VOTING PROBLEMS APPEAR...