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New league pleased with first-week ratings but cautious

Feb. 13, 2019 7:13 PM EST

The Alliance of American Football was a ratings winner in its inaugural weekend, but founder Charlie Ebersol realizes it is a small sample size. "We feel really good about them and that our theory that Americans want more football tends to be true," Ebersol said in a phone interview. "However, we still have to...

Television's new 'genius' is Aretha Franklin

Feb. 10, 2019 6:25 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. "GENIUS" IS ARETHA The late singer Aretha Franklin will be the subject of the National Geographic network's third...

Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

Feb. 4, 2019 7:16 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The New England Patriots' competitive but action-starved Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams was seen by 100.7 million people on television and streaming services, the smallest audience for football's annual spectacle in a decade. A boycott by disgruntled New Orleans Saints...

Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal

Jan. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time. This was no negotiation for a big-money rights package — the UFC president simply wanted highlights on "SportsCenter." "I was out there all the time," White said of his trips to ESPN's...

Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves to challenge severance denial

Jan. 17, 2019 2:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company's decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations. Moonves is demanding binding arbitration proceedings to challenge the decision, CBS announced in a filing Thursday with the...

Correction: Trump-TV Ratings story

Jan. 10, 2019 11:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 9 about television ratings for President Donald Trump's prime-time speech Tuesday, The Associated Press erroneously reported the estimated number of viewers. The Nielsen company's public report about the number of viewers did not include people who watched on CBS, because...

CBS News president steps down, replaced by veteran producer

Jan. 6, 2019 11:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS said Sunday that its news division president, David Rhodes, is stepping down following a troubled year that saw morning anchor Charlie Rose and the top executive at "60 Minutes" lose their jobs following misconduct reports, and is being replaced by veteran producer Susan Zirinsky....

NFL regular-season TV ratings show 5 percent increase

Jan. 4, 2019 2:10 PM EST

All of the NFL television partners have reason to be happy at the end of the regular season — all five packages showed increases following years of declines. The league showed a 5 percent increase this season as an average of 15.8 million viewers tuned into non-London games. It was a year largely devoid...

How Fox's 25 seasons of covering the NFL changed the game

Dec. 27, 2018 10:32 AM EST

Terry Bradshaw thought his career as a football analyst was over in 1993 when CBS lost the NFL rights to Fox. But instead of going back to cattle ranching, he has had a front-row seat to the biggest sports broadcasting startup of the past quarter-century. "It seems like an eternity. We all have occasionally...

Dushku says CBS agreed to monitor 'Bull' star's behavior

Dec. 20, 2018 5:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Eliza Dushku says she struggled with her decision to keep quiet about the sexual harassment she says she endured from the star of the CBS show "Bull," weighing her desire to keep her ordeal private against her worry that it would be swept under the rug. Dushku, who says she was...