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Nielsen says it will include out-of-home viewing soon

Sep. 10, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will be happy to know that ratings will go up for many of their programs next year, simply because the Nielsen company will count more people. The company whose numbers provide the currency for the TV industry says its change will begin next September, when it begins...

Justices tuning in to cable television civil rights lawsuit

Sep. 8, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian and media mogul Byron Allen wants TV viewers to watch the channels his company produces — from one that runs "Judge Judy"-like shows all day to those dedicated to comedy, cars, food and pets. But while many distributors carry Allen's channels, two cable giants have...

Rah! Rah! ABC wins ratings duel due to college football

Sep. 4, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The opening of college football's season was welcome news for ABC in an otherwise quiet week for television. The network won the weekly ratings competition on the strength of games that took over the network's schedule on Saturday night (Oregon vs. Auburn) and Sunday (Oklahoma vs. Houston),...

TV viewership down, social media up for VMAs

Aug. 28, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If Taylor Swift, Missy Elliot and a 1990s rap reunion couldn't halt the shrinkage of MTV's television audience for its Video Music Awards, perhaps nothing can. The show was seen by 4.9 million viewers live on Monday across 12 different Viacom-owned networks, the Nielsen company said. That's...

Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

Aug. 22, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major phone companies have pledged to do more to fight robocalls plaguing Americans, the country's state attorneys general say. It's the latest step from government and industry to combat the growing problem . Americans get nearly 5 billion automated calls from scammers, telemarketers, debt...

'America's Got Talent' continues summer dominance for NBC

Aug. 20, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" wasn't content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company's rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two. First place is familiar territory for NBC's talent competition. It has been the most-watched summer series for six...

'America's Got Talent' dominates the ratings competition

Aug. 13, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a week dominated by competition shows, "America's Got Talent" dominated the competition. NBC's variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week according to the Nielsen company's ratings. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on its...

CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up for streaming

Aug. 13, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly combined ViacomCBS will invest in more movies and TV shows and try to sell more advertising as it seeks to become a bigger player in the growing business of streaming video. Yet the bigger company still might not be big enough to be competitive, as larger rival Disney launches its...

Popular 'Bachelorette' finale boosts ABC in ratings

Aug. 6, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Summer's most popular entertainment series, NBC's "America's Got Talent," had a little competition last week. ABC's "The Bachelorette" delivered its best ratings for the franchise in two years along with a surprise finale last week, when Hannah Brown revealed she had called off the...

Network wants review of ruling dropping Spanish league games

Aug. 2, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The network that televises Spanish league games in the U.S. says its games were illegally taken off the air by Comcast Corp. BeIN Sports said Friday it wants the Federal Communications Commission to review a decision by its media bureau, which dismissed the network's complaint. BeIN...