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Some old favorites - very old - reappear on television

Dec. 11, 2018 3:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people who watched them. ABC's showing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in prime-time last week, reaching 5.3 million viewers, the Nielsen...

Victoria's Secret show tumbles to lowest ratings

Dec. 4, 2018 3:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As a television event, the Victoria's Secret fashion show appears headed for the remainder bin. The show has been buffeted by bad publicity, bad reviews and now bad numbers. Shown Sunday on ABC after several years on CBS, its audience of 3.27 million viewers was the smallest since becoming...

Once a sensation, 'Walking Dead' is another show

Nov. 28, 2018 4:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At some point, a television sensation becomes just another show. The numbers illustrate how that's become the case with AMC's drama, "The Walking Dead." The zombies are taking a break at the halfway point of their ninth season, following an episode on Sunday that was seen by 5.1 million...

'Dancing With the Stars' no longer hopping for ABC

Nov. 20, 2018 5:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The dance floor is thinning over at ABC. The Nielsen company says viewership is down for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" franchise, which concluded its fall season on Monday with country radio host Bobby Bones beating Disney star Milo Manheim, actress Evanna Lynch and model Alexis Ren. Each...

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...

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...

Asian shares climb on strong US earnings; BOJ stands pat

Oct. 31, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8 percent to 21,841.65 and the Shanghai...

World Series ratings sharply down from last year

Oct. 30, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a great World Series for Boston, but not necessarily for Fox. The Red Sox' five-game victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged 14.1 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. That's sharply down from the 2017 Fall Classic, which averaged 18.9 million viewers for the Houston...

Asian shares mostly lower despite US markets rally

Oct. 26, 2018 12:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares have turned lower after early gains, despite the overnight jump on Wall Street. Worries over corporate earnings, trade and the outlook for growth weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.1 percent to 21,026.97 on Friday, while South Korea's Kospi...

Microsoft, Tesla and Twitter jump while AMD skids

Oct. 25, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: Microsoft Corp., up $5.98 to $108.30 The tech giant gained more revenue from online subscriptions, gaming and LinkedIn. Tesla Inc., up $26.36 to $314.86 The electric car maker posted its first profit in two years as it ramped up...