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Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 12-18

Aug. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 12-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.1 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 7.9 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.11 million. 4. NFL Exhibition...

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

Aug. 20, 2019 5:11 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...

Survivor of 2015 on-air shooting sues Virginia TV station

Aug. 16, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

MONETA, Va. (AP) — The only survivor of a 2015 attack where a disgruntled former employee shot and killed two Virginia journalists is suing the television station whose on-camera interview she was appearing in. The Roanoke Times reports Vicki Gardner is suing WDBJ for $6 million in damages in an amended...

Trump continues to weigh possible Blagojevich commutation

Aug. 16, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's still considering whether to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from federal prison in Colorado. Trump told reporters Thursday before leaving from Morristown, New Jersey,...

'Chrisley Knows Best' couple plead not guilty to charges

Aug. 14, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley pleaded not guilty Wednesday to tax evasion and other federal charges that their lawyers said stemmed from false allegations made by a former employee. The "Chrisley Knows Best" stars entered the pleas during their initial court appearance...

'Diagnosis' column that uses crowdsourcing leaps to Netflix

Aug. 14, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There are some physicians who forbid their patients from going online to type in their symptoms, fearing they'll get incorrect information or become more anxious. Dr. Lisa Sanders is not among them. Sanders, whose monthly "Diagnosis" column in The New York Times magazine inspired the hit...

'Chrisley Knows Best' stars charged with federal tax evasion

Aug. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal grand jury in Atlanta on Tuesday indicted reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges including tax evasion, alleging among other things that they tried to hide their income from "Chrisley Knows Best" from the IRS. The 12-count indictment also accuses the pair of...

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 5-11

Aug. 13, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 5-11. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 9.66 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.76 million. 3. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 4.78 million. 4. "The $100,000 Pyramid," ABC, 4.67 million....

'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...

Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump _ not each other

Aug. 10, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other. Some of the loudest applause at the Wing Ding fundraiser came for...