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CBS' '60 Minutes' gathers audience week by week

Jun. 19, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newsmagazine "60 Minutes" was not television's most popular program this year, but for the 11th consecutive season it had more people who watched at least once during the year than any other non-sports show on TV. The Nielsen company's cumulative measurement of programs may not mean...

How Fox's businesses would match up with Disney and Comcast

Jun. 14, 2018 7:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content. X-Men and other movies from Fox's studios would help beef up Disney's upcoming streaming service....

Amazon unveils nearly hands-free streaming TV device

Jun. 7, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexa for couch potatoes is coming: Amazon's new streaming TV device will let users shout out when they want to turn on the TV, flip channels or search for sitcoms — all without pushing any buttons. The Fire TV Cube is not entirely hands-free yet, however. Some apps or streaming...

Nielsen's top 20 programs for May 28-June 3

Jun. 5, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 28-June 3. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NBA Finals: Cleveland at Golden State, Game 2, ABC, 18.5 million. 2. NBA Finals: Cleveland at Golden State, Game 1, ABC, 17.4 million. 3. NBA Conference Finals: Golden State at Houston, TNT,...

BBC says Matt LeBlanc to leave 'Top Gear' after next season

May. 31, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The BBC says former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc will leave the popular British auto show "Top Gear" after the upcoming season. In a statement Thursday, LeBlanc said the program was "great fun," but the time and travel commitment "takes me away from my family and friends more than I'm...

The Latest: Barr unleashes new tweetstorm hours after firing

May. 29, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the cancellation of "Roseanne" (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Roseanne Barr has returned to Twitter and told people not to feel sorry for her while also highlighting supporters' tweets that attacked ABC and others. Barr's tweetstorm late Tuesday evening came hours after ABC...

'Roseanne' ends season with a hopeful note as storms brew

May. 22, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The reboot of "Roseanne" ended the season Tuesday with a flood, a feast and a prayer. It was a hopeful climax to a show that's been popular and yet also divisive. Roseanne Barr, who plays the titular character on the hit ABC show, plans to go to the hospital for knee surgery when her family...

Broadcast networks go for milk-and-cookies comfort this fall

May. 18, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If provocative, psyche-jangling shows like "The Handmaid's Tale" are your taste, head directly to streaming or cable. But if you're feeling the urge for milk-and-cookies comfort, broadcast television wants to help. The upcoming TV season will bring more sitcom nostalgia in the "Roseanne"...

CBS looks back for its reboot-heavy new TV season

May. 16, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Glance at next season's schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is. The network is adding remakes of 1980s series "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum, P.I." to a line-up that already includes blasts-from-the-past "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver." CBS executives said...

ABC says 'Roseanne' will concentrate on family, not politics

May. 15, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Expect "Roseanne" to cool it on politics and concentrate on family stories when it returns for the second season of its revival next year. That was the word Tuesday from ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey as she introduced the network's plans for next year. The show's return exceeded...