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Dodgers broadcaster Jaime Jarrin receives contract extension

Sep. 20, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaime Jarrin, the Hall of Fame broadcaster who is the Spanish-speaking voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has agreed to a multi-year contract extension. The team said Thursday that Jarrin will return in 2019 and 2020, which would be his 61st and 62nd seasons with the Dodgers. He is to be...

Record-low viewership for Emmy Awards

Sep. 18, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television's biggest night wasn't that big. The Emmy Awards drew a record-low audience of just over 10.2 million people, down 11 percent from the past two years. Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" hosted the awards show on NBC Monday. Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 10-16

Sep. 18, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Dallas, NBC, 20.66 million. 2. "NFL Pre-Game Show," NBC, 14.22 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.44 million. 4. "Football Night in America," NBC, 10.89 million. 5....

Tafoya masters difficult job of sideline reporter

Sep. 18, 2018 2:28 AM EDT

Michele Tafoya stood next to Aaron Rodgers on the Lambeau Field turf and saw the mischievous glint in the quarterback's eyes. She knew a good interview was ahead. And it was, with Rodgers not only reveling in the comeback he'd led on NBC's first Sunday night telecast this season, but guaranteeing his knee...

Ratings generally up for NFL in first 2 weeks of schedule

Sep. 17, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings generally have been up for the NFL through the first two weeks of the schedule. CBS scored its best opening NFL doubleheader game rating in three years with the highest-rated window Sunday on any network, Patriots at Jaguars and Raiders at Broncos in late afternoon. The network drew...

Fox Sports 1's 'Lock It In' leads rise of gambling TV shows

Sep. 12, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sports and gambling have been inextricably linked for Sal Iacono ever since he was a 6-year-old trying to win baseball cards off his fellow kids in the schoolyard. As he grew up, went to law school and eventually became a television personality, Iacono's passion for betting and fantasy...

NBC to televise Augusta Women's Amateur final round

Sep. 12, 2018 8:27 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — NBC Sports will televise the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur from the home course of the Masters. The club announced the creation of the women's event earlier this year. The first two rounds will be held at Champions Retreat Golf Club on April 3-4, and the 72 players...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 3-9

Sep. 11, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 3-9. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Chicago at Green Bay, NBC, 22.12 million. 2. NFL Football: Atlanta at Philadelphia, NBC, 19.03 million. 3. "NFL Pre-Kick Show" (Thursday), NBC, 15.61...

Miss America ratings fall amid drop of swimsuit competition.

Sep. 11, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miss America ceremony subtracted the swimsuit competition for the first time in its 98-year history, and subtracted one million television viewers, too. The Nielsen company said 4.34 million people watched the annual ceremony on ABC Sunday, down 19 percent from the 5.35 million viewers...

Longtime Tigers TV announcers suspended after alleged fracas

Sep. 7, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers television announcers Mario Impemba and Rod Allen have been suspended for the rest of the season after allegedly getting into a physical altercation earlier this week. Fox Sports Detroit announced the decision on Friday. The longtime popular pair reportedly tangled in the...