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Fox News viewership slips post-election, prodded by Trump

Nov. 24, 2020 5:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a bizarre video retweeted Tuesday by President Donald Trump, a sinister-looking Randy Quaid is seen in a closeup with flashing lights illuminating his bearded face as he intones, “Fox News daytime ratings have completely collapsed.” Did the actor, who posted his...

This 2018 photo shows Chris Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax. The network's rise in popularity has been astonishingly swift and could indicate the first serious threat to Fox News Channel's iron grip on conservative viewers in two decades. (Newsmax via AP)

Trump-friendly Newsmax seeks to cut into Fox’s viewership

Nov. 18, 2020 6:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that his largely invisible network has suddenly been flooded by fans of President Donald Trump, Newsmax television personality Grant Stinchfield is puffing out his chest. “They don't know what to do with all of us,” Stinchfield said on the air Monday night. “We're...

After long wait, scripted shows return to network schedules

Nov. 17, 2020 6:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After the coronavirus pandemic sidelined creators and led to a delayed start of the traditional fall television season, scripted shows are beginning to return to network schedules. Not all of them, not yet. But the return was most apparent the week after the election, and already there are...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks for a receiver during an NFL game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Tampa, Fla. The Saints defeated the Buccaneers 38-3. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

NFL television ratings see 6% decline at midseason point

Nov. 12, 2020 1:46 PM EST

The NFL was not expected to be immune from the ratings declines that have hit all sports this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and presidential election. But the declines are not as bad as feared at the beginning of the season. Games are averaging 15.1 million television and digital viewers, according to the...

USC Trojans defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils 28-27v during a NCAA football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 7, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Pac-12's morning starts have some fans, some critics

Nov. 11, 2020 5:12 PM EST

Before the start of the abbreviated Pac-12 season, there was a lot of talk about early morning starts, some positive, some negative. Turns out, just one game through the conference's first three weeks has been scheduled for a morning start — USC's come-from-behind 28-27 win over Arizona State last...

President-elect Joe Biden gestures to supporters Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CNN tops cable ratings for election week, Biden's speech

Nov. 10, 2020 8:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CNN and Fox News Channel battled for viewers on the election day that turned into an election week and then some, each earning bragging rights. CNN edged Fox among total viewers for the week, averaging 5.9 million viewers to Fox's 5.7 million. The latter was dominant on Tuesday as...

A man stops to watch election returns on electronic billboards in Times Square, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

After tense night, election mystery remains for media

Nov. 4, 2020 7:25 PM EST

After an extraordinary night of shifting vote counts and a rebuke of President Donald Trump, news organizations kept vigil Wednesday as Americans waited to learn who their next president would be. Methodical vote counting Wednesday left Democrat Joe Biden on the cusp of the presidency. The Associated Press said...

Fox News Laura Ingraham takes a picture before boarding Air Force One to accompany President Donald Trump, at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Big prime-time ratings for Fox News week before election

Nov. 3, 2020 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of Fox News Channel's three prime-time opinion hosts — Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham — reached their biggest weekly audiences ever during the week leading up to Election Day. The third host, Sean Hannity, had his second-best week, with only his coverage of the 2020...

Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after the last out as fans celebrate from their cars as they watch the national broadcast of the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 during game 6 to win the the 2020 MLB World Series baseball game in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

Oct. 28, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays received an average television rating 32% below the previous World Series low. The six games on Fox averaged a 5.2 rating, 12 share and 9,785,000 viewers, Nielsen Media Research said Wednesday. The previous low was...

Tampa Bay Rays' Manuel Margot is tagged out at home by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes trying to steal during the fourth inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

World Series sets another low for television viewers

Oct. 27, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was the least-watched World Series game ever, beating the record set two days earlier in Game 2. Friday night’s game was seen by an average of 8,156,000 viewers age 2 and higher on Fox, drawing a 4.3...