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'America's Got Talent' finale gives boost to NBC

Sep. 25, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer. Just under 13 million people watched the final two episodes of the NBC competition last week, where magician Shin Lim was...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 17-23

Sep. 25, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: New England at Detroit, NBC, 19.46 million. 2. "NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 13 million. 3. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 12.99 million. 4. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday),...

Slow build: Rams, Chargers still trying to grow fans in LA

Sep. 21, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chargers and Rams will meet on the field on Sunday, but both teams are trying to achieve a common goal off it — trying to reignite Los Angeles' passion for the NFL. The progress so far mirrors the tour of the LA Stadium at the Hollywood Park site in Inglewood — a slow...

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....

Record low viewership for Emmy Awards

Sep. 18, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television's biggest night wasn't that big. A record-low audience of just under 10.2 million people watched the awards show that kicked off a new television season on Monday night. The Nielsen company says that's down from the virtually identical audiences of 11.4 million from the past two...

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...

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...

'America's Got Talent,' Notre Dame football top ratings

Sep. 5, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV viewers are idling away the final weeks of summer the way they started it: with reality programs. Half of last week's 20 most-watched programs were unscripted contests, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Wednesday. The field was topped by NBC's two episodes of "America's Got...