Latest Television ratings News

The Latest: Pitchers' duel continues into 6th, Game 2 tied

Oct. 23, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Game 2 of the World Series remains tied at 2-2 after five innings — like it has been since both teams scored in the first. Even while getting runners on base every inning, the Nationals have gotten only one of them past first...

Nats' Game 1 victory drew average of 12.1 million viewers

Oct. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

The World Series opener between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros narrowly averted setting a record low. Washington's 5-4 victory Tuesday night averaged 12,194,000 viewers, according to national numbers from Nielsen. That edges the 12,191,000 who tuned in for San Francisco's 7-1 win over Kansas City in...

Nielsen's top programs for Oct. 14-20

Oct. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Dallas, NBC, 21.45 million. 2. "NFL Pregame Show," NBC, 16.28 million. 3. NFL Football: Kansas City at Denver, Fox, 14.02 million. 4. NFL Football: Detroit at Green Bay, ESPN, 14 million. 5. "NFL Postgame Show," Fox, 11.97 million. 6. "NCIS," CBS, 10.88...

Football, Chicago dramas lead NBC to ratings victory

Oct. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Football and mayhem in Chicago, unrelated to the NFL's Bears, dominated the top of the television rankings last week. While NBC's Sunday night football game was the most-watched program of the week, producer Dick Wolf's trio of Windy City-set dramas all finished among the Nielsen company's...

Only 3 returning big network shows see rise in live viewers

Oct. 15, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's sophomore drama "A Million Little Things," reality show "Shark Tank" and the Fox first-responders drama "9-1-1" have something in common that they can take pride in. Over the first three weeks of the television season, they are the only three of 49 prime-time shows returning to ABC,...

Nielsen's top programs for Oct. 7-13

Oct. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 7-13. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at New England, Fox, 16.26 million. 2. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at L.A. Chargers, NBC, 14.89 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.41 million. 4. NFL...

Shepard Smith leaves Fox News Channel

Oct. 11, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Donald Trump, abruptly quit after signing off his final newscast on Friday. Smith, who had signed a contract extension last spring, said that he had asked the...

Trump's firewall holds solid on Fox News' prime time

Oct. 9, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics of President Donald Trump who wonder about the tenacity of his supporters need only to spend three hours with Fox News Channel's headliners to get an idea why. On his most influential venue, Trump's firewall remains secure. Tuesday night in prime time, Tucker Carlson referenced...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Oct. 8, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Indianapolis at Kansas City, NBC, 18.13 million. 2. "NFL Postgame," Fox, 17.49 million. 3. NFL Football: L.A. Rams at Seattle, Fox, 14.41 million. 4....

Fox takes second week of television season

Oct. 8, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks into the season, two different winners have been crowned in a tight battle for prime-time supremacy among the television networks. Fox took first place last week in the Nielsen company's rankings, buoyed by its Thursday night NFL game between the L.A. Rams and Seattle....