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Comcast closing only Vermont call center

Jul. 19, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Comcast's only call center in Vermont is set to lay off 35 workers. WCAX-TV reports Friday that the company has announced plans to consolidate its South Burlington, Vt. and Enfield, Ct. call centers. The call center is set to close Oct. 11. The company in a statement says that...

Baseball's Home Run Derby proves a popular summer event

Jul. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right. The Nielsen company says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday's All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular thing on...

Fox News viewers flock to Trump's holiday speech

Jul. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July meant hot dogs, fireworks and President Donald Trump for many Fox News viewers. Fox News reached an average of 4.09 million viewers between 6 and 8 p.m. EDT last Thursday for its coverage of Trump's much-discussed holiday parade in Washington, D.C., the Nielsen company...

Showtime's Ailes series has modest start, but it's early

Jul. 2, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Intensely loyal viewers routinely make Fox News Channel the most-watched cable network each week. So how many people want to watch a miniseries about Roger Ailes, the man who developed and ran the place for its first two decades? The safest answer for Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the...

Fox's Hannity, Carlson enjoy Trump rally ratings bonanza

Jun. 25, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson enjoyed a ratings surge from the channel's solo extended coverage of President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff. Viewers watching last week's rally in Orlando, Florida, helped cable star "Hannity" earn a rare top 10 showing among both...

Final 2 competitive games help NBA Finals in ratings

Jun. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers. The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors dethroned the depleted Golden State Warriors, was seen by 18.76 million viewers in the United States, according to the...

Ratings show no need to worry about HBO post-'Thrones'

Jun. 11, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Every time a popular HBO series ends, the network faces a round of stories essentially asking, "is there life for HBO after (fill in the blank). This time, it was "Game of Thrones." Based on early indications, its executives shouldn't worry too much. The series "Big Little Lies" returned...

Healey, Moreno to call Copa America semis, final on ESPN+

Jun. 10, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Adrian Healey and Alejandro Moreno will call the semifinals and final on ESPN+ for the Copa America, broadcasting from the network's studios in Bristol, Connecticut. ESPN plans to use its own commentators for 12 of the 26 games in South America's championship, which starts Friday and...

Judge rules Comcast charges violated Washington state law

Jun. 7, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A judge has imposed more than $9 million in penalties against cable and internet provider Comcast after finding more than 445,000 violations of Washington state's Consumer Protection Act. The Seattle Times reports the judge ruled Thursday that Comcast violated the law when it charged...

Correction: Nielsens story

Jun. 5, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 4 about the Nielsen ratings, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage that NBA Finals ratings dropped compared to last year. The correct percentages were 24 percent down in Game 1, compared to 2018, and 26 percent down for Game 2, not 28 percent for Game 1...