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'America's Got Talent' continues summer dominance for NBC

Aug. 20, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" wasn't content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company's rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two. First place is familiar territory for NBC's talent competition. It has been the most-watched summer series for six...

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 12-18

Aug. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 12-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.1 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 7.9 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.11 million. 4. NFL Exhibition...

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 5-11

Aug. 13, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 5-11. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 9.66 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.76 million. 3. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 4.78 million. 4. "The $100,000 Pyramid," ABC, 4.67 million....

'America's Got Talent' dominates the ratings competition

Aug. 13, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a week dominated by competition shows, "America's Got Talent" dominated the competition. NBC's variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week according to the Nielsen company's ratings. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on its...

Popular 'Bachelorette' finale boosts ABC in ratings

Aug. 6, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Summer's most popular entertainment series, NBC's "America's Got Talent," had a little competition last week. ABC's "The Bachelorette" delivered its best ratings for the franchise in two years along with a surprise finale last week, when Hannah Brown revealed she had called off the...

Nielsen's top programs for July 29-Aug. 4

Aug. 6, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 29-Aug. 4. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "Presidential Debate" (Wednesday), CNN, 10.77 million. 2. "Presidential Debate Analysis" (Wednesday), CNN, 9.21 million. 3. "Presidential Debate" (Tuesday), CNN, 8.69...

Garber's 20 years as MLS commissioner time of huge growth

Aug. 1, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Garber keeps a fireman's hat in his office. "When you're running a business like this, you are a fireman. You're putting out fires every day," he said. Garber's 20th anniversary as Major League Soccer's commissioner is Sunday, and the league's challenge these days is growth, an upward...

Poking and prodding: did CNN debate go too far?

Aug. 1, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN poked and prodded for fault lines among Democrats running for president during both nights of debates this week, and that wasn't to everyone's liking. The network took a hit on social media and among some critics for baiting candidates and provoking conflict. Drawing out differences in...

CNN's Lemon doesn't back down after Trump criticism

Jul. 31, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon did not back down despite criticism from President Donald Trump, twice labeling presidential remarks as racist while he was moderating Wednesday's Democratic debate. Lemon, with partners Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, presided over a session with questions designed to highlight...

Ratings reflect paucity of mid-summer scripted TV series

Jul. 30, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS crime series "Instinct" finished first last week in what seems like a race to the bottom. It was the 20th most-watched program on the Nielsen company's weekly list, and the only comedy or drama scripted series to make the Top 20. There were no scripted series that were among the 40...