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Midterm coverage a roller-coaster, maybe to expected result

Nov. 7, 2018 10:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After hours of television commentating, swinging needles on election meters and reams of statistics from obscure counties called up on computer screens, CNN's Jake Tapper had a revelation about Tuesday's midterm elections. "Actually," he said, "this is pretty much what we thought was going...

Fox's MacCallum takes on new election-night role

Nov. 5, 2018 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Martha MacCallum is no stranger to Fox News Channel viewers, but she will have a prominent new role for the network during its midterm election coverage. MacCallum will co-host the evening with Bret Baier, taking over a job held by Megyn Kelly for the most recent big election nights. The...

Mail bomb suspect's personality changed radically

Oct. 27, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Thirteen years ago, mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc traveled the country leading a mixed-race troupe of male exotic dancers — he ran scams and had a temper, but a fellow dancer who is African-American said he never expressed racism or homophobia. Years later, working as a...

Tim Allen wins TV bragging rights over Candice Bergen

Oct. 2, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After the first week of the television season, Tim Allen has bragging rights over Candice Bergen. The return of Allen's sitcom, "Last Man Standing," reached 8.1 million viewers on Fox last Friday night. That was more than the 7.5 million people who tuned into the revival of Bergen's "Murphy...

More than 20 million people watched Kavanaugh hearing

Sep. 28, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 million people watched Thursday's gripping testimony by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in the 1980s, Christine Blasey Ford, on six television networks. Meanwhile, the political standoff continued,...

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"...