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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...

Nielsen's top programs for July 8-14

Jul. 16, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 9.81 million. 2. MLB All-Star Game, Fox, 8.15 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.35 million. 4. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.05 million. 5. "Bring...

Diddy's 'Making the Band' officially coming back to TV

Jul. 15, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Diddy's "Making the Band" is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday that the hit series, where he discovered groups including platinum-sellers Danity Kane, would return to MTV in 2020. "Making the Band" made its debut on ABC in 2000 when Lou Pearlman, who managed the...

Funeral held for Beth Chapman of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter'

Jul. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

AURORA, Colorado (AP) — Friends and family of the late "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show co-star Beth Chapman gathered in Colorado on Saturday where they remembered her as tough and irreverent, yet full of love even for some of the fugitives she helped apprehend. Funeral services were held in...

Federal court: Duggar sister privacy lawsuit can proceed

Jul. 12, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by four reality show sisters can proceed against an Arkansas city that released confidential information about their alleged sexual abuse by a brother, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa...

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...

Nielsen's top programs for July 1-7

Jul. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 1-7. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 6.82 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.8 million. 3. "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks," NBC, 5.87 million. 4. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 5.77...

Texas woman arrested in 1984 shooting death of husband

Jul. 10, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff says a reality-based detective show played a role in the recent arrest of an 84-year-old woman in the 1984 shooting death of her husband. Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis said Wednesday that the arrest last week of Norma Allbritton was aided by the program "Cold...

S.Korea actress charged in Thailand for catching giant clams

Jul. 5, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A South Korean actress has been charged in Thailand with catching endangered giant clams while participating in a reality TV show and could face up to four years in prison if found guilty, an official said Friday. Actress Lee Yeol-eum cheered as she caught the three giant shellfish in a Thai...

Trump asks Americans to 'stay true to our cause'

Jul. 4, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as "the greatest political journey in human history" in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. Supporters welcomed his tribute to...