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Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 11-17

Nov. 19, 2019 4:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Seattle at San Francisco, ESPN, 16.95 million. 2. NFL Football: Chicago at L.A. Rams, NBC, 16.85 million. 3. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Fox,...

CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

Nov. 19, 2019 4:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a prime-time football game. Two relatively lackluster games on NBC and Fox last week enabled CBS' strong entertainment schedule to rule the week, the Nielsen company said....

“Heidi” interrupted Jets-Raiders, affected NFL TV coverage

Nov. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EST

No young woman has had more of an effect on NFL TV coverage than Heidi. Yes, the heroine of the children’s classic. In 1968, she had much of football nation in an uproar when she interrupted the final minutes of the Jets game at Oakland. Fans of the AFL, which already had agreed to a merger with the NFL...

The Latest: Coroner releases Fresno shooting victims’ names

Nov. 18, 2019 5:02 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a backyard party in central California (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A coroner’s office has identified the four people who died in a targeted shooting at a backyard party in Fresno, California. Ten people were shot in all. The Fresno County...

Serbia’s president released from hospital

Nov. 18, 2019 6:30 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has been released from the hospital where he was treated for cardiovascular problems over the weekend. State TV broadcaster RTS quoted officials as saying Aleksandar Vucic is feeling better after being admitted to the military hospital in Belgrade on...

Worker killed in central Iowa industrial accident identified

Nov. 16, 2019 12:39 PM EST

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a worker killed in an industrial accident at a biofuels plant in central Iowa. Police tell television station WOI that Carlos Mauricio Partillo Montufar was pinned under equipment Thursday at Verbio North America's Biorefinery in Nevada, which is about 40...

Ex-ambassador’s testimony shines light on conservative media

Nov. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s impeachment testimony on Friday spotlighted the role of conservative media in her downfall and the chilling reminder that she remains a social media target. The ousted ambassador recalled a series of articles by reporter John Solomon,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 15, 2019 6:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., and Chris Stewart, R-Utah ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick; Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. ___ CBS' "Face the...

Media filters set current impeachment hearings apart

Nov. 15, 2019 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are choosing to experience the impeachment hearings through media filters that depict the proceedings as either a worthless sham or like Christmas in November. That’s the chief difference between now and the two other times in the modern era when a presidential...

Photo breakdown of Myles Garrett using helmet as a weapon

Nov. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EST

Myles Garrett used an opponent’s helmet as a weapon to hit Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head, an attack played over and over on TV and social media. He was swiftly suspended by the NFL. The violence unfolded with shocking clarity with seconds remaining in Cleveland’s 21-7 win over the...