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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...

NWSL reaches television deal with ESPN for 14 games

Jul. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The National Women's Soccer League has a television contract for the second half of its season to replace the partnership with A+E Networks that was cut short a year early by the broadcaster in February. ESPN announced Thursday that it will televise 14 matches in its first NWSL broadcasts...

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...

Kaley Cuoco takes a dramatic turn after 'Big Bang Theory'

Jul. 1, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaley Cuoco is making a big move after wrapping 12 seasons with "The Big Bang Theory," with a new production deal and a pivot from comedy to drama. Cuoco has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, the company said Monday. The agreement keeps Cuoco in...

'The Office' to leave Netflix as streaming battles heat up

Jun. 26, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is losing its most popular TV show, "The Office," in a sign of things to come as more TV and movie makers start their own streaming services and take back their offerings. In a tweet Tuesday, Netflix said it was "sad" that NBC will no longer license "The Office" to Netflix, but...

Taliban threaten Afghan media, say reporters to be targeted

Jun. 24, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have issued a threat to Afghan media, saying journalists will be targeted unless news outlets stop broadcasting what they describe as government propaganda against the insurgents. Monday's statement gives Afghan radio stations, TV channels and others a week to cease...

One Championship plans 80 shows, big roster expansion in '20

Jun. 19, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

One Championship plans to stage about 80 martial arts shows in 2020, and the MMA promotion will roughly double its roster of fighters to do it. One CEO Chatri Sityodtong revealed his latest plans for ambitious expansion to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The promotion is putting on 45 events this year in Asia,...

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...

'Code Red' weather alert ditched after meteorologist's knock

Jun. 10, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A popular meteorologist has been absent from local television newscasts since criticizing a corporate weather-alert brand last week, prompting an advertising boycott, social media protests and a complaint from a U.S. senator. Joe Crain, a WICS-TV staff member since 2004,...