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Fox draws nearly 2.6 million viewers for Sanders town hall

Apr. 16, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders took heat from some Democrats for holding a town hall on Fox News Channel but there's one result hard to argue with: it was the most-watched candidate event in the election campaign so far. An estimated 2.55 million people saw Sanders' town hall Monday in Bethlehem,...

Masters' final round was most watched morning golf broadcast

Apr. 16, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

An average of 10.8 million people watched the CBS coverage of the final round of the Masters as Tiger Woods got his first victory in a major in 11 years. CBS said in a release that it was the most-watched morning golf broadcast since 1987, which is the earliest data the network has. The final round was moved up...

'Game of Thrones' premiere sets a viewership record for HBO

Apr. 16, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" lived up to the hype. This past weekend's season premiere stands as the most-watched one-day event in the history of the cable network that began in 1978. The Nielsen company said 17.4 million people watched the Sunday opener to the show's final season, either live...

Nielsen's top programs for April 8-14

Apr. 16, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Virginia vs. Texas Tech, CBS, 19.72 million. 2. "NCIS," CBS, 11.82 million. 3. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 11.76 million. 4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.72 million. 5....

'Game of Thrones' season debut breaks HBO rating records

Apr. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first episode of the final season of "Game of Thrones" is a record-breaker for the series and HBO. The pay channel said the 17.4 million viewers who watched Sunday's episode either on TV or online represent a season-opening high for the fantasy saga. HBO Now also posted its biggest...

NCAA title game, tournament see increases over last year

Apr. 9, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

An average of 19.6 million people watched as Virginia beat Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament championship game, an increase of 23% over last year. The audience peaked at 23.5 million during overtime Monday night, according to Nielsen and CBS. Last year's championship game between Villanova and Michigan averaged...

CBS dominates TV ratings with the Final Four and ACM Awards

Apr. 9, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Between the Final Four, the week's most popular entertainment special and their usual solid shows, there was no stopping CBS this past week. The Nielsen company said CBS had the eight most-watched shows of last week, led by the men's national basketball semifinal that matched Texas Tech and...

Nielsen's top programs for April 1-7

Apr. 9, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 1-7. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NCAA Men's Final Four: Texas Tech vs. Michigan St., CBS, 15.84 million. 2. "Final Four Basketball Bridge," CBS, 13.77 million. 3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 12.23 million. 4. "NCIS," CBS, 11.9...

Big week for Trump leads to big week for Hannity in ratings

Apr. 2, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When there's a blowout in the normally tight race for cable news supremacy between Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow, it's best to check the political headlines to learn why. Hannity crushed MSNBC's Maddow last week, with the Fox News Channel personality averaging 3.78 million viewers, the...

Nielsen's top programs for March 25-31

Apr. 2, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 25-31. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.59 million. 2. "NCIS," CBS, 12.19 million. 3. NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney: Purdue vs. Virginia, TBS, 10.49 million. 4. NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney: Virginia Tech vs....