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CBS is TV's most-watched network for 12th year in a row

May. 27, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

The winner, and still champion, is CBS. The Tiffany network finished the traditional television season, which ended last week, as the most-watched broadcaster for the 12th consecutive year, the Nielsen company said. CBS has won 17 of the last 18 years, the lone exception coming when Fox topped the chart at the...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures to a teammate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. A highlight of the opening weekend of the NFL season will have Brady's regular-season debut with Tampa Bay against Drew Brees at New Orleans on Sept. 13 — the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL history. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Brady's move to Tampa Bay posed late challenges for networks

May. 8, 2020 2:26 AM EDT

Tom Brady's move to Tampa Bay didn't just create ripples with fans. It caused networks to drastically rework their last-minute requests with the NFL scheduling office to make sure the Buccaneers got as many high-profile dates as possible. When the NFL's regular-season schedule was announced on Thursday night, all...

This combination photo shows filmmaker Steven Spielberg, from left, and cast members from Spielberg's 1985 film

'Goonies' cast, 'Flintstones' rescue TV viewers in pandemic

Apr. 30, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Gad had a notion about what might soothe the kid in him during a scary time and maybe do the same for others. The actor got to work organizing an online reunion of the cast and creators of the 1985 movie “The Goonies,” which quickly tallied a million-plus views....

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro speaks during an interview at the White House, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump adviser interview helps '60 Minutes' to top of ratings

Apr. 14, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A contentious interview with White House adviser Peter Navarro over the administration's response to the coronavirus helped “60 Minutes” earn the top spot in the ratings for the third time this season. The venerable CBS news show drew 9.68 million viewers to edge out three...