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TV viewership climbing with people stuck at home by virus

Mar. 26, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” is doing the same thing as millions of other people during the widespread coronavirus shutdown. She's sitting at home, watching more television than she normally would. In a world turned upside down by disease, TV...

Albin Kurti, the newly elected prime minister of Kosovo waves after a new government was elected, in the capital Pristina, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.  Kosovo's parliament convened on Monday to vote in a new prime minister after four months of talks between the country's two main parties. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo eyes early elections after government voted down

Mar. 25, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s government fell Wednesday after only 50 days in power, losing a no-confidence vote initiated by the junior governing coalition partner following disagreements with the prime minister, a move that could take the country to early elections. A 12-hour long debate on the...

FILE — In this Sept. 28, 2010, file photo, country music fans watch a performance during a broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. The Opry is playing on through the coronavirus spread. The country music institution, which has been airing Saturday nights for 94 years, is set to broadcast live on television this Saturday from a mostly empty venue. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Grand Ole Opry to play on in an empty theater

Mar. 20, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Grand Ole Opry, the longest running radio show in history, is playing on through the coronavirus outbreak by returning to its roots. The country music institution, which has been airing Saturday nights for 94 years, is set to broadcast live on television this week in front of...

Nielsen says 19 million people watched Super Tuesday returns

Mar. 4, 2020 3:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 19 million people watched coverage of the Super Tuesday primary results on the top broadcast and cable news networks. Fox News Channel led the way with 4.17 million viewers, the Nielsen company said Wednesday. But CNN scored a key victory by leading all of the networks among...

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, followed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., left, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., leaves the Senate chamber after presiding over the impeachment trial and today's acquittal of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TV news ready to shift gears after impeachment saga ends

Feb. 5, 2020 6:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate's vote to acquit President Donald Trump not only ended the impeachment saga Wednesday, it shut off the source of hours of programming for television news networks. The vote, shown live on ABC, CBS, NBC and the cable news networks, came after one final twist in the announcement of...

Nikitin replaces Terfel at Wagner's Dutchman at Met Opera

Feb. 4, 2020 4:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Evgeny Nikitin will replace Bryn Terfel in the title role of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Wagner's "Die Fliegende Hollaender (The Flying Dutchman)" that opens March 2. Terfel broke an ankle in three places during a fall last week, an injury that required surgery. Nikitin, a...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, former NBC President Fred Silverman poses in his office in Los Angeles. Silverman, who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at his Los Angeles area home. He was 82. (AP Photo/Frazier Moore, File)

Fred Silverman, TV executive at 3 major networks, dies at 82

Jan. 30, 2020 8:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Silverman, the only TV executive who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks and who brought “All in the Family,” “Roots,” “Hawaii Five-O” and other hit series and miniseries to television during his more than...

Super Bowl 54: A Viewer's Guide to the Game

Jan. 30, 2020 1:44 PM EST

Sunday's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs marks the biggest day of sports broadcasting for networks. Here are some things to know about Fox's coverage as well as other Super Bowl-related programming on other networks: ___ NINTH SUPER SUNDAY FOR FOX This marks the ninth Super Bowl...