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Virtual slime cannons go off in the end zone after a touchdown during Nickelodeon's kid-focused broadcast of the NFL wild-card playoff game between the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints at the Superdome, Sunday,  Jan. 10, 2021 in New Orleans. The positive reviews for Nickelodeon's kids-focused broadcast of last Sunday's NFL playoff game showed the potential of alternate broadcasts of sporting events. The success of that broadcast has led to many wondering what other sports it could expand to and when we might see it again in the NFL? (CBS/Viacom via AP)

NFL wild-card games show potential for alternate broadcasts

Jan. 14, 2021 4:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Robbins directed “Varsity Blues” and was the producer of “Coach Carter,” but both of those might have been eclipsed last Sunday with Nickelodeon's successful kids-oriented broadcast of an NFL playoff game. Even a couple days after last Sunday's game, the...

A worker cleans seats in Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Even with empty stadiums, NFL still a ratings monster

Jan. 7, 2021 9:27 PM EST

Regular-season ratings for NFL games declined this season following two straight years of increases. But in a year that saw the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and a presidential election, the 7% decrease isn't as bad as the league and its broadcast partners feared before the season began. Games averaged...

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'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers

Dec. 29, 2020 8:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of television's hottest shows is also among its oldest. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. In the frenzied news year of 2020, however, the success is a tribute to both durability and adaptability. CBS' pioneering newsmagazine...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, center, is brought down by a host of Baltimore Ravens defenders during the second half of an NFL football game, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Twin football games leads Fox to ratings win

Dec. 15, 2020 6:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two weekday football games were enough to lift Fox to victory in the weekly ratings race. The network's coverage of Tuesday's game between Dallas and Baltimore, and Thursday's New England-L.A. Rams matchup took up their entire prime-time schedules for the nights. The Nielsen company said...