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NBC has all scenarios covered for Championship Sunday

May. 21, 2022 02:49 AM EDT

With the Premier League title race coming down to the final day of matches, NBC is pulling out all the stops in its coverage of Championship Sunday. To ensure the network is covered in case Manchester City or Liverpool win the title, it's top announcing team will be in Manchester and...

Nielsen list illustrates power of franchises for networks

May. 17, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the broadcast television season winding down and most scripted series about to go into hibernation for the summer, it's instructive to look at the power of network franchises. Of the Nielsen company's 20 most popular scripted series on the air last week, 12...

Can you believe it? More people watched Kentucky Derby later

May. 10, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps trying to make sure it really happened, more people watched replays of 80-1 underdog Rich Strike winning the Kentucky Derby than watched it live. NBC said some 36 million people watched the exciting finish of horseracing's premier event on NBC Sports' social...

'Jeopardy' savors run of super champions after host stumbles

May. 09, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Mattea Roach, Amy Schneider and Matt Amodio can attest, it's cool to be smart again. “Jeopardy!” is on an unusual run of super champs. In the past seven months, each of those contestants has landed in the television game show's historical list of top five...

Fox continues to see ratings gains with PBA broadcasts

May. 07, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

Fox Sports' coverage of the Professional Bowlers Association continues to gain momentum during the PBA Playoffs. Going into Sunday's semifinals in Jupiter, Florida, Fox's first four broadcasts saw ratings increases. Last month's USBC Masters averaged 847,000 viewers on FOX, up 28%...

CBS declares television season victory with weeks to go

May. 03, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional broadcast television season doesn't end until later this month, but that hasn't stopped CBS from declaring victory. CBS issued a statement on Tuesday saying it would end the 2021-22 season as the most-watched television network in prime-time for the...

ABC's 'black-ish' ends its run as ABC looks to future

Apr. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the comedy “black-ish” ended its run after eight seasons with a relatively modest live audience of 2.52 million viewers, ABC is already pivoting to what it hopes is its next defining sitcom. The “black-ish” series finale last week featured a storyline...

Opening of NBA playoffs gives ratings win to ABC, ESPN

Apr. 19, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA playoffs have begun with no clear championship favorite, and that appears to be good news for ABC and ESPN. The opening-round schedule of five games last weekend on the networks had more viewers than any playoff start since 2011, and its average of 4.17...

NASCAR chases holiday TV audience with Easter dirt race

Apr. 16, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was on his annual family beach vacation when he was forced to cut it short early by three days to return to work for the first time in his career on Easter Sunday. NASCAR since its 1949 inaugural season deliberately used Easter as an off weekend...

Tiger Woods' return to Masters a winner for TV networks

Apr. 12, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiger Woods may not have won the Masters golf tournament, but his stirring return from injury was certainly a winner for the television networks following him. CBS' final round coverage of the venerable tourney on Sunday averaged 10.17 million viewers, the highest...