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Showtime's 'The Circus' resumes — but has circus left town?

Sep. 17, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What does “The Circus” do when the circus has left town? That's the pithy question that comes to mind upon learning that the Showtime political series opens its seventh season on Sunday, when consumer interest in political news has dropped sharply...

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

Sep. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games. Will “The Mandalorian” bow to “The Crown” as best drama series? Can the feel-good comedy “Ted Lasso” charm its way into...

NFL's opening week averages 17.4 million on TV

Sep. 14, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

The NFL's kickoff weekend ended up having the second-highest TV ratings for Week 1 over the past five seasons. The 16 games averaged 17.4 million viewers on television and digital properties. That is a 7% increase over last season (16.3 million average) and nearly equal...

Thanks, Tom Brady! Ageless quarterback helps NBC in ratings

Sep. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ageless Tom Brady is due a thank you note from NBC. The Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback helped the network to a smashing audience of 24.8 million viewers for the NFL kickoff game, where he took on and defeated the Dallas Cowboys. That's up from last...

NFL Kickoff game posts highest TV numbers since 2015

Sep. 10, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

The NFL came into kickoff weekend looking for increased audiences over last season. After one game, the league is off to a strong start with the most-watched opener in six years. Thursday night's 31-29 victory by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Dallas Cowboys averaged...

CBS, Nickelodeon will team up again for NFL playoff game

Sep. 10, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS Sports will once again team with Nickelodeon to do a kids-focused broadcast during the first weekend of the NFL playoffs. The game will air Jan. 16 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Last season's broadcast of the New Orleans Saints’ 21-9 victory over the Chicago...

Ellen DeGeneres says show is 'happy place' for final season

Sep. 10, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres has a lot of ground to cover in the 19th and final season of her talk show, which she promises will be a “huge celebration.” She intends to salute longtime viewers, stroll down memory lane to revisit early appearances by fledgling...

College football's return boosts television ratings

Sep. 08, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers are ready for some football. Three college matchups scored among the Nielsen company's four most-watched television programs last week. Only an episode of NBC's “America's Got Talent” broke through. The most...

Afghanistan, Hurricane Ida coverage gripped TV viewers

Aug. 31, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan and fearsome Hurricane Ida drew viewers to cable channels that focused on the unfolding events. Fox News Channel had the lion's share of the most-watched cable shows last week, 19 of the top 20, according to...

MLS ratings seeing significant growth over past 2 seasons

Aug. 26, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If ever there was a great time for Major League Soccer to be going into negotiations for its next television contract, it definitely is now. The league goes into the final two months of the regular season with ratings not only up significantly over...