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Troubled Nielsen to update measurements for local television

Sep. 21, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company, increasingly under fire from the television industry, on Tuesday said it would soon incorporate homes that have cut off cable in favor of broadband in its viewing measurements for local TV markets. Nielsen estimates some 20% of...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 17, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci;...

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...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden is not...

Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

Sep. 16, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia, the company said Thursday. News Corp executive chair Rupert Murdoch said Morgan, 56, is “the broadcaster every...

Quechua endures in Peru despite centuries of discrimination

Sep. 15, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

CCARHUACC LICAPA, Peru (AP) — Leila Ccaico walked slowly to the front of her class in a rural village in the Andes. Reluctantly, she faced her classmates, obeyed her teacher’s orders and started to sing softly in Quechua. This is the first year that the sixth grader...

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...

Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil quits as chairman of GB News

Sep. 13, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British broadcasting veteran Andrew Neil stepped down Monday as chairman of GB News, just three months after he launched it amid great fanfare to provide an alternative to an alleged “metropolitan elite” bias among the U.K.'s established news channels. ...

Media outlets recall country's unity after Sept. 11 attacks

Sep. 11, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the media outlets that explore the country's differences, pausing Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, recalled almost wistfully the sense of common purpose that united Americans in the aftermath of that day. ...