Television ratings

In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel, right, speaks with actors, from left, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. (The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)
September 21, 2020 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The novelty of television stars getting Emmy Awards delivered to their homes wasn't enough to keep the annual show from slipping further in popularity. The Nielsen company said 6.1 million people watched the Emmys on Sunday night, down from 6.9 million in 2019 and the third straight...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
September 15, 2020 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pro football has probably never been more important to television executives than this year, and its return has them ready to do a happy dance in the end zone. A schedule of opening week games brought viewers back to their sets, led by a Hall of Fame caliber matchup between Tom...
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September 09, 2020 - 11:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson drew the television equivalent of a royal flush on the week before Labor Day. The controversial Fox News Channel personality had all five of his weeknight programs land in the Nielsen company's 20 most popular programs last week. Four of them were in the Top 10. Fox's...
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President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 28, 2020 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the competition for attention at their makeshift conventions, Democrat Joe Biden can claim bragging rights over President Donald Trump. But it was close. The Nielsen company says that 23.8 million viewers watched the final hour of Thursday's Republican convention on television,...
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Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, speaks to aides after taping his speech for the second day of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 26, 2020 - 12:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Up is down, down is up. President Donald Trump thanked CNN Tuesday for its Republican convention coverage, while Fox News heard complaints from some viewers that it wasn't showing enough. The president's tweet that he was “very appreciative” to CNN for showing the vast majority of...
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First lady Melania Trump speaks on the second night of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 25, 2020 - 11:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The second day of the Republican National Convention started with a decidedly different, more positive tone, with an emphasis on Americans who say have they benefited from President Donald Trump’s policies. Here are some takeaways from the second night. LEVERAGING THE WHITE HOUSE...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, image provided by Genevieve Williams, Williams poses for a selfie in Neosho, Mo. (Genevieve Williams via AP)
August 20, 2020 - 6:08 am
BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — Nick Zingarelli relished Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention this week, especially when the former first lady used President Donald Trump's own words — “It is what it is” — to sum up Democrats' disappointment in his presidency. But the moment on the...
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This combination photo shows, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," left, and Sean Hannity, host of "Hannity" on Fox News. The Fox News and Fox Business channels are going international. A digital streaming service with the pair will launch in Mexico this month, expanding to Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom in September. (AP Photo)
August 19, 2020 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are providing television viewers with a distinctly different vision of the Democratic National Convention each night from their perches on Fox News Channel. Hannity calls the virtual convention “the worst infomercial ever made” and provides brief,...
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The control room where live feeds are managed is in operation for the first night of the virtual DNC convention at the Wisconsin Center on August 17, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to the city, is now taking place virtually due to concerns with the coronavirus pandemic.  (Scott Olson/Pool via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 4:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Preliminary estimates show that viewership for the first night of the Democrats' virtual convention was down compared with the opening of Hillary Clinton's nominating party four years ago. An estimated 18.7 million people watched coverage between 10 and 11 p.m. on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN...
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A bolt of lightning comes down from the clouds during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 24, 2020 - 5:23 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The pandemic-delayed Major League Baseball opener was the sport’s most-watched regular-season game on any network in nine years. The New York Yankees’ rain-shortened 4-1 win at the Washington Nationals on Thursday night averaged 4 million viewers on ESPN, according to Nielsen...
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