Television ratings

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker attends the 13th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in New York. A busy stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial demonstrations in the United States has led CNN to its best ratings in the network's 40-year history. Zucker says viewers have come to CNN for the news coverage, while the network's rivals are more about 'political talk.' (Photo by Jason Mendez/Invision/AP, File)
July 01, 2020 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An extraordinary stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning triggered by George Floyd's death has led CNN to its biggest audience for any three-month period in the network's 40-year history. Fox News Channel and MSNBC also had record-setting quarters ending...
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June 30, 2020 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mention prime-time television stars in other ages, and you’d think of Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Harmon or Jennifer Aniston. Now it’s Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. Fox News Channel was the most-watched network in prime-time television last week, counting both broadcast and cable, the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during his campaign rally at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
June 23, 2020 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Now it's apparent where many of President Donald Trump's supporters who stayed away from Saturday's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were instead: they were home watching it on television. Fox News Channel, which aired Trump's speech live, had the biggest Saturday night audience...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, the "America's Got Talent" logo appears at a press event in New York. "America's Got Talent" was the No. 1 show last week, according to Nielsen company figures out Tuesday, while CBS was the most-watched broadcast network and Fox News was the most-viewed cable channel. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
June 16, 2020 - 5:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summertime escapism in the form of talent and game shows ruled on broadcast TV, with “60 Minutes” the exception. “America's Got Talent” on NBC was the most-watched show last week, according to Nielsen company ratings out Tuesday. But the No. 2 slot was claimed by CBS' long-...
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FILER - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Iain Armitage, left, a cast member in the CBS series "Young Sheldon," answers a question as executive producer/narrator Jim Parsons looks on during a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS has earned the distinction of television's most-watched network for the 12th season in a row, and for the 17th time in the last 18 years. "Young Sheldon' was the top comedy of the year. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 27, 2020 - 6:16 pm
The winner, and still champion, is CBS. The Tiffany network finished the traditional television season, which ended last week, as the most-watched broadcaster for the 12th consecutive year, the Nielsen company said. CBS has won 17 of the last 18 years, the lone exception coming when Fox topped the...
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May 25, 2020 - 4:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity" attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in...
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Cars go through a turn past a sign thanking people working during the coronavirus pandemic at Darlington Raceway Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. NASCAR, which has been idle for 10 weeks because of the pandemic, made its return with the Real Heroes 400 Nascar Cup Series auto race. (AP Photo/Jenna Fryer)
May 19, 2020 - 5:51 pm
Fans who had been starving for live sporting events had their appetites somewhat sated last weekend. Network executives knew the first weekend with multiple live events would draw good numbers but for the most part they exceeded expectations. The Bundesliga's return drew record numbers on Fox...
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May 18, 2020 - 7:14 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The return of live golf to television brought 2.35 million viewers across all platforms, which NBC Sports says was 16% higher than the final of the Dell Match Play last year. The TaylorMade Driving Relief on Sunday from Seminole Golf Club was shown from 2 p.m. to just after 6:...
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May 12, 2020 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — “60 Minutes” managed to win the week's ratings competition and attract the attention of President Donald Trump on the same week. With 9.5 million viewers Sunday, “60 Minutes” was easily the week's most-watched prime-time program, the Nielsen company said. The newsmagazine has been...
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April 28, 2020 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough, Chris Cuomo, Bret Baier, Nicolle Wallace and Anderson Cooper have more in common than you think — at least this month. Each cable news host recorded their most-watched months ever in April, with coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders assuring a...
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