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October 13, 2020 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's not difficult to figure out which television networks are benefiting from the presidential election, and which ones should worry about next year. Collectively, the news networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC averaged just under 10 million viewers in prime time last week, or...
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In this photo provided by Starpix, James Pitaro speaks at the Paley Center for Media in New York, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year contract with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the NFL that extend to 2022. Amazon, Google and Facebook could be among the bidders. (Patrick Huban/Starpix via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year agreement with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the...
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FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception in New York. O'Donnell says he made an "error in judgment" in reporting a story about President Donald Trump's finances based on a single source. O'Donnell's tweet on Wednesday came after a lawyer for Trump said the story was false and defamatory, and called for NBC News to apologize and retract it. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 28, 2019 - 10:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell (all times local): 10:20 p.m. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has retracted his story about supposed Russian ties to President Donald Trump's finances and apologized for reporting it — just as Trump's lawyer demanded. O'Donnell says, however, he...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) runs drills with teammates Samaje Perine (32) and Darlin Kidsy Jr., (84) during the Washington Redskins NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. The Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the Redskins’ NBA neighbors, the Washington Wizards. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 06, 2019 - 9:32 pm
The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established...
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Former special counsel Robert Mueller returns to the witness table following a break in his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Mueller testified about his report on Russian election interference. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 24, 2019 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Mueller's report on Russian involvement in the 2016 election may have made for a gripping book, but his long-awaited testimony before Congress on Wednesday did not come alive as a television show. Mueller's appearance wasn't news-free, and careful exchanges with committee...
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FILE - This Nov. 13, 2017 file photo shows singer-actress Halle Bailey at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Bailey, half of the sister duo Chloe x Halle, will next be going under the sea, starring as Ariel in the upcoming adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” The live-action version will include original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 08, 2019 - 4:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagreed with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of "The Little Mermaid." Freeform posted an open letter on Sunday in support of Bailey after some on social media used the hashtag #...
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This image released by Showtime shows Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes in a scene from the limited series, "The Loudest Voice," which premiered on Sunday, June 30. The Nielsen company said 299,000 watched Sunday's 10 p.m. debut of the miniseries. When you add replays and streams, Sunday’s audience swelled to 651,000, Nielsen said. (JoJo Whilden/Showtime via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Intensely loyal viewers routinely make Fox News Channel the most-watched cable network each week. So how many people want to watch a miniseries about Roger Ailes, the man who developed and ran the place for its first two decades? The safest answer for Showtime's "The Loudest Voice...
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This image released by Netflix shows Rita Moreno in a scene from "One Day At A Time." The series, a remake of the 1970's-80's Norman Lear TV series, centers on a Cuban-American family. The series, which was canceled by Netflix, will continue with a new 13-episode fourth season premiering on Pop TV in 2020. (Michael Yarish/Netflix via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 8:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are more days ahead for "One Day at a Time." The CBS Corp.-owned cable channel Pop TV says Thursday it's greenlighted a new season of the reboot canceled by Netflix. In a statement, Pop TV President Brad Schwartz called the series both "culturally significant" and funny...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 29, 2019 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Mueller spoke for only 10 minutes, and his statements yielded no new information on the Russia probe. But for much of the American media, the special counsel's first public comments in two years warranted wall-to-wall coverage. Many journalists focused Wednesday on whether...
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This photo provided by CBS shows Johnny Galecki, from left, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik in a scene from the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing 8:30 - 9:00 p.m., ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. (Michael Yarish/CBS/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP)
May 21, 2019 - 2:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year. The finale of the nerdy CBS comedy's 12-season run drew 18.5 million live viewers Thursday night to easily win the week. Sunday's night's much-ballyhooed finale of "Game of Thrones" was a distant...
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