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Monday, Dec. 27, 2021
The presidential election, pandemic and racial reckoning were stories that drove intense interest and engagement to news outlets in 2020. To a large degree, 2021 represented the inevitable hangover.
Various metrics illustrate the dwindling popularity of news content.
Monday, May. 17, 2021
The merger of Discovery and AT&T's WarnerMedia operations, marrying the likes of HBO and CNN with HGTV and Oprah Winfrey, is another illustration of the head-spinning speed in which streaming has transformed the media world.
The companies are essentially placing a $43 billion bet that...
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021
Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.
King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production company, Ora...
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020
The dramatic conclusion to "The Undoing," HBO's whodunit starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, proved how it's still possible to bring people together in today's fragmented television world.
Three million people tuned in Sunday to find out who really killed the girlfriend of Grant's...
Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2020
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 in the...
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2020
Public interest in demonstrations following the death of George Floyd boosted news programming — none more so than CNN.
Since Floyd's death on Memorial Day in the custody of Minneapolis police, CNN's primetime audience is up 238 percent over last year, the Nielsen company said. Fox News...
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020
For many Americans, the unrest sweeping through several cities this past weekend was reason enough to stay home and watch it on television.
The Nielsen company said 4 million people saw coverage of the demonstrations on Fox News Channel at 10 p.m. on Saturday, not usually a big TV-...
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2020
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 captive...
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020
A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of "Modern Family" is doing the same thing as millions of other people during the widespread coronavirus shutdown.
She's sitting at home, watching more television than she normally would.
In a world turned upside down by disease, TV...
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020
With millions of Americans homebound due to the coronavirus pandemic, there's little surprise they're curious about what's going on in the world.
News programs reached more people than they had in years and, in one case, notched its biggest average audience ever, the Nielsen company said...