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Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020
Mention primetime 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 primetime television last week, counting both broadcast and cable, the Nielsen...
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. 16, 2020
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-running news...
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-...
Wednesday, May. 27, 2020
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...
Tuesday, May. 19, 2020
In basketball terms, "The Last Dance" had a strong fourth quarter.
The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. It was simulcast on ESPN and ESPN2.
Tuesday, May. 12, 2020
"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 primetime program, the Nielsen company said. The newsmagazine has been...
Wednesday, May. 6, 2020
Americans stuck at home staring at fading furniture and wondering what to cook for dinner have been a boon for television networks like HGTV and the Food Network.
The Food Network's overall ratings in April were up 25 percent over the same month last year, while HGTV was up 22 percent,...
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...