Television industry

SpongeBob Square Pants & Gary balloon makes its way down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
December 04, 2019 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors,...
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This image released by NBC shows celebrity judges, from left, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the set of "America's Got Talent," in Los Angeles. Union is thanking supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from “America’s Got Talent” after complaining about racism and other on-set issues. Without directly addressing her status with NBC’s talent show, the actress tweeted that the backing helped overcome feeling of being lost and alone. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 2:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC and the guild that represents television performers said they are investigating Gabrielle Union's allegation that she was fired as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” because she complained of racism and other on-set issues. The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of...
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In this Nov. 21, 2019 photo, Shannon Booth, vice president and general manager for Gray Television who oversees company-owned Nebraska stations in Lincoln, Hastings and North Platte, poses for a photo in front of the KOLN television station's satellite dishes in Lincoln, Neb. An estimated 500,000 households nationwide don't have access to local broadcast channels because of a complicated federal law and a decades-long dispute between local broadcasters and satellite television providers. Households in the nation's "neglected markets" _ rural areas that can't get local broadcast signals, are forced to rely on satellite service with news from other states. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
November 24, 2019 - 7:16 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In many rural corners of America, television viewers who want to watch local news are getting stuck with irrelevant stories from out-of-state stations hundreds of miles away. It’s a major problem for viewers who rely on satellite television because they live too far from local...
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Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez waves to the fans after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 05, 2019 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It may be no solace to the Houston Astros, but the Washington Nationals' comeback win in the World Series helped baseball avoid a dubious record. The series' seventh and deciding game reached 23.2 million people, eclipsing even "Sunday Night Football" and enabling the Series to...
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October 31, 2019 - 1:03 pm
In a story Oct. 29 about AT&T's upcoming streaming service HBO Max, The Associated Press reported erroneously when it will become profitable. This version corrects that date based on updated information from AT&T and clarifies its spending plans for the service. A corrected version of the...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, is an AT&T retail store in Miami. AT&T will review its portfolio for assets it can sell off, pay down debt related to its Time Warner acquisition and add two board members as part of a plan to boost results. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 28, 2019 - 8:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T said it will look for more parts of its business to sell off and add two new board members after pressure from an activist investor. The moves are part of a plan to boost results that also includes paying down debt from its $81 billion Time Warner acquisition. The activist...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a gun safety forum Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 03, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is committing to $6 million worth of television and digital advertising in the first four states on the 2020 election-year calendar. It’s the latest demonstration of an increasingly aggressive campaign as he tries to hold his place as the party’s top...
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This undated image released by ABC shows anchor David Muir on the set of "World News Tonight with David Muir," in New York. After five years at “World News Tonight,” Muir has a milestone that’s increasingly rare in television. His average audience is actually larger than it used be. ABC is finishing the TV season with its largest lead over NBC in 23 years, and 27 years for CBS. It’s the third straight year ABC has won the ratings competition.(Ida Mae Astute/ABC via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Muir is celebrating his fifth anniversary as "World News Tonight" anchor with something that's rare in television: a larger audience. The ABC newscast finished its year-long season last week with an average of 8.6 million viewers a night, the Nielsen company said. It's the...
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FILE- This March 19, 2018, file photo shows the Netflix app on an iPad in Baltimore. Shares of Netflix could open in negative territory for the year, the first time that’s happened since 2016, as major media players step into the stream to fight for subscribers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 24, 2019 - 6:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Netflix are opening in negative territory for the year — the first time that's happened since 2016 — as major media players step into the stream to fight for subscribers. The streaming service revolutionized the way people watch TV and because of its success, there was...
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is stopped for a first down by Atlanta Falcons free safety Isaiah Oliver (26) Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 24-20. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 17, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim. Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's top 12 shows last week, led by the Sunday night matchup of Philadelphia against Atlanta. ABC devoted its entire...
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