Television ratings

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Kunal Nayyar, from left, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, from the cast of "The Big Bang Theory," present the creative achievement award at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Hugs and tears punctuated the final taping of "The Big Bang Theory," a lovefest for its stars, crew and audience alike. There were plenty of punchlines as well, as the true-to-form hit comedy about scientists and those who love them wrapped the two-part, hour-long finale that will air in mid-May on CBS. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 3:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the ratings battle between titans "The Big Bang Theory" and "Game of Thrones," laughs won out. CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" was last week's top-rated program, with 12.5 million viewers tuning in to the sitcom in its home stretch. The final episode of its 12-season run will air...
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This image released by HBO shows Maisie Williams in a scene from "Game of Thrones," that aired Sunday, April 28, 2019. In the Associated Press' weekly "Wealth of Westeros" series, we're following the HBO fantasy show's latest plot twists and analyzing the economic and business forces driving the story. This week, Arya’s triumphant assassination of the king ice zombie has prompted an appreciation among us for the role of skills, in economics as well as medieval Westeros. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 3:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" has once again ridden a high body count to a record viewer count. Sunday's big-battle episode, the third of the final season, drew 17.8 million viewers either live on the network at 9 p.m., streamed, on-demand or in a rerun that aired later that night, the...
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Without taking questions from reporters about the Mueller report, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to board Marine One for the short trip to Joint Base Andrews then on to his estate in Palm Beach, Fla., at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2019 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Given all the attention it has received over the past two years, the actual release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report wasn't exactly appointment television viewing. The ABC, CBS and NBC broadcast networks and the cable's CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC collectively averaged...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a Fox News town-hall style event Monday April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 16, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders took heat from some Democrats for holding a town hall on Fox News Channel but there's one result hard to argue with: it was the most-watched candidate event in the election campaign so far. An estimated 2.55 million people saw Sanders' town hall Monday in...
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This image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke, left, and Kit Harington in a scene from "Game of Thrones," premiering on Sunday, April 14. The first episode of the final season of "Game of Thrones" is a record-breaker for the series and HBO. The pay channel said the 17.4 million viewers who watched Sunday’s episode either on TV or online represent a season-opening high for the fantasy saga. (HBO via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 3:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first episode of the final season of "Game of Thrones" is a record-breaker for the series and HBO. The pay channel said the 17.4 million viewers who watched Sunday's episode either on TV or online represent a season-opening high for the fantasy saga. HBO Now also posted its...
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A copy of a letter from Attorney General William Barr advising Congress of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, is shown Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
March 27, 2019 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow isn't backing away from her coverage of President Donald Trump and any connection to Russia's involvement in trying to influence the 2016 presidential campaign. The question is how much her fans want to listen. Maddow's audience has dipped on her two days back on the...
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March 05, 2019 - 4:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Bee, Peacock and Monster's vocal stylings and fashion sense gave Fox's "The Masked Singer" a strong finish to its debut season. The reality show stuffs celebrities into outlandish, uncomfortable looking costumes and then requires them to sing their hearts out. Embraced by...
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February 26, 2019 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Producer Dick Wolf's factory of "Chicago" dramas is becoming increasingly important for NBC. Both "Chicago PD" and "Chicago Fire" scored their highest ratings in nearly two years last week with crossover episodes where they shared casts, the Nielsen company said. "Chicago Med"...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A “60 Minutes” interview with fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe helped make the CBS news magazine one of TV’s top-rated programs. According to Nielsen figures released Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, “60 Minutes” drew 9.7 million viewers and was the third most-watched show last week. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 20, 2019 - 3:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's headline-making interview on CBS' news magazine proved a TV audience grabber as well. The program ranked as the third most-watched last week with 9.7 million people tuning in, according to Nielsen figures released Wednesday. Viewership...
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Lady Gaga, right, and Mark Ronson perform "Shallow" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 4:13 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had last year. The Nielsen company on Monday estimated the Grammy audience size at 19.9 million. The 2018...
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