Television ratings

Cars go through a turn past a sign thanking people working during the coronavirus pandemic at Darlington Raceway Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. NASCAR, which has been idle for 10 weeks because of the pandemic, made its return with the Real Heroes 400 Nascar Cup Series auto race. (AP Photo/Jenna Fryer)
May 19, 2020 - 3:51 pm
Fans who had been starving for live sporting events had their appetites somewhat sated last weekend. Network executives knew the first weekend with multiple live events would draw good numbers but for the most part they exceeded expectations. The Bundesliga's return drew record numbers on Fox...
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May 18, 2020 - 5:14 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The return of live golf to television brought 2.35 million viewers across all platforms, which NBC Sports says was 16% higher than the final of the Dell Match Play last year. The TaylorMade Driving Relief on Sunday from Seminole Golf Club was shown from 2 p.m. to just after 6:...
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May 12, 2020 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — “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 prime-time program, the Nielsen company said. The newsmagazine has been...
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April 28, 2020 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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...
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In a photo provided by ESPN Images, the draft board is seen before the start of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Bristol, Conn. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images via AP)
April 26, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft. But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days. It also ended up being must-see TV as the first significant...
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This image released by CBS shows host Wayne Brady on the set of the gameshow "Let's Make a Deal." Shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let’s Make a Deal” in record numbers last week. The Nielsen company said the show recorded its best week in the 11 years since it was revived by CBS with Wayne Brady as host. (Monty Brinton/CBS via AP)
April 02, 2020 - 5:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week. TV programs across the dial recorded superlatives last week with a captive audience of millions of Americans told to stay home because of the coronavirus. Few were as interesting as...
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IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, practices on his racing simulator in his home in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Kanaan, along with other IndyCar drivers and NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson will compete in the series' inaugural virtual racing event Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 28, 2020 - 2:47 pm
The walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up the stairs, down the hall, through the master bedroom, master bathroom and finally into the closet. That’s where the former Indianapolis 500 winner tucked away Saturday to...
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This combination of photos shows, from left, Nicole Kidman in a scene from "Dirty Little Lies," the cast of "The Sopranos," and Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in a scene from "Westworld." In a world turned upside down by disease, TV viewership is growing. It's a rare bit of good news for an industry that has steadily shrunk, and its executives hope to seize an opportunity by anticipating what a stressed audience wants to see. HBO's streaming service just had its best week since last summer, as viewers have sought favorites like “Big Little Lies” and “Westworld,” and oldies like “Sex and the City” and “The Sopranos." (HBO via AP)
March 26, 2020 - 6:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — 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...
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President Donald Trump arrives and speaks with Fox News Channel Anchor Bill Hemmer, as Vice President Mike Pence looks on, during a Fox News Channel virtual town hall, at the White House, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 24, 2020 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With millions of American 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...
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March 11, 2020 - 12:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's only one television show that can stand atop the weekly ratings and say it did the same thing more than 40 years ago. That's CBS' venerable newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” which was the week's most popular show with an episode that led with Dr. Jon LaPook talking about the...
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