Television ratings

Alabama players celebrate after overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama won 26-23. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
January 09, 2018 - 5:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The national championship showdown between Alabama and Georgia drew 28.443 million viewers for ESPN, making it the second-most watched title game in the four years of the College Football Playoff format. Alabama beat Georgia in overtime , rallying from 13 points down in the second...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017, file photo shows the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta. Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion stadium is about to be on perhaps its largest national stage for the Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, College Football Playoff title game, fans say the glitzy facility is living up to the hype despite a series of construction setbacks that delayed its opening. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
January 08, 2018 - 1:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The College Football Playoff is here to stay. The national championship game is still trying to make its mark. The 4-year-old title game remains a bit of an afterthought compared to the well-entrenched bowl system, from its lack of a catchy name to its scattered timing to its scaled-...
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Georgia running back Sony Michel runs for a touchdown during overtime in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. Georgia won 54-48. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 02, 2018 - 4:36 pm
With the semifinals back New Year's Day, ESPN viewership for the College Football Playoff was the highest it has been since the first season of the postseason system in 2015. The double overtime Rose Bowl thriller between Georgia and Oklahoma drew a 14.8 overnight Nielsen rating and average...
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The Houston Astros celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Astros won 5-1 to win the series 4-3. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 02, 2017 - 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Astros' seven-game World Series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged 18.9 million viewers on Fox, down 19 percent from the 23.4 million average for the Chicago Cubs' seven-game victory over Cleveland last year for their first title since 1908. The total audience...
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October 18, 2017 - 9:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Nielsen announced its new service on Wednesday...
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October 17, 2017 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 9-15. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "NFL Post Game," CBS, 16.58 million. 2. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Denver, NBC, 16.16 million. 3. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Carolina, CBS, 14.58 million. 4...
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September 26, 2017 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Through three weeks, viewership for national telecasts of NFL games is down 11 percent this season compared to 2016. The Nielsen company said Tuesday that the NFL games averaged 17.63 million viewers for the first three weeks of last season, and dipped to 15.77 million this year...
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September 14, 2017 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a strong vote of confidence for its late-night cornerstone, Comedy Central said Thursday it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of "The Daily Show" through 2022. The network also said Noah would produce and host specials comedically wrapping up...
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August 22, 2017 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 14-20. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 13.44 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.89 million. 3. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 10.24 million. 4. "60...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Shonda Rhimes attends the "Scandal" 100th Episode Celebration at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, Calif. Netflix announced late Sunday, Aug. 13, that Rhimes and her company Shondaland had agreed to produce new series and context for the streaming service. Rhimes’ current hit shows, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” will continue to air on ABC. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2017 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes, the well-regarded creator of TV series "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," from ABC, its latest big get as media companies old and new fight for viewers' attention. The streaming service's announcement late Sunday comes just days after ABC owner Disney...
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