Sports TV

November 21, 2017 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Dallas, NBC, 21.06 million. 2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 15.31 million. 3. NFL Thursday Night Football: Tennessee at...
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November 21, 2017 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As Thanksgiving approaches, NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win, its second in a row. As with last week, NBC won largely on the strength of two football games. Sunday night's clash between Philadelphia and Dallas was the week's most-watched program, while Thursday's...
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Jose Maria Marin leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Marin, of Brazil, is one of three former South American soccer officials on trial in a U.S. case highlighting widespread corruption in the sport's governing body. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 20, 2017 - 2:53 am
Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out. The millions of dollars in "inducements" to secure contracts to televise matches. The bribes sought by FIFA executives with the power to determine World Cup hosts. The death threats for cooperating...
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Graphic shows MLS attendance in comparison to other leagues and average TV viewers
November 17, 2017 - 1:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe. MLS averaged 22,000 in attendance for the first time in its history this season, ranked among the top seven...
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FILE- This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building on Aug. 1, 2017, in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person can't discuss the matter publicly. (AP Photo/File)
November 16, 2017 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person wouldn't discuss the matter publicly. The conversations are at a very early...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, CONMEBOL delegate Roger Bello, of Bolivia, left, talks with Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion, center, and Alejandro Burzaco, president of Torneos y Competencias, during a Copa Libertadores soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Burzaco, the former CEO of a marketing firm based in Argentina, testified Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials accused of taking bribes in a sprawling corruption investigation of FIFA, that Fox was among several media companies paying bribes through sham contracts for the Copa America and other events. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
November 15, 2017 - 8:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge tightened bail conditions on a South American soccer official charged in the FIFA bribery scandal after prosecutors surprised the courtroom by accusing the defendant of threatening their star witness by making a slashing motion on his neck as the witness testified at trial...
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November 15, 2017 - 3:18 am
PRO FOOTBALL Papa John's is apologizing for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. Papa John's is a major NFL sponsor and advertiser, and Schnatter said on an earnings call Nov. 1 that "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's...
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November 14, 2017 - 4:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fox is limiting the amount of pre-game access to the Minnesota Vikings this week for guest analyst Greg Olsen, in response to concerns raised by the team about an opposing player on the broadcast crew. The Vikings host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, when Olsen and the Carolina...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. In a statement Sunday, Nov. 12, on Twitter, Underwood thanked her fans for messages of support following a fall on steps outside her home on Friday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After two years of record low ratings, the Country Music Association Awards rebounded last week and was the most-watched entertainment program on television last week. Hoist a glass to the appeal of country music? Not so fast. The size of last year's audience was depressed since it...
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November 14, 2017 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 6-12. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: New England at Denver, NBC, 17.51 million. 2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 14.56 million. 3. "CMA Awards," ABC, 14.28 million. 4. "The Big Bang...
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