Television programs

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. NBC Sports is set to bench its play-by-play NASCAR announcer for an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The network will use three analysts in the broadcast booth for next week's NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be the only broadcasters for the July 22 race at the Magic Mile. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
July 14, 2018 - 8:58 pm
NBC Sports is going with an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The network will use three analysts in the broadcast booth for next week's NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, the 15-time most popular NASCAR driver, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be the...
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Spectators attend the men's singles quarterfinal tennis match between John Isner of the United States and Canada's Milos Raonic, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 13, 2018 - 6:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Roger Federer almost sounded offended when asked whether he would be concerned about Centre Court spectators paying too much attention to the World Cup final during the Wimbledon men's singles final. "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final...
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In this July 5, 2018 photo, a helicopter sits atop the Budweiser boat, parked on the Moskva River during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 13, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Budweiser has a boat on the Moscow River and a disco. Coke set up an interactive sculpture-video installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Business went on at the World...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2013, file photo, an ESPN logo is seen prior to an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cincinnati. The network will air the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals in prime time this month as part of a multiyear agreement to bring esports to the biggest sports platform on American television. Disney and Blizzard Entertainment announced plans Wednesday, July 11, 2018, to broadcast the OWL’s playoffs and championship on ESPN, ABC and Disney XD. The Grand Finals on July 27 and 28 will be shown live on ESPN, marking the first time the network will carry esports in prime time. (AP Photo/David Kohl, File)
July 11, 2018 - 11:19 am
Esports are coming to ESPN. The network will air the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals in prime time this month as part of a multiyear agreement to bring esports to the biggest sports platform on American television. Disney and Blizzard Entertainment announced plans Wednesday to broadcast the...
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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford gestures during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 10, 2018 - 4:17 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — World Cup English-language ratings in the United States remained down from 2014 through the quarterfinals, but improved from earlier in the tournament. The four games in Russia last weekend averaged 4,892,000 viewers on Fox and FS1, according to Nielsen Media Research. That was down...
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El técnico de Inlgaterra Gareth Southgate (derecha) festeja con Harry Maguire tras la victoria 2-0 ante Suecia en las semifinales del Mundial en Samara, Rusia, el sábado 7 de julio de 2018. (AP Foto/Matthias Schrader )
July 10, 2018 - 2:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and tensions over Brexit, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup. Coach Gareth Southgate is the buttoned-down leader of a new generation of players who speak...
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Uruguay's Luis Suarez points during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
July 06, 2018 - 11:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup's round of 16 in Russia were down 27 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 38 percent below 2014's level. The eight second-round matches on Fox and FS averaged 4,858,000 viewers, down from 6,696,000 four years...
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A fan of Poland holds up a scarf as he watches a World Cup soccer match between Poland and Colombia at The Garden at Studio Square NYC in New York on Sunday, June 24, 2018. While the immigration debate occupies politicians and new policies have thrown thousands of families into disarray, the World Cup shows how much people from other countries help make up the fabric of New York. (AP Photo/Terrin Waack)
July 04, 2018 - 8:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The lack of a U.S. team caused a big viewership drop for World Cup telecasts. The 48 group stage broadcasts on Fox and FS1 averaged 2,069,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. That is down 42 percent from the 3.54 million average on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC four years ago and...
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July 02, 2018 - 12:12 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Telemundo Deportes has acquired U.S. Spanish-language rights for next year's Copa America in Brazil. Part of Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal Inc., Telemundo is televising its first World Cup this year. The 2019 Copa, the championship of South America, includes invited guests Japan and...
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Aly Wagner talks during an interview, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in New York. Fox's Aly Wagner and Telemundo's Viviana Vila are the first in-match analysts on U.S. broadcast television for soccer's showcase, the FIFA World Cup. BBC's Vicki Sparks is making a similar breakthrough in Britain, as is ZDF's Claudia Neumann in Germany. Meanwhile, Kate Abdo is Fox's start-of-the-day studio show anchor in Red Square (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 30, 2018 - 12:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The men's World Cup is notable for women. Fox's Aly Wagner and Telemundo's Viviana Vila are the first in-match analysts on U.S. television for soccer's showcase. BBC's Vicki Sparks is making a similar breakthrough in Britain and ZDF's Claudia Neumann in Germany. "It took me 10 years...
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