Television programs

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs the ball for a touchdown after getting past New York Giants outside linebacker Alec Ogletree, center bottom, and Janoris Jenkins, right, as wide receiver Tavon Austin, rear, looks on in the second half of a NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
September 11, 2019 - 9:17 am
The NFL's opening weekend to its 100th season delivered strong ratings for all games. The league and Nielsen said Wednesday there was an average of 17.1 million viewers for games, which is a 5% increase over last year. The New York Giants game against the Dallas Cowboys on Fox averaged 23.9 million...
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People eat and watch football at a Buffalo Wild Wings, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International and Buffalo Wild Wings are launching a mobile football game app for customers to pick favorite NFL teams, choose weekly fantasy performers and make proposition picks. Officials said the goal is to expand later at Buffalo Wild Wings in states where sports betting is legal through a mobile app called BetMGM. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 10, 2019 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will be happy to know that ratings will go up for many of their programs next year, simply because the Nielsen company will count more people. The company whose numbers provide the currency for the TV industry says its change will begin next September, when it...
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Green Bay Packers' Adrian Amos intercepts a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Chicago. The Packers won 10-3. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 10, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 2-8. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Green Bay at Chicago, NBC, 22.24 million. 2. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at New England, NBC, 22.21 million. 3. "NFL Thursday Pre-game," NBC, 14.79...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, Former Indianapolis Colts player Pat McAfee announces the Colts' third round pick at the NFL football draft, in Nashville, Tenn. The former Indianapolis Colts punter had his talk show debut Monday morning, Sept. 9, 2019, on DAZN in the U.S. and Canada as well as Westwood One radio in 40 cities. This is in addition to calling Thursday night college football. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
September 09, 2019 - 5:40 pm
It may be hard to avoid Pat McAfee. The former Indianapolis Colts punter is one of the hottest media commodities. McAfee's talk show debuted Monday morning on DAZN (DA'-zone) in the U.S. and Canada as well as Westwood One radio in 40 cities. He also calls Thursday night college football games on...
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Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker, right, passes the ball while defended by Minnesota Lynx's Napheesa Collier during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 09, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Candace Parker knows what she'll be doing after the WNBA season. The Los Angeles Sparks star is remaining with Turner Sports after signing a multiyear deal. She will remain part of the network's NBA and NCAA Tournament coverage as well as contributing analysis to NBA TV, a Turner property. Parker...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016 file photo Eric Stonestreet arrives at the 22nd annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Stonestreet plays the part of the bumbling younger brother of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid in a new spoof video that was released in advance of the first game of the regular season. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 06, 2019 - 9:37 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet plays the part of the bumbling younger brother of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid in a new spoof video that was released in advance of the first game of the regular season. The video features Stonestreet as Randy, the owner of a...
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In this 2018 photo provided by Fox Sports, Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson, from left, get ready for the “Fox NFL Sunday” pregame show during the 2018 season at the Fox Sports studio in Los Angeles. The show, which started in 1994, was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame earlier this year. (Fox Sports via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 4:34 am
From the moment Terry Bradshaw rode his horse through Hollywood and Beverly Hills, everyone knew Fox's NFL Sunday pregame show was going to be different. It can also claim to be something else — a Hall of Fame inductee. The pregame show, which kicks off Fox's 26th season covering the league on...
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Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) celebrates with teammates after Auburn came from behind to defeat Oregon following an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Auburn won 27-21. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
September 04, 2019 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The opening of college football's season was welcome news for ABC in an otherwise quiet week for television. The network won the weekly ratings competition on the strength of games that took over the network's schedule on Saturday night (Oregon vs. Auburn) and Sunday (Oklahoma vs...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, fans cheer during the seventh inning stretch during in the first baseball game of a doubleheader between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees have reacquired the YES Network, partnering with Amazon.com and the Sinclair Broadcast Group to purchase 80 percent of the station from The Walt Disney Co. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in a deal that values it at $3.47 billion. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 29, 2019 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have reacquired the YES Network, joining Amazon and the Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy an 80% stake in the channel from The Walt Disney Co. The deal announced Thursday values YES at $3.47 billion, nearly $500 million less than when 21st Century Fox acquired a...
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August 29, 2019 - 5:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is selling its stake in the YES Network to an investor group that includes Yankee Global Enterprises, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Amazon. The deal values YES at $3.47 billion. Disney was required to sell off Fox's regional sports networks as part of its $71...
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