Television programs

May 20, 2020 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's “Sunday Night Football” will finish as prime time's most-viewed series for the ninth consecutive year when the 2019-20 television season wraps up on Wednesday night. According to Nielsen, “Sunday Night Football” averaged 20.5 million viewers in 2019, which was a 5% increase...
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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 - 6:51 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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FILE -This June 14, 1998 file photo shows Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan looking up at the score during the third quarter of their NBA Finals game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s docuseries detailing the 1998 and final season of the Chicago Bulls championship dynasty, has served as a reminder to basketball fans of the greatness of Michael Jordan on the court. It also shed light on his worldwide marketing allure. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 19, 2020 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In basketball terms, “The Last Dance” had a strong fourth quarter. The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. It was simulcast on ESPN and ESPN2. That's easily...
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In this Sunday May 17, 2020, photo provided by Christina Mushi-Brunt, AP Sports Writer Cliff Brunt and his 14-year-old son, Elias, watch the final episodes of The Last Dance in Oklahoma City. For the past five weeks, the docuseries that revisited Michael Jordan’s basketball career gave them something to look forward to during the coronavirus pandemic and helped them connect their generations. (Christina Mushi-Brunt via AP)
May 19, 2020 - 1:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Back in the day, I watched Michael Jordan drop 63 on the Boston Celtics on a small black-and-white TV with dials. I was a teenager as Jordan became a global icon. I remember the crazy dunks, the commercials, the baggy shorts and the shoes. Now, as a pandemic slowed America, I...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James before an NBA basketball game on Jan. 22, 2020, in New York, Jimmy Fallon at the Time 100 Gala on April 23, 2019, in New York and Kristen Bell at the world premiere of "Frozen 2" on Nov. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced that James, Fallon and Bell are among the 2020 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. (AP Photo)
May 19, 2020 - 12:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James, Jimmy Fallon, Spotify and HBO are among the 2020 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners Tuesday. Fallon’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” won a Webby for best social media...
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May 18, 2020 - 8:14 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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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 17, 2020 - 8:34 pm
Finally, a reason to cheer. We'll take it. Even from afar. No doubt, it was downright eerie when Fox came on the air Sunday afternoon for NASCAR's return to racing, a camera hovering over tens of thousands of empty seats at the enormous, iconic speedway in the backwoods of Darlington, South...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Dustin Johnson of the United States, left, and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talk on the 10th fairway during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play golf again until Sunday. He figured his game needed to be in shape for Rory McIlroy, his partner, in a charity match Sunday at Seminole that will be live golf's return to television. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 17, 2020 - 7:29 pm
Rory McIlroy delivered the money shot Sunday as live golf returned to television for a Skins game that revealed plenty of rust and raised more than $5 million for COVID-19 relief funds. McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, who had not won a skin since the sixth hole, had a chance to win the final six skins...
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President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of White House in Washington, Sunday, May 17, 2020. Trump was returning from nearby Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 17, 2020 - 5:22 pm
President Donald Trump’s idea of golf getting back to normal is having thousands of fans who aren’t wearing masks in attendance and “practically standing on top of each other.” Trump joined the NBC broadcast Sunday of “TaylorMade Driving Relief,” a Skins game involving Rory McIlroy and Dustin...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1976 file photo, CBS sportscaster Phyllis George is seen in New York. Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at a Lexington hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder.(AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis, File)
May 17, 2020 - 11:23 am
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder. Her...
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