Television industry

SpongeBob Square Pants & Gary balloon makes its way down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
December 04, 2019 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors,...
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This image released by Scholastic Entertainment shows a scene from the reboot of “Clifford the Big Red Dog.” The new show offers more diversity among the human characters and puts Clifford’s beloved 7-year-old owner, Emily Elizabeth, front and center in his Birdwell Island adventures. (Scholastic Entertainment via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Who’s your favorite big red dog? If you have one, chances are his name is Clifford. Scholastic Entertainment is rebooting the TV series about the giant dog with an equally large heart this week on Amazon Prime Video and PBS, the latter his home since the early aughts. The new show...
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This image released by NBC shows celebrity judges, from left, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the set of "America's Got Talent," in Los Angeles. Union is thanking supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from “America’s Got Talent” after complaining about racism and other on-set issues. Without directly addressing her status with NBC’s talent show, the actress tweeted that the backing helped overcome feeling of being lost and alone. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 5:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC and the guild that represents television performers said they are investigating Gabrielle Union's allegation that she was fired as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” because she complained of racism and other on-set issues. The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of...
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In this Nov. 21, 2019 photo, Shannon Booth, vice president and general manager for Gray Television who oversees company-owned Nebraska stations in Lincoln, Hastings and North Platte, poses for a photo in front of the KOLN television station's satellite dishes in Lincoln, Neb. An estimated 500,000 households nationwide don't have access to local broadcast channels because of a complicated federal law and a decades-long dispute between local broadcasters and satellite television providers. Households in the nation's "neglected markets" _ rural areas that can't get local broadcast signals, are forced to rely on satellite service with news from other states. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
November 24, 2019 - 10:18 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Dianne Johnson channel-surfs for news in her rural western Nebraska home, all she sees are stories about Colorado crime and car crashes from a Denver television station more than 200 miles away. It’s frustrating for the 61-year-old rancher, who wants to know the latest...
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) greets San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman after an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The Seahawks won 27-24 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 19, 2019 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a prime-time football game. Two relatively lackluster games on NBC and Fox last week enabled CBS' strong entertainment schedule to rule the week, the Nielsen company...
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October 31, 2019 - 4:03 pm
In a story Oct. 29 about AT&T's upcoming streaming service HBO Max, The Associated Press reported erroneously when it will become profitable. This version corrects that date based on updated information from AT&T and clarifies its spending plans for the service. A corrected version of the...
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FILE - This May 14, 2014 file photo shows an AT&T logo on a store in Dedham, Mass. AT&T planned to announce details of its upcoming streaming service on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 30, 2019 - 6:18 pm
AT&T said Tuesday that its HBO Max streaming service will launch in May for $15 a month, joining a crowded field of emerging rivals to Netflix. The company has said HBO Max will become the "workhorse" for its video business as cord-cutting of traditional TV expands. It hopes to migrate people...
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Houston Astros grounds crew members Jake Cooley, left, and Trey Feltch repaint the World Series logo for the baseball World Series at Minute Maid Park, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Astros will play the Washington Nationals in Game 6 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 29, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans in Washington and Houston may be excited, but the rest of the country is reacting to the World Series with a collective yawn. Through the first five games, the World Series has been averaging 11.6 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. That puts it on pace to be the least-...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, is an AT&T retail store in Miami. AT&T will review its portfolio for assets it can sell off, pay down debt related to its Time Warner acquisition and add two board members as part of a plan to boost results. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 28, 2019 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T said it will look for more parts of its business to sell off and add two new board members after pressure from an activist investor. The moves are part of a plan to boost results that also includes paying down debt from its $81 billion Time Warner acquisition. The activist...
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This image released by ABC shows a scene from the series "A Million Little Things." The sophomore drama, reality show "Shark Tank" and the Fox first-responders drama "9-1-1" are the only three of 49 prime-time shows returning to the ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox fall schedules that have a bigger audience on the night they originally air than they did last season, the Nielsen company said. (David Bukach/ABC via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's sophomore drama "A Million Little Things," reality show "Shark Tank" and the Fox first-responders drama "9-1-1" have something in common that they can take pride in. Over the first three weeks of the television season, they are the only three of 49 prime-time shows returning...
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