Television industry

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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Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Jamarco Jones (73), center Justin Britt (68) and offensive guard Mike Lupati (70) prepare for the snap to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Rams 30-29. (Margaret Bowles via AP)
October 08, 2019 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks into the season, two different winners have been crowned in a tight battle for prime-time supremacy among the television networks. Fox took first place last week in the Nielsen company's rankings, buoyed by its Thursday night NFL game between the L.A. Rams and Seattle...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a gun safety forum Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 03, 2019 - 5:56 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is committing to $6 million worth of television and digital advertising in the first four states on the 2020 election-year calendar. It’s the latest demonstration of an increasingly aggressive campaign as he tries to hold his place as the party’s top...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016, file photo, Roman Reigns holds up the championship belt after defeating Triple H during WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. WWE is finally making the move to network television. The long-time cable ratings juggernaut is set to begin a billion-dollar deal with Fox with the premier of “Friday Night Smackdown.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns are scheduled to appear for the big debut. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 4:54 pm
The Rock says this: know your role and set the “Smackdown” station to Fox. WWE is ready to lace up its boots for a prime-time move from USA Network to Fox, where the sports entertainment behemoth will nestle in a loaded lineup that includes the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR. Wrestlers,...
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This undated image released by ABC shows anchor David Muir on the set of "World News Tonight with David Muir," in New York. After five years at “World News Tonight,” Muir has a milestone that’s increasingly rare in television. His average audience is actually larger than it used be. ABC is finishing the TV season with its largest lead over NBC in 23 years, and 27 years for CBS. It’s the third straight year ABC has won the ratings competition.(Ida Mae Astute/ABC via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Muir is celebrating his fifth anniversary as "World News Tonight" anchor with something that's rare in television: a larger audience. The ABC newscast finished its year-long season last week with an average of 8.6 million viewers a night, the Nielsen company said. It's the...
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FILE- This March 19, 2018, file photo shows the Netflix app on an iPad in Baltimore. Shares of Netflix could open in negative territory for the year, the first time that’s happened since 2016, as major media players step into the stream to fight for subscribers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 24, 2019 - 9:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Netflix are opening in negative territory for the year — the first time that's happened since 2016 — as major media players step into the stream to fight for subscribers. The streaming service revolutionized the way people watch TV and because of its success, there was...
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is stopped for a first down by Atlanta Falcons free safety Isaiah Oliver (26) Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 24-20. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 17, 2019 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim. Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's top 12 shows last week, led by the Sunday night matchup of Philadelphia against Atlanta. ABC devoted its entire...
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