A harrowing American moment, repackaged for prime timeJune 10, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Promised: New footage. New testimony. New and damning revelations designed to eliminate all doubt. Hired to package it all for the airwaves: A former network news president. The time slot: 8 p.m.
Two St. Peter’s NCAA games land in Nielsen’s top 20March 22, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a safe bet: Two men's basketball games featuring St. Peter's University landed among the 20 most-watched television programs in prime time last week for the first time ever.
The NCAA tournament's underdog darlings hit the big time with their victories over Kentucky and Murray State, the Nielsen company said.
NFL Honors moves to Thursday night during Super Bowl weekNovember 16, 2021 GMT
NFL Honors, the prime-time television program during which The Associated Press individual league awards are revealed, will be held on a Thursday for the first time, and will be broadcast live by ABC.
Indian creator of Int’l Emmy-nominated show hopeful of winNovember 9, 2021 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood director and ad maker Ram Madhvani’s internet series “Aarya” has already received plenty of love from viewers, along with widespread critical acclaim in India.
California man charged with perjury in Hollywood execs suitSeptember 22, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been charged by New York federal prosecutors with perjury for allegedly falsifying emails to support his lawsuit against entertainment industry executives.
Rovier Carrington, 22, was arrested Tuesday in California and released on $15,000 bail after a court appearance.
Emmy ratings up to 7.4 million viewers this yearSeptember 20, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmys accomplished what is becoming a rarity for awards shows these days, by actually increasing its viewership over the previous years.
College football’s return boosts television ratingsSeptember 8, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers are ready for some football.
Three college matchups scored among the Nielsen company's four most-watched television programs last week. Only an episode of NBC's “America's Got Talent” broke through.
Australia deports commentator Hopkins for quarantine boastJuly 19, 2021 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins was deported from Australia on Monday after she boasted on social media that she planned to breach the country's quarantine rules.
Half-empty stadiums won’t stop number of bowls from going upJanuary 9, 2020 GMT
Six bowls this season had their smallest crowds on record, with section after section of unoccupied seats a yawning indication of just how little buzz there can be for the long, long list of postseason games on the schedule...
Indiana prosecutors ask if couple was paid for interviewsNovember 14, 2019 GMT
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana prosecutors want to know whether a former couple accused of abandoning their adopted daughter has been paid for interviews given to national television shows and tabloids about the case.
HBO to follow Arizona St, Florida, Penn St, Washington StSeptember 18, 2019 GMT
HBO Sports is going behind the scenes with the football programs at Arizona State, Florida, Penn State and Washington State for four episodes of its "24/7" documentary series.
HBO announced Wednesday it will run an hour-long episode for each team, starting Oct.
Actress charged with drug possession in North CarolinaJuly 22, 2019 GMT
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — Actress Sonja Sohn, who played a detective in the HBO series "The Wire," is facing charges of felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The sheriff's office in Dare County, North Carolina, says Sohn, whose legal name is Sonja Plack, was arrested after midnight Sunday in Manteo on the Outer Banks.
Jim Fowler, former host of ‘Wild Kingdom,’ dies at 89May 10, 2019 GMT
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Jim Fowler, a naturalist who rose to fame on the long-running television program "Wild Kingdom" and who famously bantered with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," has died...
Big battle brings record viewing for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’April 30, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" has once again ridden a high body count to a record viewer count.
Sunday's big-battle episode, the third of the final season, drew 17.8 million viewers either live on the network at 9 p.m., streamed, on-demand or in a rerun that aired later that night, the Nielsen company said.
Hugh Dancy joins Claire Danes on final ‘Homeland’ seasonMarch 26, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The final season of Showtime's "Homeland " will be a family project for Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy.
The network announced Tuesday that Dancy has signed on as a recurring character in the upcoming eighth season of the series which stars Danes, his wife of eight years.
Arkansas house featured in TV sitcom ‘Designing Women’ soldMarch 14, 2019 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas house built in the 1880s and portrayed as the Georgia workplace for the TV sitcom "Designing Women" has been sold to an attorney.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Thursday that Villa Marre (VIL'-uh mahr) in downtown Little Rock was purchased by Steve Harrelson.
Police release photos of “persons of interest” in attackJanuary 31, 2019 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives reviewed surveillance footage of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett walking to his downtown Chicago apartment, but so far none of the video shows him being attacked by two masked men, although investigators have obtained images of people they would like to question, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Nielsen’s top programs for Nov. 12-18November 20, 2018 GMT
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 12-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: Minnesota at Chicago, NBC, 18.84 million.
2. NFL Football: Green Bay at Seattle, Fox, 16.89 million.
Brendan Fraser promotes ‘Trust’ after alleging misconductMarch 15, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Brendan Fraser feels a sense of relief after recently revealing publicly that he was the victim of alleged sexual misconduct in 2003.
Fraser shared his feelings about the incident while promoting the FX television miniseries, "Trust" on Wednesday at a New York screening.
Episode 35: Samantha Brown’s new travel show on PBSJanuary 3, 2018 GMT
You may know Samantha Brown from the many shows she's hosted on the Travel Channel. Now she has a new series launching Jan...
Teen idol David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67November 22, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67.
CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegationsNovember 21, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his nightly interview show and CBS News suspending him Monday following a Washington Post report with the accusations of eight women.
‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star charged with assaulting girl, 16September 26, 2017 GMT
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A former star of the 1980s television show "The Dukes of Hazzard" who's accused of groping a female cast member of a musical he was supposed to appear in now faces charges he indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Massachusetts.
Josh Duggar welcomes baby amid battle over fondling claimsSeptember 13, 2017 GMT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Reality TV star Josh Duggar has announced the birth of a baby boy a day after a judge halted his lawsuit over the release of information related to allegations he fondled his sisters as a child.
Don Ohlmeyer, longtime network TV executive, dies at 72September 11, 2017 GMT
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Don Ohlmeyer, the "Monday Night Football" producer who came up with the phrase "Must See TV" in leading NBC to the No. 1 prime-time spot, died Sunday. He was 72.
"It is with heavy hearts we share that Don Ohlmeyer, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, has passed away at age of 72 due to cancer," Ohlmeyer's family said in a statement.
Viewers taking wait-and-see attitude toward Megyn KellyJuly 26, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — After her brassy start at NBC News, viewers are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Megyn Kelly in anticipation of her big test this fall.
Her newsmagazine ends its eight-episode summer run this weekend, featuring Kelly's interview with comic Ricky Gervais.
Teen’s plea for free Wendy’s nuggets sets retweet recordMay 9, 2017 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Twitter plea from a Nevada teen for a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's is now the most retweeted post of all time.
Carter Wilkerson asked the fast food chain on Twitter last month how many retweets it would take for him to get free nuggets for a year.
’13 Reasons’ sparks criticism of teen suicide depictionApril 28, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a bathtub with a razor. We see her slice into her skin, we see the blood pour out, hear her cry and struggle to breathe.
Media fact-checking more aggressive under TrumpFebruary 8, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — These days of alternative facts, phantom terrorist attacks and fake news are changing the way news organizations do their jobs.
Media outlets are more aggressively fact-checking political statements — a function often pushed into the background when campaigns end — finding innovative new formats and seeing keen interest among consumers.
The Latest: Financier’s role in Trump White House delayedFebruary 3, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT):
A prominent New York financier poised to become a key liaison between the White House and Wall Street won't be taking the role, thanks to a complicated review of the sale of his firm to a Chinese company.
PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancerNovember 15, 2016 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS' "NewsHour" with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates, died Monday of cancer, the network said.
Take a look: A ‘Reading Rainbow’ in the digital ageOctober 28, 2016 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Take a look, it's in a book — and on a computer, tablet and phone: A "Reading Rainbow."
More than three decades after the program to encourage reading among children first aired on PBS, the show's longtime host, LeVar Burton, is now focusing his efforts to promote literacy in the digital realm.
The Latest: Alleged Trump Hollywood star smasher freedOctober 27, 2016 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on man suspected of using sledgehammer to destroy Donald Trump's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame (all times local):
A man arrested on suspicion of smashing Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been released on bail.
Rising star: YouTube playing key role in Google’s successOctober 27, 2016 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube has emerged as a break-out star in Google's cast of services as the online video site upstages cable television for a younger generation of viewers looking for amusement, news and music on their smartphones...
In Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ run, reality wasn’t what it seemedOctober 15, 2016 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The skyline shimmers, the music pulses and Donald Trump's helicopter swoops in for a landing.
Oozing authority, the billionaire strides purposefully — in slow-motion, for added impact — toward some important matter of business in "New York, my city," as Trump calls it.
AP: ‘Apprentice’ cast and crew say Trump was lewd and sexistOctober 3, 2016 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In his years as a reality TV boss on "The Apprentice," Donald Trump repeatedly demeaned women with sexist language, according to show insiders who said he rated female contestants by the size of their breasts and talked about which ones he'd like to have sex with.
What to watch at the Rio Games on MondayAugust 7, 2016 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Day 3 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, women's rugby, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local):
Michael Phelps swims in preliminaries of the men's 200 meter butterfly at 1:44 p.m.
In lawsuit, Gretchen Carlson alleges sex harassment at FoxJuly 7, 2016 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson sued network chief executive Roger Ailes on Wednesday, claiming she was cut loose after she refused his sexual advances and complained about harassment in the workplace.
Guest lineup for Sunday’s news showsMarch 25, 2016 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineup for Sunday's news shows:
ABC's "This Week" — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Fox’s Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump largely civil in debateMarch 4, 2016 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump traded pleasantries Thursday in their first exchange since igniting a feud last summer then later had a tough back-and-forth over a legal case surrounding the Trump University educational venture.
‘Coronation Street’ creator Tony Warren dies at 79March 2, 2016 GMT
LONDON (AP) — British writer Tony Warren, who created the long-running soap opera "Coronation Street," has died at 79. The show he leaves behind is 56 years old, a national cultural fixture whose fans have included royalty, poets, rappers and millions of TV viewers.
Familiar Stars Hollow faces back for ‘Gilmore Girls’ rebootFebruary 11, 2016 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some familiar Stars Hollow faces will be on hand for the "Gilmore Girls" reboot.
Netflix says that the four-episode series will include Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger.
Ruby Dee documentary offers her pearls of wisdomJanuary 14, 2016 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Ruby Dee was many things — an artist, an activist and a pioneer of stage and screen. But she was also something equally important — a grandmother.
A new documentary packed with Dee's life lessons has been created by one of her grandsons, and it offers a very personal look at the widely admired woman.
Q&A: Dissecting criticisms of T-Mobile’s free video streamsDecember 23, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile has introduced a program that lets most customers watch video without using up their data allotment.
The free program, called Binge On, is available to those who have data plans of at least 3 gigabytes.
Norman Lear says TV is still a place to talk about raceDecember 1, 2015 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Legendary TV producer Norman Lear believes there is still a place for shows to explore race relations issues in the same manner as his famed sitcoms "All in the Family" and "Good Times."
France enjoys big night at International Emmys, with 3 winsNovember 24, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — France had a big night Monday at the International Emmys with a leading three awards, led by the hit crime thriller "Engrenages" ("Spiral") which won for best drama series. Brazil received two Emmys, with "Doce de Mae" ("Sweet Mother") chosen the best comedy.
Trump’s unorthodox campaign takes new twist on ‘SNL’November 6, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's unorthodox campaign for president will take another unusual step this weekend when he takes a break from typical campaigning to host "Saturday Night Live."
The appearance will put the billionaire businessman and reality TV star in rare company: Only eight politicians previously have hosted "Saturday Night Live" in its entire 40-year-old history.
Carrie Underwood to headline New Year’s concert in NYCOctober 28, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready to ring in the New Year with Carrie Underwood.
ABC announced Wednesday that the country star will perform a number of her hits during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" in New York City's Times Square.
Singer Lauren Pritchard writes an off-Broadway musicalOctober 26, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There's so much music flowing through Lauren Pritchard that it fills two people.
The singer-songwriter, who made her Broadway debut in the original "Spring Awakening" in 2006, re-christened her rock side LOLO and released the EP "Comeback Queen" this summer.
Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom’s star-crossed TV reality loveOctober 15, 2015 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Khloe Kardashian was a reality TV star. Lamar Odom was a star athlete. Their whirlwind romance was tailor-made for titillation.
They met at a party and, within four weeks, went from giddy lovers to newlyweds, with their wedding showcased in 2009 on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." Four years and a spinoff reality show later, they were headed to a divorce that she instigated.
Is ‘The Walking Dead’ starting to stagger?October 13, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The zombies on "The Walking Dead" may be starting to stagger.
An estimated 14.6 million viewers watched the season premiere of the hit AMC series on Sunday, the Nielsen company said.
GOP’s Fiorina shows off a lighter side on ‘The Tonight Show’September 22, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina impressed many with her strong performance in the second presidential debate, as she railed passionately against Planned Parenthood and outlined her hardline views on foreign policy.
Capitol Hill Buzz: Stewart lobbying for Sept. 11 respondersSeptember 17, 2015 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart turned serious Wednesday as he lobbied members of Congress to permanently extend a law providing medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders.
Trump test: Clinton lets Jimmy Fallon tug on her hairSeptember 17, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is one "tough mother," says talk-show host Jimmy Fallon. He should know -- he pulled her hair.
To be fair, Clinton asked for it. When she appeared Wednesday on Fallon's "Tonight Show," the Democratic front-runner asked Fallon if he'd ever touched Republican rival Donald Trump's hair.
Matt Damon apologizes for diversity commentsSeptember 16, 2015 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Damon has apologized for comments regarding diversity in filmmaking that sparked widespread backlash, after a portion of a conversation from HBO's "Project Greenlight" circulated online.
Biden says he’s unsure he can commit fully to be presidentSeptember 11, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said he is overwhelmed at times by his son's death and unconvinced he could commit fully to being president, in an emotional interview that cast a deep pall over his deliberations about the 2016 presidential race.
Slain TV reporter, cameraman were budding young journalistsAugust 27, 2015 GMT
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — They were two young journalists, eager and hungry for a story, fulfilling their dreams of working in TV news.
Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, grew up in the Roanoke, Virginia, area and started their television careers there, becoming local celebrities in the process and finding love along the way.
Josh Duggar in rehab after admitting to pornography habitAugust 26, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and an addiction to pornography, Josh Duggar has entered rehab.
The ex-reality star checked himself into a long-term treatment center, according to his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsAugust 23, 2015 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
ABC's "This Week" — Republican presidential candidates Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Donald Trump, and Democratic presidential candidate former Gov.
Reality star Josh Duggar admits to cheating on his wifeAugust 20, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Calling himself "the biggest hypocrite ever," ex-reality star Josh Duggar has apologized for a "secret addiction" to pornography and for cheating on his wife.
"While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife," he said in a statement posted on the family's website Thursday.