Nik Wallenda says he ‘freaked’ when pole slipped

New York 06/24/19, 07:36

Nik Wallenda says he "freaked" out when his balancing pole slipped during a high-wire walk with his sister above New York's Times Square. Nik and Lijana Wallenda spoke Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," just hours after their harrowing feat. Nik Wallenda said the scare occurred as his sister knelt so he ...

TV weatherman who called out his employer is fired

U.S. 06/13/19, 15:02

An Illinois broadcast meteorologist who was taken off television after criticizing an unpopular "Code Red" weather alert system has been fired, his former employer confirmed.Joe Crain's dismissal was confirmed Thursday by Rob Ford, a spokesman for Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns Crain's former employer, WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois. Ford declined ...

NBC, NHL encouraged about ratings heading into Cup Final

Basketball 05/26/19, 15:19

The television ratings for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs have been steady despite many top markets not having teams qualify and finalists from the past two years eliminated in the first round.Going into the start of Monday's final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, television ratings for all ...

New network TV shows compete with controversy for attention

Entertainment 05/17/19, 11:33

When broadcasters staged their annual, extravagant showcases for next season's shows, they were after media-buyers' hearts and wallets and headlines about, say, wooing award-winner Edie Falco for a police series or Jimmy Smits of "L.A. Law" fame back to a new legal drama. Then unwelcome plot twists smacked several networks.Consider ...

UK investigates China state TV over forced confession claim

Europe 05/08/19, 10:21

Britain's communications regulator says it's investigating China's state TV channel over a complaint about fairness and privacy.Ofcom said in a statement Wednesday it is looking into China Central Television, or CCTV.The investigation follows British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey's complaint against CCTV and its international division, China Global Television, for airing ...

Update: Russia says 41 died on burning plane in Moscow

Europe 05/05/19, 16:44

The latest on an airplane that landed in flames at a Moscow airport (all times local): 12:45 a.m. A fiery airliner accident at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport killed 41 people, a spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee says. This image taken from video and provided on the Twitter feed of Mikhail Norenko, shows smoke from ...

Uganda targets journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Africa 05/03/19, 11:45

As World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on Friday, television and radio stations in Uganda were being targeted over coverage of an opposition figure's appearance in court.Journalists have protested the ordered suspension of news leaders at 13 stations over what the Uganda Communications Commission called "repeated breach of minimum broadcasting ...

ABC again the top network in report on Asian-Americans on TV

Entertainment 05/01/19, 11:54

Major network television networks are hitting far more lows than highs in tapping into Asian-American talent, according to a study released Wednesday by the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition.The advocacy group's annual report on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX came on the first day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. ...

Game of Thrones: Arya’s got skillz

Europe 04/29/19, 15:13

What does it take to kill the Night King? Definitely not a pair of fire-exhaling dragons. The Night King turns out to be flame retardant. Nor does the ability to loop through time and assume control of ravens' brains help much. Bran Stark pretty much sat helpless beneath the Weirwood tree, waiting ...

NFL draft draws record numbers in Nashville and on TV

Sports 04/29/19, 07:04

The NFL draft drew record numbers both on site and on television.The league said Monday that more than 600,000 attended over the three days in Nashville, easily eclipsing the 250,000 that came to watch two years ago in Philadelphia.Nielsen reports that the draft on ESPN, ABC and NFL Network averaged ...

Mueller report release not exactly appointment viewing

Entertainment 04/23/19, 15:36

Given all the attention it has received for the past two years, the actual release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report wasn't exactly appointment television viewing. The Nielsen company said that the ABC, CBS and NBC broadcast networks and the cable's CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC collectively averaged 12.7 million ...

Attack give-and-take in four-way Spanish electoral debate

Europe 04/22/19, 15:46

Four runner-ups to become the next Spanish prime minister are exchanging attacks while slipping in campaign pledges during the first of two televised live debates ahead of Sunday's general election.Monday night's debate on Spanish public television and the second on Tuesday on a private broadcaster are seen as key in ...

Peru ponders corruption probe’s cost after shocking suicide

America 04/18/19, 12:19

The suicide of former President Alan Garcia has shocked Peruvians and sparked a debate swirling Thursday on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of the country's painful reckoning with corruption?All but one of the nation's living elected former presidents are suspected of taking part in ...

Discovery says new Chip and Joanna Gaines to debut next year

Entertainment 04/10/19, 12:16

The lifestyle team of Chip and Joanna Gaines will launch their own Discovery-affiliated television network in the summer of 2020.Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced the Gaines' channel Wednesday prior to a sales presentation to advertisers. There's no name yet. It will replace the current DIY network, which is seen in ...

NCAA title game, tournament see increases over last year

Basketball 04/09/19, 15:50

An average of 19.6 million people watched as Virginia beat Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament championship game, an increase of 23% over last year.The audience peaked at 23.5 million during overtime Monday night, according to Nielsen and CBS.Last year's championship game between Villanova and Michigan averaged 16.5 million on ...

School shooting suspect ordered to attend pretrial hearings

U.S. 04/05/19, 11:32

A judge ordered the suspect in last year's Florida high school massacre to attend his pretrial hearings after his attorneys refused to let her question him.Attorneys for Nikolas Cruz say he has agreed to skip the hearings because his presence draws television coverage that emotionally damages survivors of the Feb. ...

‘Game of Thrones’ final season premiere in New York

New York 04/03/19, 21:36

'Game of Thrones' cast attends their final season premiere in New York on April 3. See them paired with their show characters.Alfie Allen and his character Theon Greyjoy. (Photos by Evan Agostini, left, and HBO)Jerome Flynn and his character Bronn. (Photos by HBO, left, and Evan Agostini)Hannah Murray and her ...

Michigan State-Duke helps boost NCAA Tournament TV ratings

Sports 04/01/19, 10:53

Michigan State's dramatic NCAA Tournament victory over Duke drew a 10.5 television rating, the highest for a late Sunday regional final in 14 years.CBS Sports and Turner Sports say Nielsen ratings for the entire tournament are up 8% from last year at 6.7, heading into Saturday's Final Four.Ratings represent the ...

Strong opening week for CBS, Turner with NCAA hoops tourney

Basketball 03/26/19, 14:59

One week into March Madness, CBS is feeling good.Based on ratings from the nation's largest media markets, the Nielsen company said CBS and the Turner Networks had the second best performance over the last 29 years for the first four games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The only year ...

Duke-UCF thriller helps boost TV ratings for NCAA Tournament

Sports 03/25/19, 10:40

CBS Sports and Turner Sports say television ratings for the NCAA Tournament across four networks that broadcast the first week of games were up 8 percent over last year.Tournaments games drew an average Nielsen rating of 6.4, up from 5.9 last year. The rating got a boost from the dramatic ...

End of content

No more pages to load