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Football season transforming television ratings

Tue Sep 15 11:55:50 EDT 2015 | U.S. News
By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Television's fall season is already in full swing — the football season. Fresh entertainment programming doesn't begin until next week, after the Emmy Awards. Football is so dominant now that 11 of the 20 most-watched prime-time programs last week were either games or shows about the games. The top non-football event in the rankings, CBS' "60 Minutes," is there in large measure because it comes directly after an NFL game. The Thursday night k..


Most NFL teams begin their 2015 season on Sunday afternoon, but the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants face off on “Sunday Night Football” at AT&T Stadium. It is one of four pr..
The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants will square off in the first Sunday Night Football game of the season. What better way to start off Sunday Night Football than with a game be..
In 1991, Emmy producer Steve Sohmer spoke about goals for the telecast that still seemed very much a possibility. “I hope the Emmys will perform the magical thing they’ve done in t..
The NFL season got off to a record start. Week 1 of the regular season averaged 19.9 million viewers across NBC, CBS, FOX and ESPN, a record for an opening weekend. The previous hi..
The Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant sadly won’t be making a step to the right for several weeks but there was a bit of time warp going on last night going on for the NFL on NBC. The in-..
The Miss America pageant 2016 has been underway in Atlantic City, with preliminaries and events throughout the week.  Preliminary results Miss South Carolina won the swimsuit ..
The Dallas Cowboys open their 2015 NFL schedule on Sunday, Sept. 13 at home against the New York Giants, with a 7:25 p.m. Central kickoff at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. N..
NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” returned in a monster way last night, with its matchup between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys towering over all other programming, including A..
NBC topped Sunday night with a 7.6 rating/23 share among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. NBC’s coverage of the New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys earned a 9.2..
A Week 1 Sunday Night Football showdown between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys hits two major check marks of an epic contest—it figures to be a shoot-out, and the..
The first week of the NFL season featured a lot of surprises, but it's important not to overreact when it comes to evaluating the teams. Sure, the Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Se..
The Dallas Cowboys have high expectations in 2015 after a disappointing and controversial exit from the postseason in 2014. While DeMarco Murray is gone, the team still has one of ..
Andy Reid has accomplished a lot in his three-year tenure with the Chiefs. He turned a 2-14 team into a playoff contender in just one season, has a 21-13 coaching record with the t..
Can anyone stop Miss Iowa, who has mowed down competitors like so many rows of corn during this week's preliminary competition in the 2016 Miss America pageant? Or is there a surpr..
The Miss America pageant is tonight, and contestants will vie to become Miss America 2016. The Miss America pageant TV channel: ABC. The Watch ABC app is also available on Apple TV..
This weekend the 2015 NFL regular season continues to kick off, and for the first Sunday Night Football game of the season, we’ll be treated to a match up between two NFC East riva..
Looks like Miss America may have been down, but she's not out — not yet. At approximately 24.5 million viewers, by early estimates, "Sunday Night Football" naturally dwarfed t..
Capping off the first full day of the 2015 NFL season, NBC's Sunday Night Football match-up between the Cowboys and the Giants delivered boosts across the board from the comparable..
Have you ever woken with that oh-so-fried feeling after binge-watching the entire run of "The Fall" or "House of Cards" or stumbling across a "Gilmore Girls" marathon on ..
The Dallas Cowboys did everything they could to lose Sunday night. The New York Giants wouldn't let them. The Cowboys overcome huge mistakes, including three turnovers that led to ..
The Dallas Cowboys surprised many in 2014 by winning 12 games. They won't have the element of surprise as they take on the division rival New York Giants to open their season Sunda..
David Feherty Leaves CBS for NBC Sports
-The Hollywood Reporter
David Feherty has signed a deal with NBC Sports Group that will add the outspoken analyst to NBC's golf coverage and extend his presence on NBCUni-owned Golf Channel. The five-year..
Every Sunday during the NFL season is appointment television. But if there is one game you must watch, it's the opener of your favorite team. Especially when it's a Week 1 matchup ..
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Who would you vote as your Northeast Ohio high school non-football sports Team of the Week? Every week, we will give you an opportunity to respond and s..
The Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers welcome back their two best players and open the 2015 season with a Monday Night Football matchup at Levi’s Stadium. Vikings running b..
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell is the new Miss America, but her crowning moment was nearly overshadowed by a three-decade old pageant scandal, and a still-raw de..
Here is the college football schedule for Week 2, games of Sept. 11-12. All times Central: Friday, Sept. 11 Miami at Florida Atlantic, 7 p.m., Fox Sports 1 (Fox Sports Go) Utah Sta..
Here is the college football schedule for Week 3, games of Sept. 17-19. All times Central: Thursday, Sept. 17 East Tennessee at Charleston Southern, 6 p.m., no TV (Big South Video)..
Tony Romo is perhaps too harshly criticized for his late-game errors, but he rose to the occasion on the first Sunday Night Football of the 2015 season, delivering h..
Miss America 2016 is just around the corner and 52 ladies from each state, as well as Washington D.C and Puerto Rico, are preparing to face off for the highly coveted crown. During..
LAKE FOREST, Ill. –  Golf funnyman David Feherty is joining NBC for analysis on tournament coverage and to continue his "Feherty" series on Golf Channel. Feherty had been with..
Even in years where the two teams have opposite fortunes, the rivalry games between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are always a sight to behold. Their first of two games ag..
Twitter was tense for Dallas Cowboys fans throughout the team’s season opener as they watched America's Team make several mistakes at home against the New York Giants before late-g..
Who has the edge in Thursday night's matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs? Don Banks makes his pick below. • Last week: 11–5; Season: 11–5 (.688). •&n..
By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Can anyone stop Miss Iowa, who has mowed down competitors like so many rows of corn during this week's preliminary compe..