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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Miss America ratings fall without swimsuit competition

The Miss America ceremony subtracted the swimsuit competition for the first time in its 98-year history, and subtracted one million television viewers, too.


Opinions offer historical perspective

In this week in history, S-R editorials discussed World War I, the Supreme Court’s role, agricultural subsidies and the coarsening of content on television.


Super Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers, down from last year

Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year’s average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver’s victory over Carolina is down from the past …


U.S. Open television ratings down

With Tiger Woods missing the cut, the U.S. Open’s TV viewership for the final round was down 30 percent from the last time the tournament was on the West Coast. …


NCAA title game earns best preliminary TV rating in 18 years

Even without an undefeated team, the NCAA title game has earned its highest preliminary television rating in 18 years. Duke’s 68-63 comeback win over Wisconsin on Monday night on CBS …


PGA TV ratings best in five years

CBS Sports says Rory McIlroy’s one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson in the PGA Championship produced the highest overnight ratings in five years. CBS says the household rating was 6.0 with …


World Cup final sets U.S. viewership record

With an estimated 26.5 million viewers, Sunday’s World Cup final stands as the most-watched soccer game in U.S. history. The Nielsen company said Monday that 17.3 million people watched Germany …


World Cup quarterfinals average more than 10 million viewers in U.S.

The four World Cup quarterfinals averaged more than 10 million viewers in the United States combined on ABC, ESPN networks and Spanish-language Univision. Host Brazil’s 2-1 win over Colombia in …


NBA, NHL ratings up

Nearly 18 million viewers tuned in to watch the San Antonio Spurs clinch the NBA championship in Game 5 on Sunday night. That’s a 10 percent increase from Game 5 …


Few watch Series

The San Francisco Giants’ sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for World Series television ratings. The four games on Fox averaged a 7.6 rating and 12 share, …


NBA fans tuned in

The Miami Heat’s win over the Boston Celtics to reach the NBA finals drew the highest preliminary television rating for an NBA playoff game on cable since records started being …


NBA All-Star game draws 2nd largest TV audience

On a night when the NBA All-Star game and Academy Awards went 1-on-1 on television, the basketball showcase produced its second-highest overnight rating since 2005. TNT said Monday the game …


Campaign Trail

Perot’s zen campaign DALLAS Ross Perot, who advocates a shorter campaign period, is cutting his own to the bone. With only one month left until Election Day, the Texan’s calendar …