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Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

Football drove TV viewership last week, carrying NBC and ESPN to hefty wins, Nielsen said Wednesday.

NBC enjoyed its sixth straight weekly win, which matched its longest in-season winning streak in 21 years. Meanwhile, ESPN beat its closest cable rival by nearly 7 million viewers.

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Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream.

The Walt Disney Co. once resisted offering channels like ESPN directly over the internet, preferring old-fashioned cable subscriptions. Its investors are fretting over...

Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016

What more is there is to say about O.J. Simpson and the age of race relations he helped define?

Turns out there's at least 7 1/2 hours more as crafted by filmmaker Ezra Edelman in his breathtaking documentary, "O.J.: Made in America."

Arriving two decades after Simpson was...

Wednesday, May. 18, 2016

ESPN says it has agreed with the Nielsen company to become one of the first television networks to regularly incorporate measurements of people watching TV outside of their homes in places like bars or health clubs into viewership estimates.

The technology is expected to become available...

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney's profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it's coming off a round of layoffs in the latest quarter. As more people cut the...

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Football games (and football chatter) ruled in the ratings arena last week, according to the Nielsen company.

That meant cable’s ESPN ruled in audience over all the broadcast networks. In primetime overall for the week, it averaged 8.64 million...

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel told people to watch. Even soap opera stars on "General Hospital" made not-so-subtle references to making plans to watch the College Football Playoff on New Year's Eve.

All the prodding and promoting wasn't enough to convince many fans...

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA)--the organization serving the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital...

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

Further cracks emerged this week in the pay TV bundle as media companies and distributors indicated that more people are cutting the cord and ditching pricey channel packages. Meanwhile, media company executives did damage control, putting a positive spin on the...

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Cord-cutting loomed over Disney's quarterly earnings, as a loss of ESPN subscribers caused Disney to taper its TV profit outlook.

Despite beating profit expectations in the April-June quarter, shares fell 6 percent to $113.99 after the earnings were...