David Bauder, Ap Media Writer Updated 8:01 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 FILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2019 file photo, Howie Mandel, from the cast of "America's Got Talent," attends the NBC 2019/2020 Upfront at The Four Seasons New York. With the top two most-watched television shows last week, NBC's "America's Got Talent" continues its dominance when the heat is on. It's the summer's most-watched television series for six summers in a row. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2019 file photo, Howie Mandel, from the cast of "America's Got Talent," attends the NBC 2019/2020 Upfront at The Four Seasons New York. With the top two most-watched television ... more Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Got Talent’ continues summer dominance for NBC
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Andrew Dalton, Ap Entertainment Writer Updated 3:56 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Kickoff at the Pasadena City Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. In a week dominated by competition shows, "America's Got Talent" dominated the ratings competition. The Nielsen company says NBC's variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on its season-ending live episodes. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Kickoff at the Pasadena City Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. In a week dominated by competition shows, ... more Photo: Willy Sanjuan, Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Got Talent’ dominates the ratings competition
There were many Super Bowl firsts during Sunday’s telecast from Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Civil rights icons Andrew Young, John Lewis and Bernice King opened the game. Performers Maroon 5 topped Coldplay as the blandest halftime act of all time. And advertisers paid the highest price ever — $5.25 million — for the chance to wow America with a 30-second ad. Never mind that Super Bowl LIII was also the first time that neither team scored a touchdown during the first three quarters. It was the scripted moments, and those pricey ads in between, that captured the confusion of our times, where a national demand for social change is met by equally fervent calls to pull culture backward. That tension has created one of the more uneasy playing fields in Super Bowl memory for the event’s planners and advertisers, both of whom have to appeal to a wide swath of America while avoiding political tripwires along the way. The pre-game opening, which also included … [Read more...] about The best, worst and funniest ads of Super Bowl 2019 and the national mood for social change
NEW YORK — His nation celebrated George H.W. Bush this week as a statesman, a veteran, a loving and committed family man who was a totem of respect, humility and mildness. But something else seeped into all the praise as Americans gathered Wednesday to send him on his way. Bush was also remembered as an emissary from, to use his own idiom, a kinder, gentler America of seemingly clearer challenges — which were, in reality, as complicated as the fragmentary problems we face today. In an era where Donald Trump volleys insults at will from the White House directly to an audience of tens of millions, could it be that a portion of this week's warmth about Bush 41 is fueled in part by a hunger for a time when American politics, and American life, seemed to make just a bit more sense? When Bush took office in early 1989, the country was just eight years out from Walter Cronkite's avuncular, reassuring "That's the way it is" — even when it wasn't. During his single term, … [Read more...] about Analysis: In good Bush vibes, a hunger for retro simplicity?
Nov 09, 4:23 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Alex Perry 11/09/18 AT 3:52 PM As Roku (ROKU) contends with heavy hitters like Apple and Amazon in the streaming market, the device maker and content distributor is expanding its offerings once again. Roku announced Thursday that The Roku Channel, its free, ad-supported streaming option, will get content from a handful of new sports, news and entertainment channels.Perhaps the biggest draw of Friday’s news is the addition of live sports coverage to the Roku Channel’s portfolio. Roku revealed partnerships with Adventure Sports Network for outdoor sports coverage and Combat Go for MMA, boxing and other combat sports. EDGEsport will provide coverage of extreme sports, while Stadium will cover things like college sports.Today, we're expanding the live & linear categories available in The #Roku Channel to include sports & … [Read more...] about Roku Channel Adds Live Sports, More News And Entertainment Options