American Broadcasting Company

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‘American Idol’ is now 3rd-rated competition show

NEW YORK (AP) — Television’s champion for nearly a decade, Fox’s “American Idol,” now isn’t even the most popular competition show on the air. Both editions of “The Voice” on NBC and “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC had larger audiences than “Idol” last week.

04/30/2013

TV ratings

News ratings plummet with time change, longer days

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a busy week with the selection of a new pope, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts collectively had 11 percent fewer viewers than the week before — and a glance outside the window reveals the primary reason why.

03/19/2013

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Television ratings up for Oscars, to 40.3M people

NEW YORK (AP) – The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year’s show. The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years.

02/25/2013

Barbara Walters

Walters hopes to return to ‘The View’ in 3 weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters isn’t “scratching too much” from chickenpox, but she says she won’t be back at “The View” for three more weeks.

02/06/2013

Robert Herjavec

‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneur wrecks at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Millionaire entrepreneur Robert Herjavec was involved in a wreck in the inaugural Ferrari Challenge event at Daytona International Speedway.

01/25/2013

Barbara Walters

ABC News’ Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party in Washington and has been hospitalized.

01/21/2013

Actor Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey brews up coffee shop purchase

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patrick Dempsey says he wants to rescue a coffee house chain and more than 500 jobs. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star said Wednesday he’s leading a group attempting to buy Tully’s Coffee.

12/26/2012

Barbara Walters

Obama will not go after states where pot is legal

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he won’t go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana. In a Barbara Walters interview, Obama is asked if he supports making pot legal. He says, “I wouldn’t go that far.”

12/14/2012

Diane Sawyer ABC World News

Sawyer interviews women senators, to air Jan. 3

NEW YORK (AP) – With a record-breaking 20 female senators elected to serve in the next Congress, ABC News’ Diane Sawyer gathered 19 of them for an interview that will air early next year.

12/12/2012

Chris Christie

NJ Gov. Christie: My weight no bar to presidency

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “more than a little” overweight but is fit enough to be in the White House. The Republican governor was asked about his weight problem during an interview with Barbara Walters.

12/12/2012

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