American Idol

Candace Glover, 2013 American Idol winner. (AP Photo)

Candice Glover wins 12th season of ‘American Idol’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third time’s the charm for Candice Glover on “American Idol.” The booming 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., won the Fox singing competition after auditioning a trio of […]

05/16/2013

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Fox schedule includes ’24’ return

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox, facing the ebbing ratings power of “American Idol,” is betting big on its first miniseries showcase, starting with a limited-edition “24” and shows from heavyweight producers Seth MacFarlane and J.J. […]

05/13/2013

Entertainer Randy Jackson (AP Photo)

Randy Jackson leaving ‘American Idol’

OS ANGELES (AP) — Randy Jackson out. The 56-year-old “American Idol” judge says he won’t be returning to the Fox talent competition after serving 12 seasons on the show’s judging panel. The record producer said […]

05/09/2013

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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

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Big week for news with Boston Marathon bombs story

NEW YORK (AP) — The deadly Boston Marathon bombings and the massive manhunt for two suspects helped television news, with Fox News Channel leading all cable networks in prime-time ratings for the first week since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

04/23/2013

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Tuning in: Twitter launches music feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has launched a service for people to find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. Twitter said in a blog post that an app will be available for download from Apple’s online store Thursday.

04/18/2013

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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‘The Bible’ is a big ratings winner

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest TV ratings, the Bible is hot and aspiring pop stars are not. History’s first installment of the miniseries “The Bible” was seen by 13.1 million people. Produced by husband-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, it will air in four more installments concluding March 31, Easter Sunday.

03/05/2013

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Pet Collective’s camera trained on bald eagle nest

AVALON, Calif. (AP) — A pair of big, baby-making bald eagles has its own live-streaming reality series. The Pet Collective, FreemantleMedia’s YouTube channel, has a camera trained around-the-clock on the pair’s nest on a Santa Catalina Island cliff.

02/25/2013

Downton Abbey

‘Downton Abbey’ gets viewers, if not fan approval

NEW YORK (AP) — Not everyone liked it, but 8.2 million people watched the finale to the third season of PBS’ “Downton Abbey.” Sunday’s last episode left many fans up in arms because of the surprise demise of a popular character, unnamed here.

02/20/2013

TV ratings

Super Bowl tops ratings; outage highly viewed, too

NEW YORK (AP) — As it does nearly every year, the Super Bowl will almost certainly stand as the most-watched television event of 2013. This year, the Blackout Bowl wasn’t too far behind.

02/05/2013

Thom Beers

Thom Beers on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Thom Beers, CEO of FremantleMedia. He manages highly successful television programs including American Idol, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent.

02/05/2013

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