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  • Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

    August 21, 2014 10:21 AM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start has drawn record television ratings for the Little League World Series. ESPN said Thursday her team's game earned the highest ever preliminary rating for the event on the network. The 8-1 loss by Davis' Philadelphia squad to Las Vegas on Wednesday... more »
  • USA-Germany match an ESPN ratings win

    June 27, 2014 6:04 PM

    SAO PAULO - The United States' 1-0 loss to Germany was the second-highest rated men's World Cup match on ESPN's networks despite the noon EDT kickoff. The game received a 6.7 rating on ESPN and was seen by 10.77 million viewers, ESPN said Friday. Viewers peaked at 12.06 million during... more »
  • For US fans at work, a streaming milestone

    June 25, 2014 7:01 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - U.S. fans' surging interest in the country's World Cup fortunes, and the surging comfort level with watching games online and on mobile devices, come together in what could be a milestone for live streaming. The Americans' group finale Thursday will be smack in the middle of... more »
  • 5.5 million watch Miss USA highlight Baton Rouge in national telecast

    June 9, 2014 8:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Five-and-a-half million people watched the Miss USA pageant as it aired from the River Center Sunday night. National media outlets reported after the telecast, the show increased its audience by about eight percent. Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada, won the title . Miss Louisiana, Brittany Guidry, came... more »
  • NCAA Women's Final gets high TV rating

    April 9, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - The championship game between two undefeated teams drew the highest television rating for women's basketball in a decade. UConn's 79-58 win over Notre Dame on ESPN on Tuesday earned a 2.8 rating. That's the best since a 3.5 for the UConn-Tennessee final in 2004. The Huskies' big... more »
  • EBR fire district's rating drastically improves check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 7, 2013 7:19 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - A struggling fire district in East Baton Rouge is changing its reputation. In 2012, the Alsen St. Irma Lee fire district earned an ISO ten rating, the worst rating possible (one is the best). The change in ratings came with a switch up to the administration.... more »
  • Strong ratings for American Music Awards

    November 26, 2013 3:22 PM

    NEW YORK- There's nothing like a lip-synching kitty to juice ratings. The Nielsen company said that viewership for ABC's telecast of the "American Music Awards" on Sunday was up 38 percent over last year. The most-discussed part of the broadcast was Miley Cyrus singing her hit "Wrecking Bell" with... more »
  • Oscars back on top as most-watched awards show

    February 25, 2013 4:50 PM

    NEW YORK - An estimated 40.3 million people tuned in to this year's Oscar telecast, including a bump in younger viewers from its controversial host. According to the Nielsen Company, the 2013 Oscars were the most-watched telecast in the last three years. ABC also saw an 11 percent ratings... more »
  • Daytona's preliminary rating up from last year

    February 25, 2013 8:55 AM

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - With Danica Patrick starting from the pole, the Daytona 500's preliminary television ratings are much higher than last year's. Sunday afternoon's race earned a 10.0 overnight rating and 22 share on Fox. That's up 30 percent from 2012, when rain pushed the event to a Monday... more »
  • Super Bowl falls short of ratings record

    February 4, 2013 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - An estimated 108.4 million people watched the Super Bowl, making it fall short of setting the fourth straight viewership record. The Nielsen Company said Monday that the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers was the third most-viewed program in television history. Both the 2010... more »
  • Ravens' Super Bowl win sets likely ratings record

    February 4, 2013 10:20 AM

    NEW YORK - The Baltimore Ravens' victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history. The Nielsen company reported the game scored a 48.1 rating and 71 share in its select measurement of big cities. That's 1 percent over a similar... more »
  • Fitch Ratings warns Obama must get deficit deal

    November 7, 2012 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - Fitch Ratings says President Barack Obama must pivot off his re-election victory and quickly forge an agreement with Congress to prevent a series of tax increases and spending cuts that kick in next year. The credit rating agency issued a news release Wednesday - hours after Obama won... more »
  • Moody's cuts credit ratings on 15 major banks

    June 21, 2012 4:48 PM

    NEW YORK - Moody's Investors Service has lowered the ratings of some of the world's largest banks, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. The ratings agency said late Thursday that the banks were downgraded because their long-term prospects for profitability and growth are shrinking. The ratings... more »
  • EBR fire district merger plan closer to reality check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 11, 2012 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Chiefs' Association got the thumbs up from Metro Council today for a plan to consolidate nine unincorporated fire districts in the parish. Council asked for the report in September. It outlines closing some stations, building new ones, adding equipment and personnel. The... more »
  • CNN fires U.S. chief

    September 24, 2010 9:31 AM

    Struggling CNN has fired Jon Klein, the head of its U.S. network. CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton says Klein is being replaced by Ken Jautz, who currently runs HLN. The former Headline News Network has been a success in recent years with a switch to an opinionated prime-time lineup. Klein,... more »
  • High rankings for LSU/SU may not last through financial crisis

    August 17, 2010 10:17 PM

    Louisiana State University and Southern University again rank among the best in their class, according to U.S. News and World Report. However, leaders at both schools worry the ranking won't last. The universities' officials say the rankings are important for enrollment and grants, but they simply can't meet the... more »
  • Credit agency drops ratings for BP

    June 3, 2010 8:35 AM

    The credit ratings agency Fitch became the first to downgrade BP, noting the extreme financial risks tied to the ongoing Gulf oil spill. "The company has so far repeatedly failed to stop the resultant oil leak and has instead reverted to containment methods that are yet to be fully implemented... more »
  • Super Bowl XLIV most watched TV show ever

    February 8, 2010 12:48 PM

    Super Bowl XLIV was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of "M-A-S-H" to become the most-watched program in television history. The Nielsen Co. estimated Monday that 106.5 million people watched the New Orleans Saints upset the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, to capture the first Super... more »

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