• In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards. Rock will be back as host this year, but it's an open question how many African American viewers will be tuning in. A lack of diversity in Oscar nominations have led to stars like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith calling for a boycott of the Academy Awards, scheduled for Feb. 28. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    Even before controversy, blacks cool to Oscars telecast

    NEW YORK (AP) — The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards.

  • In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, workers install an ESPN Monday Night Football banner before an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. The sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine has hit a soft patch as people cut the cord to watch programming online. It's a sign of one of TV’s biggest challenges: the ever-increasing cost of sports rights and whether consumers want to keep footing the bill. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

    Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney’s Force-ful quarter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 cord to watch programming online, its perch on top of the pay TV empire is looking unsteady at best.

  • In this image released by FX, Cuba Gooding Jr. portrays O.J. Simpson, left, in a scene from "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," a 10-part series that debuted on Feb. 2. The first part of FX's star-studded miniseries on the former football star's murder case and trial became the most-watched scripted series premiere in the network's history, the Nielsen company said. (Ray Mickshaw/FX via AP)

    TV viewers choose Simpson over Madoff in crime stories

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a television competition between notorious criminals, O.J. Simpson topped Bernard Madoff.

  • Super Bowl gets 111.9 viewers, down from last year

    NEW YORK (AP) — Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year’s average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver’s victory over Carolina is down from the past two years.

  • Rescue workers carry a man from the site of a toppled building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building and trapping people inside. Firefighters rushed to pull out survivors. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT

    The Latest: TV broadcasts live images of rescue in Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):

  • A child is rescued from a toppled building after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building and trapping people inside. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT

    Strong quake hits Taiwan, many trapped in toppled building

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside.