• Athletes pose for picture with performers during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Olympics in their final week were still golden for NBC. Once again, NBC’s nightly prime-time averages took the week’s top seven Nielsen slots. And NBC again left rival networks far behind in overall viewership.

  • This image released by TBS shows Wyatt Cenac in a scene from "People of Earth," premiering on Oct. 31. (Jan Thijs/TBS via AP)

    12 TV series to watch this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fall television season has been an annual rite since viewers were splitting their time between the trio of networks on their black-and-white TVs.

  • This image released by ABC shows Daniel Sunjata, left, and Piper Perabo in a scene from "Notorious," premiering on Sept. 22. (Eli Joshua Ade/ABC via AP)

    Cast a wide net among channels when sampling new fall shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fall TV season always marks a reset of sorts, signaling an influx of new shows and a respite from reruns. That’s the way it’s been since TV began, back when there were only three or four networks and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Well, almost.

  • Paramilitary officers  stand guard after sealing the offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or MQM, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Pakistani forces have shuttered the offices of the ethnic party accused of violence after clashes left at least one person dead and several wounded. Supporters of the MQM attacked TV stations and clashed with police overnight in the port city of Karachi after their self-exiled leader, Altaf Hussain, broadcast a speech from London. The MQM has a history of violent protests and clashes with police and rival political parties in Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistan seals offices of ethnic party accused of violence

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s paramilitary troops shuttered the offices of a political party Tuesday after overnight clashes in Karachi left one person dead and eight wounded, officials said.

  • In this Nov. 9, 2015 file photo, Amy Robach attends the 25th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York.  Robach has apologized for using a term for African Americans on Monday’s broadcast of the ABC program. After the broadcast, Robach released a statement explaining she had meant to say “people of color.”
She called the incident “a mistake” and “not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘GMA’s’ Amy Robach says on-air racial slur ‘a mistake’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Good Morning America” co-anchor Amy Robach has apologized for saying “colored people” on Monday’s broadcast of the ABC program.

  • Activists of Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement clash with police in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Pakistani officials say protesters have attacked TV stations and clashed with police in the southern city, leaving one person dead and eight others wounded, including three media workers. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistani protesters attack TV stations, 1 killed

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani protesters attacked TV stations and clashed with police in the southern city of Karachi on Monday, leaving one person dead and eight others wounded, including three media workers, officials said.

  • China's Shang Rong performs during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

    Taking stock: NBC learning about changed viewer habits

    NEW YORK (AP) — For future Olympics, NBC says it will look at how some of its tech-savvy customers are programming the games themselves for advice on putting together its own broadcasts.

  • People watch Usain Bolt, from Jamaica, at a bar before the men's 200-meter final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Ratings sink for NBC as star power dims

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a terrific night for American track athletes in Rio. Ashton Eaton won his second straight decathlon title, Ryan Crouser set an Olympic record in the shot put, Dalilah Muhammad became the first American woman ever to win gold in the 400-meter hurdles and Kerron Clement won the same race for men.

  • Argentina's Manu Ginobili (5) waves to fans as he leaves the court after a quarterfinal round basketball game against the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Looking beyond the home team in Olympic basketball coverage

    NEW YORK (AP) — In Rio and any other Olympics, broadcasters are frequently criticized for a concentration on a home nation’s athletes that causes it to miss interesting stories involving others. Some of it is fair, much of it isn’t.