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  • Nielsen's top television programs for July 14-20 Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    3. "Extant," CBS, 7.96 million. 4. "NCIS," CBS, 7.93 million. 5. "60 Minutes,' CBS, 7.9 million.

  • That helped push global consumer confidence up in the second quarter to its highest since the first quarter of 2007, according to the survey by global information and insights company Nielsen. India overtook Indonesia as the most optimistic consumer market, while Portugal and Slovenia were the most pessimistic.

  • Correction: Nielsens story Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story July 15 about the Nielsen ratings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the CBS series "Extant" marked actress Halle Berry's small screen debut. Oscar winner Halle Berry gives CBS the lead in weekly TV ratings with new show' Extant'.

  • July 16- If Rupert Murdoch succeeds in buying Time Warner Inc and CNN is put up for sale, the 24- hour cable news network could be worth $5 billion, according to one analyst's estimate. Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday it made an offer to buy Time Warner for about $80 billion.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 14- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Monday announced a reorganization of its television business as the network sought to push itself out of last place among the big U.S. broadcasters.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 2- Facebook Inc wants its users in India to hang up on advertisers. The ads are part of Facebook's effort to bolster its business in countries such as Brazil, India and Indonesia, which could help Facebook boost its overall revenue.

  • DOHA, July 2- Al Jazeera, the Qatari-funded television station whose reporting of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings won it millions of viewers in the Middle East, is defiant following a backlash by Arab governments that accuse it of supporting Islamists.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 29- Kevin Reilly, the top executive at Fox broadcast television, is leaving the network next month, the company said on Thursday, after Fox slumped to last place in ratings among the big U.S. broadcasters.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 29- Kevin Reilly, the chairman of entertainment at Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's broadcasting division, will step down at the end of June, the company said on Thursday. Fox dropped to fourth among broadcast networks, averaging 7.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen data.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 20- Facebook Inc is expanding its new video advertising service, allowing marketers to show the television-like spots to users of the social network in Britain, Brazil and five other countries, the company told Reuters.

  • *Greens Party vows to force early election. *Labor Party preferred to government, 56-44 percent- Nielsen. "Within a very short period of time he has effectively turned around to the people who voted for him and said' Stuff you'," Greens Party deputy leader Adam Bandt told Reuters.

  • But "it's quite likely it'll end up being a two-hour show on one night through most of its run," Fox Broadcasting Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said on a conference call on Monday.

  • May 8- CBS Corp, owner of the most watched U.S. television network, reported lower-than-expected revenue as advertising fell 12 percent, sending its shares down 3 percent in extended trading.

  • *Russian juice market fell 6 pct in 9 mths of 2013- Nielsen. *Coca-Cola, PepsiCo facing competition from local brands. MOSCOW, May 8- Coca-Cola Co is closing two of its four fruit juice plants in Russia in response to falling demand, putting at risk hundreds of jobs in a business which the U.S. company had bought for $276 million four years ago.

  • May 1- MasterCard Inc, the world's second-biggest credit and debit card company, said Russian President Vladimir Putin's plan to create a domestic card payment system would create "serious complications" for its operations in the country. MasterCard and larger rival Visa Inc stopped providing services to some Russian banks after U.S.

  • April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday as strength in its main business of corporate buyouts was offset by weaker performances in its credit and real-estate funds.

  • April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent fall in quarterly profit on Wednesday as asset sales slowed and compensation costs rose. ENI was 85 cents per adjusted unit after taxes, below the average analyst estimate of $1.01, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • *Sentiment jumps in France, Greece, Portugal. Globally, consumer confidence returned to pre-financial crisis levels in the first three months of this year, at its highest since the first quarter of 2007, the survey by global information and insights company Nielsen showed on Wednesday.

  • April 7- Longtime ratings laggard NBC is expected to win this season's broadcast TV ratings race in the age group most prized by advertisers, 18 to 49, for the first time in a decade, NBC Universal Chief Executive Steve Burke said on Monday.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 3- Comedian David Letterman, who brought a sardonic, offbeat wit to late-night television, along with bits such as "Stupid Pet Tricks" and his "Top 10" list, will retire as host of "The Late Show" on CBS in 2015, he said during the taping of his show in New York.