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Premiere week ratings show TV networks still have a youth problem

It’s a new TV season, but the first week’s ratings indicate that the networks will be facing what has become the same old problem with younger viewers.

During premiere week for the 2016-17 season, overall prime-time TV usage was off around 7% among the 18-to-34 age group compared with a year ago, based on Nielsen data.

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NBC drama 'This Is Us' is the first of the fall newcomers to receive a full season order

NBC, which only launched three new series this fall, is showing confidence in its new drama “This Is Us,” ordering five additional episodes and giving the series a full season order.

The show is the first of the major networks’ new fall programs to receive a full season order. Critics mostly praised the series, and it premiered last week to strong numbers, earning 14.3 million viewers overall.

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2 protesters charged with storming 'Dancing With the Stars' stage after Ryan Lochte performance

Two men were charged Monday for rushing the “Dancing With the Stars” stage during a live taping to protest the appearance Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte, officials said.

Barzeen Soroudi, 25, and Sam Sotoodeh, 59, were charged with interfering with the Sept. 12 performance and leaving a spectator area and entering upon a stage, according to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office.

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What was up with Donald Trump's sniffling? Late-night hosts give their take on the presidential debate

In case all the talking heads on cable news and the chattering hordes on Twitter weren’t enough for you, three late-night shows broadcast live on Monday night to provide almost instant reaction to the much-anticipated presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Lester Holt gets out of the way as moderator, and the spin room approves

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt moderated his first presidential debate like a boxing referee who lets the fighters go at it in the middle of the ring.

Holt’s largely unobtrusive style during the first meeting Monday night of Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton had its detractors on social media.

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Must-see debate week TV: 'The Choice 2016,' 'Debate Wars' and 'Drunk History'

Debate night! When presidential candidates stand side by side to test the strength of their arguments and the effectiveness of their rhetoric! (Sure.)

An audience of a bazillion gazillion is expected, because more than usually the shape of the world, from pole to pole and meridian to meridian, will be determined by this election, so utterly different are the Democratic and Republican nominees.

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