‘NCIS’ with Michelle Obama ranks No. 1

"NCIS" gave viewers a taste of life without Michael Weatherly in Tuesday's episode. The actor, who has been with the CBS drama for 13 years, didn't appear in the episode. He departs in the May 17 season finale.

But "NCIS" did offer a salute to military families, a scene filmed inside the White...

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NBC, Fox News, CNN: ratings winners

NBC News, Fox News Channel and CNN all had reasons to crow about last week's ratings.

"NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" won the evening news race every which way.

The Holt newscast had the most viewers: 8.277 million. It topped "ABC World News Tonight With David Muir" (8.032 million) and the...

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ drops two couples

Two more couples have left the dance floor on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

SPOILER ALERT: The contest announced that Kim Fields, Von Miller and Wanya Morris were in jeopardy.

Actress Fields and NFL star Miller were out. Singer Morris is one of the best dancers, so his ejection would have been...

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‘Game of Thrones’: One big return

Melisandre has the touch, after all. Fans longing for Jon Snow news finally received it Sunday as "Game of Thrones" ended. SPOILER ALERT: Reports of his death were widely reported and true but also premature. Melisandre, drafted to work her powers, went into incantations over Snow’s body as the...

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Trump: ‘I’m my own strategist’

Donald Trump dismisses polls showing his high unfavorables with Hispanics and women. Chris Wallace questioned whether Trump can win in November with such numbers.

"Once I start on Hillary, you'll see the numbers change," Trump told "Fox News Sunday."

“I have two more people I have to get rid of,"...

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‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Shark Tank’ top Friday ratings

Day two of the May ratings period, and another CBS series was the most-watched program.

"The Big Bang Theory" took the honor Thursday night. "Blue Bloods" was the Friday leader with 9.9 million total viewers. The Tom Selleck drama presents its season finale next week.

CBS had the most viewers in...

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John Wayne Bobbitt, ‘Good Times’ on ‘Steve Harvey’

When Steve Harvey does "Where Are They Now Week," he casts a wide net.

The guests for the week of May 9 will range from the casts of "A Different World" and "Good Times" to John Wayne Bobbitt and Charo. How do you like that variety?

The program airs at 9 a.m. weekdays on WFTV-Channel 9. The lineup:


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‘Survivor,’ ‘Empire’ top Wednesday ratings

UPDATED: "Empire" was the most-watched series nationally Wednesday, and "Survivor" was second.

Locally, they switched places on a night when viewing levels were down. Things could pick up as the May sweeps ratings period begins Thursday (today).

"Empire" averaged 10 million viewers as the Fox drama...

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WFTV reporter apologizes for ‘metal detector-gate’

In live television, anything can happen.

WFTV-Channel 9 reporter Karla Ray learned that lesson in reporting on a possible gunwoman at the University of Central Florida on Tuesday afternoon.

She mistook an anti-theft device at the library for a metal detector, then noted "the internet went crazy." 


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John Morgan talks marijuana, Bill Nye discusses climate change

In local public-affairs programming this weekend:

Attorney John Morgan discusses his support for the medical marijuana initiative on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Morgan challenges Mel Sembler, chief opponent to the measure, to debate on WFTV. In the wide-ranging...

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