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Blue Planet II tops 2017 TV ratings

Blue Planet II tops 2017 TV ratings

Entertainment
David Attenborough's underwater documentary series Blue Planet II was the most-watched TV show of 2017.The 29 October episode - the first of the series - attracted more than 14 million viewers to BBC One.Blue Planet II occupied the top four slots in the end-of-year top 10.Strictly Come Dancing was the second most popular show, followed by I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, the One Love Manchester concert, Broadchurch and Britain's Got Talent.The One Love concert was held to raise money for victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack.The Great British Bake Off was the most watched programme in 2016 with 15.9 million viewers, but was absent from this year's top 10 following its move to Channel 4.The top 10 most-watched TV shows of 2017This table has the highest-rated episodes of each ...
Facebook ad revenue tops $10bn

Facebook ad revenue tops $10bn

Business
Facebook profits soared in the third quarter as it brought in more than $ 10bn from advertising.The firm said profits were $ 4.7bn (£3.5bn) in the three months to the end of September, up 80% year-on-year. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told investors the firm's investments in security would "impact" profitability.US lawmakers are examining the possible use of the platform for Russian propaganda activities during the 2016 US presidential election."We're serious about preventing abuse on our platforms," Mr Zuckerberg said. "Protecting our community is more important than maximising our profits."Facebook has faced two days of questioning in Washington, with politicians asking for increased disclosure around political ads, and asking how the firm polices false content.The firm said it was f
Oil price tops $60 for first time since 2015

Oil price tops $60 for first time since 2015

Business
The price of a barrel of oil has topped $ 60 for the first time in more than two years on rising expectations of a renewed deal to cut supplies.Brent crude reached its highest level since July 2015 amid signs that oil-producing countries will extend efforts to combat a supply glut.Oil has been gradually recovering since the start of last year when it crashed close to $ 27 - a slump caused by weak global demand combined with an oversupply of the commodity.The weakness of the price has badly hurt producers and prompted a major shake-up of the industry including the loss of thousands of jobs in the North Sea.The latest milestone marks another step for the sector getting back on an even keel.FTSE 100 stalwarts BP and Shell, mainstays of many UK pension funds, are key beneficiaries of a recover...
Epik High tops charts with 'Love Story' featuring IU

Epik High tops charts with 'Love Story' featuring IU

Entertainment
Oct. 24 (UPI) -- South Korean hip hop group Epik High is topping charts with "Love Story" featuring IU.The K-pop group achieved a "certified all-kill" on South Korean charts with the new song Tuesday, according to Soompi."Love Story" reached No. 1 on Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, Naver and Soribada charts, as well as iChart's realtime chart. The song will achieve a "perfect all-kill" if it also tops iChart's weekly chart."Love Story" appears on Epik High's latest album, We've Done Something Wonderful, which debuted Monday. The group released a music video featuring the song and "Home is Far Away" the same day.[embedded content]Epik High consists of members Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz. Tablo thanked fans for their support in a series of tweets Tuesday following We've Done Something Wonderfu...