On four separate occasions, Fox News Channel offers retractions on inaccurate reports made throughout the week regarding Muslims in Europe, primarily locations in England and France avoided by non-Muslims because Islamic law supposedly supersedes the local laws.

"There is no formal designation of these zones in either country, and no credible information to support the assertion there are specific areas in these countries that exclude individuals based solely on their religion", anchor Julie Banderas said during one of the on-air apologies. CBS and the National Football League announce that the network will again produce for the full season and carry half of the NFL Network's Thursday Night Football rights package on the CBS broadcast network in a simulcast arrangement during the 2015 NFL season.

The following is a list of events affecting American television in 2015.

For the first time since the death of her mother Joan in 2014, Melissa Rivers returns to the front of the camera as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, where she will do special interviews for the series while continuing as producer on E! A report by Mother Jones challenges claims made by Bill O'Reilly about his reporting on the Falklands War for CBS News in 1982, particularly that he had to rescue his cameraman from unrest in the streets of Buenos Aires after Argentina surrendered to the United Kingdom, and that several deaths occurred during the post-war protest.

O'Reilly later denounces the report and its author, David Corn, on The O'Reilly Factor.

The broadcast peaks at 120.8 million late in the close game.

The game's halftime show, headlined by Katy Perry and guest performers Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott, also sets a viewership record.

Just two weeks before its scheduled premiere, ten of the thirteen episodes of the third season of Netflix's thriller series House of Cards were released for streaming. NBC celebrated Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary with a live four and a half-hour event that included a red carpet pre-show followed by a live three and half-hour show featuring more than 109 guest stars, a first ever mash-up of classic sketches, a SNL Weekend Update gathering of former anchors Jane Curtin, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and for the first time since leaving the series in 1985, Eddie Murphy made his brief return.

ESPN confirms its coverage of the Duke-North Carolina men's basketball game two days later will not include commentator Dick Vitale for the first time in the network's 35-year history.Just two days after appearing on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, Norm Macdonald reveals through a series of tweets that Eddie Murphy backed out of the Celebrity Jeopardy sketch because he felt uncomfortable impersonating Bill Cosby (whom Murphy had done during his stint with SNL), resulting in Kenan Thompson replacing Murphy at the last moment.Cosby would later tweet his thanks to Murphy for not doing the impersonation.Ohio State defeats Oregon in the first College Football Playoff National Championship.ESPN's broadcast of the game attracts 33.4 million viewers, which is the largest audience in cable television history and tops the previous records set by ESPN's broadcasts of the CFP semi-finals on January 1, when OSU beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl (28.27 million viewers) and UO beat Florida State in the Rose Bowl (28.16 million viewers).In his statement during this evening's broadcast, Williams admitted that he had instead been in a following helicopter and his version of the story was an attempt to show his appreciation for veterans.