September 20, 2012 |
The last new episode of "I Love Lucy" was broadcast over 50 years ago, but the classic sitcom is still a cash cow for CBS. Speaking at Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York on Thursday, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said "I Love Lucy" is still delivering about $20 million in revenue. Reruns of the show still run on a regular basis on the cable channel TV Land. During much of the interview, Moonves stressed the value of CBS' new and old content, particularly as new platforms such as Netflix and Amazon are spending heavily for product.
September 2, 2011 |
Golf fans won't have to tweak how they swing the remote control. The PGA Tour will remain on CBS and NBC through 2021. The new nine-year television deals, which extend agreements that run through 2012, continue a long-term partnership that the PGA has had with the two networks. Also part of the agreement is the Golf Channel, a cable network owned by NBCUniversal, which is a unit of Comcast Corp. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed, but PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said the rights fees were going to rise in the new pacts.
October 17, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Big Bang Theory: Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) returns from space in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). 30 Rock: Liz (Tina Fey) runs damage control on Tracy (Tracy Morgan) in the wake of an offensive Tweet and also tries to keep Jenna (Jane Krakowski) from losing it over some unflattering press. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte guest stars in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC)
September 10, 2012 |
Serena Williams' three-set win over Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open drew about 5.2 million viewers for CBS on Sunday afternoon against heavy NFL competition from Fox, which broadcast a highly anticipated match between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers. The audience was a 5% improvement over the 2011 women's final, which drew 4.9 million viewers. On Monday, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will square off in the delayed men's finals. Originally, the men were supposed to do battle on Sunday, and the women on Saturday, but as has been the case for the last several years, weather got in the way and high winds forced the matches to be delayed.
December 5, 2012 |
Well, here we are in the season of ratings glory by way of women prancing around in their undies. The "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" -- the modern-day yuletide carol -- helped CBS lead Tuesday night in the ratings. The annual breast fest brought in 9.3 million viewers and was the No. 1 program in adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 -- outdistancing NBC's "Parenthood" and ABC's "Private Practice" in the 10 p.m. hour. Despite being the high-rated program of the night, the lingerie extravaganza was down nearly 10% from the previous year.
June 25, 1995
I wish to congratulate CBS on destroying "Burke's Law." First, it takes the series off the schedule until April despite the fact it won its ratings period every Friday. Then CBS programs reruns for a few weeks. Then the show is preempted by phony beauty contests and silly award shows. Now, it has been canceled. No wonder CBS is in last place. Larry Ginsky, Glendale