May 21, 2009 |
When they roll out their fall schedules, TV networks typically make their biggest headlines with new series. But CBS -- the only broadcaster to enjoy ratings gains in an otherwise glum television season -- on Wednesday raised eyebrows with gutsy moves for two returning shows. The network will shift "The Mentalist," television's most-watched new show this year, from Tuesday to a prominent Thursday spot behind "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
May 13, 2009 |
As the networks get ready to roll out their fall schedules next week in New York, rival executives would be well-advised to take a close look at CBS' performance this season. With less than 10 days left in the traditional September-to-May TV calendar, CBS has earned bragging rights as the only big broadcaster to improve its performance this season compared with last. For the sixth time in the last seven years, the network is No. 1 in total viewers, averaging 11.
September 23, 2008 |
A New York state Supreme Court judge Monday limited the scope of Dan Rather's $70-million lawsuit against CBS Corp., tossing out his claims that the network committed fraud and unlawfully interfered with his contract in his final months at the news division.
April 4, 2008 |
When Final Four action begins Saturday, fans who want to watch the games live online will have to head to CBSSports .com, which owns exclusive online rights to the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Or to ESPN.com, SI.com or even Facebook. This year, for the first time, CBS is allowing hundreds of websites to add a button that, with one click, sends visitors to the streamed games.
February 29, 2008 |
The fight for young male television viewers just got bloodier. CBS, which once filled the airwaves on Saturday nights with "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Carol Burnett Show," said Thursday it has signed a deal to broadcast mixed-martial arts bouts on TV's slowest night, marking the biggest showcase yet for the newly popular combat sport.
February 24, 2008
"Dexter": An article last Sunday about the television show "Dexter" incorrectly said that Showtime and CBS are "sister networks under Viacom." While the CBS television network and Showtime are both part of CBS Corp., they are not owned by Viacom.