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.
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.
February 17, 2008 |
High above Wilshire Boulevard, scenes from the pilot of "Dexter" were illuminating a tiny editing room. From a couch, Bob Greenblatt, Showtime's president of entertainment, considered the original version of the bloody series about a well-meaning serial killer -- and compared it to the revised version he'd made for CBS. CBS will begin airing the 12 episodes of Season 1, or at least parts of them, tonight in another sign of how the networks are tiptoeing into edgier fare.
December 19, 2007 |
CBS had eight of the week's top 10 prime-time programs last week, making it the most-watched network for the eighth time in the season's 12 weeks, according to figures released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. CBS averaged 11.08 million viewers between Dec. 10 and Sunday, 29% more than NBC, which was second with 8.56 million. CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" drew 19.87 million viewers to become the week's most-watched program for the seventh time this season.