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Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017
CBS’ “60 Minutes” returned this week to a familiar place it hadn’t been accustomed to visiting that much lately: first place in the prime-time television rankings.
The venerable newsmagazine hadn’t finished as the most-watched program of the week since November 2008, when newly elected...
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017
A CBS-produced legal drama has taken the lead in weaving President Donald Trump into its stories, and it keeps raising the stakes.
In last month's debut of "The Good Fight," ''The Good Wife" spinoff on CBS' streaming service, lawyer and Hillary Clinton supporter Diane Lockhart (Christine...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
CBS had a gleam in its eye again last week as the network held on to its Nielsen crown. In primetime viewership, CBS could claim the most-watched show, “NCIS,” and another 15 of the Top 20 programs. (Remarkably, six of those CBS shows are freshman series.)
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” placed...
Monday, Dec. 12, 2016
Media mogul Sumner Redstone's National Amusements is abandoning a proposal that CBS and Viacom reunite after a 10 year split.
The news comes as Viacom named acting CEO Bob Bakish as its permanent head.
National Amusements, which owns most of the voting shares of the two companies,...
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016
Media mogul Sumner Redstone is pushing for a reunion between CBS and Viacom, more than a decade after they went their separate ways.
National Amusements, which owns most of the voting shares of the two companies, sent a letter to CBS and Viacom board members Thursday saying that a tie-up...
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2016
It’s not just the city of Cleveland that’s happy with LeBron James and his comeback Cavaliers.
The seven-game series with the Golden State Warriors was the most-watched NBA Finals since 1998, the year Michael Jordan won the last of his six titles, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. Game 7...
Wednesday, May. 25, 2016
CBS will finish the television season as the nation's most popular television network for the eighth consecutive year, and win among the youthful demographic sought by advertisers for only the third time since modern record-keeping began in the 1980s.
CBS' victory among all viewers was...
Wednesday, May. 18, 2016
CBS is looking for more laughs, with the nation's most popular television network planning to double the amount of sitcoms it has on the air through new projects premiering this fall starring Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale.
Former "NCIS" actor Michael Weatherly is also staying...
Friday, May. 13, 2016
It wasn't quite the Red Wedding, but Thursday brought viewers news of more than a dozen prime-time shows being axed to make room for new programs next season.
ABC took the sword to seven series (including country music drama "Nashville" and veteran whodunit "Castle") while Fox is...
Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2016
The fantasy favorite “Game of Thrones,” the most popular series in HBO’s history, returned for its sixth season with what may or may not be the show’s most-watched episode ever.
It all depends on which Nielsen company measurement you look at. HBO’s experience is a vivid illustration of...