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NCIS RENEWED FOR 11TH SEASON

February 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Marking a new milestone for a television series that has marked plenty of them over more than a decade, CBS has ordered an 11th season of NCIS. In a statement, CBS chief Les Moonves said, “In a world gone niche, NCIS keeps getting bigger and Mark Harmon continues to define the role of leading man […]

MOONVES SIGNALS JONES WON’T RETURN TO TWO AND A HALF MEN

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Call it the “child-star syndrome.” Well, that’s not what CBS chief Les Moonves called it, but during an investors conference in New York on Tuesday, Moonves for the first time discussed the behavior of Angus T. Jones, who plays the “Half” in CBS’s Two and a Half Men and who recently filmed a testimonial for […]

MOONVES BLAMES LOWER RATINGS ON DEBATES

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS chief Les Moonves on Tuesday dismissed reports noting that his network’s ratings are down this year. That may be true, he told an investors conference in New York, but only because the network’s news division was pre-empting popular programs to bring viewers important election coverage. “We had four nights of debates, which pre-empted, God […]

MOONVES URGES CABLERS TO DROP NETWORKS NO ONE WATCHES

October 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS chief Les Moonves has urged cable operators to change their business model if they wish to cut costs — stop making package deals with giant media corporations to carry dozens of channels that no one watches. “The truth is that he who has the most eyeballs wins,” Moonves said in an interview with the […]

MOONVES MAY YANK CBS OFF DISH NETWORK

September 13, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

CBS chief Les Moonves vowed on Wednesday to yank his network’s programming off DISH network if the satellite distributor continues to offer its Hopper DVR to subscribers. “Hopper cannot exist,” Moonves said at an investors conference in Beverly Hills. “If Hopper exists, we will not be in business with [DISH] — it’s pure and simple. […]

MOONVES PRAISES PELLEY, SNUBS OLD WHAT’S-HER-NAME

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Four years ago, CBS chief Les Moonves went out of his way to praise Katie Couric even as her ratings continued to decline. Couric, he told a staff meeting in New York, “is my anchor today, tomorrow and in the future.” He insisted that he was “proud” of her and that the network was “lucky […]

ONLINE DEALS LIFT CBS

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS, which had long resisted putting its shows online, posted its best quarter ever on Monday, largely as a result of deals it made to put some of its shows online. “Our ability to capitalize on the fundamental shifts in our industry has led to the growth of significant new revenue streams and has also […]

ONLINE DEALS LIFT CBS

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS, which had long resisted putting its shows online, posted its best quarter ever on Monday, largely as a result of deals it made to put some of its shows online. “Our ability to capitalize on the fundamental shifts in our industry has led to the growth of significant new revenue streams and has also […]

GMA BEATS TODAY: FIRST TIME SINCE 1996

April 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in 16 years, ABC’s Good Morning America has scored higher ratings than NBC’s Today show for an entire week — and it did so without the help of Katie Couric. Just one week after Couric co-hosted the ABC morning show, filling in for Robin Roberts, GMA edged past Today with 5.147 […]

CBS’S MOONVES TREADS CAREFULLY IN DIGITAL BIZ

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The emergence of digital businesses such as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon has opened new revenue streams for CBS, but each one must be separately appraised, CBS chief Les Moonves told a media conference at UCLA on Saturday. Moonves said that recent deals with Netflix and Hulu for content on The CW, which CBS owns with […]

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