Latest CBS Corp News

NBC, CBS fighting for television ratings dominance

Nov. 13, 2018 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Score one week for NBC in what's becoming an intriguing battle with CBS for dominance in the television ratings this season. NBC's victory in the most recent measurements provided by the Nielsen company means it has won bragging rights for three weeks so far this fall, with CBS also winning...

NFL television ratings see increase for most packages

Nov. 9, 2018 6:42 PM EST

After years of declines, NFL television ratings are showing modest gains. Three of the league's television partners have shown increases after the first nine weeks of the season while one remains flat. That is welcome news after ratings decreased 9.7 percent last season and 8 percent in 2016. "I'm glad the league...

Pro and college football games dominate the TV ratings

Nov. 6, 2018 6:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While political battles raged, viewers overwhelmingly cast their TV votes for football. Eight of the 10 most popular telecasts last week were NFL and college games or related programs, according to Nielsen ratings released Tuesday. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Green Bay-New England...

News outlets hoping for engaging digital election experience

Nov. 2, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One screen is no longer enough for journalists planning their coverage of the midterm elections next week. Television networks and other news organizations recognize that many people will follow the results on TV with a pad or smartphone in hand, or eschew television altogether. They're...

CBS is the week's top TV network, but faces more competition

Oct. 23, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS was television's most popular network last week, but that status is no longer the slam-dunk that it has been for the last decade and a half. It was CBS' second weekly victory of the young television season, matching NBC's two victories, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. NBC handily won...

Correction: CBS-Parsons story

Oct. 22, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

In some versions of a headline on a story Oct. 21 and 22 about an interim CBS chairman resigning, The Associated Press erroneously reported the last name of the chairman. It's Parsons, not Parson. A corrected version of the story is below: Parsons resigning from CBS board for health reasons Richard Parsons...

PGA of America agrees to 11-year deal with CBS, ESPN

Oct. 10, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

The PGA Championship will remain with CBS Sports and pick up a powerful partner in ESPN for weekday rounds as part of an 11-year agreement in which the networks will combine to deliver 175 hours of coverage across broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Financial terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not...

CBS subpoenaed by Manhattan district attorney on Moonves

Sep. 28, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS said Friday that a New York City prosecutor has subpoenaed the company for information related to sexual misconduct allegations that led to the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves. The company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it received...

More than 20 million people watched Kavanaugh hearing

Sep. 28, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 million people watched Thursday's gripping testimony by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in the 1980s, Christine Blasey Ford, on six television networks. Meanwhile, the political standoff continued,...

CBS taps media industry veteran Parsons as interim chairman

Sep. 25, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it has named media industry veteran Richard Parsons as interim chairman of the board as the company moves to reshape itself following the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves. Parsons is the former chairman of Time Warner and Citicorp. He was added to the board of CBS earlier this...