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CBS' '60 Minutes' gathers audience week by week

Jun. 19, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newsmagazine "60 Minutes" was not television's most popular program this year, but for the 11th consecutive season it had more people who watched at least once during the year than any other non-sports show on TV. The Nielsen company's cumulative measurement of programs may not mean...

After AT&T's win, here comes the expected Comcast-Fox bid

Jun. 13, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After AT&T-Time Warner comes the deluge. Comcast bid $65 billion for Fox's entertainment business on Wednesday, a day after a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, it would give a major cable...

Comcast offer for Fox expected after favorable AT&T ruling

Jun. 12, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, other companies are likely to rush to consolidate. Tuesday's ruling signaled that federal regulators might have a hard time stopping companies from getting bigger by gobbling up rivals and the content they...

CBS controlling shareholder fires back over board vote

May. 29, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — CBS Corp.'s controlling shareholder fired back Tuesday over a board attempt to dilute the shareholder's stock voting power, the latest move in an escalating legal battle for control of the media company. In complaint filed in Delaware's Chancery Court, National Amusements Inc. argues...

CBS to finish season atop ratings, for 10th straight year

May. 22, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is finishing another television season atop the television ratings, but the network had to sweat a little this time. The traditional TV season that started in September ends on Wednesday, and CBS will win bragging rights for the 10th year in a row, the Nielsen company said. CBS has won...

Broadcast networks go for milk-and-cookies comfort this fall

May. 18, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If provocative, psyche-jangling shows like "The Handmaid's Tale" are your taste, head directly to streaming or cable. But if you're feeling the urge for milk-and-cookies comfort, broadcast television wants to help. The upcoming TV season will bring more sitcom nostalgia in the "Roseanne"...

CBS looks back for its reboot-heavy new TV season

May. 16, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Glance at next season's schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is. The network is adding remakes of 1980s series "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum, P.I." to a line-up that already includes blasts-from-the-past "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver." CBS executives said...

Judge mulls CBS restraining order against major shareholder

May. 16, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge ordered a pause on Wednesday in a dispute between CBS and its majority shareholder that could decide control of the company. Chancellor Andre Bouchard granted CBS a temporary restraining order prohibiting National Amusements Inc. from taking any action to thwart a...

Something new to binge-watch: TV's rich history of itself

May. 15, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diahann Carroll recalls a date with Marlon Brando that yielded a slap and career advice. Robert Adler tells how he co-invented the TV remote control. Walter Cronkite shares his dismay over learning that White House pressure trimmed a CBS report on Watergate. Their accounts are part of an...

CBS Corp. sues majority shareholder to gain independence

May. 14, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is suing its controlling shareholder as part of its long-running attempt to avoid a combination with Viacom. Both companies are controlled by National Amusements. That's the holding company run by Shari Redstone, the daughter of media mogul Sumner Redstone. Though National Amusements...