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Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

Aug. 14, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament. CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73 percent increase from the 4.9 million people who watched the same...

Julia Roberts, reboots and diversity part of new TV season

Aug. 9, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — What's the television industry's top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season's shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them. The Television...

'Murphy Brown' revival to tackle MeToo movement, free press

Aug. 5, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. "MURPHY" AND METOO "Murphy Brown" will weigh in on the MeToo movement when the series starring Candice...

'60 Minutes' exec named in misconduct article delays return

Aug. 5, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive producer of the CBS news show "60 Minutes" is delaying his return from vacation until an investigation into sexual misconduct claims at the network wraps up. Meanwhile, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl told reporters on Sunday that CBS isn't saying it's perfect and that...

'Murphy Brown' weighs in on MeToo movement in series return

Aug. 5, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Murphy Brown" will weigh in on the MeToo movement when the series starring Candice Bergen returns to a very different world in September, the show's creator said Sunday. The 13-episode reboot reunites Bergen as a sharp-tongued investigative journalist and TV anchor with most...

CBS programming chief defends his turf despite Moonves probe

Aug. 5, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — CBS' entertainment chief fielded a barrage of questions about sexual harassment at CBS Corp. during a session with reporters intended to promote the network's fall TV schedule. The network's presentation Sunday to the Television Critics Association summer meeting came amid...

CBS' 2Q net income up as CEO faces sexual-misconduct probe

Aug. 2, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Thursday reported a boost in second-quarter net income from the tax overhaul and higher fees from affiliates and subscribers, as turmoil swirls around the media company ahead of the important fall TV season. CEO Les Moonves is facing an investigation after the New Yorker magazine...

The Latest: Moonves of CBS mum on misconduct allegations

Aug. 2, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into allegations that Les Moonves, who heads CBS, was involved in incidents of sexual misconduct that stretch over three decades (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Embattled CBS CEO Les Moonves says he is confident about the company's future but made no statement...

LA prosecutors decline sex abuse charges against Les Moonves

Jul. 31, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Southern California declined to pursue sexual abuse claims against CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves because the statute of limitations has expired, according to documents. The unidentified woman, who worked in the television industry, went to Los Angeles police in February to...

CBS keeps Moonves in place during sexual misconduct inquiry

Jul. 30, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS will keep CEO Les Moonves in place during an investigation of sexual misconduct charges against him, the company said. It will hire an outside counsel to conduct the probe. On Friday a New Yorker article quoted six women who accused Moonves of sexual misconduct over a span of three...