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With new board in place, CBS to decide Moonves' exit pay

Dec. 11, 2018 5:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly elected CBS board faces daunting tasks: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves gets a $120 million exit package following a sexual-misconduct investigation and charting a path for CBS to recover after the scandal. CBS shareholders ratified the 11 board members, including six new...

The Latest: CBS meeting wraps up with no mention of Moonves

Dec. 11, 2018 9:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on CBS annual shareholder meeting (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Mum's the word. The twice-postponed CBS shareholders meeting has wrapped up in less than 30 minutes. There was no mention of the scandal enveloping former CEO Les Moonves, who was ousted in September after multiple...

Former CBS chief Moonves accused of more sexual misconduct

Dec. 5, 2018 3:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An internal investigation of former CBS chief Les Moonves has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct, as well as lying and destruction of evidence, throwing into jeopardy his $120 million severance package, The New York Times reported Wednesday. A look at what's known about the...

Victoria's Secret show tumbles to lowest ratings

Dec. 4, 2018 3:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As a television event, the Victoria's Secret fashion show appears headed for the remainder bin. The show has been buffeted by bad publicity, bad reviews and now bad numbers. Shown Sunday on ABC after several years on CBS, its audience of 3.27 million viewers was the smallest since becoming...

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...