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CBS Beats Estimates, Riding High on Election Season Ads

CBS, owner of the most widely-viewed U.S. television network, reported a fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates, helped by higher political advertising and a rise in retransmission revenue. 412 more words


Beyoncé and Adele Helped Boost the Grammy Awards' TV Ratings

Sunday night’s Grammy Awards seemingly featured enough high-wattage performances to give the telecast’s ratings a boost.

More than 26 million people tuned in to watch the Grammys on a night touting highly-anticipated live performances from pop stars such as BeyoncĂ© and Adele, … 417 more words


What to Watch for and How to Watch the Grammys This Weekend

Music’s biggest stars will gather in Los Angeles this weekend for the industry’s signature award show, when comedian James Corden hosts the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. 749 more words


The Trump Era Is Affecting Late-Night TV Ratings

We’re less than a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, and one of his chief critics on late-night television is already seeing a ratings boost.

Stephen Colbert and CBS’s… 804 more words


CBS and Entercom Are Merging Their Radio Stations

CBS Corp will merge its radio business with Entercom Communications Corp in a tax-free deal, which the companies said would create the second-largest radio broadcaster in the United States by revenue. 132 more words


Apple CEO Dropping Hints About a Big Media Acquisition

There have always been doubts about Apple doing a massive, game-changing acquisition, even though rumors regularly emerge that the iPhone-maker may have interest in buying a media giant. 659 more words


Forget the Ratings, Television Is a Growth Business with Record Profits

On Dec. 14, 2011 the top broadcasters in the U.S. renewed their long-standing TV rights agreement with the National Football League. The deal, which kicked in for the 2014 season, promised billions of dollars in future revenue to the NFL, in exchange for what the networks have always considered to be guaranteed viewership. 1,379 more words