Weeks after expressing his support for a switch to a new ratings currency that would include seven days of time-shifted deliveries, Les Moonves is now predicting that the change will happen by mid-2014 at the latest.
CBS viewers can expect to see a lot of familiar faces next fall, as the network has locked up all but four hours of its 2012-13 prime-time schedule. The broadcaster announced today that it has renewed 18 series for next season, a sweeping effort that includes four comedies, nine dramas and three unscripted programs.
Les Moonves on Wednesday told investors that CBS is gearing up for another lucrative upfront market, predicting that the top-rated broadcast network will land double-digit pricing increases versus its already high 2011-12 rates.
In what’s shaping up to be an annus horribilis for the broadcast networks, ratings for returning series are plummeting and only a few newcomers are finding an audience.
Prime-Time Ratings: Weekend Results Friday 4/15/11: Note: The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data). Household Rating/Share: CBS: 4.3/ 8, NBC: 3.4/ 6, ABC: 3.1/ 5, Fox: 2.3/ 4, CW: 1.4/ 2 Total Viewers: CBS: 6.90 million, NBC: 4.97, ABC: 4.90, Fox: 3.72, CW: 2.27. Adults 18-49: