The Ticker: CBS,, PEJ…

By Chris Ariens 

> Tonight the CBS Evening News Katie Couric will have a sole sponsor: Pfizer. Couric & company will use the extra time for VA-MD-DC primary coverage as well as the second part of John Blackstone’s reports from Antarctica.

> While viewer retention from Super Tuesday to Wednesday did not hold for CNN cable, it did for Nielsen online found to be the #1 online news and information destination last Tuesday with 102.21 million page views; on Wednesday had 102.20 million views.

> McCain rises, Clinton (Bill) declines in campaign coverage last week, finds the PEJ. “And, once again, Huckabee proved that the reports of his political demise were premature,” says the report.