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Network: The CBS TCA Wrap Up

Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment, addresses the Executive Session of the TCA presentations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, August 10, 2016. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

By Valerie Milano:

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/23/16 –

“We achieved double-digit CPM increases and healthy gains in total volume. In fact, this was one of the strongest upfront markets we’ve seen in years, not only for CBS, but for all of network television. And as many of you have reported, a significant amount of dollars flowed back to broadcast TV this year.” Glenn Geller

Exec de Jour’ – Glenn Geller (President CBS Entertainment)

Tagline: America’s Most Watched Network

Mission: To build on and maintain current success

Franchise Players: The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, 60 Minutes

Significant new programming: Kevin Can Wait, Bull, and MacGyver

In development: Superior Donuts

Multi-platform profile – CBS All Access, On Demand, Fire TV, XBOX, Roku, Android, Apple

Hard Numbers:

No. 1 adults 18-49 (second time in last 4 years)

No. 1 comedy The Big Bang Theory and new comedy Life in Pieces

No. 1. in daytime

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. Valerie was a veteran 17-year member, and one of the "chief organizers” of the prestigious and long running, TCA: Television Critics Association’s press tour. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers of the association. TCA press tours are “a must” for hundreds of TV critics twice a year, in Beverly Hills and in Pasadena.