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  • Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's " World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight. The 68- year-old Sawyer, one of television news' best-known personalities, has anchored ABC's flagship newscast since December 2009.

  • Review: The case against binge-watching TV Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    That changed with digital video recorders and Internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. I used some recent trips to finish Showtime's "Dexter" and start CBS' "The Good Wife." In between, I breezed through Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" and the second season of " House of Cards.

  • US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:42 AM ET

    But Peter Theo Curtis, who was freed Sunday after 22 months in captivity, declined to talk about his ordeal, saying in brief remarks that he needed time to reconnect with family following his return to the United States. Curtis, 45, of Boston, was released by the al- Nusra Front, an al-Qaida- linked group that is fighting the regime of Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

  • With no Miley Cyrus twerking, VMA ratings down Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    That's down from the 10.1 million who saw last year's show but up from the 6.1 million who watched the awards show live the year before that, the Nielsen ratings company said. CBS won last week in prime time, averaging 5.8 million viewers. NBC, with "America's Got Talent" again the week's most popular program, was second with a 5.1 million viewer average.

  • NBC's Emmycast logs robust 15.6 million viewership Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— NBC says the Emmys thrived despite a Monday airing in the dog days of August. It was the second biggest audience for an Emmy Awards broadcast in eight years, NBC said Tuesday. The 15.6- million audience makes this the most-watched night on any network since ABC's Academy Awards on March 2, when 35.2 million viewers were tuned in.

  • "Breaking Bad," AMC's unlikely tale of a teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White, won the night's biggest honor, the Emmy for best drama series, for the second year in a row while lead Bryan Cranston took best drama actor for the fourth time in that role.

  • 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' win big at Emmys Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Bryan Cranston, who played the memorable meth dealer Walter White on "Breaking Bad," won his fourth best drama actor Emmy at television's biggest awards show Monday night, tying him with another four-time winner, Dennis Franz. "Downton Abbey," made by Britain's ITV network, was shut out in the drama category, while the BBC's "Sherlock" won three awards.

  • "Breaking Bad" held off upstart "True Detective," Netflix's online political thriller " House of Cards," HBO medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones," PBS British period series "Downton Abbey" and AMC ad world portrait "Mad Men.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 25- " Fargo," the TV re-imagining of the Coen brothers' cult film, won best miniseries at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, while HBO's "The Normal Heart" earned best TV movie honors for its depiction of the early fight against AIDS. "Parsons won his fourth lead acting Emmy for playing the pedantic nerd Sheldon in CBS comedy" The Big Bang Theory.

  • In a year in which newcomers and cable and streaming company Netflix Inc have dominated the conversation about television's top honors, the big broadcast networks fared well in the early comedy awards.

  • Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 11-18 Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    3. "NCIS," CBS, 8.1 million. 4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.9 million. 5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.7 million.

  • Fresh reality TV was last week's big Nielsens draw Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    A double whammy of "America's Got Talent" gave NBC the week's two most-watched shows, and a triple helping of CBS' "Big Brother" rounded out the bottom of last week's Top 10, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday. A special edition of ABC's "20/ 20" focusing on the death of Robin Williams ranked sixth.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. CBS Corp. A: Approximately 500 shares changed hands, a 93.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 04 or. 2 percent to $21.86.

  • Source: Craig Ferguson to launch new talk show Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    The outgoing host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" would introduce his half-hour syndicated series on stations in a slot just before prime time, according to a source with knowledge of the deal who spoke on the condition of anonymity because that person wasn't authorized to comment publicly.

  • Early movers: FDO, DG, HD, CBS, TSLA, GOOG & more Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • NBC's Brian Williams taking on new competition Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    Williams, 55, faces new competition from both ABC and CBS as they look to end NBC's 256- week streak as the most popular evening newscast. David Muir takes over after Labor Day as anchor of the second-place " World News" at ABC. So far this year, "Nightly News" has averaged 8.9 million viewers and widened its lead over ABC and CBS.

  • A stand-up comic remembers Robin Williams Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:32 PM ET
    Robin Williams appears onstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on April 27, 2006 in New York City.

    Stand-up comedian Harrison Greenbaum remembers Robin Williams — and his impact on the comedy business.

  • Robin Williams—The $5B man at the box office Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET
    Robin Williams in 2009

    Robin Williams leaves behind a legacy of Hollywood success that spanned decades and generated billions of dollars—in fact, $5.2 billion worldwide.

  • Priceline earnings lesson for Apple investors Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    Did you catch Priceline earnings? Jim Cramer thinks there’s an important lesson for Apple investors.

  • Future of CBS     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Is streaming the future for CBS? Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, and the "Squawk Alley" team, discuss the streaming business model and how CBS plans to appeal to its future audience.