CBS Says It Benefited from NBC’s Failed Leno Experiment

Jan 11, 2010  •  Post A Comment

CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler told reporters at press tour that the network had reaped more 10 p.m. ad revenue as a result of NBC’s decision to slot “The Jay Leno Show” in the hour, the Associated Press reports.

"Ten o’clock is a great business for us," Tassler said, according to the AP. "The unfortunate thing is that our creative community was to some degree somewhat bruised by this … A lot of people were put out of work. A lot of people really saw this as having a negative effect on our business."

She also said the network is close to extending contracts with late-night hosts David Letterman and Craig Ferguson through mid-2012.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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