CBS’s Moonves Says One Show Is ‘On Its Way to Being Another Billion-Dollar Franchise for Us’

May 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is especially bullish on one of the network’s shows, singling it out during Tuesday’s conference call with analysts to discuss first-quarter results, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The show is “Hawaii Five-0,” which Moonves said is “already on its way to being another billion-dollar franchise for us, joining ‘NCIS’ and ‘CSI,’ which both remain strong on our network.”

CBS will make almost $5 million per episode for the reruns on TNT and another $2.5 million per ep in the international market, Moonves said.

Commenting on the show’s formula for success, Moonves added: "If you have the right kind of [programs] that aren’t serialized, that have an action component, you can get these kind of numbers. So it’s a great business."

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