Carriage dispute? What carriage dispute?
CBS was the highest rated and most watched network for the first full week of blackouts, according to Nielsen. For the week that ended Aug. 11, the network brought in an average of 5.51 million viewers and generated a rating of 1.2 in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.
NBC, the runner up for the week, got an average of 4.18 million viewers.
CBS had six of the week's 10 most watched telecasts. Last Monday's episode of "Under the Dome," the thriller series based on a
CBS said the Time Warner Cable dispute has blacked out CBS stations for 3.2 million customers in the three affected markets.
While national prime time viewership is strong, local CBS stations have seen ratings decrease since negotiations broke down. Those stations carry local news broadcasts, which are important revenue generators.
The media giants are fighting over the increased fees CBS wants to charge Time Warner Cable to carry its local television stations.
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