In a draft of a report for the CBS board, investigators wrote that “the physical, administrative and cultural separation between 60 Minutes and the rest of CBS News permitted misconduct by some 60 Minutes employees.” It reveals that CBS continues to pay out a settlement to a woman who claimed that the show’s creator, the late Don Hewitt, sexually assaulted her on repeated occasions and destroyed her career. The settlement, reached in the 1990s, has been amended multiple times, including this year. In total, CBS has agreed to pay the former employee more than $5 million.
For weeks now, speculation has swirled in New York media circles that Strauss Zelnick was angling for the CEO’s job at CBS. The current head of Take-Two Interactive used an appearance at the 2018 Paley International Council Summit in London to tamp down any such speculation.
CBS announced Sunday the game drew a 10.52 rating, an increase of 25% over last year’s SEC title game between Auburn and Georgia and the best rating for any non-bowl game since LSU and Alabama played a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in November 2011. That Game of the Century got an 11.9 rating on CBS.
A trove of text messages details a plan by Les Moonves and a faded Hollywood manager to bury a sexual assault allegation. Instead, the scheme helped sink the CBS chief, and may cost him $120 million.
As CBS continues to solidify its midseason lineup, both rookie series will make way on the schedule for freshman Fam and the third season of Man With a Plan, while Criminal Minds hits the bench.
The World’s Best and Million Dollar Mile join returning favorites Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race as the network hopes to launch a new franchise.