"CBS is thriving," president and CEO Leslie Moonves told the press Monday
The network, which has taken to calling itself "America's Most Watched," has
the top three of five programs on the air, including new No. 1 show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
It also has the top three new programs CSI: Miami, Still
Standing and Without a Trace.
To demonstrate the strength of those shows, Moonves pointed out that CSI:
Miami has improved the Monday 10 p.m. time period by 54 percent over last
year, and Without a Trace has improved Thursday at 10 p.m. by 39 percent.
Overall, Thursday night is up 17 percent on the strength of Survivor
at 8 p.m., CSI at 9 p.m. and Without a Trace at 10 p.m.
"Last summer, we told you that our priorities were strengthening 10 p.m., and
we have done that," Moonves said. "As a result, our stations are doing much