CBS Television Network

CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS’ total primetime network lineup is watched by more than 127 million people a week during the 2016-2017 season. The Network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 drama, NCIS; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.