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Playing fact or fiction at the recent TCA Winter Press Tour

The Latest Mr. Television Column at Campaign US

Glenn Geller, recently appointed president of CBS Entertainment, opened his presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour this month with a bold proclamation.

“When you factor in all forms of playback, more people are watching CBS shows than they did 15 years ago,” he said.

Is he telling the truth? Who knows? But therein lies the beauty of the Press Tour, the bi-annual gathering of TV critics and broadcasters (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW, PBS, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu and numerous cable networks were all in attendance this year) dedicated to hyping the networks and latest shows. The broadcasters spin, and the critics do their best to see the reality through the piles of BS.

So let’s give it a try. For more, click here

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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