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About CBS

The Columbia Broadcasting System had its roots in early radio broadcasting, via the Chicago-based United Independent Broadcasters network, which went on the air in 1927. In those days, it made sense for radio broadcasting to be linked to the music industry, and when the UIB network was purchased by the owner of Columbia Records in 1928, the broadcast network was renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System, a name that was officially shortened to CBS, Inc. in 1974. Together with ABC and NBC, CBS was one of the “Big Three” American broadcast networks, and the trio of companies virtually controlled commercial television in America for most of the twentieth century.

CBS, which had gained the nickname “the Tiffany Network” in reference to the perceived quality of its programming, had the reputation through much of its reign among the Big Three as appealing primarily to a relatively older audience than its competitors. CBS periodically attempted to shift that reputation, and in the 1970s the network produced a number of hit shows—The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family and M*A*S*H among them—that managed to capture the attention of a younger demographic. In the 1980s, CBS remained a popular network, although many of its hit series—Murder, She Wrote; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Diagnosis: Murder, etc.—were once again attractive mostly to older viewers.

Like the other broadcast networks, CBS has developed a presence on the internet in order to cope with the shifting demands of viewers and the decreased influence of broadcast television. The network’s full schedule of productions is represented on the company’s website, and a selection of clips and a limited number of full episodes of most of the network’s series are available there for on-demand viewing. Interestingly, however, CBS is the only one of the Big Three networks that is not a partner in Hulu, and many popular current CBS shows are not available on Hulu or Hulu Plus.

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Blue Bloods
Blue Bloods
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
Mom
Mom
The Price is Right
The Price is Right
Young Sheldon
Young Sheldon
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0
NCIS
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
SEAL Team
SEAL Team
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Let's Make A Deal
Let's Make A Deal
Climax!
Climax!
The Good Fight
The Good Fight
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Scorpion
Scorpion
Ghost Whisperer
Ghost Whisperer
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Dynasty
JAG
Instinct
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The Talk
CSI: Miami
Two and a Half Men
Madam Secretary
Under the Dome
Ransom
Bull
The Amazing Race
Flashpoint
NCIS: New Orleans
Face The Nation
Walker, Texas Ranger
Nash Bridges
Star Trek: Voyager
The Real McCoys
Touched By An Angel
Me, Myself & I
Undercover Boss
Everybody Loves Raymond
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Numb3rs
Gilligan's Island
Family Ties
Big Brother
Life in Pieces
Superior Donuts
M*A*S*H
The Flash
Dallas
Good Times
Kevin Can Wait
Living Biblically
Mission Impossible
Celebrity Big Brother
Code Black
I Love Lucy
Mike & Molly
The Mentalist
The Good Wife
Wisdom of the Crowd
Jericho
Magnum P.I.
The King of Queens
Person of Interest
Medium
S.W.A.T. (2017)
How I Met Your Mother
Father Knows Best
Airwolf
All in the Family
CSI: NY
MacGyver (2016)
Green Acres
Without A Trace
The Bridge
Elementary
The Munsters
Extant
Angel from Hell
Scarlett
Academy of Country Music Awards
Rules of Engagement
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Lonesome Dove
Wonder Woman
Hawaii 5-0
WKRP in Cincinnati
Falcon Crest
The Inspectors
Murder, She Wrote
American Gothic
A Gifted Man
The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis
Here's Lucy
The Unit