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Women in Entertainment 2009

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    Nancy Tellem
    President, CBS Network Television Entertainment Group

    Who says network television is dead? This year CBS was the only broadcast net to post ratings growth in key demos, up 12% in viewership. Credit Tellem, who oversees every aspect of the network and studio from development to new media. She also oversees the CW, which increased its 18-34 audience by 7%. "From a ratings standpoint, we dominated, which made me feel like we were doing something right," says the 12-year CBS vet, who is mulling a transition to a more strategic role at CBS focused on content creation. She cites Leslie Moonves as a longtime mentor and believer in the enduring power of TV as a medium. "What so heartened me last year was seeing the constant need and desire for television content."


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