At CBS, a season of spinoffs and handoffs

July 17, 2014 9:01 PM

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At CBS, a season of spinoffs and handoffs

BEVERLY HILLS — Thursday night NFL games. A temporary move for still-growing hit The Big Bang Theory. A looming, historic handoff from David Letterman to Stephen Colbert in late night. And new spinoffs of CSI and NCIS.

Those are highlights of CBS' new season touted at the Television Critics Association Thursday, tempered by a sobering reality: Ratings at the most-watched network fell 9% last season, the steepest drop by a major network, and 17% among young adults, where it fell to third place as nearly all of its ...

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