September 30, 2008

Letterman Outdraws CBS Clip

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A video of Mr. Letterman's tirade against Mr. McCain, who bowed out the day of the telecast, has generated more than 3.5 million views on YouTube, writes Adage.

"... CBS uploaded a shorter, edited version of the monologue, which runs with overlay advertising, but that has received only 250,000 views.

... Like all TV networks, CBS routinely demands that YouTube take down unauthorized clips of shows. So why haven't they taken down this one? They won't say it, but it seems likely that the network has decided that the publicity the "Late Show" is receiving from the clip is far more valuable than the few ad dollars that advertising might generate. "

Related: - NBC finds formula for fighting piracy

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