CBS chief executive Les Moonves showed up at a Wall Street gathering in New York and says, "We love having all 16 Republican candidates throwing crap at each other."
"The more they spend, the better it is for us," the CBS chief executive told analysts at a Wall Street gathering in New York.
"Go Donald!" he said, referring to GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. "This is fun, watching this. Let them spend money on us ... we're looking forward to a very exciting political year in 2016."
Moonves was speaking at the UBS Global Communications Conference, where the conversation also focused on cord-cutting, "skinny bundles" and Nielsen ratings.
"The last couple of years have been more disruptive than any time in my career," said Moonves.
That said, CBS is poised for success no matter how consumers want to view their content, he said.
"There's no skinny bundle that's going to succeed without CBS," said Moonves. "Nobody can live without CBS ... some people, especially Millennials, don't want to pay for 180 channels. There's a lot of people who don't want to pay for sports channels when they don't watch sports."
He hinted, as he has in the past, of raising the price of CBS All Access for subscribers who want their content ad-free.