CBS Corp's quarterly profit falls 46.5 percent

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CBS Corp , owner of the most-watched U.S. television network, reported a 46.5 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt mainly by a one-time pension settlement charge.

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The company's net income from continuing operations fell to $271 million, or 63 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $507 million, or $1.07 per share, a year earlier.

The comparable quarter had included a gain from the sale of an internet business in China.

CBS, home to popular shows such as "NCIS" and "The Big Bang Theory", said revenue fell 2 percent to $3.52 billion.

(Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)