CBS profit gains on advertising and cable fee revenue

Wed May 1, 2013 4:13pm EDT

May 1 (Reuters) - Broadcaster CBS Corp reported higher profit for the first quarter, helped by advertising during February's Super Bowl broadcast and a jump in revenue from cable channels.

Net earnings for the January through March period totaled $463 million, up from $394 million a year earlier, CBS said on Wednesday. Adjusted earnings per share reached 73 cents.