This excerpt taken from the CVC DEF 14A filed Apr 28, 2006.
Decisions regarding the 2005 compensation of the President and Chief Executive Officer, James L. Dolan, were the responsibility of the Compensation Committee. The base salary of Mr. Dolan for 2005 remained at $1,600,000. Mr. Dolans base salary has not been increased since January 1, 2001. Mr. Dolan earned a bonus in 2005 of $3,492,000. This bonus reflected the Companys performance in exceeding virtually all of its plans, goals and objectives for the year and the leadership role Mr. Dolan played in the Companys achievements throughout the year. In evaluating and determining Mr. Dolans compensation, the Committee and its independent outside compensation consultant compared the Companys compensation practices and levels to those of other companies in comparable industries and of comparable complexity, including, but not limited to, the companies included in the Peer Group Index
Proxy Statement 2006 - Cablevision
contained in the Cablevision NY Group Stock Performance Graph. Based on this review, the Committee determined that the compensation paid to Mr. Dolan for 2005 was appropriate.