After the coffee. Before waiting for the Great Pumpkin.
The Skinny: My
Hot water. The FBI is digging into California state Sen.
Ouch. The distribution fights with CBS and Journal Broadcast Group took a toll on Time Warner Cable, which said it lost 306,000 video subscribers in the third quarter, which was more than what Wall Street was anticipating. Time Warner Cable also lost 24,000 broadband subscribers and 128,000 voice subscribers. The company had profits of $532 million, down from $808 million a year earlier. More from Reuters.
So much for that. Over the last few years,
You like me, you really like me. ABC has sold out the commercial inventory for March's Oscars at record rates. According to Variety, advertisers are shelling out close to $2 million for a 30-second spot in the broadcast, which is often described as "the Super Bowl for Women." The willingness to pay more would seem to indicate that Madison Avenue thinks ratings for next year's show -- hosted by
How I met your spinoff. At some point, a network's schedule will consist entirely of spinoffs. You laugh, but it will happen. CBS is considering a
The kids aren't alright. The World Series is over (congrats to Boston) and while
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