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Disappointing Fox film unit crimps earnings at Rupert Murdoch's company

Disappointing Fox film unit crimps earnings at Rupert Murdoch's company

Despite a boost from Cookie and Lucious, Rupert Murdoch's empire, 21st Century Fox, failed to hit the fiscal second-quarter revenue notes that Wall Street had hoped to hear.

The Fox broadcast network delivered a strong performance for the quarter ended Dec. 31, with higher revenue for its NFL programming and primetime lineup, particularly the hit show, "Empire," which follows the audacious exploits of the fictional Cookie and Lucious Lyon family dynasty.

However, the 20th Century Fox filmed entertainment unit, based in Los Angeles, turned in a disappointing performance.

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