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September 4, 2015


Three Key Factors in the Success of 'Undercover Boss'

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 16th 2010 5:02PM
undercover_boss_cbs_logoSince landing the cushy debut time slot after the Super Bowl to launch its run, CBS's 'Undercover Boss' has been an unqualified success for the network. In fact, in nearly every Sunday since its premiere -- with or without the lead in of a sporting event -- 'Undercover Boss' has showed well in the ratings.

The season finale on April 11 was the number one program in the 18-49 rating, the one that TV execs covet the most. Therefore, you can understand why 'Undercover Boss' easily earned a second season renewal. It won't be a mid-season drop in, either. You watch, it's going to be on the CBS upfront schedule for the fall.

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Even a takeover can't save NBC

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 5th 2009 9:07PM
There are very few sure fire signs that a network is completely worthless and this is one of them.

Comcast has been looking to buy the financially troubled NBC from General Electric, but Wall Street insiders say the deal won't be good for Comcast's stock.

Even confirmed reports of a takeover bid can't save the network in the eyes of the almighty stockholder. What would make NBC more profitable in Wall Street's eyes?

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TiVo reports first ever quarterly profit

by Brad Linder, posted May 30th 2007 6:45PM
TiVoTiVo today reported $835,000 income for the first quarter of 2007, showing he first profit in the company's history. That amounts to about $.01 per share, which is better than the $.02 per share loss many analysts had been predicting.

The company has fewer subscribers than it had during the same period last year. But service and hardware revenues rose while technology revenues fell. At the same time, the company's administrative expenses dropped nearly $4 million from last quarter.

While TiVo faces stiff competition from cable and satellite companies deploying their own personal video recorders, the company has managed to hang on to market share, both by partnering with cable providers and by continuing to offer new services like Universal Swivel Search.

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