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IRENE PASSES; BOX OFFICE RETURNS TO NORMAL

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tropical Storm — & Hurricane — Irene did not have the impact on Sunday’s box office that studio executives had feared. As the storm, for the most part, failed to live up to its killer image, people returned to their normal activities, which included taking in a movie on Sundays. The result was that while […]

DID TV OVERHYPE IRENE?

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Notwithstanding the destruction and death wrought by Hurricane — now Tropical Storm — Irene over the weekend, the damage actually fell far short of TV doomsayers’ forecasts. (Britain’s Guardian newspaper described it as “the storm that wasn’t.) But preliminary figures suggest that it likely produced record ratings for The Weather Channel, a unit of Comcast-controlled […]

NETWORKS BLOWING IN THE WIND

August 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

President Obama today (Friday) urged Americans to take the threat of Hurricane Irene “seriously.” Certainly the broadcast networks and the cable news networks are, as well as local stations on the East Coast in cities that are likely to feel the brunt of the storm. (In fact, in New York City Thursday night, all three […]