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Congressional audit to start on new Nielsen system for measuring TV viewers

...ratings for some programs popular in black and Latino homes. That's significant, because lower ratings mean lower advertising revenues, and an increased chance that TV networks will cancel these programs. Congress isn't interested in taking...
Viacom plans to shed Blockbuster stake a lack of political advertising and higher expenses for programming, and radio income fell 10 percent on lower advertising revenues. For the full year, Viacom reported net earnings of $1.42 billion, or 80 cents a share, versus $725...