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UPN's ratings for black-oriented comedies decline sharply

...None of the comedies are yet threatened by cancellation. But in the television business, lower ratings mean lower advertising revenue, and network executives rarely have much patience for that. Two of the programs, "Girlfriends" and "Half...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/21/tel_440583.shtml
Television
Martha Stewart Living posts a wider-than-expected loss

...of $23.7 million, compared with $39.6 million in the year-ago period. The results primarily reflect lower advertising revenue from Martha Stewart Living magazine due to the combined effect of fewer advertising pages and lower advertising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/04/fin_424241.shtml
Finance
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/15/tel_415708.shtml
Television
Viacom plans to shed Blockbuster stake

...to 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/11/bus_404135.shtml
Business
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