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Tracking the week’s ups and downs in the business of entertainment.

UP Sean McManus
The CBS Sports chairman is generating big ratings for the NCAA basketball tournament, easing concerns about sharing coverage under a new deal with the Turner networks.

DOWN Zack Snyder
Sucker Punch underperforms in its opening weekend, leading to fresh doubts about Warner Bros.’ decision to entrust the director with a Superman reboot.

DOWN Suzanne Patmore-Gibbs
ABC’s top scripted programming executive is let go amid ratings struggles and restructuring under new chief Paul Lee.

DOWN Viggo Mortensen
Talks to star opposite Kristen Stewart in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman go south, reportedly in the wake of the actor’s salary demands.

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP Belo Corps. (BLC)
$8.62 (+13.3%)
Wells Fargo initiates coverage of the owner of TV and cable news stations with an “outperform” rating.

DOWN Gannett Co. (GCI)
$15.16 (-2.3%)
Rising revenue at its 23 TV stations isn’t enough to offset falling sales at its 80-plus newspapers.

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