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

DOWN: MT Carney

After months of speculation, Disney's embattled marketing chief resigns, leaving questions about the campaigns for crucial 2012 tentpoles John Carter and The Avengers.

UP: David Nevins

The Showtime president's House of Lies debuts to a robust 1.6 million viewers, suggesting he might have a new comedy series hit to join breakout drama Homeland. 

DOWN: Steven Spielberg

The War Horse helmer fails to score a Directors Guild nom, as domestic box office for his Tintin slows with $62 million (though it has made a whopping $268 million overseas).

UP: Tim Tebow

The Denver Broncos' overtime win gives CBS the highest-rated AFC wild-card game since 1988 and generates a record-breaking 9,420 tweets per second. How long before Tebow has his own talk show?

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP: Netflix
$98.18 (+35.9%)

The 15th-most-watched TV "network" in the U.S., according to analyst Richard Greenfield, launched in Ireland and the U.K.

DOWN: Yahoo
$15.46 (-5.1%)

The online portal named former PayPal president Scott Thompson its new CEO, but the stock doesn't benefit.

 
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