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

UP: Mark Lazarus

The NBC Sports chairman's tape-delayed Olympics might be irking purists, but the ratings don't lie: London's first few days are breaking records for a non-U.S. Games.

DOWN: Reed Hastings

Less than a year ago, the Netflix chief's stock was at $285 a share. On July 30, it closed at just $57.75 thanks to slowing domestic growth and the high cost of expanding overseas.

UP: Modern Family cast

Sofia Vergara and her five adult co-stars score huge raises to about $175,000 an episode (plus a slice of backend) after suing studio 20th Television.

DOWN: Veena Sud

The Killing showrunner's roller-coaster run on the AMC drama ends in cancellation after two seasons. The final nail in the coffin: a surprising Emmys shutout from the TV Academy.

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP: Regal Ent. Group (RGC)
$13.82 (+6.4%)

The Dark Knight shooting caused a dip for the theater chain, but it rebounds with positive quarterly earnings trends.

DOWN: Facebok (FB)
$21.71 (-24.5%)

The social-network company reported lukewarm quarterly earnings and offered no guidance for the coming months.

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