THR Heat Index
Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Steve Burke
The NBCUniversal chief's decision to spend $4.4 billion on Olympics rights until 2020 appears brilliant as the London Games total a record 219.4 million U.S. viewers and NBCU might even turn a profit.
DOWN: Anthony Pellicano
The jailed private eye is denied a bail request even as others convicted in the infamous wiretapping scandal walk free pending appeals. (His lawyers vow to fight the ruling.)
UP: Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson
The sassy Toddlers & Tiaras breakout's spinoff series premieres No. 1 in its time period among women in the key demo and No. 2 among total cable viewers, with 2.2 million tuning in to TLC.
DOWN: Jay Penske
The owner of the TVLine.com and Deadline.com blogs is arrested in Nantucket and accused of drunkenly urinating on a woman's shoes. TMZ put it best: What a pisser.
Lionsgate Ent. (LGF)
Cowen and Co. reiterates "outperform" rating ahead of Expendables 2 and Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Internet giant might renege on plan to return about $4 billion to shareholders.