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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?
The 15th-most-watched TV “network” in the U.S., according to analyst Richard Greenfield, launched in Ireland and the U.K.
The online portal named former PayPal president Scott Thompson its new CEO, but the stock doesn’t benefit.
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