THR Heat Index
Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Michael Haneke
The 70-year-old Austrian filmmaker wins his second Cannes Palme d'Or for Amour, positioning the film as a major Oscar player when Sony Pictures Classics releases it Dec. 19 in the U.S.
DOWN: Mike Darnell
The Fox reality chief's pride and joy, American Idol, suffers a steep 30 percent ratings drop for its finale and is dethroned as the season's No. 1 show by NBC's Sunday Night Football.
UP: Nancy Dubuc
The History channel chief's first scripted miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, debuts to 13.9 million viewers, a cable record.
DOWN: Emily Maynard
Ratings for The Bachelorette are down 18 percent year-over-year in the 18-to-49 demographic as ABC loses summer Mondays, a night it once dominated.
UP: RealD (RLD)
The 3D provider benefits as The Motley Fool says investors underestimate the format's role in The Avengers' success.
DOWN: Facebook (FB)
Amid allegations its underwriters misled some investors, regulators are investigating the social network's IPO.