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)
$11.83 (+7.6%)

The 3D provider benefits as The Motley Fool says investors underestimate the format's role in The Avengers' success.

DOWN: Facebook (FB)
$28.84 (-7%)

Amid allegations its under­writers misled some investors, regulators are investigating the social network's IPO.