THR Heat Index

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

UP: Oprah WInfrey

Winfrey's OWN lures her buddy Tyler Perry to create much-needed scripted shows for the struggling network as ratings tick up for a third straight quarter.

DOWN: Shepard Smith

The Fox News anchor apologizes after the network airs graphic footage of a man shooting himself in the head after a car chase in Arizona. (FNC blames "severe human error" for the gaffe.)

UP: Mumford & Sons

Marcus Mumford and Co. are on track to sell about 600,000 copies of their album Babel in its first week, says Billboard -- a surprising number for any pop act, let alone one with a folk-rock sound.

DOWN: David Kohan & Max Mutchnick

Their Partners is flopping on CBS, with its second episode down 13 percent in the 18-to-49 demo from its modest debut. Will it last as long as their 2010 effort $#*! My Dad Says?


DreamWorks Animation (DWA)
$19.14 (+8.6%)

Janney upgrades to “buy” on Rise of the Guardians and its Fox distribution deal.

$35.52 (-4.6%)

Economic woes in L.A., NYC and Chicago may dim demand for network ads, says Zacks.

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