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Comcast Says Surprisingly Good Ratings Will Let NBC Break Even On Olympics

No grousing about NBC’s Olympic coverage from Comcast executives today: On the company’s earnings call, Comcast EVP Steve Burke said prime-time ratings for the games are way ahead of the company’s estimates, and that the cable giant now expects to break even on its coverage, instead of a projected loss of $100 million to $200 million. (An earlier version of this report incorrectly attributed Burke’s statement to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.)


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”