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  • 2. "NCIS," CBS, 8.78 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.25 million. 7. "Dateline NBC," NBC, 6.87 million.

  • 'Ted 2' lags behind 'Jurassic World,' 'Inside Out' Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers " Jurassic World" and "Inside Out." While $32.9 million is a solid opening for an R-rated comedy, bigger things were expected from "Ted 2," which cost a reported $68 million to produce. "It's hard to maintain that hyper...

  • SHANGHAI, June 24- Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd is making its first Hollywood movie investment and partnering with Paramount Pictures to promote the studio's latest "Mission: Impossible" installment in China. The film unit of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will collaborate with Viacom Inc subsidiary Paramount in online ticketing, promotion and merchandising for "...

  • LOS ANGELES— The dinosaurs continued to rule at the box office with a massive $106.6 million take for Universal's " Jurassic World" in its second weekend in theaters, according to figures reported by studios Monday. The enormous holdover for " Jurassic World" is the highest-grossing second weekend on record. 1. " Jurassic World," Universal, $106,588,440, 4,291...

  • NEW YORK, June 10- Warner Music Group Corp has agreed to pay hundreds of former interns more than $4.2 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of underpaying them. The settlement, disclosed in papers filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, is the latest in a series struck by media and entertainment companies over claims they paid...

  • Google demands movie studios comply with subpoenas Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 2- Google Inc has asked a federal judge to require three major movie studios to comply with subpoenas it believes may help show they conspired with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood as he investigated the Internet search company. In a request made public on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, Google said Viacom Inc, Twenty-First Century Fox...

  • *Small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 to add, delete components. *$5 trillion benchmarked to Russell indexes. NEW YORK, May 29- Investors trying to capitalize on the annual tweaks to the makeup of Russell stock indexes may produce a rush of transactions worth over $40 billion in the final moments of trading on Friday, June 26, when those changes are formalized.

  • Spotify to add video, announces new partnerships Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    Music streaming service Spotify will start offering video content with partners that include Comedy Central and Vice News.

  • May 20- Media company Viacom Inc, still struggling to turn around advertising declines in the United States, raised its quarterly cash dividend more than 20 percent on Wednesday. Viacom, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, has for the past several quarters been hit by declining ratings and changing TV viewing habits, including the dumping of pricey...

  • UPDATE 1-Viacom raises dividend by 7 cents to 40 cents Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:15 PM ET

    May 20- U.S. media company Viacom Inc raised its quarterly cash dividend by 7 cents to 40 cents per share amid investor criticism over high executive pay. Viacom, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, has been struggling for the past few quarters because of declining ratings and changing TV viewing habits, including the dumping of pricey cable...

  • Viacom raises dividend by 21 pct to 40 cents/shr Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:25 PM ET

    May 20- Viacom Inc said it raised its quarterly cash dividend by 21 percent to 40 cents per share from 33 cents. Viacom said the increase will take effect beginning with the company's next quarterly dividend, payable on July 1. The company, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, has been struggling over the past several quarters because of declining...

  • Disney's Star Wars windfall: $2.2B for George Lucas Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    Filmmaking legend George Lucas (front L) of Disney's Lucasfilms poses with Stormtroopers (back) and Yoda (front R) characters from Lucas' Star Wars films at the opening of Disney's Lucasfilms' new animation production facility, the Sandcrawler in Singapore on January 16, 2014.

    George Lucas probably isn't regretting the deal he made with Disney for his Lucasfilm group after shares rise 70 percent.

  • For the highest-paid CEOs, the party goes on Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    John Malone, Liberty Media Corp.

    The New York Times reports in its Equilar ranking that executive pay is at its highest since it started keeping track in 2006, NYT reports.

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has boosted its holdings in some of the billionaire's favorite companies, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. Buffett has long praised his "Big Four" stock holdings Wells Fargo, IBM, Coca-Cola Co and American Express Co, which comprise roughly 58 percent of...

  • BOSTON, May 12- Investors in some top U.S. media companies have had a rough ride as their shares have lagged the rest of the market. The CEOs of 11 major media companies were given median compensation of $32.9 million for 2014, much higher than any other industry group in the Standard& Poor's 500 index, according to regulatory filings posted in the first four months...

  • 'Avengers 2' won't stop beating up competition Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    A scene from "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    The Avengers sequel topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to data.

  • May 7- Sumner Redstone, the 91- year-old owner of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp, said on Thursday the decision on who will succeed him as chairman of both media companies has not been made and that he is still in charge. Redstone controls about 80 percent of the voting shares in CBS and Viacom through a holding company, National Amusements. Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and...

  • CBS earnings, revenue top Street expectations Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk by the CBS headquarters building in New York.

    Analysts had expected the media company to report earnings of 75 cents a share on $3.45 billion in revenue.

  • Redstone: Succession decisions not made yet Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 3:29 PM ET
    Redstone: Succession decisions not made yet

    Viacom and CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone is saying no decisions have yet been made on who will succeed him, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • 'Avengers' sequel 2nd biggest US open of all time Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    The Avengers unite against Ultron in the film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

    "Avengers: Age of Ultron" sequel failed to top the all-time record of the first film's $207.4 million debut in 2012.