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Old 03-06-2013, 06:59 PM
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In September, 2010 an Wunderlich Securities analyst Matthew Harrigan valued NBC at negative $600 million, and other NBC Universal channels like USA channel at $11.7 billion,
$6.3 billion for Syfy, $3.9 billion for CNBC, $2.8 billion for MSNBC and $2.6 billion for Bravo.

Since then, some cuts an improved ratings have increased the value of the broadcast network. Jay Leno took a cut from $25m to $15m a year, and he may be retired soon. The top actors at NBC earned over $20 million per year, as did Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin their final year.

Although the cable and broadcast have similar revenues, the operating cash flow difference is striking. It is simply vastly more profitable to collect fees on cable in addition to advertising revenue, then to just have advertising revenue.

Revenue ($ in millions) Full Year 2012
Cable Networks $8,773
Broadcast Television $8,154

Operating Cash Flow ($ in millions) Full Year 2012
Cable Networks $3,292
Broadcast Television $369

Why doesn't Comcast just say screw it and put their modest hits on cable channels, cancel the marginal shows, and put football on cable ?

The Dramas (with exception of Smash) are all renewable, but sitcoms are a ratings disaster (with the exception of P&R)

Do No Harm - Drama
Animal Practice - Sitcom

Up All Night
The New Normal
1600 Penn
Guys With Kids
Go On
Parks & Recreation

Law & Order: SVU
Chicago Fire
Grimm (F)

30 Rock* final season complete
The Office final season

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