Friday Headlines - 8/30/13

LPTV Coalition Threatens FCC With Lawsuit
TVNEWSCHECK - A new coalition made up of low-power television station operators is threatening the FCC with a lawsuit if it doesn’t conduct an impact study on how the pending spectrum auction would affect its members’ business.

Cable’s summer winners and losers
MEDIA LIFE MAGAZINE - Cable’s summer can be summed up in one word: Sharks. Whether it was Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, which pulled the best numbers in network history, Syfy’s schlocky Twitter hit “Sharknado,” or a shark of a meth dealer who brought record ratings to AMC, sharks were without question one of this summer’s biggest hits.

June Foray To Receive TV Academy Governors Award
VARIETY - June Foray will be presented with the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 15.

Bad news: CNBC hits 20-year ratings nadir
NEW YORK POST - TV viewers continued to trade out of CNBC in August. The business news cable network posted some of its worst ratings in 20 years this month — attracting an average of just 37,000 viewers aged 25 to 54 over a 24-hour period, according to just-released ratings data.

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