The Week That Was

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What a week it was! The buildup started with Trump Presidency Boosts Cable News. Not only is cable news benefiting from Donald Trump being in office, late-night comedians like Stephen Colbert, host of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and Trevor Noah, host of the "Daily Show", who had somewhat of a  rocky start, has also benefited in the ratings. With ratings gold promised for almost all media outlets, The Big Three Networks to Air Comey Testimony. Why miss out on a bonanza? Outside of the political realm, we did learn J. Crew CEO to Step Down. TCC read a critical piece about the company the previous week, and was not surprised. Perhaps seeking a break to the upcoming Comey testimony frenzy, viewers turned to the NBA Finals Hit Decades High Ratings. With Putin in the news, almost on a daily basis, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" premiered with a Putin interview, but Megyn Kelly's First Outing on NBC Not Impressive. Then, finally, The Day of Private Citizen James Comey arrived. And, well, at 10 a.m. 19.5 million viewers tuned in to hear what the former FBI director had to say. The New York Times added in their ratings coverage that President Trump still had "bragging rights" with his inauguration viewership! Last to come was HBC Cuts Jobs Across Businesses. This is a story to watch as TCC wonders if HBC's "transformation plan" is part of a larger strategy to acquire Neiman Marcus.  






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