Chris McCarthy

After amazing success with Logo and VH1—and nabbing a few Emmys in the process—McCarthy decided to reinvigorate the Viacom mothership, MTV. Since July that network has been the fastest growing top 30 cable network in primetime; it saw its best streak in six years with a 16%-plus hike in primetime ratings; and social views hit 3.6 billion. McCarthy also revolutionized awards shows by eliminating gendered categories in the VMA and Movie & TV Awards. Meanwhile, VH1 had 10 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth, and Logo saw its best linear ratings ever.

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