CNN owes a weighty debt of gratitude to President Obama, whose inauguration day festivities powered the net to solid 18-49 delivery (live+SD) during the week of Jan 19-25. 4 of the net’s coverage blocks hit cable’s top 10 among the demo, led by the 3.49mln garnered by the block that included Obama’s speech. The remaining 3 averaged 2.69mln, and the net’s 6-7pm look at the day’s events delivered 2.17mln, good for 10th. A pair of WWE content hours on USA fought its way to a 2.83mln avg, and apart notched the 2nd and 5th positions. Completing the top 10 were USA’s “Burn Notice” (2.47mln), TNT’s Lakers-Cavaliers telecast (2.31mln) and A&E’s “Intervention” (2.18mln).     

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FCC Has No Verdict on ‘Cuties’

FCC chairman Ajit Pai said he’s not aware of any licensed television broadcaster that intends to air the controversial Netflix film, “Cuties,” and thus, the Enforcement Bureau hasn’t made a determination as to whether the program violates FCC rules concerning indecent or obscene programming.

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