CBS is dying while Netflix is Booming

The suspicion that nobody besides aging Baby Boomers is watching network TV is being provided correct. CBS also has serious problems because it had one only hit; The Amazing Race, and only one scripted show that experienced a ratings increase in the under 50 demographic Mom.

The ratings indicate that CBS is no longer capable of sustaining an audience. Investors will have to ask if CBS is sustainable or viable business. The ratings indicate it might not be.

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Can Netflix Survive in the Age of Disney?

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is facing a very tough and dramatic battle for survival. Its biggest content supplier; the Walt Disney

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Is the WWE really making money?

That makes WWE a pretty good metric for other traditional entertainment companies that are trying to transition to digital-content providers. We might be seeing the future of companies as diverse as TV networks like CBS (NYSE: CBS) and movie studios like Lionsgate Entertainment Group (NYSE: LGF.A) at WWE.

The advantages of this business model are that the WWE can generate cash flow without having to pander to advertisers.

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Is SpaceX now a Threat to Sirius XM?

It looks as if Musk might have hit upon a trillion-dollar idea here but it is several years away. Until then, Sirius XM is a pretty good low-priced value investment. Only time will tell if its business model can be rolled out worldwide by SpaceX through Starlink.

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Are CBS and Viacom Making Money?

All of CBS’s renewed scripted dramas experienced a double-digit ratings collapse among 18 to 49-year-olds. Three of them; Scorpion, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Criminal Minds, lost more than one-quarter of their audience between 2017 and 2018, ratings indicate.

These figures spell disaster for CBS because the 18 to 49 year old demographic includes most of the population including; Generation Z (18-19 age group), Millennials (age 20 through 35) and Generation X (age 36 through 50). Since are around 79.41 million Millennials, 65.72 million Generation Xers, and 73.51 million members of Generation Z, according to Knoema, it appears that CBS has lost the entertainment wars badly.

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Can Netflix Ever Make Money?

Netflix is proving that the old description of entertainment as a black hole into which money disappears never to be seen again is absolutely true. As it grows larger and more profitable, Netflix simply becomes a bigger target for the Hollywood predators.

These disparate sets of figures tell us that Netflix is in a race against time. The company is struggling to grow its revenues fast enough and big enough to cover the losses before the bills come due.

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Buying Disney Makes no Sense for Verizon

There is a simple reason why Disney and Verizon do not need each other both companies are making a lot of money without each other. Ycharts data indicates that these companies are doing great on their own.

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Ten Threats to Amazon

Netflix loses money like crazy but it has built up a global platform for delivery of digital products. A danger is that Netflix might start selling products like video games, software, insurance, or financial services in addition to video entertainment. Another is that Netflix might team up with a retailer to start selling goods through its platform. A grave danger for Amazon would be Walmart or Alibaba buying Netflix and offering a Prime type delivery and entertainment option through it.

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Will Netflix Collapse?

The ability to compete with a free service like YouTube makes Netflix a value investment. Just not a value investment for average people, instead Netflix would be a great value investment for a company like Disney (NYSE: DIS) which can use it as a distribution channel for video content. A big problem Netflix has is that it has to pay organizations like Disney for most of its content; so Disney, and not Netflix makes the money.

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Stocks to Dump in 2017

That means there are some equities you should throw out of your portfolio right now. Disturbingly some big names; that were once among the best and brightest in stocks, are now among the deadwood you need to jettison.

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