Some late-breaking cable news to go with your last-minute shopping. Leading today’s roundup: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) circulates an order with conditions for Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)’s merger with NBC Universal . Also making news: Cable MSOs are seeing little demand for CableCards, broadcast networks lost more viewers to cable in 2010, and Sezmi Corp. ’s spin machine generates disparate results.
Major cable networks continued to gain viewers at the expense of the Big Four broadcast networks in 2010, with Fox’s Nielsen ratings dropping 15 percent and ABC falling 5 percent. USA Today tracks the biggest movers, including MTV, powered by “Jersey Shore,” which improved its ratings by 22 percent, and CNN, which fell 34 percent.