TNT steals primetime ratings crown from USA Network; Facebook buys ad tech firm LiveRail

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> TNT was the most watched basic cable network in primetime during the second quarter, ending USA Network's streak of 31 consecutive quarterly wins, a run that dated back to 2006. Story

> Facebook announced that it is acquiring ad tech firm LiveRail, which touts clients including ABC Failmy, A&E Networks, and Story

> Rentrak has announced the nomination of Patricia Gottesman to its board of directors to replace the retired Richard Hochhauser. Press release

> Suddenlink is offering a new 300 Mbps broadband tier for $65 a month to new customers. Story.

> Ninety-five percent of Kansas City neighborhoods are qualified for Google Fiber service. Story

> A steep growth in mobile advertising will push the total U.S. ad market this year to its biggest growth factor in a decade, 5 percent to $180 billion. Story

> Fox Television Stations have announced an agreement with Nielsen to renew a long-term local TV ratings contract. Story

And finally...  Viewership of evening and late news declined 7 percent this past May compared to May 2013 in the top 10 TV markets. Story


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