Not a lot to get excited or angry about in Scripps Networks Interactive’s Q4 earnings. The cable channel company had $178.2M in net income, up 14.7% vs last year, on revenues of $553.5M, up 9.5%. The revenue figure was below the $562.5M that analysts expected. But earnings, at 84 cents a share, exceeded the 82 cent forecasts. The company’s biggest channels more than held their own: Revenues at Food Network were up 14.7% to $2004M, and HGTV increased 8.1% to $190.6M. DIY and Cooking Channel also were up. But Travel Channel revenues fell 1.4% to $76.2M while GAC (formerly Great American Country) was down 14.9% to $6.6M. CEO Ken Lowe says the results reflect “the high level of engagement our focused lifestyle networks have created with media consumers, and the value our television and interactive brands deliver to advertisers.”
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