What earnings reports reveal about entertainment

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Here is a summary of recent earnings reports for selected entertainment companies:

Monday: Netflix Inc. reveals it suffered the biggest customer losses in its history. The company ended September with 23.8 million U.S. subscribers, down about 800,000 from June. Management expects to gain U.S. subscribers in the current quarter, although Netflix didn’t set a specific target. Netflix had triggered a backlash by raising prices as much as 60 percent in the U.S. and bungling an attempt to spin off its DVD-by-mail rental service.

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Tuesday: DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.

Nov. 2: Time Warner Inc., Comcast Corp.

Nov. 3: CBS Corp.

Nov. 10: Viacom Inc., Walt Disney Co.