Rank in Entertainment: 1
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 8.14
Why it's admired:ESPNís high advertising revenues from added sports programming and Bowl Championship Series games gave Disney an added boost to the companyís cable networks operating income -- up to $5.2 billion last year from $760 million in 2010.
But while the companyís cable networks, theme parks, and broadcasting ventures saw success, its studio entertainment revenues were not so lucky. Releases like The Prince of Persia, and Sorcererís Apprentice flopped in comparison to the prior-year titles like Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland.
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Where are the Most Admired?
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.