After the coffee. Before doing something really important that I can't talk about yet.
The Skinny: I spent the weekend at the TV press tour and now I need to try to catch up with the Olympics so I can be part of the conversation. Monday's headlines include the weekend box office report, a look at all the criticism NBC's getting for its coverage of the Games and an appreciation of now former Fox Sports chief David Hill.
Daily Dose: The recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission to force Comcast to distribute the Tennis Channel in as many homes as it carries its own sports networks is dividing the industry. The National Cable & Telecommunications Assn., the industry's chief lobbying arm in Washington, D.C., blasted the FCC. Then the Tennis Channel ripped the NCTA. Much is being made of Tennis Channel chief Ken Solomon's close ties to the Obama administration, but top Comcast executive David Cohen also has helped raise money for the president. Maybe the top execs should play tennis and winner takes all.
'Dark Knight' falling. While "The Dark Knight Rises" dominated the box office for the second straight weekend, its ticket sales dropped 60% to $64.1 million. So far, the movie has made about $281 million in North America, which is off about $25 million from the last Batman movie. The two other movies opening -- "The Watch" and "Step Up Revolution" did not pick up the slack and the unusually weak weekend was attributed in large part to interest in the Olympics, which was generating strong ratings for NBC. Box office coverage from the Los Angeles Times and Movie City News.