The RAB reports that revenues in the second quarter of 2013 were about the same as in the period in 2012—about $4.66 billion. The first half of each year came in at about $8.44 billion, again showing no real growth from year to year.
There were some real changes taking place under the hood, however: digital revenues were up 16% for the quarter and 13% for the half, while network was down 4% for both periods.
RAB President/CEO Erica Farber commented, “First half activity yielded a mixed bag of results. While the second quarter was flat, activity was gaining as the months progressed, an encouraging sign for growth in the latter half of 2013.”