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Here are some media industry stories we’re following this week:

The Big News: FOX News broadcast the Republican primary debate Thursday to record numbers (CNN Money); The Democratic primary debate schedule was released (Fishbowl DC); and Jon Stewart ended an era as host of The Daily Show Thursday night (Capital) with the show’s set to be donated to The Newseum (Newseum)

All About Those Numbers: Many media companies reported Q2 earnings and traffic numbers this week, with The New York Times boasting its 1 million subscribers though reporting a revenue decrease (Capital); Several companies surpass expectations including CBS (TheWrap), 21st Century Fox (TheWrap) and TheStreet (Talking Biz News), while Disney reported mixed results (THR); E.W. Scripps, following last year’s merger, reported losses (WSJ) and things aren’t looking so great for Viacom and other big television companies (WSJ)

Traffic Watch: Some media companies released traffic stats this week, with Bloomberg doubling its numbers (Talking Biz News), The New Yorker Online busting its traffic records (Fishbowl NY) and Apple Music showed off its 11 million subscribers – a record month for the App Store (USA Today)

Ready to Launch: A few notable launches this week include Vice‘s content channel directed at women, Broadly (THR), Nikki Finke‘s new fiction site, Hollywood Dementia (Vulture) and the introduction of POLITICO Media, the merged media outlets of POLITICO and Capital, in the works since April (Fishbowl DC)

Change is Coming: Television as we know it may be in trouble (re/code); AT&T becomes the first to bundle mobile and TV service following its acquisition of DirecTV (Deadline); TMZ may be a little nervous about The New Yorker‘s upcoming expose (Fishbowl NY); and Google scales back Google+, and may be looking into buying Twitter (Fortune)

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