How can a phenomenal show make no money?
Case shone a spotlight on dodgy accounting used to hide profits in the entertainment industry.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was an immediate cultural phenomenon when it premiered in 1999. On paper, however, the Regis Philbin-hosted quiz show was a turkey. It lost millions a year, according to accounting statements produced by Walt Disney & Co. subsidiaries American Broadcasting Companies Inc., which aired the show, and Buena Vista Television, which produced it.
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