Progress at NBCUniversal is mixed following takeover

|By:, SA News Editor

Two years after Comcast (CMCSA) began its two-stage $30B acquisition of NBCUniversal, progress is mixed, the WSJ argues in a profile.

NBCU's profits have grown, although the company has experienced patchy ratings. "The Voice" has done well, but "Today" lost its 15-year position as the leading morning program to ABC's "Good Morning America." NBC, once a crown jewel, is stuck in third place among the major networks.

Meanwhile, CEO Steve Burke has been draining the swamp that was NBCU's intrigue and rival fiefdoms, although implementing his "Project Symphony" - i.e. generating synergies - is a work in progress.