Watch MCN: Media's CEOs by the Numbers

A look at how much the top execs at some publicly traded programmers and MVPDs made last year suggests media's CEOs fared well, on balance, compared with 2016.

On an individual basis in 2017, a number of them experienced dramatic fluctuations from the prior year, pendulum swings ranging from a nearly 300% increase for one exec to a nearly 100% decrease for another.

Among 10 whose companies had reported by May 1, half saw increases in total compensation over their 2016 pay, driven primarily by stock options and awards.

In the other half, two CEOs took hits, while two remained steady. (For one, 2017 was his first full year as CEO.)

Bookmark This: Visit MCN's Executive Compensation page to read more about media CEOs' pay, including recent stories detailing their 2017 packages.