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No. 24: Michael Mahan & Allen Shapiro | Power 100

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Michael Mahan, President, Dick Clark ProductionsAllen Shapiro, CEO, Dick Clark Productions

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MICHAEL MAHAN, 39

President, Dick Clark Productions
Last Year's Rank: 25

 

ALLEN SHAPIRO, 68

CEO, Dick Clark Productions
Last Year's Rank: 25

Shapiro and Mahan pack their awards shows with big moments, and the results show. The Academy of Country Music Awards (staged in front of 70,000 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas) was up 10 percent in ­viewership to 16 ­million, and the Billboard Music Awards -- which ­premiered Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video and had the Kanye West performance that MTV's Video Music Awards didn't get -- were at a 14-year high with 12 ­million ­viewers. "We live in an era in which you have very little time to succeed. We have to create shows that bring a younger demo to a medium that they're ­spending less and less time at," says Shapiro. (Billboard and DCP are both owned by Prometheus Global Media.)

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