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Canceling "19 Kids & Counting" cost Discovery $19 million

Proving that there is symmetry the entertainment business world, it turns out that canceling "19 Kids & Counting" has cost TLC , well, $19 million, and likely counting.

On Wednesday's earnings call, TLC's parent company, Discovery Communications, noted a restructuring loss of $19 million "primarily due to content impairment charges from canceling TLC's 19 Kids and Counting," said CFO Andy Warren.

According to Adweek, Discovery's revenues increased 3 percent in the second quarter of 2015, but earnings were down 2 percent.

TLC canceled the reality show July 16, two months after reports surfaced that the oldest of the Duggar children, Josh Duggar, 27, had molested several underage girls (including two of his sisters) when he was a teenager. It was not an easy decision for the network to pull the popular (and profitable) show that chronicled the Christian Duggar family and their numerous offspring -- and this loss proves why.

The $19 million loss may not be all the company faces, as it had likely counted on future seasons of "Counting...", which will cut into their upcoming profits as well.

Though the cable company may be able to redeem some of its losses, as TLC has plans to do air a special documentary about child sex abuse with the family, featuring Jill and Jessa Duggar, two of the sisters that fell prey to older brother Josh.

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