Monday Miscellany

* Hyundai has displaced Nissan as one of the five “most considered” automotive brands among new-car shoppers. Ford is tops, followed by Toyota, Chevrolet, Honda and Hyundai. (Kelley Blue Book)

* Forty-nine percent said the new fall TV season is “important” to them. Among those looking forward to it, 75 percent said they are excited to see the dramas; 68 percent said the same about the comedies. Many fewer, 38 percent, said they are eager to view the new season’s reality shows. (International Communications Research for Comcast)

* Forty-two percent of a survey’s men and 61 percent of its women “are worried that their partner may cheat on them at some point.” (

* Fewer than half (44 percent) believe prices are lower at “outlet malls” than at other stores. (WSL Strategic Retail)

* The “fast-casual” restaurant industry is expected to have sales of $23 billion in 2010, an increase of nearly 30 percent since 2006. (Mintel)

* Cable operators lost 711,000 subscribers in the second quarter of 2010. (SNL Kagan)