AMY Pascal, co-chairperson of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Disney's Anne Sweeney were named the most powerful women in entertainment, heading the Hollywood Reporter's annual "Power 100" list.
Chat show host Oprah Winfrey, who came first a year ago, dropped to the number two spot.
CBS TV entertainment president Nancy Tellem came in third.
"It's fitting that these two remarkable women now wield so much influence that we could not distinguish first and second," Hollywood Reporter editor-in-chief Elizabeth Guider said.
Sweeney is co-chairperson of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney's ABC Television Group where she has overseen international hits such as Desperate Housewives and Disney Channel's Hannah Montana starring Miley Cyrus.
Newcomers to the list include chat show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres at number seven and actress Meryl Streep. The Top 10 in the Women in Entertainment Power 100 list are:
1. Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairperson and Anne Sweeny, Disney Media Networks co-chairperson.
2. Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Inc. chairperson.
3. Nancy Tellem, CBS Network Television Entertainment Group president.
4. Bonnie Hammer, president of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions.
5. Donna Langley, co-chairperson of Universal Pictures.
6. Stacey Snider, co-chairperson and chief executive, Dreamworks.
7. Dana Walden, chairperson of 20th Century Fox Television
8. Nina Tassler, president CBS Entertainment.
9. Angela Bromstad, president Primetime Entertainment NBC and Universal Media Studios.
10. Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing Warner Bros. Pictures. - Reuters