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Austin Karp is assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal.

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Sports Illustrated Sees Slight Decline For Q1 Print Ad Revenue, While ESPN The Mag Flat

04 / 17 / 14

Sports Illustrated began ’14 with a slight dip in print ad revenue, as Q1 saw $146.0M compared to $147.8M last year during the same period (one less issue in '14), according to data from the Publishers Information Bureau. The Q1 data for SI does not include the annual swimsuit issue, which ha...

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Tags: Research and Ratings, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Golf Digest, Golf magazine, Golf World

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12/20/12
NFL, Olympics Top TV List Of Most-Watched Sports

Last season’s NFL Playoffs and the London Games dominated the list of the most-viewed sports telecasts in ’12. A combination of the NFL and Olympics gave NBC 16 of the top 25 spots this year. The top five spots belong to the NFL postseason, with NBC's Giants-Patriots matchup in ...

Tags: Year End

12/19/12
NFL Net Sees Record Audience For Games

NFL Network averaged a 4.0 U.S. rating and 6.4 million viewers for its expanded slate of 13 games this season (excluding over-the-air figures), marking the net’s best audience since it began airing regular-season games in '06. This year marks the fourth straight year NFL Net set a new audience ...

Tags: Media, NFL

12/19/12
BCS Games Top Cable TV Sports In '12

The BCS National Championship game once again topped the list of the year’s most-viewed sports telecasts on cable TV, with the Alabama-LSU matchup averaging a 14.0 rating and 24.2 million viewers. The Auburn-Oregon BCS title game led all cable sports telecasts last year with a 15.3 rating and ...

Tags: Year End, ESPN, TBS/TNT

12/18/12
NFL Net Averages 4.0 Rating For Games

NFL Network averaged a 4.0 U.S. rating and 6.4 million viewers for its expanded slate of 13 games this season (excluding over-the-air figures), marking the net’s best audience since it began airing regular-season games in '06. This year marks the fourth straight year NFL Net has set a new audi ...

12/17/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

College bowl season got underway this past weekend, and ESPN saw upticks in overnight ratings for both of the games on Saturday. The net earned a 1.9 overnight for Arizona’s come-from-behind win over Nevada in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl from 1:00-4:45pm ET, up 19% from a 1.6 rating for the ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

12/14/12
Final Nielsen Ratings

“UFC on Fox 5” finished with a 2.5 rating and 4.4 million viewers on Saturday from 8:00-10:40pm ET, up 79% and 80%, respectively, from a 1.4 rating and 2.4 million viewers for “UFC on Fox 4” in early August. The audience from Saturday night ranks third among Fox’ five U ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

12/10/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN earned a 3.1 overnight Nielsen rating for Saturday night’s Heisman Trophy presentation, which saw Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel become the first freshman to win the award. The 3.1 rating marks the second-best Heisman overnight on record (dating back to ’94), behind only Alaba ...

Tags: Research and Ratings

12/07/12
Final Nielsen Ratings

CBS’ Alabama-Georgia SEC Championship led all conference championship games last weekend with a 9.8 rating and 16.2 million viewers, up 34% and 35%, respectively, from a 7.3 rating and 12.0 million viewers for the LSU-Georgia matchup last year. Meanwhile, Fox finished with a 3.0 rating and ...

Tags: Media, Nielsen Media Research

12/06/12
NBA TV Primetime Up 504% In November

With the NBA season beginning at its regularly-scheduled time this year, NBA TV received an enormous boost to its viewership in November for both primetime and total-day audience. The net averaged 157,000 primetime viewers in November, up 504% from the same period last year when the net was without ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

12/05/12
Jimmie Johnson Tops NASCAR Driver Exposure

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson led all Sprint Cup drivers in terms of exposure value for his sponsors during race telecasts this season, tallying over $100M, according to data from sponsorship measurement firm Joyce Julius. Johnson led Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski -- who ranked second in exposu ...

Tags: NASCAR, Sprint, Yum Brands, Research and Ratings

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