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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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12/04/12
ESPN In 98.5 Million HHs In December

ESPN in December is in 98.5 million homes, marking the first time since '08 that the network is in under 99 million U.S. homes entering the college bowl season. ESPN last topped the 100 million home mark in July '11. ESPNU is in a network-record 73.9 million homes in December, marking the second str ...

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12/03/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN earned a 0.7 overnight Nielsen rating for the Galaxy-Dynamo MLS Cup on Saturday afternoon from 4:30-7:15pm ET. The game had head-to-head competition from CBS’ SEC Championship (10.0), regional college football on ABC (1.0) and the third round of golf’s World Challenge on NBC (1 ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

11/28/12
MLS Reg. Season Has Best Cable TV Audience Yet

MLS finished the regular season on ESPN/ESPN2 with the league's best audience on cable TV since MLS' inception in '96. Meanwhile, the league's first season on NBC Sports Network was up significantly compared to the same package on Fox Soccer last season. ESPN/ESPN2 finished the season with an a ...

Tags: Media, MLS, ESPN, NBC, Fox

11/27/12
Sprint Cup Audience Lowest In Five Years

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season posted its lowest viewership since the current TV deals with Fox, TNT and ESPN/ABC began in ’07. The four networks combined to average a 3.6 rating and 5.8 million viewers for 36 points races, down 5% and 11%, respectively, from last season (33 races ...

Tags: Media, NASCAR, Fox, TBS/TNT, ESPN, ABC

11/25/12
NFL Thanksgiving Overnights: CBS, Fox Down; NBC Hurt By Blowout

CBS led all Thanksgiving NFL telecasts with a 15.2 overnight rating for the Texans' OT win over the Lions in the early afternoon window. That figure marks CBS’ second-best Thanksgiving game since reacquiring NFL rights prior to the ’98 season. In the late afternoon slot, Fox earned a 14. ...

11/25/12
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ABC earned a 10.3 overnight for the Notre Dame-USC game last night, marking the best college football overnight this season. The previous high was a 7.0 rating for CBS’ Alabama-LSU matchup on Nov. 3. By comparison, the 10.3 overnight is short of CBS’ Alabama-LSU primetime matchup during ...

11/21/12
Thanksgiving Games Remain Draw For NFL

The NFL’s annual Thanksgiving Day games continue to be among the league’s most-viewed games each season. Last year’s two games -- Dolphins-Cowboys on CBS and Packers-Lions on Fox -- were the most-viewed regular-season games, respectively. Those games also were the top two shows on ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research, NFL, CBS, Fox

11/20/12
ESPN/ABC's NASCAR Chase Audience Down

ESPN earned a 3.0 U.S. rating and 4.7 million viewers for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday from 3:00-6:30pm ET, down 25% and 30%, respectively, from last year’s finale. The season-ending race last year remains ESPN’s most-viewed NASCA ...

11/20/12
NBC Has Best ND TV Numbers Since '05

NBC averaged a 2.8 rating and 4.4 million viewers for its seven Notre Dame home football games this season, marking the net’s best ND package since '05. NBC was also up 69% and 67%, respectively, from a 1.7 rating and 2.6 million viewers last season, which marked the net’s lowest ND pack ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN earned a 2.7 overnight Nielsen rating for yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series finale from Miami-Homestead Speedway, down 27% from a 3.7 overnight for the same race last year. Meanwhile, the net’s Nationwide Series final on Saturday afternoon earned a 1.1 overnight, up from a 1.0 ...

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