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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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09/24/12
Michigan-Notre Dame Tops Saturday CFB Ratings

NBC’s Michigan-Notre Dame game earned a 4.0 overnight Nielsen rating on Saturday, topping a loaded slate of college football telecasts for the day, including three broadcast TV games in primetime. NBC’s 4.0 overnight is up 24% over the net’s first primetime Notre Dame telecast l ...

Tags: Media, NBC, ABC, ESPN, Fox

09/14/12
NFL Net Earns 6.3 Overnight For Bears-Packers

NFL Network earned a 6.3 overnight for the Bears-Packers “Thursday Night Football” telecast last night, marking the net’s best overnight Nielsen rating to date. The previous record was a 6.0 overnight for 49ers-Ravens on Thanksgiving night last season. The net’s other previou ...

09/14/12
Final Nielsen Ratings

CBS finished with a 2.4 rating for Andy Murray’s five-set win over Novak Djokovic in the men’s final of the U.S. Open on Monday. That figure is up from a 2.3 rating for Djokovic’s win over Rafael Nadal last year, which also aired on a Monday. The 2.4 also ties the Juan Martin del ...

Tags: Media, Nielsen Media Research

09/12/12
Cable Sports Net Distribution For September

NFL Network is in 61.2 million U.S. homes in September as the channel gets set for its earliest start to live regular season games yet. The net previously began its slate of live games in early November. The mark of 61.2 million homes is up from 56.5 million at the same point last year and up f ...

Tags: Research and Ratings

09/10/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN's Florida-Texas A&M matchup led all college football ratings over the weekend with a 2.9 overnight in the 3:30pm ET window on Saturday. ABC also earned a 2.8 overnight for its 3:30pm regional window, which featured USC-Syracuse and Air Force-Michigan. NBC aired its first Notre Dame footbal ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

09/06/12
Cowboys-Giants Overnight Down Slightly

NBC earned a 16.5 overnight Nielsen rating for last night’s Cowboys-Giants NFL Kickoff game, down 4% from the Saints-Packers game last year, which earned a 17.2 overnight on a Thursday night. The telecast marks the fifth-best primetime NFL game on NBC despite competition last night from the De ...

Tags: NBC, NFL Season Preview

09/05/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

College football kicked into full gear over Labor Day weekend, with Alabama-Michigan topping overnight Nielsen ratings among all sports telecasts. NBC got a boost for the final round of the PGA Tour Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday. The finish to the second event in the FedExCup Playoffs earned ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

09/04/12
Alabama-Michigan Earns 4.7 Overnight

ABC’s Alabama-Michigan Cowboys Classic on Saturday night led all sports telecasts over Labor Day weekend with a 4.7 overnight Nielsen rating. That figure is flat compared to the LSU-Oregon matchup last year. ESPN’s Ohio-Penn State matchup in the 12:00pm ET window led all cable TV games w ...

08/30/12
"Friday Night Fights" Has Least-Watched Season

ESPN2 averaged 409,000 viewers for its 26 “Friday Night Fights” telecasts this season, marking the series’ least-viewed season since its creation in ’98. The audience this season was down 25% from last season. This season’s schedule also saw increased competition from a ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Boxing, ESPN

08/27/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

NFL preseason games were in full swing over the weekend. NBC led the way with a 7.5 overnight Nielsen rating for last night's Panthers-Jets game, marking the second-best overnight for any preseason NFL game since '04 (tied with Bengals-Cowboys HOF Game in '10). The 7.5 is also up 15% from the net's ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

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