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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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CNBC Leads Distribution For Olympic Cable Nets

With coverage of the London Games set to begin later this month, CNBC is seeing the most U.S. distribution among nets that will air coverage with 97.5 million homes. MSNBC ranks second with 95.5 million homes, while Bravo has 94.6 million and NBC Sports Network has 78.1 million. ESPN and ESPN2 are i ...

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"Dream Team" Draws NBA TV's Best Audience Ever

NBA TV averaged 847,000 viewers for the net’s “Dream Team presented by Right Guard” documentary last night, marking the network’s best audience ever. The previous high was 835,000 viewers for Game Five of the Grizzlies-Spurs Western Conference First Round playoff series in '1 ...

Golf Channel In Record Number Of Homes

Golf Channel is in 84.8 million U.S. homes in June, setting a record for the network for the second straight month. During the same period last year, the network was in 83.8 million homes. Three sports nets -- NBA TV, Speed and NBC Sports Network -- rank in the top 10 among all cable TV networks in ...

Tags: Research and Ratings

Fox' Sprint Cup Audience Down From '11

Fox averaged a 4.8 final Nielsen rating and 7.9 million viewers for its 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series telecasts this season, down 4% and 8%, respectively, from a 5.0 rating and 8.6 million viewers last season. The rating for the telecasts this season is also flat with ’10, while viewership was u ...

Tags: Media, NASCAR, Fox

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN's Game Seven of the Heat-Celtics series led all weekend sports overnight Nielsen ratings. The net also saw a strong number yesterday for the Spain-Italy UEFA Euro 2012 match. The 1.7 rating for the game was higher than any overnight during the '08 tournament, excluding the final on ABC. TNT ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

Heat-Celtics Delivering Record Numbers For ESPN

ESPN earned a 7.6 overnight Nielsen rating for last night's Celtics-Heat NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Five, marking the net's second best NBA overnight ever behind Sunday night's Game Four. That figure is up from a 38% from  a 5.5 overnight for the net's Mavericks-Thunder Game Five last y ...

Tags: Media, NBA, TBS/TNT, ESPN

Heat-Celtics Game Four Sets Record

ESPN's telecast of Heat-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Game Four on Sunday earned a 6.8 U.S. Nielsen rating, marking the highest-rated NBA game ever on cable TV. The broadcast had an audience of 11.07 million viewers, which is an ESPN record, but below the cable TV record of 11.11 milli ...

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

While ESPN was the beneficiary of a big number for last night's Heat-Celtics NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Four , CBS also saw a big number for the final round of The Memorial. Tiger Woods' win game the PGA Tour event its best final round overnight in eight years. The 3.8 overnight is up from ...

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NBA Conference Finals: ESPN Up With Heat-Celts, While TNT Down

TNT is averaging a 4.7 U.S. rating (7.4 million viewers) through three games of the Spurs-Thunder NBA Western Conference Finals, down 24% from the net’s record-setting Heat-Bulls series last year, which was averaging a 6.2 rating (10.7 million viewers) through three games. Spurs-Thunder i ...

Final Nielsen Ratings

NBC finished with a 1.8 final Nielsen rating and 2.9 million viewers for the Kings’ 2-1 OT win over the Devils Wednesday night, marking the lowest-rated NHL Stanley Cup Final opener since the league returned the first game to broadcast TV in ’09. The game is down 33% and 36%, respe ...

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