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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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ABC Again Sets NBA Audience Record

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Final Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: Media, Nielsen Media Research

ESPN N.Y. Remains Leader For ESPN Local Sites

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Final Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: Media, Nielsen Media Research

Fox Looks To Boost MLB Audience Numbers

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Tags: MLB Season Preview, Fox

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Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research, ESPN, Speed Channel, NBC, Golf Channel

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