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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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03/26/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

03/23/12
NCAA Tourney Averaging 5.5 To Date

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is averaging a 5.5 U.S. rating across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV through Thursday night’s Sweet 16 games, down 4% from a 5.7 rating in '11, which was the first year of the four-network format. The 5.5 average, however, marks the second best average throu ...

03/19/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

03/16/12
Final Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: Media, Nielsen Media Research

03/14/12
NCAA Basketball Flat On CBS, ESPN

ESPN averaged a 0.9 U.S. rating and 1.4 million viewers for its ’11-12 regular season (non-conference tournament) men’s college basketball games, flat compared to the net’s figures from ’10-11 and ‘09-10. Louisville topped all markets for the season with a 4.5 local ra ...

Tags: Media, NCAA, ESPN, CBS

03/12/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

03/05/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

03/02/12
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Tags: Media, Nielsen Media Research

03/01/12
U.S. Cable Network Distribution For March

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Daytona 500 Set For Primetime Running

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