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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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02/24/12
Final Nielsen Ratings

CBS and Golf Channel were again the beneficiaries of Phil Mickelson’s strong play last weekend. CBS earned a 4.2 rating and 6.2 million viewers for the final round of the Northern Trust Open, which saw Bill Haas win the event after a playoff with Mickelson and Keegan Bradley. Those figures ma ...

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02/22/12
Popular NFL Teams See Success Online

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02/20/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

02/13/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

Weekend sports telecasts were led by CBS’ coverage of yesterday's  final round of the PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am , which got its best overnight in 15 years. ESPN was the beneficiary of the rise of Knicks G Jeremy Lin on Friday night, as the Lakers-Knicks matchup ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

02/10/12
Final Nielsen Ratings

Counter-programming during the Super Bowl last Sunday was led by CBS on broadcast TV. The net had the most-viewed program up against the game (4.0 million viewers) with a special “60 Minutes” in the 8:00pm ET window featuring interviews with Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, singer Dolly Parto ...

Tags: Media, Nielsen Media Research

02/09/12
Cable Sports Net Viewership For January

ESPN averaged 3.7 million viewers in primetime in January, giving the net a win among all cable nets for the month. But the number was down 5% from the net’s average during the same period last year. ESPN’s next closest primetime competition for the month was USA Network, which aver ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

02/07/12
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NBA TV saw the biggest month-over-month gains in U.S. TV homes among all cable nets from January to February. The league-owned net is in 59.2 million homes for the month, up 6% from 55.8 million last month. NFL Network ranked in the top five in month-over-month gains, up 1.9% to 59.2 ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

02/06/12
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Coverage of all things Super Bowl led the weekend’s sports TV overnights, with the Super Bowl getting its third-best overnight on record . CBS’ coverage of the final round of the PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open led all non-NFL overnights with a 2.0 rating for Kyle Stanley’ ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

02/03/12
Final Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: Media, Nielsen Media Research

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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