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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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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

Navy's 10th consecutive win over Army earned a 4.0 overnight on CBS on Saturday afternoon, marking the weekend's best non-NFL sports rating. That figure is up 14% from a 3.5 overnight last year. ESPN's coverage of the Heisman Trophy Presentation led all sports telecasts on cable with a 2. ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

Final Nielsen Ratings

NBC finished with a 2.4 rating for the final round of the Chevron World Challenge last Sunday, which saw Tiger Woods earn his first victory in two years with a one shot win over Zach Johnson. That rating is tied with Woods’ second-place finish last year as the highest-rated final round for th ...

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ESPN Finishes '11 In 99 Million Homes

ESPN is in 99 million U.S. homes in December, down slightly from the start of the year, when the net was in 99.8 million homes. ESPN had a six-month run from February-July when it was in more than 100 million homes, but it did not reach that mark again. The net's low point f ...

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ACC/Big Ten Challenge Audience Up From '10

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge averaged a 0.9 U.S. rating and 1.3 million viewers for eight games across ESPN and ESPN2 this year, up 29% and 26%, respectively, from a 0.7 rating and 1.0 million viewers for nine telecasts last year. The telecasts were solely on Tuesday and Wednesday nights this sea ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research, ESPN

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

While the NFL and college football predictably dominated sports ratings over the weekend, golf and college basketball also made an December appearance. NBC earned a 2.6 overnight Nielsen rating for the final round of the Chevron World Challenge yesterday afternoon, which saw Tiger Woods win his fir ...

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Sprint Cup Audiences Up From '10

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series averaged a 3.8 U.S. rating and 6.5 million viewers for 33 telecasts across Fox, TNT, ABC and ESPN this season (rainouts excluded), up 6% and 10%, respectively, from 34 races last season and marking the Sprint Cup’s first year-over-year TV audience gains since '05. ...

Tags: Media, NASCAR

ESPN Films Wraps Up Fall Documentaries

ESPN Films wrapped up its fall slate of documentaries last week with “Roll Tide/War Eagle,” a film about the Alabama-Auburn football rivalry. The telecast averaged 1.7 million viewers on Nov. 8, marking the most-viewed of the fall films. In the context of “ 30 for 30” broadca ...

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Catching Up With Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski

Yahoo Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski has been one of the go-to sources for all things NBA over the past few years, with that role becoming even more amplified during the current lockout. Prior to joining Yahoo, Wojnarowski was with the Bergen Record, where he was twice voted the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Yahoo

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN’s Nebraska-Penn State telecast on Saturday earned a 3.8 overnight Nielsen rating, marking the net’s highest-rated college football game in the 12:00pm ET window on record (dating back to ’01). The previous season-high had been a 3.6 overnight for the Oct. 15 Michigan-Michigan ...

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NFL Net Earns Most-Viewed "TNF" Opener

NFL Network earned a 3.3 U.S. rating and 5.3 million viewers for last night’s Raiders-Chargers “Thursday Night Football” matchup, marking the highest-rated and most-viewed "TNF" opener on the network since it began airing regular-season games in '06. The game is up 7% and 6%, respe ...

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