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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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NFL Net In 57.4 Million Homes In November

NFL Network is in 57.4 million U.S. homes in November as it gets set for its sixth season of "Thursday Night Football" this week, marking the net's highest level of distribution since it first became rated in November '06. When regular-season games first aired on the net, it had a distribution of 37 ...

Tags: Research and Ratings

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

The Breeders’ Cup Classic on ESPN from 6:30-7:15pm ET earned a 1.2 overnight Nielsen rating for Drosselmeyer’s win on Saturday, down 61% from last year’s race, which featured Zenyatta attempting to remain defeated. ESPN also earned a 1.1 overnight for Breeders’ Cup coverage ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

Fox NFL Game Audience Continues Record Pace

Fox' NFL game telecasts are averaging a 12.0 Nielsen rating and 19.8 million viewers Week Eight, marking an all-time high for the net through the midpoint of the season. Those figures are also up from last year's 11.5 rating and 19.0 million viewers at the same point -- figures which were also recor ...

Tags: Media, NFL, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN

Top Cable TV Sports Telecasts In October

Sports telecasts accounted for 32 of the top 100 most-viewed programs on cable TV during the month of October, including eight of the top 10. Despite the slow start for ESPN's "MNF," the five games that fell during the Nielsen-measured period last month ranked among the six most-viewed programs on c ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

ESPN, ESPN2 See Primetime Down In Oct.

ESPN and ESPN2 saw double-digit percentage declines in primetime viewership in October, down 16% and 14%, respectively. As the '11-12 NHL season got underway, Versus also saw a drop in primetime audience (-6%). Speed led all sports cable networks with a 28% gain in primetime audience, led by i ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

NBC earned a 1.2 overnight Nielsen rating for its Navy-Notre Dame football telecast on Saturday. It is tied with the Air Force-Notre Dame game on Oct. 8 for the lowest Notre Dame football overnight ever on NBC. ABC led all weekend college football with a 5.4 overnight for its regionalized ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

NBC's Dew Tour Audience Up From '10

The Dew Tour averaged a 0.5 rating and 786,000 viewers for eight telecasts, flat in ratings but up 1.3% in viewership compared to last season. The ’11 Dew Tour featured four events, with each broadcast window lasting 90 minutes. Last year’s version featured five events, with broadc ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, NBC, Dew Tour

College Football On ABC Up From '10

ABC is leading all college football broadcasters at the midway point of the ’11 season with a 3.7 rating and 5.7 million viewers for its 15 telecasts to date. That is up 16% and 12%, respectively, from a 3.2 rating and 5.1 million viewers for 12 telecasts at the same point last season. Th ...

Tags: Media, NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN, Versus

Final Nielsen Ratings

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is averaging a 2.8 rating and 4.5 million viewers for the four races held as scheduled across ESPN and ABC, up 8% and 7%, respectively, from a 2.6 rating and 4.2 million viewers last year (five races). The first Chase race from Chicagoland Speedway was rained out ...

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TBS' LCS Audience Down 44%

TBS finished with a 2.9 U.S. rating and 4.6 million viewers for the six-game Cardinals-Brewers NLCS, down 43% and 44%, respectively, from last year’s Rangers-Yankees ALCS. While both series went six games, last year's ALCS featured much larger media markets. TBS this year also went head-to-hea ...

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