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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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All NFL TV Partners See Audience Gains

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12/23/13
Overnight Ratings: College Bowl Season Begins

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12/19/13
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Tags: Media, ABC, ESPN, CBS, Fox, NBC

12/18/13
NFL Network Sees New Viewership Record

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12/18/13
Top Sport Searches On Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Bing

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Tags: Year End, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft

12/16/13
Overnight Ratings: UFC, "30 For 30"

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Tags: Research and Ratings

12/13/13
Final Ratings: World Cup Draw, MLS Cup Final

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12/11/13
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Exposure Value Up For Jimmie Johnson

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