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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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11/08/13
ESPN Networks, CBS Seeing CFB Gains

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11/07/13
Sports Net Compete For Thursday Viewers

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11/07/13
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11/04/13
Overnight Ratings: Miami-FSU, Breeders' Cup

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11/01/13
Majority Of NFL TV Partners See Ratings Rise

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

10/28/13
Overnight Ratings: ESPN, CBS Lead CFB

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10/24/13
IndyCar TV Audience Down Again In '13

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10/21/13
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