Scripps Nets Interactive Posts Solid Third-Qtr. Sales Gains

Scripps Networks Interactive posted respectable ad sales gains in the third quarter of 2008, and while the media company beat its own projections, the days of double-digit growth appear to be at an end.

In its second earnings call since splitting off from The E. W. Scripps Co., SNI reported ad sales growth of 5.4 percent to $236 million, versus $223 million in the third quarter of 2007. And while the Lifestyle Media brands