Nielsen 2nd-qtr profit rises on lower costs

July 25 Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:09am EDT

July 25 (Reuters) - Nielsen Holdings NV, best known for its TV ratings, reported a higher quarterly profit as it cut back on costs.

The company's operating income rose more than 8 percent to $237 million.

Net income rose to $103 million, or 28 cents per share, in the second quarter from $69 million, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue fell 1 percent to $1.39 billion.

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