May 28, 2004
NewsChannel 8 tallies another clean sweep for KGW-TV in May sweeps
Portland, OR -- KGW-TV completesanother strong ratings performance, markingthe ninth out of the last 10 sweeps KGW has finished first in every news time period. It also marks the remarkable accomplishment of 18 consecutive sweeps that KGW has been number one sign-on to sign-off, dating back to February 2000.
Once again, Northwest NewsChannel 8 won newscasts at Sunrise (5 a.m.-7 a.m.), as well as the 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., & 11 p.m. weekday newscasts and every weekend newscast, as well.
"May was an important sweep for everyone at NewsChannel 8, not only because it was the most crucial rating period of the year, but also because it continued to reinforce the strength and consistency of our product. Being Portland-area viewers' first choice for eighteen consecutive sweeps really speaks to the quality of our news, our network (NBC), and our entertainment programs," said KGW President and General Manager Paul Fry.
KGW is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets) reaching 13.8 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates 10 cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers include The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com. For more information contact Rich Brase, Director of Creative Services at (503) 226-5103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.