June 2, 2004

KHOU-TV finished the May 2004 sweeps as Houston's news leader

Houston, TX -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 finished the May 2004 sweeps as Houston's new news leader with number one finishes at noon, 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., according to Nielsen media research.*

"I'm proud of where we are and what we've done since last May," said KHOU-TV President and General Manager, Peter Diaz. "Viewership for the entire station is way up over last year." The biggest increase was 11News at 5 p.m. KHOU finished 40 percent higher than a year ago.

KHOU also won the 4 p.m.-time period with the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah's show on KHOU posted the largest audience jump in the nation over last May with a 53 percent increase. KHOU also won the 6:30 p.m. time slot with Wheel of Fortune. KHOU wins prime time with help from CBS and a strong performance. KHOU was number one in the Houston marketplace from 7 a.m. until 1 a.m. Houston is the nation's 11th largest television market.

(*Monday through Friday)

KHOU-TV 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 Wendy Burkeen, APR, Director of Community Marketing, at 713-521-4312.