May 26, 2005
KHOU REMAINS HOUSTON'S NUMBER ONE NEWS STATION
HOUSTON, TX KHOU-TV Channel 11 has once again captured the number one position for its 5, 6 and 10 o'clock news broadcasts according to the Nielsen Station Index for May, 2005.* KHOU averaged a solid 8.2 household rating during 11News at 5 scoring a full rating point better than KTRK, nearly doubling KPRC's 4.4 rating. At 6 p.m., 11News did an 8.5 household rating. KTRK finished with 7.8 while KPRC did a 4.9 rating. At 10 p.m., KHOU scored a rating of 10.4 giving 11News a full rating point lead over KTRK at 9.4. KPRC finished with a 9.3 rating.
"The May ratings period is further proof that more and more Houstonians are turning to 11News for all the important news of the day, and night," according to KHOU Executive News Director, Keith Connors. "It's all about who best serves the needs of the community with balanced coverage and hard hitting investigations that make a difference."
11News This Morning hit its highest ratings in recent memory finishing a strong second. Channel 11 wins the 4 o'clock time period with the Oprah Winfrey Show and wins prime access with Wheel of Fortune at 6:30 p.m. KHOU takes the lead position in prime time with a strong CBS line-up. In addition, KHOU is once again Houston's number one television station from sign-on to sign off (M-Sun 7a.m to 1 a.m.). Houston is the nation's eleventh largest television market.
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 7,600 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, affluent populations and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and al dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and the d, El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com .