November 30, 2005
Channel 11 is the Most Watched Station in Houston
Houston - KHOU-TV Channel 11 is once again Houston's number one television station. By the widest margin ever, 11News knocked-off its competitors at noon, 5pm, 6pm and 10pm in the November sweeps period according to Nielsen Media Research.
"No matter how you slice it 11News is Houston's newscast of record and clearly the number one place more Houstonians go for news and information," says Peter Diaz, KHOU-TV President and General Manager. "In fact, no other television station in Texas has more homes watching their early and late newscasts than 11News."
"The ratings win is a testament to the dedication of the entire 11News team," says KHOU-TV Executive News Director, Keith Connors. "We work hard every day to provide our community with in-depth, hard hitting journalism that connects people to what matters when it matters most."
The Channel 11 programs finishing first in the November rating period are; The Price is Right, The Young and the Restless, 11News at noon, The Oprah Winfrey Show, 11News at 5, The CBS Evening News, 11News at 6, Wheel of Fortune, CBS Prime Time, 11News at 10, The David Letterman Show and Extra. 11News This Morning finished a strong second in the morning time period. Houston is the nation's tenth 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 or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.