March 3, 2006
KENS 5 Number One at 6 and 10 p.m.
San Antonio, TX -- KENS 5 announces that it is San Antonio's number one choice for news at 6 and 10 p.m. According to February Nielsen ratings KENS 5 out-performing all competitors with an impressive 14.3 audience rating for the late newscast, which grew a full rating point over the same period last year.
KENS 5 also scored big with its early morning news, pulling in the largest TV audience for its strategic 5 a.m.- 6 a.m. hour.
"We are extremely pleased with the outstanding performance of this station," said KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann. "KENS 5 maintained or grew audience in every major news day part. The growth of our 6 p.m. news has been excellent".
"We are very proud that viewers have re-affirmed KENS 5 as the uncontested news leader in South Texas," added KENS 5 Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "Our news team is dedicated to providing this community with the most complete, in-depth news reporting ever seen in this market, from live breaking news to investigative exposes, from changing weather conditions to Spurs coverage. And we are thrilled that the community is watching and appreciating that commitment."
Anchored by Chris Marrou and Sarah Lucero, along with Chief Meteorologist Bill Taylor and sports anchor Joe Reinagel, KENS 5 Eyewitness News at 6 and 10 consistently out-scored all other local newscasts during the February rating period.
KENS-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 7,700 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates media franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets); 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). Belo operates more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases and corporate communications, is available online at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.