April 11, 2006

The 2006 Olympic Winter Games Brought Home the Gold Medal for Idaho's NewsChannel 7

Boise -- Idaho's very own KTVB NewsChannel 7 delivered the highest ratings in the country (24.6 DMA household rating) during the recent 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. The Olympic Games on Idaho's NewsChannel 7 outperformed every television station in Nielsen's largest 150 markets in the country during prime time.

The dedicated team at Idaho's NewsChannel 7 was proud to connect its viewers to the Olympics with live coverage from Torino. The 17 days of continuous coverage included live local stories, interviews with Northwest athletes, and a comprehensive look at the games. Here are Olympic results from other markets in the Northwest:

Market, DMA HH Rtg

Boise, 24.6
Salt Lake City, 22.1
Spokane, 20.1
Portland, OR 19.4
Seattle, 17.8

About KTVB
KTVB, IDAHO'S NewsChannel 7 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 more than $1.5 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.