May 25, 2006
WVEC-TV13 Honored to be the Most Watched Station in Hampton Roads for Local News
Norfolk , VA. -- WVEC-TV13 is the most watched station in Hampton Roads for local news , according to Nielsen Overnights for May 2006.
13NEWS wins based on HH ratings. The 5:00-7:00 AM time period is up over last year; specifically, the 5:00 AM leaping +26% and the competitive 6:00 AM hour experienced a +7% increase.
"13NEWS continues its strategic climb," said President and General Manager Nick Nicholson. "Beyond leading the market in news content, I'm very proud of the whole team behind the scenes, maintaining the level of professionalism that BELO values and that our viewing public expects every day," Nicholson added.
Early News is up year to year. The 5:30 PM newscast climbed +4% and the 6:00 PM is +13%.
"I'm thrilled for the station and excited for the newsroom overall," said Rich Lebenson, News Director, WVEC-TV13. "The 1 3NEWS team continues to perform above and beyond. The numbers are great and we will continue to move forward, knowing that the viewers respond to our journalism, on-air, and on-line at WVEC.COM," Lebenson added.
WVEC-TV13 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 7,700 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 and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and 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.