Austin, TX -- For the second ratings period in a row, KVUE News has won every local newscast Monday through Friday, according to Nielsen Media Research. KVUE also continued its overall rating dominance by winning the sign-on to sign-off ratings battle for the 15th sweeps in a row. nearly doubling its nearest competitor.
KVUE's President and General Manager, Patti C. Smith said, "At KVUE, we honor our responsibility to serve Central Texans with news and information that is relevant to their lives. The trust that our viewers place in us is of utmost importance to the staff and we pledge to continue to work to earn that trust each and everyday."
KVUE's "DayBreak" 6-7 a.m. won its time slot for the sixth straight ratings period with a 4.2 rating. KVUE's 5 p.m. newscast also won its slot for the sixth straight time with a 6.1 rating, doubling its nearest news competitor's rating. "KVUE News at 6" finished first for a second straight time with a 6.3 rating.
Plus, once again, "KVUE News Nightbeat" won the coveted 10 p.m. slot for the fourth time in the last five ratings periods.
"We are both honored and humbled that the viewers of central Texas continue to make KVUE their number one source for news and information. We uphold the highest standards of journalism and community service. Our viewers expect that of us. We accept that responsibility and strive to achieve excellence every day," said Frank Volpicella, KVUE News Director.
KVUE 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.