March 2, 2007
Channel 11 Wins February Sweeps
HOUSTON -- KHOU-TV Channel 11, Houston's only local station broadcasting in HD, is once again Houston's number one television station winning all major newscasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. (M-F), (M-Sun) according to Nielsen Media Research. 11News at 5pm and 6pm finished a full rating point ahead of its nearest competitor during the February sweeps period. Channel 11 also won the mid-day news time period and finished ahead of other local news broadcasts airing at 11 a.m.
"Viewers have once again chosen 11News as the station they trust to bring them what matters when it matters," says KHOU-TV Executive News Director, Keith Connors. "I'm proud of our team and the job they do every day to bring quality journalism to the communities we serve in the Houston area."
Channel 11 is number one from sign on to sign off. Channel 11 programs finishing first in the February ratings period include; "The Price is Right," "The Young and The Restless," "11News at Noon," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "11News at 5," "11News at 6," "Wheel of Fortune," CBS Prime, "11News at 10," "Late Show with David Letterman."
"11News This Morning," finished second in its time period, as did Channel 11's live local talk show, "Great Day Houston."
According to Nielsen Research, 11News has been number one at 5pm and 6pm since February of 2005. 11News at 10 has finished as Houston's number one late newscast in every rating book since February of 2005 except one. 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 7,100 employees and $1.6 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 20 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.