May 24, 2007
KHOU-TV Channel 11 Scores Ratings Victory in May
Houston, TX - KHOU-TV Channel 11, Houston's only local station broadcasting in HD, announces victories in the May 2007 Nielsen rating period, with impressive wins in all important news time periods.
Channel 11 is once again Houston's number one television station winning all major newscasts in the morning, mid-day, at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. according to Nielsen Media Research. 11News at 5pm finished almost two rating points ahead of its nearest competitor during the May sweeps period.
"This is a huge victory for our station," says KHOU-TV Executive News Director, Keith Connors. "The morning news victory is particularly satisfying as we work hard to provide news and information in a way that respects our viewer's time as they begin their day."
"I want to congratulate the entire Channel 11 team. It's our goal to give our community the best in local coverage. Viewers have once again chosen 11News as the station they trust to bring them what matters when it matters," says KHOU-TV Vice President and Station Manager, Susan McEldoon. "We know that viewers have a choice for news and we're proud they choose 11News more than any other station."
Channel 11 programs finishing first in the May ratings period include: "11News This Morning," "The Price is Right," "The Young and The Restless," "11News at Noon," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "11News at 5," "11News at 6," "The Insider," "Jeopardy," "Wheel of Fortune" and "11News at 10."
Houston's only live local weekday entertainment program, "Great Day Houston" finished second in its time period.
According to Nielsen Research, 11News has been number one at 5pm and 6pm since February of 2005. Anchored by veteran newsman, Greg Hurst and Houston newcomer, Lucy Noland along with Chief Meteorologist Dr. Neil Frank and Giff Nielsen, 11News at 10 has finished as Houston's number one late newscast in every rating book since February of 2005 with the exception of one. Houston is the nation's tenth largest television market.
KHOU-TV is part of Belo. Belo Corp. is 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, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. 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.
Wendy Burkeen, APR
Director of Public Relations
Public Relations Coordinator