May 29, 2007
WVEC-TV13 delivers May Win in Hampton Roads for 13NEWS
Norfolk , VA - WVEC-TV13 continues to be the most watched station in Hampton Roads according to Nielsen HH Overnights for May 2007.
Building on a long reputation as the area's news and programming leader, WVEC-TV13 and 13NEWS increased its audience from sign on to sign off. The 13NEWS DAYBREAK team continued to grow its morning audience at 5:00am with an increase of 17% over last May. The second hour achieved an incredible leap of 29% over last May. 13NEWS AT NOON brought home midday audiences by growing 8% over last May.
"It's quite an honor that viewers continue to seek out quality and excellence with our news and programming," said President and General Manager Nick Nicholson. "I'm very proud this station delivers it every moment of the day." Nicholson added.
Each weekday, more viewers turned to 13NEWS at 5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm, making it the most watched news in Hampton Roads. Plus, 13NEWS AT 11:00pm was up 15% over last May.
"I am extremely proud of our entire newsroom and station staff," said Rich Lebenson, Executive News Director, "It's their hard work and dedication that makes 13NEWS the premier news organization in Hampton Roads. " 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 7,100 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 D a 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.