July 2, 2007
May Ratings Victory for KTVK
Phoenix, AZ - KTVK, the powerhouse independent television station, is once again number one in local news for the all-important May ratings in the coveted
Adults 25-54 audience.
KTVK is number one in A 25-54 in seven newscasts: Good Morning Arizona at 5:00 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.; and, Good Evening Arizona at 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. During the three hours each day, M-F, when five local stations air local news, KTVK is #1 in A 25-54.
In May, KTVK launched its local news in high-definition, producing more news in HD than any broadcast station in the country, living up to its market position as "The Place With More News." Along with HD programming, the station unveiled two new studios, a forecast center and new vizRT HD graphics.
KTVK executive news director, Sandy Breland said, "In May we showcased the beauty of Arizona in HD with wonderful stories about Arizona's destination places. Reflecting the spirit of Arizona and its people is the hallmark of this station."
For the second year in a row, the ever-popular Good Morning Arizona was live for two weeks on its Road Trip around scenic Arizona. The unique, personality-driven show has been number one since its debut almost 13 years ago and once again dominated the morning ratings.
KTVK's local news is a winning combination with the strength of its signature entertainment programs, Oprah, Dr. Phil, Inside Edition and Entertainment Tonight all number one in their time period in A 25-54 and W 25-54.
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 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.
For more information about KTVK, contact:
Teri Lane, Director of Marketing, 602-207-3423
Mark Demopoulos, Director of Research and Local Programming, 602-207-3302