May 27, 2008
KENS 5 Announces Ratings Victory in Morning, Evening
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- KENS 5 announces victory in the early morning and 10pm evening news races for the May Nielsen ratings sweeps.
KENS 5's Eyewitness News at 10, anchored by Chris Marrou, Sarah Lucero, Bill Taylor and Joe Reinagel, was again South Texas' top-rated newscast in the crucial 10-10:35pm Monday-Friday time period.
KENS 5's Eyewitness News This Morning, anchored by Fred Lozano, Vicki Buffolino, Paul Mireles and Kellie Peterson, continued to outdraw all competitors as the top-rated morning newscast in the key 5am-7am Monday-Friday time period.
KENS 5's "Great Day, SA," hosted by Bridget Smith, drew a strong audience response as well, continuing its market dominance as the highest-rated local morning program.
"There was a tremendous amount of hard work going into this victory, and I want to congratulate all our employees on their impressive performance," said KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann. "The continued success of KENS 5 demonstrates terrific teamwork among all departments."
"We are very proud that viewers have once again chosen KENS as their primary source for news in South Texas," Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "Our mission has been to provide this community with the most complete and in-depth news coverage every single day. For more information contact Allen Lansing, KENS 5 Director of Creative Services, (210) 377-8734.
KENS 5 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 approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island and the Mid-Atlantic region.
About Belo Corp.
Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest pure-play publicly-traded television companies, with annual revenue of approximately $775 million. The Company owns and operates 20 television stations reaching more than 14 percent of U.S. television households, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV affiliates, and their associated Web sites, in 15 highly-attractive markets across the United States. Belo stations consistently deliver distinguished journalism for which they have received significant industry recognition including nine Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton Awards; nine George Foster Peabody Awards; and 19 national Edward R. Murrow Awards all since 2000, and in each case more than any other commercial station group in the nation. Nearly all Belo stations rank first or second in their local market. Belo owns stations in seven of the top 25 markets in the nation, with six stations located in the fast-growing, top-14 markets of Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Seattle/Tacoma and Phoenix. Additionally, the Company has created regional cable news channels in Texas and the Northwest increasing its impact in those regions. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.