June 4, 2008
KMOV Scores Largest Win at 10:00PM in More Than a Decade
St. Louis -- The May ratings are in and "News 4 at 10:00PM" Monday through Friday is #1 by the largest margin in more than 10 years 1.6 rating points. KMOV's late news, led by the frontline team of Vickie Newton, Larry Conners, Kent Ehrhardt and Steve Savard, proved again that they are St. Louis' favorite news team.
"News 4 This Morning" also showed significant growth in the two-hour AM block. The News 4's morning team was up 39% between 5:00AM and 6:00AM and had the largest growth of any local news between 6:00AM and 7:00AM up 11%.
"Executive News Director Sean McLaughlin continues to honor the tradition of KMOV and deliver the finest news product in St. Louis. We are very proud of that, and the St. Louis viewers recognize it," said President and General Manager Allan Cohen. "Whether it is on line or on the air, St. Louisans trust the people of News 4 to bring them accurate, timely reporting morning noon and night, seven days a week, 365 days a year."
About Belo Corp.
KMOV is part of 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, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV affiliates reaching more than 14 percent of U.S. television households, 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 leveraged its local television assets to create 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.