March 7, 2011

KGW NewsChannel 8 is the #1 News Station in February

Belo station captures mornings, noon, and evening news viewers

PORTLAND, OR - KGW NewsChannel 8 was the #1 Portland television station for news in the February 2011 Nielsen sweeps period which ended March 2.

With the strength of its local news, NewsChannel 8 at Sunrise, and NBC's Today Show, KGW NewsChannel 8 earned the highest viewership all morning as measured by Nielsen station estimates live + same day viewing household ratings average from 4:30 AM to 10 AM .

NewsChannel 8 at noon also won in household ratings for the noon-12:30 PM time period.

Evenings, Nielsen station estimates live + same day household ratings average showed KGW NewsChannel 8 as the most watched station with NewsChannel 8 at 5, NBC Nightly News, and NewsChannel 8 at 6 from 5 PM to 6:30 PM

With the area's most trusted late news team, KGW NewsChannel 8's 11 PM news showed the greatest increase in the market from its network lead-in to its late news. NewsChannel 8 at 11 increased 22% in household share over the NBC prime time programming.

In February the station saw a substantial leap in users turning to and mobile for continuing coverage of severe weather conditions. In a single day, the website captured over 1.5 million page views and the mobile app registered 3,000 downloads.

"We're delighted with the continued trust our viewers and users put in us for sound journalism," said DJ Wilson, president and general manager of the KGW Media Group. "In the last wave of severe weather, we devoted a strong effort to serve our community on all our platforms; on air, online, and on the go. The rapid adoption of our mobile app shows how much users need and want information in every way they can access it. "

About Belo Corp.
KGW is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at or by contacting Brenda Buratti, Director of Programming and Creative Services, KGW, at 503-226-5130

KGW NewsChannel 8 - - - Where The News Comes First!
1501 S.W. Jefferson Street, Portland, Oregon 97201
And the KGW Studio on the Square

Brenda Buratti
Director of Programming and Creative Services
KGW Media Group
1501 SW Jefferson St.
Portland, OR 97201
503-226-5130 voice
503-226-5067 fax