Advertising Age Data Center
100 Leading Media Companies
Rank 2000 Rank 1999 Company Headquarters Total Media rev. 2000* Total Media rev. 1999 % chg Newspaper rev. 2000 Newspaper rev. 1999 Magazine rev. 2000 Magazine rev. 1999 TV & radio rev. 2000 TV & radio rev. 1999 Cable rev. 2000 Cable rev. 1999 Other media rev. 2000 Other media rev. 1999
1 1 AOL Time Warner New York $24,949 $21,300 17.1 0 0 $4,393 $4,015 $453 $384 $12,395 $11,176 $7,708 $5,725
2 2 Viacom New York 15,724 14,503 8.4 0 0 24 20 9,920 9,425 4,294 3,804 1,486 1,254
3 3 AT&T Broadband (AT&T Corp.) Denver 10,935 9,777 11.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 10,306 9,346 629 431
4 4 Walt Disney Co. New York/Burbank, Calif. 10,189 8,354 22.0 0 0 206 178 6,160 4,923 3,455 3,047 368 206
5 6 NBC TV (General Electric Co.) Fairfield, Conn. 6,795 5,790 17.4 0 0 0 0 6,175 5,285 620 505 0 0
6 5 Gannett Co. Arlington, Va. 6,760 6,462 4.6 $5,971 $5,730 0 0 789 732 0 0 0 0
7 8 Cox Enterprises Atlanta 5,928 5,189 14.2 1,450 1,318 0 0 904 820 3,573 3,051 0 0
8 7 News Corp. Sydney 5,840 5,666 3.1 232 217 4 4 3,643 3,648 1,357 1,154 604 643
9 9 Tribune Co. Chicago 5,324 5,092 4.5 4,163 4,061 0 0 1,113 998 0 0 48 34
10 10 Clear Channel Communications San Antonio, Texas 5,170 4,571 13.1 0 0 0 0 3,441 3,054 0 0 1,729 1,517
11 14 DirecTV (General Motors Corp.) El Segundo, Calif. 4,694 3,405 37.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,694 3,405
12 11 Advance Publications Newark, N.J. 4,542 4,228 7.4 2,753 2,622 1,789 1,606 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 12 Comcast Corp. Philadelphia 4,336 3,982 8.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,336 3,982 0 0
14 13 Hearst Corp. New York 4,113 3,739 10.0 1,447 1,378 1,909 1,627 758 734 0 0 0 0
15 15 New York Times Co. New York 3,388 3,130 8.2 3,160 2,936 0 0 160 150 0 0 67 44
16 17 Charter Communications St. Louis 3,299 2,949 11.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,299 2,949 0 0
17 16 Knight Ridder San Jose, Calif. 3,212 3,033 5.9 3,167 3,002 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 31
18 18 Cablevision Systems Corp. Bethpage, N.Y. 2,813 2,513 11.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,813 2,513 0 0
19 19 Adelphia Communications Corp. Coudersport, Pa. 2,557 2,283 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,557 2,283 0 0
20 24 EchoStar Communications Corp. Littleton, Colo. 2,455 1,419 73.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,455 1,419
21 20 Dow Jones & Co. New York 2,203 2,002 10.0 1,875 1,652 0 0 0 0 0 0 328 350
22 21 Washington Post Co. Washington 2,058 1,954 5.3 918 875 416 401 365 342 359 336 0 0
23 26 Bloomberg New York 1,753 1,403 24.9 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 1,750 1,400
24 22 E.W. Scripps Cincinnati 1,612 1,457 10.7 955 914 0 0 343 312 314 230 0 0
25 23 Primedia New York 1,575 1,432 10.0 0 0 1,400 1,294 0 0 125 114 50 24
26 25 Belo Dallas 1,536 1,418 8.3 831 780 0 0 680 619 14 12 10 7
27 31 International Data Group Boston 1,312 977 34.3 0 0 1,199 977 0 0 0 0 113 0
28 30 USA Networks New York 1,165 997 16.9 0 0 0 0 0 5 1,085 956 80 36
29 27 McClatchy Co. Sacramento, Calif. 1,129 1,078 4.8 1,129 1,078 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 28 Advo Windsor, Conn. 1,129 1,040 8.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,129 1,040
31 29 Discovery Communications Bethesda, Md. 1,019 1,001 1.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,019 989 0 13
32 33 Reed Elsevier London 1,004 956 5.0 0 0 1,004 956 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 32 McGraw-Hill Cos. New York 990 958 3.3 0 0 862 843 128 116 0 0 0 0
34 34 MediaNews Group Denver 990 947 4.5 987 947 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
35 35 Meredith Corp. Des Moines, Iowa 941 911 3.4 0 0 662 633 279 278 0 0 0 0
36 41 Univision Communications Los Angeles 864 693 24.6 0 0 0 0 864 693 0 0 0 0
37 37 Valassis Communications Livonia, Mich. 863 795 8.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 863 795
38 36 Media General Richmond, Va. 853 805 6.0 568 524 0 0 285 281 0 0 0 0
39 55 Yahoo! Inc. Santa Clara, Calif. 852 479 77.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 852 479
40 42 United Business Media London 775 680 13.9 0 0 733 650 0 0 0 0 42 30
41 47 A&E Television Networks New York 770 644 19.6 0 0 17 12 0 0 753 631 0 0
42 39 Freedom Communications Irvine, Calif. 767 738 3.9 619 595 34 37 114 106 0 0 0 0
43 40 Landmark Communications Norfolk, Va. 754 700 7.8 452 431 0 0 67 64 235 205 0 0
44 38 Gemstar-TV Guide International Pasadena, Calif. 739 740 -0.2 0 0 608 662 0 0 108 75 23 3
45 46 Lamar Media Corp. Baton Rouge, La. 711 651 9.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 711 651
46 44 Fox Family Worldwide Los Angeles 700 663 5.5 0 0 0 0 380 361 320 303 0 0
47 43 Reader's Digest Association Pleasantville, N.Y. 699 669 4.5 0 0 699 669 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 45 Zuckerman Media Properties New York 666 663 0.5 413 386 254 278 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 51 Lifetime Television New York 661 555 19.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 661 555 0 0
50 54 Westwood One Culver City, Calif. 645 492 31.1 0 0 0 0 645 492 0 0 0 0
51 48 Hachette Filipacchi Magazines (Lagardere) Paris 636 627 1.3 0 0 636 627 0 0 0 0 0 0
52 50 Gruner & Jahr (Bertelsmann) Hamburg, Germany 629 573 9.8 0 0 629 573 0 0 0 0 0 0
53 52 Sinclair Broadcast Group Baltimore 625 548 14.0 0 0 0 0 625 548 0 0 0 0
54 49 Morris Communications Augusta, Ga. 601 579 3.7 509 496 22 20 19 15 0 0 50 49
55 53 Copley Newspapers La Jolla, Calif. 565 528 7.0 565 528 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 57 Emmis Communications Indianapolis 541 479 13.1 0 0 74 54 467 425 0 0 0 0
57 64 Forbes Inc. New York 500 410 22.0 0 0 500 410 0 0 0 0 0 0
58 61 VNU Haarlem, The Netherlands 496 446 11.2 0 0 496 446 0 0 0 0 0 0
59 56 Journal Communications Milwaukee 483 479 0.9 348 348 0 0 135 131 0 0 0 0
60 60 Insight Communications Co. New York 476 448 6.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 476 448 0 0
61 69 Community Newspaper Holdings Birmingham, Ala. 470 350 34.3 470 350 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
62 63 Young Broadcasting New York 447 411 8.7 0 0 0 0 447 411 0 0 0 0
63 58 Hollinger International Chicago 438 459 -4.5 438 459 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
64 59 Ziff Davis Media New York 430 456 -5.8 0 0 430 456 0 0 0 0 0 0
65 80 CNET Networks San Francisco 428 287 49.0 0 0 44 58 0 0 0 0 384 229
66 62 Seattle Times Co. Seattle 426 428 -0.5 426 428 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
67 65 Pulitzer St. Louis 415 398 4.3 415 398 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
68 66 Blade Communications Toledo, Ohio 411 393 4.6 292 281 0 0 38 35 81 77 0 0
69 74 American Media Lantana, Fla. 398 325 22.3 0 0 398 325 0 0 0 0 0 0
70 67 Journal Register Co. Trenton, N.J. 383 388 -1.3 383 388 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
71 78 Wenner Media New York 371 295 25.6 0 0 371 295 0 0 0 0 0 0
72 68 Lee Enterprises Davenport, Iowa 366 357 2.6 366 357 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 70 Emap USA Los Angeles 358 350 2.3 0 0 358 350 0 0 0 0 0 0
74 71 Citadel Communications Corp. Tempe, Ariz. 357 331 7.9 0 0 0 0 357 331 0 0 0 0
75 77 Entercom Communications Corp. Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 352 311 13.1 0 0 0 0 352 311 0 0 0 0
76 75 Mediacom Communications Corp. Middletown, N.Y. 348 318 9.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 348 318 0 0
77 72 Donrey Media Group Fort Smith, Ark. 340 327 4.0 340 327 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
78 73 Raycom Media Montgomery, Ala. 331 326 1.4 0 0 0 0 331 326 0 0 0 0
79 104 Terra Lycos Waltham, Mass./Madrid, Spain 321 181 77.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 321 181
80 82 Susquehanna Media York, Pa. 321 271 18.2 0 0 0 0 221 185 93 83 7 3
81 76 Dispatch Printing Co. Columbus, Ohio 319 311 2.4 214 212 0.3 0.6 104 99 0 0 0 0
82 84 Crain Communications Detroit 309 267 15.7 0 0 308 266 1 1 0 0 0 0
83 79 LIN Television Corp. Providence, R.I. 300 288 4.4 0 0 0 0 300 288 0 0 0 0
84 83 Harte-Hanks San Antonio, Texas 299 271 10.4 299 271 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
85 85 Rodale Press Emmaus, Pa. 285 267 6.6 0 0 285 267 0 0 0 0 0 0
86 87 Comedy Central New York 282 254 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 282 254 0 0
87 81 National Geographic Society Washington 274 281 -2.2 0 0 274 281 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 86 Times Publishing Co. St. Petersburg, Fla. 272 262 3.8 272 262 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
89 91 Paxson Communications Corp. West Palm Beach, Fla. 272 214 26.9 0 0 0 0 272 214 0 0 0 0
90 110 Prodigy Communications Corp. Austin, Texas 263 151 74.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 263 151
91 98 Radio One Lanham, Md. 257 194 32.3 0 0 0 0 257 194 0 0 0 0
92 88 Macromedia Hackensack, N.J. 248 240 3.3 219 212 0 0 29 28 0 0 0 0
93 89 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Salt Lake City 247 218 13.4 38 35 0 0 210 183 0 0 0 0
94 103 E! Networks Los Angeles 240 183 31.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 228 178 12 5
95 96 Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. Dallas 238 198 20.1 0 0 0 0 238 198 0 0 0 0
96 97 Telemundo Holdings Hialeah, Fla. 236 196 20.6 0 0 0 0 236 196 0 0 0 0
97 93 Penton Media Cleveland 236 203 16.1 0 0 230 203 0 0 0 0 6 1
98 99 RCN Corp. Princeton, N.J. 231 193 19.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 125 77 68
99 94 Ackerley Group Seattle 225 202 10.9 0 0 0 0 135 130 0 0 89 73
100 112 MSNBC New York 220 137 61.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 220 137 0 0
Notes: Dollars are in millions. Figures are net revenues and AA estimates. 1999 rankings represent data compiled in 2001. *See Methodology Page S-6 for definition of media. Compiled by R. Craig Endicott, Julie Johnson, Scott MacDonald, Mark Schumann, Jennie Sierra and Laura Smith.