Advertising Age Data Center
100 leading media companies
by U.S. media revenue
Rank 1998 Rank 1997 Company Headquarters Total media revenue 1998 Total media revenue 1997 % chg Newspaper revenue 1998 Newspaper revenue 1997 Magazine revenue 1998 Magazine revenue m1997 TV & radio revenue 1998 TV & radio revenue 1997 Cable revenue 1998 Cable revenue 1997 Other media revenue 1998 Other media revenue 1997
1 1 Time Warner New York $14,288.3 $13,269.9 7.7 0.0 0.0 $3,309.3 $3,070.9 $260.0 $136.0 $10,719.0 $10,063.0 0.0 0.0
2 2 AT&T Corp. New York 9,872.0 9,989.0 -1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9,872.0 9,989.0 0.0 0.0
3 4 CBS Corp. New York 7,684.9 6,545.6 17.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6,160.0 5,289.0 564.0 414.7 $960.9 $841.9
4 3 Walt Disney Co. New York/Burbank, Calif. 7,540.6 6,865.8 9.8 0.0 0.0 398.6 343.8 4,847.0 4,572.0 2,295.0 1,950.0 0.0 0.0
5 5 NBC TV (General Electric Co.) Fairfield, Conn. 5,269.0 5,153.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4,900.0 4,803.0 369.0 350.0 0.0 0.0
6 7 News Corp. Sydney 4,972.2 4,099.2 21.3 $121.0 $120.8 0.0 0.0 3,719.3 3,075.0 531.9 311.4 600.0 592.0
7 6 Gannett Co. Arlington, Va. 4,910.0 4,474.0 9.7 3,953.0 3,582.0 0.0 0.0 725.0 682.0 232.0 210.0 0.0 0.0
8 10 America Online Dulles, Va. 4,800.0 3,100.0 54.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4,800.0 3,100.0
9 9 Cox Enterprises Atlanta 3,883.7 3,464.5 12.1 1,097.3 1,050.0 0.0 0.0 683.9 649.6 2,102.5 1,764.9 0.0 0.0
10 8 Advance Publications Newark, N.J. 3,859.1 3,668.7 5.2 2,493.3 2,385.7 1,365.8 1,283.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11 13 DirecTV (General Motors Corp.) El Segundo, Calif. 3,654.7 2,830.5 29.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3,654.7 2,830.5
12 11 Hearst Corp. New York 3,291.5 3,024.9 8.8 997.3 949.8 1,563.2 1,460.3 731.0 614.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
13 15 Viacom New York 3,034.9 2,696.3 12.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 427.0 422.7 2,607.9 2,273.6 0.0 0.0
14 14 Knight Ridder San Jose, Calif. 2,950.3 2,770.0 6.5 2,950.3 2,770.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
15 12 New York Times Co. New York 2,937.2 2,866.4 2.5 2,665.0 2,557.1 121.0 164.8 151.2 144.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
16 19 Cablevision Systems Corp. Woodbury, N.Y. 2,896.5 1,949.4 48.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2,896.5 1,949.4 0.0 0.0
17 17 Comcast Corp. Philadelphia 2,732.8 2,426.8 12.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2,732.8 2,426.8 0.0 0.0
18 16 Times Mirror Co. Los Angeles 2,570.9 2,427.9 5.9 2,308.2 2,179.2 262.7 248.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
19 18 Tribune Co. Chicago 2,515.6 2,363.5 6.4 1,498.6 1,437.0 0.0 0.0 1,017.0 926.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
20 21 Clear Channel Communications San Antonio 2,079.0 1,620.5 28.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,376.9 1,070.7 0.0 0.0 702.1 549.8
21 20 Washington Post Co. Washington 1,901.9 1,798.9 5.7 846.8 812.9 399.5 389.9 357.6 338.4 298.0 257.7 0.0 0.0
22 27 AMFM Inc. (formerly Chancellor) Dallas 1,581.4 1,118.9 41.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,581.4 1,118.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
23 26 Charter Communications St. Louis 1,539.1 1,229.1 25.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,539.1 1,229.1 0.0 0.0
24 22 Dow Jones & Co. New York 1,479.0 1,444.0 2.4 1,479.0 1,444.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
25 24 Adelphia Communications Corp. Coudersport, Pa. 1,419.8 1,324.7 7.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,419.8 1,324.7 0.0 0.0
26 23 A.H. Belo Corp. Dallas 1,407.3 1,360.8 3.4 787.5 770.7 0.0 0.0 609.1 580.9 0.0 0.0 10.7 9.2
27 25 Thomson Corp. Toronto 1,367.5 1,318.0 3.8 645.1 661.6 722.4 656.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
28 28 E.W. Scripps Cincinnati 1,265.4 1,097.5 15.3 800.3 709.1 0.0 0.0 330.7 331.2 134.3 57.2 0.0 0.0
29 29 United News & Media London 1,141.2 1,078.7 5.8 0.0 0.0 910.4 866.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 230.7 212.7
30 30 Primedia New York 1,128.5 1,037.5 8.8 43.4 106.9 927.5 859.1 0.0 0.0 157.7 71.5 0.0 0.0
31 32 McClatchy Co. Sacramento, Calif. 1,051.3 1,011.8 3.9 1,051.3 1,011.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
32 31 Advo Inc. Windsor, Conn. 1,046.5 1,016.5 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,046.5 1,016.5
33 33 MediaNews Group Denver 1,020.0 906.7 12.5 1,020.0 906.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
34 34 Reed Elsevier London 968.8 870.0 11.4 0.0 0.0 968.8 870.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
35 37 Meredith Corp. Des Moines, Iowa 961.0 791.2 21.5 0.0 0.0 622.6 568.4 239.3 156.4 0.0 0.0 99.1 66.4
36 40 Bloomberg New York 936.0 749.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 936.0 749.0
37 38 International Data Group Boston, Mass. 857.1 786.5 9.0 0.0 0.0 857.1 786.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
38 36 Media General Richmond, Va. 845.7 792.4 6.7 517.9 483.1 0.0 0.0 170.8 156.3 157.0 153.0 0.0 0.0
39 39 USA Networks New York 834.5 757.4 10.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 825.0 742.0 9.5 15.4
40 35 Reader's Digest Association Pleasantville, N.Y. 809.3 811.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0 809.3 811.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
41 41 Central Newspapers Phoenix 752.7 716.1 5.1 712.8 684.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.9 31.7
42 52 Discovery Communications Bethesda, Md. 750.0 566.0 32.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 750.0 566.0 0.0 0.0
43 43 Valassis Communications Livonia, Mich. 741.4 675.5 9.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 741.4 675.5
44 67 EchoStar Communications Corp. Littleton, Colo. 726.5 385.8 88.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 726.5 385.8
45 42 TV Guide Inc. Tulsa, Okla. 716.8 703.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 640.0 640.0 0.0 0.0 76.8 63.0 0.0 0.0
46 44 Fox Family Worldwide Los Angeles 705.9 664.5 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 386.4 375.1 319.5 289.4 0.0 0.0
47 46 Freedom Communications Irvine, Calif. 672.6 645.8 4.2 540.6 519.8 30.1 24.1 101.9 101.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
48 48 McGraw-Hill New York 652.3 601.2 8.5 0.0 0.0 532.6 484.2 119.7 117.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
49 50 Landmark Communications Norfolk, Va. 650.0 572.9 13.5 385.0 366.7 0.0 0.0 65.5 59.3 199.5 146.9 0.0 0.0
50 45 Ziff-Davis Publishing (Softbank) New York 641.7 656.0 -2.2 0.0 0.0 585.5 623.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 56.1 32.2
51 54 Sinclair Broadcast Group Baltimore 631.4 516.5 22.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 631.4 516.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
52 47 Hachette Filipacchi Magazines (Lagardere) Paris 613.8 604.7 1.5 0.0 0.0 613.8 604.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
53 51 Zuckerman Media Properties* New York 584.4 571.7 2.2 350.6 337.1 233.8 234.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
54 56 Lamar Advertising Co. Baton Rouge, La. 584.2 496.2 17.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 584.2 496.2
55 58 Univision Communications Los Angeles 577.1 459.7 25.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 577.1 459.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
56 49 Hollinger International Toronto 548.8 582.6 -5.8 548.8 582.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
57 55 Morris Communications Augusta, Ga. 538.7 503.8 6.9 472.7 450.2 7.5 6.5 14.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 44.5 41.1
58 57 Gruner & Jahr (Bertelsmann AG) Guetersloh, Germany 521.1 474.1 9.9 0.0 0.0 521.1 474.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
59 62 Lee Enterprises Davenport, Iowa 517.3 446.7 15.8 391.3 326.2 0.0 0.0 126.0 120.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
60 53 InterMedia Partners San Francisco 487.0 565.0 -13.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 487.0 565.0 0.0 0.0
61 59 Copley Newspapers La Jolla, Calif. 478.0 459.0 4.1 478.0 459.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
62 60 Chronicle Publishing Co. San Francisco 476.6 451.2 5.6 316.0 303.2 0.0 0.0 160.6 148.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
63 61 Lenfest Group Pottsdown, Pa. 470.4 447.4 5.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 470.4 447.4 0.0 0.0
64 65 Lifetime Television New York 468.2 402.6 16.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 468.2 402.6 0.0 0.0
65 63 BHC Communications (Chris-Craft) New York 445.9 443.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 445.9 443.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
66 68 Westwood One Culver City, Calif. 431.4 379.9 13.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 431.4 379.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
67 71 Journal Register Co. Trenton, N.J. 426.8 359.4 18.7 402.3 347.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.5 12.3
68 66 Journal Communications Milwaukee 406.9 387.9 4.9 291.8 286.1 0.0 0.0 115.1 101.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
69 73 A&E Television Networks New York 393.5 333.4 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 393.5 333.4 0.0 0.0
70 70 Blade Communications Toledo, Ohio 393.3 374.7 5.0 281.3 267.9 0.0 0.0 28.8 23.6 83.2 83.2 0.0 0.0
71 69 Donrey Media Group Fort Smith, Ark. 392.1 375.7 4.4 312.1 298.7 0.0 0.0 10.0 10.0 0.0 0.0 70.0 67.0
72 99 Insight Communications Co. New York 375.7 67.7 454.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 375.7 67.7 0.0 0.0
73 72 Pulitzer Inc. St. Louis 373.0 358.0 4.2 373.0 358.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
74 74 Forbes Inc. New York 345.4 323.2 6.9 0.0 0.0 345.4 323.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
75 75 Seattle Times Co. Seattle 344.0 319.0 7.8 344.0 319.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
76 78 Raycom Media Montgomery, Ala. 303.9 286.0 6.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 303.9 286.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
77 79 VNU Haarlem, The Netherlands 303.0 273.8 10.7 0.0 0.0 303.0 273.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
78 83 American Media Lantana, Fla. 300.0 262.3 14.4 0.0 0.0 300.0 262.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
78 81 Mediacom Middletown, N.Y. 300.0 270.0 11.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 300.0 270.0 0.0 0.0
80 80 Dispatch Printing Co. Columbus, Ohio 298.0 272.0 9.6 203.5 191.1 5.1 2.2 89.4 78.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
81 77 National Geographic Society Washington 291.2 290.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 290.0 290.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.7
82 86 Emap Petersen Los Angeles 289.3 239.7 20.7 0.0 0.0 289.3 239.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
83 82 Young Broadcasting New York 277.1 263.5 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 277.1 263.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
84 89 Rodale Emmaus, Pa. 265.0 225.1 17.7 0.0 0.0 265.0 225.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
85 84 Wenner Media New York 264.4 253.5 4.3 0.0 0.0 264.4 253.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
86 85 Bresnan Communications Group White Plains, N.Y. 262.0 247.1 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 262.0 247.1 0.0 0.0
87 90 Harte-Hanks Communications San Antonio 254.6 212.9 19.6 254.6 212.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
88 87 Times Publishing Co. St. Petersburg, Fla. 249.0 239.0 4.2 249.0 239.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
89 98 Yahoo! Inc. Santa Clara, Calif. 245.6 84.1 192.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 245.6 84.1
90 91 Susquehanna Media York, Pa. 243.6 209.8 16.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 162.5 140.4 78.8 68.3 2.3 1.1
91 88 Crain Communications Detroit 241.6 225.7 7.0 0.0 0.0 240.6 224.8 1.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
92 94 Macromedia Hackensack, N.J. 237.9 193.7 22.8 207.2 163.8 0.0 0.0 30.7 29.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
93 92 Penton Media Cleveland 233.1 204.9 13.8 0.0 0.0 233.1 204.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
94 95 Emmis Communications Indianapolis 231.1 139.5 65.7 0.0 0.0 36.5 13.6 194.6 125.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
95 76 LIN Television Corp. Providence, R.I. 220.1 291.5 -24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 220.1 291.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
96 64 Prime Cable Austin, Texas 216.7 424.0 -48.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 216.7 424.0 0.0 0.0
97 97 Paxson Communications Corp. West Palm Beach, Fla. 212.7 118.6 79.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 212.7 118.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
98 96 RCN Corp. Princeton, N.J. 210.9 127.3 65.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 210.9 127.3 0.0 0.0
99 100 Excite@Home Redwood City, Calif. 203.4 63.3 221.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 203.4 63.3
100 93 Ackerley Group Seattle 201.6 197.7 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 93.0 84.5 0.0 0.0 108.6 113.2
Notes: Notes: Dollars are in millions. Figures are net revenues and AA estimates. '97 rankings represent data compiled in '99. *Includes U.S. News & World Report, Atlantic Monthly and New York Daily News. Compiled by Dara Alpert, R. Craig Endicott and Peter Killian. Chart by Susen Taras.