Advertising Age Data Center
100 Leading Media Companies
Rank 99 Rank 98 Company Headquarters Total Media 99 Total Media 98 % chg Newspaper 99 Newspaper 98 Magazine 99 Magazine 98 TV & Radio 99 TV & Radio 98 Cable 99 Cable 98 Other Media 99 Other Media 98
1 1 Time Warner New York $15,606.9 $14,288.3 9.2 $0.0 $0.0 $3,737.9 $3,309.3 $384.0 $260.0 $11,485.0 $10,719.0 $0.0 $0.0
2 2 Viacom New York 11,352.7 10,728.2 5.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6,765.2 6,683.4 3,610.5 3,171.9 977.0 872.9
3 3 AT&T Broadband (AT&T Corp.) New York 8,628.0 9,734.0 -11.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8,628.0 9,734.0 0.0 0.0
4 4 Walt Disney Co. New York/Burbank, Calif. 8,607.2 8,096.0 6.3 0.0 0.0 302.2 398.6 4,894.0 4,845.2 3,047.0 2,540.2 364.0 312.0
5 5 Gannett Co. Arlington, Va. 5,800.6 5,401.8 7.4 5,068.6 4,665.8 0.0 0.0 732.0 736.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
6 6 NBC TV (General Electric Co.) Fairfield, Conn. 5,790.0 5,269.0 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5,285.0 4,900.0 505.0 369.0 0.0 0.0
7 7 News Corp. Sydney 5,497.5 5,042.5 9.0 127.1 121.0 0.0 0.0 3,573.2 3,719.3 1,154.0 602.2 643.2 600.0
8 8 Tribune Co. Chicago 5,398.2 4,993.9 8.1 3,956.3 3,714.2 278.9 262.7 1,163.0 1,017.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
9 9 America Online Dulles, Va. 5,242.0 4,777.0 9.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5,242.0 4,777.0
10 10 Cox Enterprises Atlanta 4,873.9 4,325.3 12.7 1,151.1 1,097.3 0.0 0.0 764.1 698.2 2,958.7 2,529.8 0.0 0.0
11 11 Advance Publications Newark, N.J. 4,228.0 4,013.6 5.3 2,622.0 2,493.3 1,606.0 1,520.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
12 14 DirecTV (General Motors Corp.) El Segundo, Calif. 4,194.6 3,442.1 21.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4,194.6 3,442.1
13 13 Comcast Corp. Philadelphia 4,193.3 3,442.4 21.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4,193.3 3,442.4 0.0 0.0
14 15 Clear Channel Communications San Antonio 3,846.3 3,354.9 14.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3,096.3 2,820.9 0.0 0.0 750.0 534.0
15 12 Hearst Corp. New York 3,713.1 3,607.5 2.9 1,378.0 1,313.3 1,627.3 1,563.2 707.8 731.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
16 18 Cablevision Systems Corp. Woodbury, N.Y. 3,339.7 2,810.7 18.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3,339.7 2,810.7 0.0 0.0
17 17 New York Times Co. New York 3,130.6 2,936.7 6.6 2,869.9 2,664.4 110.6 121.1 150.1 151.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
18 16 Knight Ridder San Jose 3,047.7 2,950.4 3.3 3,047.7 2,950.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
19 19 Charter Communications St. Louis 2,917.3 1,929.4 51.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2,917.3 1,929.4 0.0 0.0
20 20 Washington Post Co. Washington 1,954.3 1,904.0 2.6 875.1 848.9 401.1 399.5 341.8 357.6 336.3 298.0 0.0 0.0
21 22 Adelphia Communications Corp. Coudersport, Pa. 1,820.7 1,405.6 29.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,820.7 1,405.6 0.0 0.0
22 21 Dow Jones & Co. New York 1,716.6 1,640.7 4.6 1,534.9 1,466.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 181.7 174.4
23 23 Belo Dallas 1,433.9 1,391.6 3.0 817.0 784.3 0.0 0.0 598.6 593.4 0.0 0.0 18.3 13.9
24 37 EchoStar Communications Corp. Littleton, Colo. 1,418.8 726.5 95.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,418.8 726.5
25 28 Bloomberg New York 1,403.1 938.7 49.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1 2.7 0.0 0.0 1,400.0 936.0
26 24 E.W. Scripps Cincinnati 1,393.9 1,289.1 8.1 852.6 809.8 0.0 0.0 312.4 330.7 228.9 148.6 0.0 0.0
27 25 Primedia New York 1,342.8 1,200.8 11.8 0.0 0.0 974.4 861.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 368.4 339.8
28 27 MediaNews Group Denver 1,100.0 1,020.0 7.8 1,100.0 1,020.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
29 29 McClatchy Co. Sacramento, Calif. 1,050.9 918.4 14.4 1,050.9 918.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
30 26 Advo Inc. Windsor, Conn. 1,040.2 1,046.5 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,040.2 1,046.5
31 35 Discovery Communications Bethesda, Md. 1,001.4 754.9 32.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 988.6 751.0 12.8 3.9
32 33 International Data Group Boston, Mass. 977.1 857.1 14.0 0.0 0.0 977.1 857.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
33 34 USA Networks New York 960.6 826.6 16.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.9 1.6 955.7 825.0 0.0 0.0
34 30 McGraw-Hill New York 918.0 880.3 4.3 0.0 0.0 802.5 760.9 115.5 119.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
35 32 Meredith Corp. Des Moines, Iowa 910.4 872.1 4.4 0.0 0.0 638.8 629.7 271.6 242.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
36 31 Reed Elsevier London 896.0 878.8 2.0 0.0 0.0 896.0 878.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
37 36 Valassis Communications Livonia, Mich. 794.6 741.4 7.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 794.6 741.4
38 38 Thomson Corp. Toronto 772.0 722.4 6.9 0.0 0.0 772.0 722.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
39 40 Freedom Communications Irvine, Calif. 737.5 672.6 9.7 594.7 540.6 37.0 30.1 105.8 101.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
40 42 Landmark Communications Norfolk, Va. 700.0 650.0 7.7 430.5 420.8 0.0 0.0 64.1 65.5 205.4 163.7 0.0 0.0
41 49 Univision Communications Los Angeles 693.1 577.1 20.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 693.1 577.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
42 39 Media General Richmond, Va. 693.0 688.7 0.6 524.0 517.9 0.0 0.0 169.0 170.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
43 41 United News & Media London 680.0 665.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 650.0 650.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.0 15.0
44 46 Fox Family Worldwide Los Angeles 663.3 635.5 4.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 360.8 316.0 302.5 319.5 0.0 0.0
45 48 Zuckerman Media Properties* New York 663.2 584.4 13.5 385.7 350.6 277.5 233.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
46 45 Reader's Digest Association Pleasantville, N.Y. 658.5 641.5 2.7 0.0 0.0 658.5 641.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
47 43 Gemstar-TV Guide International Pasadena, Calif. 655.8 646.8 1.4 0.0 0.0 563.9 570.0 0.0 0.0 91.9 76.8 0.0 0.0
48 47 Hachette Filipacchi Magazines (Lagardere) Paris 627.1 613.8 2.2 0.0 0.0 627.1 613.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
49 44 Ziff-Davis New York 605.5 641.7 -5.6 0.0 0.0 501.3 585.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 104.2 56.1
50 50 Lamar Advertising Co. Baton Rouge, La. 601.6 576.8 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 601.6 576.8
51 53 Gruner & Jahr (Bertelsmann AG) Guetersloh, Germany $573.2 $521.1 10.0 $0.0 $0.0 $573.2 $521.1 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
52 52 Morris Communications Augusta, Ga. 567.1 538.7 5.3 496.3 472.7 7.6 7.5 14.7 14.0 0.0 0.0 48.5 44.5
53 54 Sinclair Broadcast Group Baltimore 547.8 506.4 8.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 547.8 506.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
54 56 Lifetime Television New York 527.7 468.2 12.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 527.7 468.2 0.0 0.0
55 55 Copley Newspapers La Jolla, Calif. 509.3 478.0 6.5 509.3 478.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
56 61 A&E Television Networks New York 499.0 400.7 24.5 0.0 0.0 12.3 7.2 0.0 0.0 486.7 393.5 0.0 0.0
57 58 Westwood One Inc. Culver City, Calif. 491.8 431.4 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 491.8 431.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
58 89 Yahoo! Inc. Santa Clara, Calif. 479.0 211.4 126.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 479.0 211.4
59 59 Journal Register Co. Trenton, N.J. 469.6 426.8 10.0 445.8 402.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.8 24.5
60 57 BHC Communications (Chris-Craft) New York 469.3 445.9 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 469.3 445.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
61 51 Hollinger International Toronto 458.8 548.8 -16.4 458.8 548.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
62 65 VNU Haarlem, The Netherlands 446.1 379.0 17.7 0.0 0.0 446.1 379.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
63 68 Emmis Communications Indianapolis 430.7 354.2 21.6 0.0 0.0 54.1 36.5 376.6 317.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
64 70 Seattle Times Co. Seattle 428.0 344.0 24.4 428.0 344.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
65 60 Journal Communications Milwaukee 427.0 406.9 4.9 296.1 291.8 0.0 0.0 130.9 115.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
66 71 American Media Lantana, Fla. 422.0 327.0 29.1 0.0 0.0 422.0 327.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
67 78 Young Broadcasting New York 410.8 277.1 48.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 410.8 277.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
68 69 Forbes Inc. New York 410.0 345.4 18.7 0.0 0.0 410.0 345.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
69 64 Lee Enterprises Davenport, Iowa 406.7 379.3 7.2 302.5 285.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 104.2 94.0
70 66 Insight Communications Co. New York 401.9 375.7 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 401.9 375.7 0.0 0.0
71 63 Donrey Media Group Fort Smith, Ark. 401.1 392.1 2.3 327.0 312.1 0.0 0.0 10.1 10.0 0.0 0.0 64.0 70.0
72 62 Blade Communications Toledo, Ohio 393.0 393.3 -0.1 280.6 281.3 0.0 0.0 35.3 28.8 77.1 83.2 0.0 0.0
73 67 Pulitzer Inc. St. Louis 391.4 372.9 5.0 391.4 372.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
74 72 Community Newspaper Holdings Birmingham, Ala. 350.0 320.0 9.4 350.0 320.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
75 76 Emap USA Los Angeles 349.6 289.3 20.8 0.0 0.0 349.6 289.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
76 91 Excite@Home Redwood City, Calif. 337.0 203.4 65.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 337.0 203.4
77 73 Raycom Media Montgomery, Ala. 326.2 303.9 7.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 326.2 303.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
78 74 Dispatch Printing Co. Columbus, Ohio 316.1 300.4 5.2 211.7 203.5 5.6 5.1 98.8 91.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
79 82 Entercom Communications Corp. Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 307.5 264.1 16.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 307.5 264.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
80 79 Mediacom Middletown, N.Y. 297.3 272.3 9.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 297.3 272.3 0.0 0.0
81 81 Wenner Media New York 295.4 264.4 11.7 0.0 0.0 295.4 264.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
82 75 National Geographic Society Washington 280.5 290.0 -3.3 0.0 0.0 280.5 290.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
83 90 RCN Corp. Princeton, N.J. 276.0 210.9 30.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 276.0 210.9 0.0 0.0
84 88 Susquehanna Media York, Pa. 271.3 223.4 21.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 185.2 151.2 82.7 70.6 3.4 1.6
85 83 Harte-Hanks San Antonio 270.5 254.6 6.2 270.5 254.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
86 77 LIN Television Corp. Providence, R.I. 267.6 283.5 -5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 267.6 283.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
87 85 Crain Communications Detroit 267.3 241.6 10.7 0.0 0.0 266.2 240.6 1.1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
88 80 Rodale Press Emmaus, Pa. 267.0 265.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 267.0 265.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
89 93 Comedy Central New York 253.4 197.2 28.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 253.4 197.2 0.0 0.0
90 87 Cumulus Media Milwaukee 253.2 230.2 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 253.2 230.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
91 84 Times Publishing Co. St. Petersburg, Fla. 250.0 249.0 0.4 250.0 249.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
92 110 Paxson Communications Corp. West Palm Beach, Fla. 248.4 134.2 85.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 248.4 134.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
93 109 Citadel Communications Corp. Tempe, Ariz. 245.6 135.4 81.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 245.6 135.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
94 86 Macromedia Hackensack, N.J. 239.9 237.9 0.8 212.2 207.2 0.0 0.0 27.7 30.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
95 97 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Salt Lake City 218.2 180.8 20.7 35.0 33.0 0.0 0.0 183.2 147.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
96 92 Ackerley Group Seattle 207.7 201.6 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 108.9 93.0 0.0 0.0 98.8 108.6
97 98 Penton Media Cleveland 203.4 179.9 13.1 0.0 0.0 203.4 179.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
98 99 Playboy Enterprises Inc. Chicago 198.0 176.9 11.9 0.0 0.0 107.9 106.8 0.0 0.0 74.0 63.0 16.1 7.1
99 103 Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. Dallas 197.9 164.1 20.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 197.9 164.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
100 102 BET Holdings Washington 194.1 164.9 17.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 194.1 164.9 0.0 0.0
Notes: Dollars are in millions. Figures are net revenues and AA estimates. 1998 rankings represent data compiled in 2000.