Advertising Age Data Center
100 leading companies by media revenue

Dollars are in millions

Rank 1997 Rank 1996 Company Headquarters Total media revenue 1997 Total media revenue 1996 Percent change Newspaper revenue 1997 Newspaper revenue 1996 Magazine revenue 1997 Magazine revenue 1996 TV & radio revenue 1997 TV & radio revenue 1996 Cable TV revenue 1997 Cable TV revenue 1996 Other media revenue 1997 Other media revenue 1996
1 1 Time Warner New York $13,269.9 $11,851.1 12.0 - - $3,070.9 $2,764.1 $136.0 $87.0 $10,063.0 $9,000.0 - -
2 2 Walt Disney Co. New York/Burbank, Calif. 6,898.0 6,466.2 6.7 $32.2 $29.3 343.8 321.9 4,572.0 4,425.0 1,950.0 1,690.0 - -
3 3 Tele-Communications Inc. Englewood, Colo. 6,429.0 5,881.0 9.3 - - - - - - 6,429.0 5,881.0 - -
4 5 News Corp. Sydney 5,550.7 4,505.0 23.2 120.8 115.0 673.2 660.0 2,730.0 2,500.0 1,200.0 520.0 $826.7 $710.0
5 6 CBS Corp. New York 5,461.0 4,459.0 22.5 - - - - 4,839.0 3,980.0 302.0 191.0 320.0 288.0
6 4 NBC TV (General Electric Co.) New York (Fairfield, Conn.) 5,153.0 5,230.0 -1.5 - - - - 4,803.0 4,940.0 350.0 290.0 - -
7 7 Gannett Co. Arlington, Va. 4,497.7 4,214.4 6.7 3,582.0 3,335.2 - - 704.0 685.0 211.7 194.2 - -
8 8 Advance Publications Newark, N.J. 3,668.7 3,385.0 8.4 2,385.7 2,209.0 1,283.0 1,176.0 - - - - - -
9 9 Cox Enterprises Atlanta 3,310.0 3,075.3 7.6 1,050.0 1,033.0 - - 649.6 582.0 1,610.4 1,460.3 - -
10 10 New York Times Co. New York 2,866.4 2,628.3 9.1 2,557.1 2,348.6 164.8 161.1 144.5 118.6 - - - -
11 11 Hearst Corp. New York 2,832.7 2,570.6 10.2 949.8 865.0 1,460.3 1,303.0 422.6 402.6 - - - -
12 14 Knight Ridder Miami 2,770.0 2,295.3 20.7 2,770.0 2,295.3 - - - - - - - -
13 12 Viacom New York 2,696.3 2,404.0 12.2 - - - - 422.7 390.3 2,273.6 2,013.7 - -
14 19 America Online Dulles, Va. 2,600.0 1,685.2 54.3 - - - - - - - - 2,600.0 1,685.2
15 13 Times Mirror Co. Los Angeles 2,444.8 2,314.4 5.6 2,196.1 2,080.2 248.7 234.2 - - - - - -
16 16 Tribune Co. Chicago 2,363.5 2,106.0 12.2 1,437.0 1,336.0 - 24.8 926.5 745.2 - - - -
17 15 MediaOne Group Englewood, Colo. 2,323.0 2,125.0 9.3 - - - - - - 2,323.0 2,125.0 - -
18 17 Comcast Corp. Philadelphia 2,073.0 1,893.8 9.5 - - - - - - 2,073.0 1,893.8 - -
19 22 Cablevision Systems Corp. Woodbury, N.Y. 1,949.4 1,315.1 48.2 - - - - - - 1,949.4 1,315.1 - -
20 18 Washington Post Co. Washington 1,798.9 1,705.9 5.5 812.9 763.9 389.9 377.1 338.4 335.2 257.7 229.7 - -
21 28 DirecTV (General Motors Corp.) El Segundo, Calif. 1,663.2 912.0 82.4 - - - - - - - - 1,663.2 912.0
22 21 Dow Jones & Co. New York 1,601.0 1,501.8 6.6 1,601.0 1,501.8 - - - - - - - -
23 20 Thomson Corp. Toronto 1,598.6 1,664.0 -3.9 661.6 722.3 937.0 941.7 - - - - - -
24 23 Reed Elsevier London 1,268.6 1,308.4 -3.0 - - 1,268.6 1,308.4 - - - - - -
25 31 A.H. Belo Corp. Dallas 1,248.4 824.3 51.4 693.8 487.2 - - 536.7 333.4 - - 17.9 3.7
26 26 E.W. Scripps Cincinnati 1,098.7 967.4 13.6 709.1 621.8 - - 331.2 323.5 58.4 22.1 - -
27 29 Primestar Englewood, Colo. 1,097.0 897.3 22.3 - - - - - - - - 1,097.0 897.3
28 24 Primedia New York 1,037.5 992.2 4.6 106.9 108.7 859.1 815.0 71.5 68.5 - - - -
29 25 Advo Inc. Windsor, Conn. 1,016.5 986.2 3.1 - - - - - - - - 1,016.5 986.2
30 27 McClatchy Co. Sacramento, Calif. 998.9 966.0 3.4 998.9 966.0 - - - - - - - -
31 34 Clear Channel Communications San Antonio 824.1 712.3 15.7 - - - - 560.0 475.3 - - 264.1 237.0
32 30 Reader's Digest Association Pleasantville, N.Y. 811.1 831.7 -2.5 - - 811.1 831.7 - - - - - -
33 41 MediaNews Group Denver 800.0 600.0 33.3 800.0 600.0 - - - - - - - -
34 35 USA Networks New York 796.1 709.8 12.2 - - - - 54.1 43.4 742.0 666.5 - -
35 37 Media General Richmond, Va. 795.2 637.4 24.8 483.1 405.6 2.5 2.2 156.3 83.4 153.3 146.2 - -
36 32 Meredith Corp. Des Moines, Iowa 791.2 785.4 0.7 - - 568.4 581.4 156.4 145.9 - - 66.4 58.1
37 33 International Data Group Boston 786.5 720.0 9.2 - - 786.5 720.0 - - - - - -
38 38 Ziff-Davis Publishing Co. New York 779.6 621.2 25.5 - - 747.6 596.5 - - - - 32.0 24.7
39 46 Discovery Communications Bethesda, Md. 756.0 557.0 35.7 - - - - - - 756.0 557.0 - -
40 39 Central Newspapers Phoenix 716.1 620.3 15.4 716.1 620.3 - - - - - - - -
41 36 Valassis Communications Livonia, Mich. 675.5 659.1 2.5 - - - - - - - - 675.5 659.1
42 40 Freedom Communications Irvine, Calif. 645.4 605.0 6.7 519.8 495.0 24.1 22.0 101.9 88.0 - - - -
43 43 Hollinger International Toronto 616.7 587.5 5.0 616.7 587.5 - - - - - - - -
44 42 Outdoor Systems Phoenix 605.9 591.6 2.4 - - - - - - - - 605.9 591.6
45 49 United News & Media London 604.8 532.8 13.5 - - 604.8 532.8 - - - - - -
46 45 Hachette Filipacchi Magazines (Lagardere) New York (Paris) 604.7 562.1 7.6 - - 604.7 562.1 - - - - - -
47 44 McGraw-Hill New York 601.2 565.0 6.4 - - 484.2 449.0 117.0 116.0 - - - -
48 48 Pulitzer Publishing Co. St. Louis 585.0 534.1 9.5 358.0 309.1 - - 227.0 225.0 - - - -
49 47 Landmark Communications Norfolk, Va. 572.9 546.0 4.9 366.7 334.0 - - 59.3 62.0 146.9 150.0 - -
50 50 Zuckerman Media Properties* New York 571.7 528.0 8.3 337.1 307.0 234.6 221.0 - - - - - -
51 87 Capstar Broadcasting Partners Austin, Texas 570.0 249.3 128.6 - - - - 570.0 249.3 - - - -
52 78 InterMedia Partners San Francisco 565.0 276.7 104.2 - - - - - - 565.0 276.7 - -
53 89 Chancellor Media Corp. Dallas 548.9 231.2 137.4 - - - - 548.9 231.2 - - - -
54 85 Jacor Communications Covington, Ky. 530.6 251.0 111.4 - - - - 530.6 251.0 - - - -
55 63 Sinclair Broadcast Group Baltimore 516.5 378.5 36.5 - - - - 516.5 378.5 - - - -
56 51 Adelphia Communications Corp. Coudersport, Pa. 514.9 467.7 10.1 - - - - - - 514.9 467.7 - -
57 59 Charter Communications St. Louis 500.1 421.7 18.6 - - - - - - 493.9 412.9 6.2 8.8
58 54 Morris Communications Augusta, Ga. 480.6 439.0 9.5 450.2 410.0 6.5 5.9 6.0 5.9 - - 17.9 17.2
59 55 Marcus Cable Co. Dallas 479.3 431.3 11.1 - - - - - - 479.3 431.3 - -
60 57 Gruner & Jahr USA (Bertelsmann) New York (Guetersloh, Germany) 474.1 426.0 11.3 - - 474.1 426.0 - - - - - -
61 60 CMP Media Manhasset, N.Y. 473.9 418.1 13.3 - - 473.9 418.1 - - - - - -
62 58 Copley Newspapers La Jolla, Calif. 464.5 423.0 9.8 464.5 423.0 - - - - - - - -
63 64 Univision Communications Los Angeles 459.7 370.3 24.1 - - - - 459.7 370.3 - - - -
64 65 Century Communications Corp. New Canaan, Conn. 459.2 368.5 24.6 - - - - - - 459.2 368.5 - -
65 75 U.S. Satellite Broadcasting St. Paul, Minn. 456.6 292.6 56.0 - - - - - - - - 456.6 292.6
66 52 Chronicle Publishing Co. San Francisco 451.2 466.0 -3.2 303.2 287.0 - - 148.0 147.0 - 32.0 - -
67 61 Lenfest Group Pottsdown, Pa. 447.4 397.3 12.6 - - - - - - 447.4 397.3 - -
68 56 Lee Enterprises Davenport, Iowa 446.7 427.4 4.5 326.2 309.6 - - 120.5 117.8 - - - -
69 53 BHC Communications (Chris-Craft) New York 443.5 446.3 -0.6 - - - - 443.5 446.3 - - - -
70 62 Prime Cable Austin, Texas 424.0 396.9 6.8 - - - - - - 424.0 396.9 - -
71 82 Lifetime Television New York 398.1 257.0 54.9 - - - - - - 398.1 257.0 - -
72 66 Journal Communications Milwaukee 387.9 360.6 7.6 286.1 264.9 - - 101.8 95.7 - - - -
73 100 EchoStar Communications Corp. Littleton, Colo. 385.8 120.8 219.4 - - - - - - - - 385.8 120.8
74 69 Donrey Media Group Fort Smith, Ark. 375.7 347.3 8.2 298.7 272.0 - - 10.0 9.3 - - 67.0 66.0
75 68 Blade Communications Toledo, Ohio 374.7 349.0 7.4 267.9 244.0 - - 23.6 40.0 83.2 65.0 - -
76 70 American Radio Systems Corp. Boston 374.1 322.4 16.0 - - - - 374.1 322.4 - - - -
77 67 Journal Register Co. Trenton, N.J. 359.4 351.1 2.4 347.1 336.7 - - - - - - 12.3 14.4
78 77 Jones Intercable Englewood, Colo. 353.8 283.2 24.9 - - - - - - 353.8 283.2 - -
79 71 A&E Television Networks New York 349.4 303.8 15.0 - - - - - - 349.4 303.8 - -
80 73 Forbes Inc. New York 323.2 298.0 8.4 - - 323.2 298.0 - - - - - -
81 72 Seattle Times Co. Seattle 319.0 298.0 7.0 319.0 298.0 - - - - - - - -
82 84 TCA Cable Tyler, Texas 307.5 253.3 21.4 - - - - - - 307.5 253.3 - -
83 79 LIN Television Corp. Providence, R.I. 291.5 273.4 6.6 - - - - 291.5 273.4 - - - -
84 76 National Geographic Society Washington 290.9 287.1 1.3 - - 290.2 285.8 - - - - 0.7 1.3
85 94 Raycom Media Montgomery, Ala. 286.0 205.6 39.1 - - - - 286.0 205.6 - - - -
86 74 American Media Lantana, Fla. 285.9 297.9 -4.0 - - 285.9 297.9 - - - - - -
87 81 Dispatch Printing Co. Columbus, Ohio 272.0 260.0 4.6 191.1 174.0 2.2 2.2 78.7 83.8 - - - -
88 86 Falcon Cable Los Angeles 271.0 250.9 8.0 - - - - - - 271.0 250.9 - -
89 83 Prodigy Inc. White Plains, N.Y. 270.0 255.0 5.9 - - - - - - - - 270.0 255.0
90 90 Wenner Media New York 267.7 227.1 17.9 - - 267.7 227.1 - - - - - -
91 80 Young Broadcasting New York 263.5 261.5 0.8 - - - - 263.5 261.5 - - - -
92 91 Petersen Cos. Los Angeles 239.7 220.8 8.6 - - 239.7 220.8 - - - - - -
93 88 Times Publishing Co. St. Petersburg, Fla. 239.0 237.0 0.8 239.0 237.0 - - - - - - - -
94 92 FrontierVision Partners Denver 238.2 211.7 12.5 - - - - - - 238.2 211.7 - -
95 93 Crain Communications Chicago 226.0 207.5 8.9 - - 225.0 206.8 1.0 0.7 - - - -
96 95 Rodale Press Emmaus, Pa. 225.1 205.3 9.6 - - 225.1 205.3 - - - - - -
97 99 Harte-Hanks Communications San Antonio 212.9 185.2 14.9 212.9 185.2 - - - - - - - -
98 97 Penton Publishing (Pittway Corp.) Cleveland (Northbrook, Ill.) 204.9 188.1 8.9 - - 204.9 188.1 - - - - - -
99 98 Ackerley Group Seattle 197.7 185.7 6.5 - - - - 84.5 85.9 - - 113.2 99.8
100 96 Telemundo Group Hialeah, Fla. 197.6 202.7 -2.5 - - - - 197.6 202.7 - - - -
Notes: Figures are net revenues and AA estimates. '96 rankings represent data compiled in '98. *Includes U.S. News & World Report, Atlantic Monthly and New York Daily News.
Source: Advertising Age, August 17, 1998