Advertising Age Data Center
Ranked by Total Net U.S. Media Revenue in 2001
Publication date: Aug. 19, 2002

Also see: Top Media Companies by Sector, Ranked by 2001 Revenue

RANKTOTAL NET U.S. MEDIA REVENUE NET REVENUE FROM THE U.S. BY MEDIUM IN 2001
20012000 MEDIA COMPANYHEADQUARTERS2001 2000%CHGWORLDWIDE PARENT REVENUEWORLDWIDE NET INCOMENEWSPAPERMAGAZINETVRADIOCABLEOTHER

11AOL Time WarnerNew York$27,205 $24,957 9.0$38,234 -$4,921$0 $4,500 $445 $0 $13,542 $8,718

22ViacomNew York15,21115,1930.123,223-2240217,2401,8624,2821,806

34AT&T Broadband (AT&T Corp.)Denver10,3298,85516.652,5507,71500009,799530

43Walt Disney Co.New York/Burbank, Calif.10,22810,428-1.925,25687902125,1665474,3030

57Cox EnterprisesAtlanta6,2665,8187.78,600NA1,35004903594,0670

65NBC-TV (General Electric Co.)New York/Fairfield, Conn.6,0346,940-13.1125,91313,684005,36006740

78News Corp.Sydney5,9155,7303.213,29166712543,46401,455867

86Clear Channel CommunicationsSan Antonio, Texas5,7036,093-6.48,015-1,144003663,47901,859

910Gannett Co.McLean, Va.5,5715,5280.86,3448314,9090663000

1011DirecTV (General Motors Corp.)El Segundo, Calif.5,5504,69418.2177,260601000005,550

1113Comcast Corp.Philadelphia5,1314,20921.99,67460900005,1310

129Tribune Co.Chicago5,1045,577-8.55,2531113,844151,13056059

1312Advance PublicationsNewark, N.J.4,0004,355-8.24,000NA2,0251,9750000

1414Hearst Corp.New York3,9864,136-3.63,986NA1,3232,0006432000

1516Charter CommunicationsSt. Louis3,9533,24921.73,953-1,17800003,9530

1620EchoStar Communications Corp.Littleton, Colo.3,6832,41852.44,001-215000003,683

1718Cablevision Systems Corp.Bethpage, N.Y.3,0642,9982.24,4051,00800003,0640

1819Adelphia Communications Corp.Coudersport, Pa.3,0602,55719.73,525NA00003,0600

1915New York Times Co.New York3,0273,387-10.63,0164452,826012813060

2017Knight RidderSan Jose, Calif.2,9003,212-9.72,9001852,858000042

2124BloombergNew York2,1091,75320.33,000NA000902,100

2223Washington Post Co.Washington1,9232,058-6.62,41723084338031403860

2322PrimediaNew York1,9222,129-9.71,742-1,11201,7090011598

2421Dow Jones & Co.New York1,7732,203-19.51,773981,4550000318

2526BeloDallas1,3651,589-14.11,365-3737059801613

2625E.W. ScrippsCincinnati1,3541,594-15.11,437138739027803370

2729AdvoWindsor, Conn.1,1371,1290.71,13751000001,137

2830Vivendi UniversalNew York/Paris1,1191,0902.75,28538400001,1190

2927International Data GroupBoston1,1041,312-15.83,000NA0959000145

3028McClatchy Co.Sacramento, Calif.1,0401,129-7.91,080581,04000000

3132Discovery CommunicationsBethesda, Md.9859840.11,520NA00009850

3233MediaNews GroupDenver9799493.29792597703000

3334Meredith Corp.Des Moines, Iowa886941-5.81,044710610270006

3436Univision CommunicationsLos Angeles8788631.78885200872006

3537Reed ElsevierLondon855862-0.86,576-20608550000

3639Valassis CommunicationsLivonia, Mich.8508371.685011800000850

3731McGraw-Hill Cos.New York846990-14.54,6463770741106000

3841 MediaCom Communications Corp.Middletown, N.Y.8397886.5590-19100008390

3940Media GeneralRichmond, Va.809831-2.7807185420258009

4042A&E Television NetworksNew York8047704.5804NA018007860

4138Reader's Digest AssociationPleasantville, N.Y.791843-6.22,369NA07830008

4246Freedom CommunicationsIrvine, Calif.7607343.5760NA663097000

4345Gemstar-TV Guide InternationalPasadena, Calif.7417390.31,368-600053300107101

4452Gruner & Jahr (Bertelsmann)New York/Hamburg, Germany73562916.88,59264107350000

4543Landmark CommunicationsNorfolk, Va.732757-3.4805NA43906902240

4648Lamar Advertising Corp.Baton Rouge, La.7296876.1729-10900000729

4750Lifetime Entertainment ServicesNew York7276639.7727NA00007270

4858Insight Communications Co.New York70447647.9704-9400007040

4947Sinclair Broadcast GroupHunt Valley, Md.646727-11.1710-12800646000

5049Zuckerman Media PropertiesNew York613667-8.1NANA3922210000

5153Morris CommunicationsAugusta, Ga.570 607 -6.1575 NA475 23 0 18 0 54

5235Yahoo! Inc.Santa Clara, Calif.567925-38.7717-9300000567

5351Hachette Filipacchi Magazines (Lagardere)Paris562636-11.611,77754605620000

5459Emmis CommunicationsIndianapolis53447013.7534-7307120525701

5554Copley PressLa Jolla, Calif.534565-5.6NANA53400000

5655Westwood OneNew York516554-6.85164300051600

5744United Business MediaLondon509756-32.61,345NA05090000

5865Community Newspaper HoldingsBirmingham, Ala.4544256.8NANA45400000

5966Hollinger InternationalChicago44340110.31,146-33844300000

6060Journal CommunicationsMilwaukee431468-8.0825482960746100

6157VNUHaarlem, Netherlands424496-14.64,32389904240000

6268PulitzerSt. Louis4143974.14141141400000

6364Seattle Times Co.Seattle388426-8.9NANA38800000

6456Forbes Inc.New York385500-23.0NANA03850000

6562Journal Register Co.Trenton, N.J.376440-14.63947837600000

6671Lee EnterprisesDavenport, Iowa3743662.144131437400000

6761Young BroadcastingNew York368447-17.6368-6400368000

6869American MediaBoca Raton, Fla.368372-1.1368-2103680000

6967Block CommunicationsToledo, Ohio367401-8.4NANA2480350840

7070Wenner MediaNew York360371-3.0360NA03600000

7173Entercom Communications Corp.Bala Cynwyd, Pa.333352-5.43331800033300

7275Raycom MediaMontgomery, Ala.328331-0.8NANA00328000

7372Citadel Communications Corp.Las Vegas, Nev.319357-10.5319-20300031900

7482Harte-HanksSan Antonio, Texas3162995.89188031600000

7577Susquehanna MediaYork, Pa.313321-2.2313500019810511

7663Ziff Davis MediaNew York312430-27.4NANA03120000

7774Stephens Media GroupFort Smith, Ark.308340-9.4NANA30800000

7894RCN Corp.Princeton, N.J.30723033.3456-836000020899

7976Terra LycosWaltham, Mass./Barcelona305321-5.0622-50800000305

8085Comedy CentralNew York2962824.9296NA00002960

8178Dispatch Printing Co.Columbus, Ohio287319-9.9326NA1930821030

8283CNET NetworksSan Francisco286299-4.3286-1,867045000241

8384Rodale PressEmmaus, Pa.276285-3.2NANA02760000

8480Thomson Corp.Toronto275309-11.07,23774902750000

8581LIN TV Corp.Providence, R.I.272302-9.8272-6200272000

8689Paxson Communications Corp.West Palm Beach, Fla.265272-2.4265-20400265000

8791Radio OneLanham, Md.2622581.6244-5500026200

8887National Geographic SocietyWashington261274-4.9476NA02610000

8988Times Publishing Co.St. Petersburg, Fla.260272-4.4NANA26000000

9086Gray Communications SystemsAlbany, Ga.255282-9.5264NA410214000

9190Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SaintsSalt Lake City251262-4.3NANA5003316800

9292Hispanic Broadcasting Corp.Dallas248250-0.62482900024800

9379Crain CommunicationsDetroit241309-22.1241NA02400100

9495Playboy EnterprisesChicago2322272.4291-340118008728

9593Penton MediaCleveland222236-5.8372-104021000012

9696MSNBCNew York215220-2.3NANA00002150

9798Martha Stewart Living OmniMediaNew York211212-0.229622018230000

98100Entravision Communications Corp.Santa Monica, Calif.20915435.6209-662009265032

9999Liberty Group PublishingNorthbrook, Ill.2021953.7202-2020200000

10097North Jersey Media GroupHackensack, N.J.202219-7.7NANA20200000

Notes: Dollars in millions. Media defined as media distribution businesses supported by advertising. Media revenue, considered estimates, are for latest available fiscal year. Parent returns are as reported; parent revenue may be smaller than media total because media are pro forma where possible and often represent corporate segment totals without eliminations. The 50/50 joint venture media companies´┐ŻLifetime Entertainment Services, MSNBC and Comedy Central´┐Żstand alone because their parents do not claim their revenue percentage in accordance with GAAP rules. A&E Television Networks, owned by three media companies, each with a minority interest, also stands alone. Non-U.S. media returns are excluded where possible. The FCC is reviewing the proposed acquisition of DirecTV by EchoStar Communications Corp.; Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. is being bought by Univision Communications. Sources: BIA Financial Network (radio, TV), Duncan's Radio Market Guide, Paul Kagan Associates (cable), Taylor Nelson Sofres' CMR, Audit Bureau of Circulations and public documents.